Geodynamics of Lithosphere & Earth’s Mantle

Seismic Anisotropy as a Record of the Past and Present Dynamic Processes

  • Jaroslava Plomerová
  • Robert C. Liebermann
  • Vladislav Babuška
Conference proceedings

Part of the Pageoph Topical Volumes book series (PTV)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Geodynamics of Lithosphere and Earth’s Mantle: Seismic Anisotropy as a Record of the Past and Present Dynamic Processes

  3. Large-scale Anisotropy of the Earth’s Mantle

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. V. Babuška, J.-P. Montagner, J. Plomerová, N. Girardin
      Pages 257-280
    3. Alfred Hirn, Jordi Díaz, Martine Sapin, Jean-Louis Veinante
      Pages 407-431
    4. S. Pondrelli, R. Azzara
      Pages 433-442
    5. Derek Schutt, Eugene D. Humphreys, Ken Dueker
      Pages 443-462
    6. Karen M. Fischer, Matthew J. Fouch, Douglas A. Wiens, Margaret S. Boettcher
      Pages 463-475
  4. Mantle Heterogeneity vs. Anisotropy—3-D Velocity and Density Structures and Inferences on Mantle Dynamics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 477-477
    2. A. Amato, L. Margheriti, R. Azzara, A. Basili, C. Chiarabba, M. G. Ciaccio et al.
      Pages 479-493
    3. Ondřej Čadek, David A. Yuen, Hana Čížková, Motoyuki Kido, Hua-wei Zhou, David Brunet et al.
      Pages 503-525
    4. T. M. Sabitova, O. M. Lesik, A. A. Adamova
      Pages 539-548
    5. T. P. Yegorova, V. I. Starostenko, V. G. Kozlenko
      Pages 549-561
  5. Mineral and Rock Physics Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 563-563
    2. S. Karato, S. Zhang, M. E. Zimmerman, M. J. Daines, D. L. Kohlstedt
      Pages 589-603
    3. Zdeněk Pros, Tomáš Lokajíček, Karel Klíma
      Pages 619-629
    4. Z. Pros, T. Lokajíček, R. Přikryl, A. Špicák, V. Vajdová, K. Klíma
      Pages 631-646
  6. Mathematical Aspects of Complex Wave Propagation and their Applications

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 719-720

About these proceedings


Plate tectonics has significantly broadened our view of the dynamics of continental evolution, involving both the processes currently active at the surface and those extending deep into the interior of the Earth. Seismic anisotropy provides some of the most diagnostic evidence for mapping past and present deformation of the entire crustmantle system. This volume contains papers presented originally at an international workshop at the Chateau of Trest in the Czech Republic in 1996. This workshop brought together geophysicists and geologists who work in the field of observational and theoretical seismology, mineral and rock physics, gravity studies and geodynamic modelling. Topics include large-scale anisotropy of the Earth's mantle, mantle heterogeneity vs. anisotropy 3-D velocity and density structures and inferences on mantle dynamics, mineral and rock physics studies, and mathematical aspects of complex wave propagation.


Deformation Seismic Anisotropy evolution geodynamics geology geophysics lithosphere mineral modelling plate tectonics seismology tectonics

Editors and affiliations

  • Jaroslava Plomerová
    • 1
  • Robert C. Liebermann
    • 2
  • Vladislav Babuška
    • 3
  1. 1.Geophysical InstituteCzech Academy of SciencesPraha 4Czech Republic
  2. 2.Department of GeosciencesState University of New YorkStony BrookUSA
  3. 3.UNESCODiv. Earth SciencesParisFrance

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