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Stephen S. Gao

  • PHD
  • Professor
  • Missouri University of Science and Technology
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Research interests

Spatial and temporal variations of earthquakesContinental riftingTectonicsApplied geophysicsCrustal and mantle structure and dynamicsSeismology

About

I am a seismologist specialized on imaging the earth's internal structure and dynamics using elastic waves produced by earthquakes. Over the years I've developed or improved a set of computing-intensive signal detection techniques to process terabyte-scale digital data. I also conducted research on the spatial and temporal distributions of earthquakes.

Co-authors (95)

  • Islam Fadel
  • Fansheng Kong

Publications (70)

Evolution of the broadly rifted zone in southern Ethiopia through gravitational collapse and extension of dynamic topography

  • Emishaw L
  • Laó-Dávila D
  • Abdelsalam M
Tectonophysics (2017)
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Mantle structure beneath the incipient Okavango rift zone in southern Africa

  • Yu Y
  • Liu K
  • Huang Z
Geosphere (2017)
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Passive rifting of thick lithosphere in the southern East African Rift: Evidence from mantle transition zone discontinuity topography

  • Reed C
  • Liu K
  • Chindandali P
Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth (2016)
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Shear wave splitting analyses in Tian Shan: Geodynamic implications of complex seismic anisotropy

  • Cherie S
  • Gao S
  • Liu K
Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems (2016)
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The mantle transition zone beneath the Afar Depression and adjacent regions: implications for mantle plumes and hydration

  • Reed C
  • Gao S
  • Liu K
Geophysical Journal International (2016)
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Professional experience

Professor

Missouri University of Science and Technology

August 2006 - Present

Education history

PhD in Geophysics and Space Physics

UCLA

September 1990 - July 1995(5 years)