Receiver structure beneath the southern Mojave Block, California

C. J. Ammon, G. Zandt

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An inversion of a receiver function recorded at LNN Station LAC reveals a range of 1-D velocity structures that are consistent the observed waveform. The shear-velocity structure southeast of LAC is relatively simple, consisting of an approximately 30 to 34km thick crust. All models contain relatively sharp crust-mantle boundaries. The range of models can be roughly divided into two groups that differ mostly in the mid-to-lower crust. In contrast with the simplicity of the southeast receiver function, the receiver functions corresponding to the northwest and southwest show the influence of lateral velocity heterogeneity and can at best be discussed qualitatively. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)737-755
Number of pages19
JournalBulletin - Seismological Society of America
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geophysics
  • Geochemistry and Petrology


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