Crustal Seismic Studies




Braile, L.W. (1973).  Inversion of Crustal Seismic Refraction and Reflection Data.  J. Geophys. Res., 78, 7738-7744.

Braile, L.W., R.B. Smith, G.R. Keller, R.M. Welch and R.P. Meyer (1974).  Crustal Structure across the Wasatch Front from Detailed Seismic Refraction Studies.  J. Geophys. Res., 79, 2669-2677.

Braile, L.W. and R.B. Smith (1975).  Guide to the Interpretation of Crustal Refraction Profiles.  Geophys. J. Roy. Astr. Soc., 40, 145-176.

Braile, L.W. and G.R. Keller (1975).  Fine Structure of the Crust Inferred from Linear Inversion of Rayleigh Wave Dispersion. Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 65, 71-83.

Keller, G.R., R.B. Smith and L.W. Braile (1975).  Crustal structure along the Great Basin - Colorado Plateau Transition from Seismic Refraction Studies.  J. Geophys. Res., 80, 1093-1098.

Smith, R.B., L.W. Braile and G.R. Keller (1975).  Upper-crustal Low Velocity Layers:  Possible Effect of High Temperatures over a Mantle Upward at the Basin-Range - Colorado Plateau Transition.  Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 28, 197-204.

Keller, G.R., R.B. Smith, L.W. Braile, R. Heaney and D.H. Shurbet (1976).  Upper Crustal Structure of the Eastern Basin-Range, Northern Colorado Plateau and Middle Rocky Mountains.  Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 66, 869-876.

Young, G.B. and L.W. Braile (1976).  A Computer Program for the Application of Zoeppritz's Amplitude Equations and Knott's Energy Equations.  Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 66, 1881-1885.

Braile, L.W. (1977).  Interpretation of Crustal Velocity Gradients and Q-Structure using Amplitude-Corrected Seismic Refraction Profiles.Geophysical Monograph 20, American Geophysical Union, 427-439.

Braile, L.W. (1981).  Interpretation of Crustal Velocity Gradients and Q Structure using Amplitude Corrected Refraction Profiles, in Seismic Wave Attenuation (ed. by M.N. Toksoz and D.H. Johnston), Geophysics Reprint Series No. 2, 339-351, (reprinted from AGU Monogr. 20, 1977).

Keller, G.R., L.W. Braile and J.W. Schlue (1979).  Regional Crustal Structures of the Rio Grande Rift from Surface Wave Dispersion on Measurements, in Rio Grande Rift:  Tectonics and Magmatism, Am. Geophys. Union Monograph, 115-126.

Keller, G.R., L.W. Braile and P. Morgan (1979).  Crustal Structure, Geophysical Models and Contemporary Tectonism of the Colorado Plateau.  Tectonophysics, 61, 131-147.

Olsen, K.H., L.W. Braile and P.A. Johnson (1980).  Seismic Velocity and Q-Structure of the Upper Mantle Lid and Low Velocity Zone for the Eastern Great Basin.  Geophys. Res. Letters, 7, 1029-1032.

Olsen, K.H. and L.W. Braile (1981).  Seismograms of Explosions at Regional Distances in the Western United States:  Observations and Reflectivity Method Modeling, in Identification of Seismic  Sources - Earthquake or Underground Explosion (ed. by E.S. Husebye and S. Mykkeltveit), Reidel, New York, 453-466.

Russell, D.R., G.R. Keller and L.W. Braile (1982).  A Technique to Determine the Three Dimensional Attitude and True Velocity of a Refractor.  Geophysics, 47, 1331-1334.

Black, P.R. and L.W. Braile (1982).  Pn Velocity and Cooling of the Continental Lithosphere.  J. Geophys. Res., 87, 10557-10568.

Banda, E., N. Diechmann, L.W. Braile and J. Ansorge (1982).  Amplitude Study of the Pg Phase.  J. Geophys., 51, 153-164.

Ansorge, J., C. Prodehl, D. Bamford, with contributions by E. Banda, E.N. Bessonova, L.W. Braile, V.M. Fishman, E. Fluh, V.S. Geyko, P. Giese, D.P. Hill, J.G. Jurov, I.P. Kosminskaya, W.D. Mooney, G. Muller, St. Mueller, S. Mykkeltveit, J.A. Orcutt, N.I. Pavlenkova, E.L. Reznikov, G.A. Sitnikova and R.B. Whitmarsh (1982).  Comparative Interpretation of Explosion Seismic Data.  J. Geophysics, 51, 69-84, 1982.

Olsen, K.H., L.W. Braile and J.N. Stewart (1983).  Modeling Short-Period Crustal Phases (P, Lg) for Long Range Refraction Profiles.  Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 31, 334-347.

Chiang, C.S. and L.W. Braile (1984).  An Example of Two-Dimensional Synthetic Seismogram Modeling, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 74, 509-519.

Braile, L.W. and C.S. Chiang (1986).  The Continental Mohorovicic Discontinuity:  Results from Near-Vertical and Wide-Angle Seismic Reflection Studies, in Reflection Seismology:  A Global Perspective, AGU Geodynamics Series, 13, edited by M. Barazangi and L. Brown, Amer. Geophys. Union, Wash. D.C., 257-272.

Olsen, K.H., L.W. Braile, J.N. Stewart, C.R. Daudt, G.R. Keller, L.A. Ankeny and J.J. Wolff (1986).  The Jemez Mountains Volcanic Field, New Mexico:  Time Term Interpretation of the CARDEX Seismic Experiment and Comparison with Bouguer Gravity, J. Geophys. Res.,. 91, 6175-6187.

Ankeny, L.A., L.W. Braile and K.H. Olsen (1986).  Upper Crustal Structure Beneath the Jemez Mountains Volcanic Field, New Mexico Determined by Three-Dimensional Simultaneous Inversion of Seismic Refraction and Earthquake Data, J. Geophys. Res., 91, 6188-6198.

Keller, G.R., L.W. Braile, G.A. McMechan, W.A. Thomas, S.H. Harder, W.F. Chang and W.G. Jardine (1988). The Paleozoic continent-ocean transition in the Ouachita Mountains imaged from PASSCAL wide-angle reflection-refraction data, Geology, 17, 119-122..

Daudt, C.R., L.W. Braile, C.S. Chiang and R.L. Nowack (1989).  Comparison of explicit, implicit and Fourier methods for finite difference calculations of synthetic seismograms, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 79, 1210-1230.

Lutter, W.J., R.L. Nowack and L.W. Braile (1990).  Seismic imaging of upper crustal structure using travel times from the PASSCAL Ouachita experiment, submitted to J. Geophys. Res., 95, 4621-4631.

Braile, L.W., W.J. Hinze, R.R.B. von Frese, G.R. Keller (1989).  Seismic properties of the crust and upper-most mantle of the conterminous United States and adjacent Canada, in Geophysical  Framework  of  the Continental United States, Geol. Soc. Am. Memoir 172, edited by L.C. Pakiser and W.D. Mooney, 655-680.

Braile, L.W. (1989). Crustal structure of the continental interior, in Geophysical Framework of the Continental United States, Geol. Soc. Am. Memoir 172, edited by L.C. Pakiser and W.D. Mooney, 285-315.

Mooney, W.D. and L.W. Braile (1989).  The seismic structure of the continental crust and upper mantle of North America, in The Geology of North America: An Overview, edited by A. Bally and P. Palmer, Geol. Soc. Amer., Boulder, CO, 39-52.

Braile, L.W., (1991).  Seismic studies of the Earth's crust, Rev. Geophys., Supplement, 680-687.


Nowack, R.L. and L.W. Braile, (1993).  Refraction and wide-angle reflection tomography - theory and results, in Seismic Tomography-Theory and Practice, edited by H.M.Iyer and K. Hirahara.


Boztepe, E.A., and L.W. Braile, (1994).  Kinematic inversion for the 2-D horizontal and vertical qP-wave velocities and depths to interfaces applied to the TACT seismic profile, southern Alaska, Geophys. J. Int., 119, 529-547


Braile, L.W., G.R. Keller, S. Mueller, and C. Prodehl, (1995).  Seismic techniques, in Continental Rifts: Evolution, Structure, Tectonics, (ed. by K.H. Olsen), Elsevier, Amsterdam, 61-92.


Baldridge, W.S., L.W. Braile, M.C. Fehler, and F.A. Moreno, (1997).  Science and sociology butt heads in tomography experiment in sacred mountains, EOS, Trans. Am. Geophys. Union, 78, 422-423.


Davidson, M.E. and L.W. Braile (1999).  Vibroseis recording techniques and dta reduction from the Jemez Tomography Experiment (JTEX), Bull. Seism. Soc. Amer., 89, 1352-1365.