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Department of Earth Sciences



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.


Key publications: 

0. Liu, L., Hao, T., Lü, C., & Zheng Y. . Crustal detachment caused by the continent-continent collision between the Sino-Korean and Yangtze blocks constrained by onshore-offshore wide-angle seismic data. Journal of Geophysical Research (in review)

1. Lü, C., Hao, T., Lin, J. & Qiu, X. 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 (2017). DOI: 10.1007/s11001-016-9295-y

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

3. Liu, L., Hao, T., Lü, C.. 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 (2015). DOI:10.1016/j.jseaes.2014.11.034

4. Lü, C., Hao T., Qiu X., Zhao M., & You Q. 2011. “Deep Crustal Structure of the Northern Part of Southwest Sub-Basin, South China Sea, From Ocean Bottom Seismic Data.” Chinese Journal of Geophysics 54 (6): 1022–32. DOI: 10.1002/cjg2.1681.

Research Fellow
Dr ChuanChuan  Lü

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Wolfson Building # 62
Bullard Laboratories
Madingley Road
+44 (0) 1223 337172


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