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Education and Appointments:

Ling Chen
Professor of Geophysics
State Key Laboratory of Lithospheric Evolution  


  • Jan.2010-   Professor of Geophysics, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences  
  • May 2010-Nov.2010   Visiting professor, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Jan.2006-Dec.2009  Associated professor of Geophysics, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Dec.2002-Dec.2005  Postdoctor, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Jun.2000-Oct.2002  Visiting scholar, Earth & Planetary Sciences Department, University of California at Santa Cruz
  • Apr.1998-Sep.1998  Visiting scholar, Earth & Planetary Sciences Department, University of California at Santa Cruz


  • Sep.1997-Oct.2002  Ph.D., Geophysics, Institute of Geophysics, China Seismological Bureau 
  • Sep.1994-Jul.1997  MSc., Geophysics, Institute of Geophysics, China Seismological Bureau,
  • Sep.1989-Jun.1994  BSc., Geophysics, Department of Earth & Space Science, University of Science and Technology of China

Research Interests:
  1. Advanced methods and techniques for seismic data analysis and imaging
  2. Internal structures of the Earth and other planets
  3. Properties and deformation of the crust and mantle
  4. Evolution of continental and oceanic lithosphere
Public Services:

  • 2022  China's Top 10 Science Advances in 2022
  • 2019  Special national allowance
  • 2017  2nd Prize in National Natural Science Award of China (2/5) 
  • 2015  Young and Middle-aged Leading Scientists, Engineers and Innovators, Ministry of Science and Technology of China
  • 2014  Outstanding Science and Technology Achievement Prize of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (7/20)
  • 2012  Distinguished Young Scholar, National Natural Science Foundation of China
  • 2009  Outstanding Female Scientist, K. C. Wong Education Foundation, Hongkong
  • 2006  "Fu Chengyi" Science and Technology Prize for Young Scientists, Chinese Geophysical Society
  • 2002  Second prize of Outstanding Achievements on Seismic Hazard Mitigation in China Seismological Bureau as a main participant in the project "A New Method for Seismic Hazard Assessment and Risk Estimation"

Supported Projects:
  1. Principal Investigator, National Key Research and Development Program of China, “Fine structures of the crust and mantle and material circulation in the oblique Sumatra subduction system”, Grant No. 2023YFF0803200, 2023.12-2028.11
  2. Core member, Basic Scientific Research Program of National Natural Science Foundation of China,"Craton destruction and terrestrial life evolution", Grants No. 41688103 and 42288201, 2017-2021, 2022-2026
  3. Principal Investigator, Key Deployment Program of the Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, "Subsurface structure of Mars", Grant No. IGGCAS-202102, 2021.8-2024.12.
  4. Principal Investigator,National Natural Science Foundation for Distinguished Young Scholars (#41225016), 2013-2016 
  5. Principal Investigator, "Strategic Priority Research Program(B)" of the Chinese Academy of Sciences,Grant No. XDB03010800, "Lithospheric structure comparisons between the Iranian and Tibetan Plateaus", Grant No. XDB03010800, 2012-2017 
  6. Principal Investigator, The Project of Major State Special Research on the Petroleum from National Development and Reform Commission, "Deep structure of the basin basement in the Paleozoic" (2011-2015), Grant No. 2011ZX05008-001

  1. Feng, M., Chen, L.*, Wei, S.*, Wang, X., Wang, X., Wu, Z., 2023. A new method to estimate slab dip direction using receiver functions and its application in revealing slab geometry and plate boundary diffusion beneath Sumatra. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 128(4), e2022JB024598.
  2. Gao, Y., Chen, L.*, Yang, J., Wang, K., 2023. Rheological heterogeneities control the non-progressive uplift of the young Iranian plateau. Geophysical Research Letter, 50(3), e2022GL101829.
  3. Wang, X., Chen, L.*, Wang, X., 2023. Renewed epicentral distribution of low frequency marsquakes by varying-parameter polarization analysis of InSight data. Geophysical Research Letter, 50(16), e2023GL103896.
  4. Feng, M., Wei, S.*, Chen, L.*, Umar, M., Lythgoe, K., Wang, T., Wu, Z., 2023. Pervasive crustal volcanic mush in the highly stretched Sunda plate margin of northern Sumatra. Geophysical Research Letter, 50(21), e2023GL104391.
  5. Li, S., Chen, L., 2023. How long can the postseismic and interseismic phasess of great subduction earthquake sustain? Towards an integrated earthquake-cycle perspective. Geophysical Research Letter, 50(11), e2023GL103976.
  6. Yang, G., Chen, L., Zhao, L.-F.*, Xie, X.-B., Yao, Z.-X., 2023. Cenozoic magmatism in the Iranian Plateau constrained by crustal Lg-wave attenuation tomography. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 128(3), e2022JB025664.
  7. Liang, X., Chen, L., Tian, X., Chu, Y., Li, W., 2023. Uplifting mechanism of the Tibetan Plateau inferred from the characteristics of crustal structures. Science China Earth Sciences, 66(12), 2770-2790.
  8. Wu, X., Hu, J.*, Chen, L., Liu, L., Liu, L.J.*, 2023. Paleogene India-Eurasia collision constrained by observed plate rotation. Nature Communications, 14, 7272.
  9. Zhang, S., Leng, W.*, Chen, L., 2023. Continental tip is a favorable location for subduction initiation. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 128(8), e2023JB027067.
  10. Li, Y., Wang, Y.*, Zhao, L., Chen, L., Huang, J., 2023. The role of mantle viscosity heterogeneities on the development of secondary plumes in the upper mantle. Geophysical Journal International, 235(3), 2900-2915.
  11. Wang, Y., Cao, Z., Peng, L., Liu, L.*, Chen, L., Lundstrom, C., Peng, D., Yang, X., 2023. Secular craton evolution due to cyclic deformation of its dense mantle lithosphere. Nature Geoscience, 16(7), 637-645.
  12. Liu, L.*, Liu, L.J.*, Morgan, J.P., Xu, Y.-G., Chen, L., 2023. New constraints on Cenozoic subduction between India and Tibet. Nature Communications, 14(1), 1963.
  13. Wang, X.X., Zhao, L.*, Yang, J., Li, J., Chen, L., Sun, B., 2023. Continental thermal structure and carbonate storage of subducted sedimentary origin control on different increases in atmospheric CO2 in Late Ediacaran and Jurassic. Geophysical Research Letter, 50(18), e2023GL104566.
  14. Xu, T., Ai, Y., Wu, C., Chen, L., Fan, E., Li, L., Dong, W., 2023. Subduction induced asthenospheric flow around the Songliao basin in NE China revealed by shear wave splitting measurements of dense seismic arrays. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 128(3), e2022JB026075.
  15. Zhou, X., Lan, H.*, Chen, L., Guo, G., Waheed, U., Badal, J., 2023. A topography-dependent eikonal solver for accurate and efficient computation of traveltimes and their derivatives in 3D heterogeneous media. Geophysics, 88(2), U17-U29.
  16. Lü, Y., Li, J., Zhao, L.-F., Zhang, J., Chen, L., Zhao, L., 2023. New constraints on the complex subduction and tearing model of the Cocos plate using anisotropic Pn tomography. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 24(10), e2023GC011124.
  17. Shi, J., Wang, T.*, Chen, H., Yang, M., Chen, L., Hui, H., Xu, Z., Lognonné, P., Kawamura, T., 2023. Differences in scattering properties of the shallow crusts of Earth, Mars, and the Moon revealed by P-wave receiver functions. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 128(8), e2022JE007676.
  18. Zhong, S., Wang, Y.*, Zheng, Y., Chen, L., 2023. Mars rover penetrating radar modeling considering linear frequency modulation source and tilted antenna. Remote Sensing, 15(13), 3423.
  19. Li, T., Jiang, M., Zhao, L., Chu, Y., Yao, W., Wan, B., Chen, L., Ai, Y., Bodin, T., Yuan, H.*, 2023. Continental fragments in the South China Block - constraints from crustal radial anisotropy. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 128(10), e2023JB026998.
  20. Wan, B., Chu, Y., Chen, L., Zhang, Z., Ao, S., Talebian, M., 2023. When and why the Neo-Tethyan subduction initiated along the Eurasian margin: a case study from a Jurassic eclogite in southern Iran. In Compressional Tectonics: Plate Convergence to Mountain Building, Volume 1, Geophysical Monograph 277, First Edition, p.245-260. DOI:10.1002/9781119773856.ch09. Edited by Elizabeth J. Catlos and I?brahim Cemen. American Geophysical Union, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  21. Li, C., Zheng, Y., Wang, X., Zhang, J., Wang, Y., Chen, L.*, Zhang, L., Zhao, P., Liu, Y., Lv, W., Liu, Y., Zhao, X., Hao, J., Sun, W., Liu, X., Jia, B., Li, J., Lan, H., Fa, W., Pan, Y., Wu, F., 2022. Layered subsurface in Utopia Basin of Mars revealed by Zhurong rover radar. Nature, 610(7931), 308-312.
  22. Gao, Y., Chen, L.*, Talebian, M., Wu, Z., Wang, X., Lan, H., Ai, Y., Jiang, M., Hou, G., Khatib, M.M., Xiao, W.-J., Zhu, R., 2022. Nature and structural heterogeneities of the lithosphere control the continental deformation in the northeastern and eastern Iranian plateau as revealed by shear-wave splitting observations. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 578, 117284.
  23. Wang, X., Chen, L.*, Talebian, M., Ai, Y., Jiang, M., Yao, H., He, Y., Ghods, A., Sobouti, F., Wan, B., Chu, Y., Hou, G., Chen, Q.-F., Chung, S.-L., Xiao, W., Wu, F.-Y., Zhu, R., 2022. Shallow crustal response to Arabia-Eurasia convergence in northwestern Iran: constraints from multifrequency P-wave receiver functions. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 127(9), e2022JB024515.
  24. Tang, C., Chen, L.*, Wang, X., 2022. Shear-wave velocity structures of the shallow crust beneath the Ordos and Sichuan Basins from multi-frequency direct P-wave amplitudes in receiver functions. Science China Earth Sciences, 65(5), 810-823.
  25. Gong, C., Chen, L.*, Xiao, Z., Wang, X., 2022. Deep learning for quality control of receiver functions. Frontiers in Earth Science, 10:921830.
  26. Li, S., Chen, L., 2022. Elastic slab in viscoelastic mantle: effects on determining megathrust slip and mantle viscosity during postseismic and interseismic phases. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 127(8), e2022JB024730.
  27. Lan, H., Chen, L., Chevrot, S., Talebian, M., Wang, X., Gao, Y., Zhang, J., Wu, Z., Shokati, M., Jiang, M., Ai, Y., Hou, G., Mao, M., Pham, T.-S., Xiao, W., Zhu, R., 2022. Structure of the Jaz Murian forearc basin, southeast Iran, revealed by autocorrelation and polarization analysis of teleseismic P and S waves. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 127(4), e2021JB023456.
  28. Feng, J.*, Yao, H.*, Chen, L., Wang, W., 2022. Massive lithospheric delamination in southeastern Tibet facilitating continental extrusion. National Science Review, 9(4), nwab174.
  29. Feng, J.*, Yao, H.*, Chen, L., Li, C. L., 2022. Ongoing lithospheric alteration of the North China Craton revealed by surface-wave tomography and geodetic observations. Geophysical Research Letter, 49(14), e2022GL099403.
  30. Fu, H.-Y., Li, Z.-H.*, Chen, L., 2022. Continental mid-lithosphere discontinuity: a water collector during craton evolution. Geophysical Research Letter, 49(23), e2022GL101569.
  31. He, Y., Chen, Q.-F.*, Chen, L., Wang, X., Guo, G., Li, T., Zhang, K., Li, J., Chen, Y., 2022. Distinct lithospheric structure in the Xing'an-Mongolian Orogenic Belt. Geophysical Research Letter, 49(8), e2021GL097283.
  32. Shao, J., Wang, Y.*, Chen, L., 2022. Near-surface characterization using high-speed train seismic data recorded by a distributed acoustic sensing array. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 60, 1-11. Art no. 5912911.
  33. Chen, C., Lü, Q.*, Chen, L., Shi, D., Yan, J., Ai, Y., 2022. Crustal thickness and composition in the South China Block: constraints from earthquake receiver function. Science China Earth Sciences, 65(4), 698-713.
  34. Wang, T., Gao, S. , Yang, Q., Chen, L., Liu, K. H., 2022. Lithospheric structure underneath the Archean Tanzania Craton and adjacent regions from a joint inversion of receiver functions and Rayleigh‐wave phase velocity dispersion. Seismological Research Letters, 93(3), 1753-1767.
  35. Li, T., Jiang, M., Zhao, L., Yao, W., Chen, L., Chu, Y., Sun, B., Ai, Y., Wan, B., Gessner, K., Yuan, H., 2022. Wedge tectonics in South China: constraints from new seismic data. Science Bulletin, 67(14), 1496-1507.
  36. Wu, Z., Chen, L.*, Talebian, M., Wang, X., Jiang, M., Ai, Y., Lan, H., Gao, Y., Khatib, M.M., Hou, G., Chung, S.-L., Liang, X., Zhao, L., Naimi-Ghassabian, N., Xiao, W., Zhu, R., 2021. Lateral structural variation of the lithosphere-asthenosphere system in the northeastern to eastern Iranian plateau and its tectonic implications. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 126(1), e2020JB020256.
  37. Wang, X., Chen, L.*, Yao, H., 2021. A new body-wave amplitude ratio-based method for imaging shallow crustal structure and its application in the Sichuan Basin, southwestern China. Geophysical Research Letter, 48(18), e2021GL095186.
  38. Zhu, R., Zhao, G., Xiao, W.-J., Chen, L., Tang, Y., 2021. Origin, Accretion and Reworking of Continents. Reviews of Geophysics, 59(3), e2019RG000689.
  39. Wan, B., Chu, Y., Chen, L., Liang, X., Zhang, Z., Ao, S., Talebian, M., 2021. Paleo-Tethys subduction induced slab-drag opening of the Neo-Tethys: Evidence from the Iranian segment of Gondwana. Earth-Science Reviews, 221, 103788.
  40. Shi, Y.-N., Li, Z.-H.*, Chen, L., Morgan, J.P.*, 2021. Connection between a subcontinental plume and the mid-lithospheric discontinuity leads to fast and intense craton lithospheric thinning. Tectonics, 40(9), e2021TC006711.
  41. Fan, X., Chen, Q.-F.*, Ai, Y.*, Chen, L., Jiang, M., Wu, Q., Guo, Z., 2021. Quaternary sodic and potassic intraplate volcanism in northeast China controlled by the underlying heterogeneous lithospheric structures. Geology, 49(10), 1260-1264.
  42. Chu, Y., Wan, B, Allen, M.B., Chen, L., Lin, W.,  Talebian, M., Xin, G., 2021. Detrital zircon age constraints on the evolution of Paleo-Tethys in NE Iran: implications for subduction and collision tectonics. Tectonics, 40(8), e2020TC006680.
  43. Zhou, X., Lan, H.*, Chen, L., Guo, G., Lei, Y., Waheed, U., Pan, S., 2021. An iterative, factored topography-dependent eikonal solver for anisotropic media. Geophysics, 86(5), U121-U134.
  44. Lu, G., Zhao, L., Chen, L., Wan, B., Wu, F., 2021. Reviewing subduction initiation and the origin of plate tectonics: What do we learn from present-day Earth? Earth and Planetary Physics, 5(2), 1-18.
  45. Chu, Y, Allen, M.B., Wan, B, Chen, L., Lin, W.,  Talebian, M., Wu, L., Xin, G., Feng, Z., 2021. Tectonic exhumation across the Talesh-Alborz Belt, Iran, and its implication to the Arabia-Eurasia convergence. Earth-Science Reviews, 221, 103776.
  46. Liu, L., Peng, D., Liu, L., Chen, L., Li, S., Wang, Y., Cao, Z., Feng, M., 2021. East Asian lithospheric evolution dictated by multistage Mesozoic flat-slab subduction. Earth-Science Reviews, 217, 103621.
  47. Yang, S., Li, Z.-H.*, Wan, B., Chen, L., Kaus, B.J.P., 2021. Subduction-induced back-arc extension versus far-field stretching: Contrasting modes for continental marginal break-up. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 22(3), e2020GC009416.
  48. Meng, F., Ai, Y.*, Xu, T., Chen, L., Wang, X., Li, L. 2021. Lithospheric Structure of the Northernmost North China Craton from S-Receiver Function Analysis. Tectonophysics, 818, 229067.
  49. Wang, X., Kaus, B.J.P., Yang, J., Wang, K., Li, Y., Chen, L., Zhao, L.*, 2021. 3D Geodynamic Models for HP-UHP Rock Exhumation in Opposite-dip Double Subduction-Collision Systems. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 126(8), e2021JB022326.
  50. Chen, L., Wang, X., Liang, X., Wan, B., Liu, L., 2020. Subduction tectonics vs. Plume tectonics—Discussion on driving forces for plate motion. Science China Earth Sciences, 63(3), 315-328.
  51. Shi, J., Wang, T.*, Chen, L., 2020. Receiver function velocity analysis technique and its application to remove multiples, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 125(8), e2020JB019420.
  52. Wei, Z, Chu, R.S.*, Chen, L., Wu, S.S., 2020. Crustal structure in the middle-southern segments of the Tanlu Fault Zone and adjacent regions constrained by multifrequency receiver function and surface wave data, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 301, 106470.
  53. Chen, M., Shen, X., Leng, W.*, Chen, L., 2020. Destruction of Cratonic Lithosphere Induced by Oceanic Subduction Initiation, Geophysical Research Letter, 47(15), e2020GL089140.
  54. Yu, G., Xu, T.*, Ai, Y., Chen, L., Yang, J., 2020. Significance of crustal extension and magmatism to gold deposits beneath Jiaodong Peninsula, eastern North China Craton: Seismic evidence from receiver function imaging with a dense array, Tectonophysics, 789, 228532.
  55. Wei, Z., Chu, R.*, Chen, L., Wu, S., Jiang, H., He, B., 2020. The structure of the sedimentary cover and crystalline crust in the Sichuan Basin and its tectonic implications, Geophysical Journal International, 223(3), 1879-1887.
  56. Wei, Z., Li, Z.*, Chen, L., Chu, R., Wu, S., Ling, Y., Zeng, Q., 2020. Crustal structure underneath central China across the Tibetan Plateau, the North China Craton, the South China Block and the Qinling-Dabie Orogen constrained by multifrequency receiver function and surface wave data, Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 202, 104535.
  57. Maheri-Peyrov, M., Ghods, A., Donner, S., Akbarzadeh-Aghdam, M., Sobouti, F., Motaghi, K., Hassanzadeh, M., Mortezanejad, G., Talebian, M., Chen, L., 2020. Upper crustal structure of NWIran revealed by regional 3-D Pg velocity tomography, Geophysical Journal International, 222(2), 1093-1108.
  58. Gao, Y., Chen, L.*, Wang, X., Ai, Y., 2019, Complex Lithospheric Deformation in Eastern and Northeastern Tibet from Shear-wave Splitting Observations and its Geodynamic Implications, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 124(10), 10,331-10,346.
  59. Lai, Y.J., Chen, L.*, Wang, T.*, Zhan, Z.W., 2019, Mantle transition zone structure beneath Northeast Asia from 2D triplicated waveform modeling: Implication for a segmented stagnant slab, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 124(2), 1871–1888.
  60. Zhang, P., Yao, H.J.*, Chen, L.*, Fang, L.H., Wu, Y., Feng, J.K., 2019, Moho depth variations from receiver function imaging in the Northeastern North China Craton and its tectonic implications, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 124(2), 1852–1870.
  61. Zhang, Y., Chen, L.*, Ai, Y., Jiang, M., 2019, Lithospheric structure beneath the central and western North China Craton and adjacent regions from S-receiver function imaging, Geophysical Journal International, 219(1), 619-632./Zhang, Y., Chen, L.*, Ai, Y., Jiang, M., 2020, Erratum: Lithospheric structure beneath the central and western North China Craton and adjacent regions from S-receiver function imaging, Geophysical Journal International, 220(1), 201.
  62. Zhang, J., Chen, L.*, Wang, X., 2019, Crustal structure study based on principal component analysis of receiver functions, Science China Earth Sciences, 62(7), 1110-1124.
  63. Wang, X., Chen, L.*, Ling, Y., Gao, Y., Zhang, J., Yao, H., 2019, A new method to constrain shallow crustal S-wave velocities based on direct P-wave amplitudes in receiver functions and its application in northeastern Tibet, Science China Earth Sciences, 62(11), 1819-1831.
  64. Wan, B., Wu, F., Chen, L., Zhao, L., Liang, X., Xiao, W., Zhu, R., 2019, Cyclical one-way continental rupture-drift in the Tethyan evolution: subduction-driven plate tectonics, Science China Earth Sciences, 62(12), 2005-2016.
  65. Rahmani, M., Motaghi, K., Ghods, A., Sobouti, F., Talebian, M., Ai, Y., Chen, L., 2019, Deep velocity image of the north Zagros collision zone (Iran) from regional and teleseismic tomography, Geophysical Journal International, 219(3), 1729-1740.
  66. Nissen, E., Ghods, A., Karas?zen, A., Elliott, J.R. Barnhart, W.D., Bergman, E.A., Hayes, G.P., Jamal-Reyhani, M., Nemati, M., Tan, F.Z., Abdulnaby, W., Benz, H.M., Shahvar, M.P., Talebian, M., Chen, L., 2019, The 12 November 2017 Mw 7.3 Ezgeleh-Sarpolzahab (Iran) earthquake and active tectonics of the Lurestan arc, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 124(2), 2124-2152.
  67. Wang, X., Chen, L.*, Ai, Y.S., Xu, T., Jiang, M.M., Ling, Y., Gao, Y.F., 2018, Crustal structure and deformation beneath eastern and northeastern Tibet revealed by P-wave receiver functions, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 497, 69-79.
  68. He, L.F., Chen, L., Dorji, He, Z.X., Wang, X.B., Xiao, B.Y., Xu, L.G., Zhao, X.F., Xi, X.L., Yao, H.C., Chen, R.J., 2018, Mapping chromite deposits with audio magnetotellurics in the Luobusa ophiolite of southern Tibet, Geophysics, 83(2), B47-B57.
  69. Lan, H.Q., Chen, L., 2018, An upwind fast sweeping scheme for calculating seismic wave first-arrival traveltimes for models with an irregular free surface, Geophysical Prospecting, 66, 327-341.
  70. Lan, H.Q., Chen, L., Badal, J., 2018, A hybrid method for calculating seismic wave first-arrival traveltimes in two-dimensional models with an irregular surface, Journal of Applied Geophysics, 155, 70-77.
  71. Yang, Y., Yao, H.J.*, Zhang, P., Chen, L., 2018, Crustal azimuthal anisotropy in the trans-North China orogen and adjacent regions from receiver functions, Science China Earth Science, 61(7), 903-913.
  72. Bagherabadi, A.S., Sobouti, F., Ghods, A., Motaghi, K., Talebian, M., Chen, L., Jiang, M.M., Ai, Y.S., He, Y.M., 2018, Upper mantle anisotropy and deformation beneath the major Thrust-and-Fold Belts of Zagros and Alborz and the Iranian Plateau, Geophysical Journal International, 214, 1913-1918.
  73. Wan, B., Deng, C., Najafi, A., Hezareh, M.R., Talebian, M., Dong, L.L., Chen, L., Xiao, W.J., 2018, Fertilizing porphyry Cu deposits through deep crustal hot zone melting, Gondwana Research, 60, 179-185.
  74. Zhang, Z.Y., Xiao, W.J., Ji, W.Q., Majidifard, M.R., Rezaeian, M., Talebian, M., Xiang, D.F., Chen, L., Wan, B., Ao, S.J., Esmaeili, R., 2018, Geochemistry, zircon U-Pb and Hf isotope for granitoids, NW Sanandaj-Sirjan zone, Iran: Implications for Mesozoic-Cenozoic episodic magmatism during Neo-Tethyan lithospheric subduction, Gondwana Research, 62, 227-245.
  75. Chen, L., 2017, Layering of subcontinental lithospheric mantle, Science Bulletin, 62(10), 1030-1034.
  76. Ling, Y., Chen, L.*, Wei, Z.G., Jiang, M.M., Wang, X., 2017, Crustal S-velocity structure and radial anisotropy beneath the southern part of central and western North China Craton and the adjacent Qilian Orogenic Belt from ambient noise tomography, Science China Earth Science, 60(10), 1752-1768.。
  77. He, L.F., Chen, L., Wang, X.B., Wang, Z.J., Zhang, B., Xu, L.G., Liu, X.J., Li, W.L., Chen, R.J., 2017, Electrical properties and its correlation to the petrology of the Upper Yangtze organic shales, Geophysics, 82(4), D199-D209.
  78. Lü, Y., Chen, L., 2017, Upper crustal P-wave velocity structure beneath two volcanic areas in northern Iran, Science China Earth Science, 60(4), 786-795.
  79. Lü, Y., Ni, S.D., Chen, L., Chen, Q.-F., 2017, Pn tomography with Moho depth correction from eastern Europe to western China, Journal of Geophysical Research Solid Earth, 122, doi:10.1002/2016JB013052.
  80. Wang, X.J., He, L.F., Chen, L., Xu, L.G., Li, J., Lei, X.Y., Wei, D.H., 2017, Mapping deeply buried karst cavities using CSAMT: a case history of a tunnel investigation in southwest China, Geophysics, 82(1), EN1-EN11.
  81. Wei, X.Z., Jiang, M.M.*, Liang, X.F., Chen, L., Ai, Y.S., 2017, Limited southward underthrusting of the Asian lithosphere and material extrusion beneath the northeastern margin of Tibet, inferred from teleseismic Rayleigh wave tomography, Journal of Geophysical Research Solid Earth, 122, doi:10.1002/2016JB013832.
  82. Zhang, Z.Y., Xiao, W.J., Majidifard, M.R., Zhu, R.X., Wan, B., Ao, S.J., Chen, L., Rezaeian, M., Esmaeili, R., 2017, Detrital zircon provenance analysis in the Zagros Orogen, SW Iran: implications for the amalgamation history of the Neo-Tethys, International Journal of Earth Sciences, 106(4), 1223-1238.
  83. He, L.F., Chen, L., Dorji, Xi, X.L., Zhao, X.F., Chen, R.J., Yao, H.C., 2016, Mapping the geothermal system using AMT and MT in the QP (Mapamyum) field, Lake Manasarovar, southwestern Tibet, Energies, 9(10), 855, doi:10.3390/en9100855.
  84. Wei, Z.G., Chen, L., Li, Z.W., Ling, Y., Li, J., 2016, Regional variation in Moho depth and Poisson's ratio beneath eastern China and its tectonic implications, Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 115, 308-320.
  85. Ao, S.J., Xiao, W.J., Jafari, M.K., Talebian, M., Chen, L., Wan, B., Ji, W.Q., Zhang, Z.Y., 2016, U–Pb zircon ages, field geology and geochemistry of the Kermanshah ophiolite (Iran): From continental rifting at 79 Ma to oceanic core complex at ca. 36 Ma in the southern Neo-Tethys, Gondwana Research, 31, 305-318.
  86. Wei, Z.G., Chen, L., Jiang, M.M., Ling, Y., 2015, Lithospheric structure beneath the central and western North China Craton and the adjacent Qilian orogenic belt from Rayleigh wave dispersion analysis, Tectonophysics, 646, 130-140.
  87. Wei, Z.G., Chu, R.S.*, Chen, L., 2015, Regional differences in crustal structure of the North China Craton from receiver functions, Science China Earth Science, 58(12), 2200-2210.
  88. Chen, L., Jiang, M.M., Yang, J.H., Wei, Z.G., Liu, C.Z., Ling, Y., 2014, Presence of an intralithospheric discontinuity in the central and western North China Craton: Implications for destruction of the craton, Geology, 42(3), 223-226.
  89. Su, B.X., S.L. Chung, M.H. Zarrinkoub, K.N. Pang, L. Chen, W.-Q. Ji, A. Brewer, J.-F. Ying, M.M. Khatib, 2014, Composition and structure of the lithospheric mantle beneath NE Iran: Constraints from mantle xenoliths, Lithos, 202-203, 267-282.
  90. Cheng, C., Chen, L.*, Yao, H.J., Jiang, M.M., Wang, B.Y., 2013, Distinct variations of crustal shear wave velocity structure and radial anisotropy beneath the North China Craton and tectonic implications, Gondwana Research, 23, 25-38. 
  91. Wei, Z., Chen, L., Wang, B.Y., 2013, Regional variations in crustal thickness and Vp/Vs ratios beneath the central-western North China Craton and adjacent regions, Geological Journal, 48(5), 531-542. 
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  108. Zheng, T.Y., L. Chen, and L. Zhao, 2007, The seismological studies of crust and lithospheric mantle structure in the eastern North China craton. Journal of China University of Geosciences, 18, 441-442. 
  109. Chen, L., T. Zheng, and W. Xu, 2006, Receiver function migration image of the deep structure in the Bohai Bay Basin, eastern China, Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L20307, doi:10.1029/2006GL027593. 
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  112. Chen, L., Wu, R.S. and Chen Y., 2006, Target-oriented beamlet migration based on Gabor-Daubechies frame decomposition, Geophysics, 71(2), S37-S52. 
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