Lithospheric Structure of the Arabian Shield from the Joint Inversion of Receiver Function and Surface-Wave Dispersion Observations
SAINT LOUIS UNIV MO DEPT OF EARTH AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES
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We estimate lithospheric velocity structure for the Arabian shield by modeling receiver functions and Love and Rayleigh group velocities from events recorded by the 1995-1997 Saudi Arabian Portable Broadband Deployment. Receiver functions are primarily sensitive to shear-wave velocity contrasts and vertical travel times and surface-wave dispersion measurements are sensitive to vertical shear-wave velocity averages, so that their combination bridge resolution gaps associated with each individual data set. We incorporate depth-dependent smoothness constraints on the resulting velocity models utilizing a jumping inversion technique. Additional constraints for the upper mantle are placed during inversion to complement those provided in our dataset.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography