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Department of Earth Sciences

 

Research

I am especially interested in seismic inversion based on the ray tracing method and non-seismic data modeling. I have various geophysical method background directed towards the marine geological problem. My research investigates crustal-mantle interaction and crustal formation of the continental margins, from an approach calling upon different seismic methods. My current research project involves on the heterogeneity characteristics of the oceanic lithosphere and the rifted margins structure due to the change of the extension/spreading rate by obtaining and modeling of the reflection/refraction seismic data considering velocity structures at different wavelengths, with the potential field to image the deep structure.

Publications

Key publications: 

Peer-reviewed Articles

1. Liu, L., Hao, T., Lü, C., & Zheng Y. 2021. Crustal Deformation and Detachment in the Sulu Orogenic Belt: New Constraints from Onshore-Offshore Wide-angle Seismic Data.Geophysical Research Letters https://doi.org/10.1029/2021GL095248

2. Cao, L., He, X., Zhao, L., Lü, C., Hao, T., 2021. Mantle Flow Patterns Beneath the Junction of Multiple Subduction Systems Between the Pacific and Tethys Domains, SE Asia: Constraints From SKS ‐Wave Splitting Measurements. Geochemistry, Geophys. Geosystems 22. https://doi.org/10.1029/2021GC009700

3. Pilia, S., Ali, M.Y., Searle, M.P., Watts, A.B., Lü, C., Thompson, D.A., 2021. Crustal Structure of the UAE‐Oman Mountain Range and Arabian Rifted Passive Margin: New Constraints From Active and Passive Seismic Methods. J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth 126. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020JB021374

3. Lü, C., Hao, T., Lin, J. & Qiu, X. 2017. The role of rifting in the development of the continental margins of the southwest subbasin, South China Sea: Insights from an OBS experiment. Mar. Geophys. Res. 38, 105–123. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11001-016-9295-y

2. Lü, C., Hao, T., Yao, Y., Xing, J. & Qiu, X. 2016. Oceanic mantle gravimetric response to the seafloor spreading of the Southwest Sub-basin, South China Sea. Geol. J. 51, 535–547. https://doi.org/10.1002/gj.2799

3. Liu, L., Hao, T., Lü, C. 2015. Crustal structure of Bohai Sea and adjacent area (North China) from two onshore–offshore wide-angle seismic survey lines. J. Asian Earth Sci. 98, 457–469. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jseaes.2014.11.034

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Popular Science Articles

Lü, C., Rawlinson, N., 2020. A day in the Field: Imaging of North-Sulawesi subduction in the Celebes Sea. GeoCam 6–7, https://blog.esc.cam.ac.uk/?p=1636

Lü, C., Hao, T., Rawlinson, N., Zhao, L., Xu, Y., Liu, L., 2019. Introduction to the 3-D seismic observation of the north Sulawesi subduction zone and the study of initiation mechanism. Mar. Geol. Quat. Geol. 39, 131–137. https://doi.org/10.16562/j.cnki.0256-1492.2019100701

Ruan, A., Xiongwei, N., You, Q., Qiu, X., Tianyao, H., Minghui, Z., Xia, S., Wei, X., Huang, H., Lü, C., 2018. Specification for marine geophysics investigation - Ocean bottom seismograph.

Research Fellow

Contact Details

Wolfson Building #62
Bullard Laboratories, Department of Earth Sciences
Madingley Rise, Madingley Road
University of Cambridge
Cambridge
CB3 0EZ
+44 (0) 1223 337172

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Person keywords: 
Tomography
Marine Geophysics
Seismology