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B.L.N. Kennett

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A1.*  Kennett B.L.N. (1983),
      Seismic Wave Propagation in Stratified Media, pp x+342,
     Cambridge University Press.
      republished (2009), 2nd edition, ANU Press,

A2.   Kennett B.L.N. (1991),
      IASPEI 1991 Seismological Tables, pp vii+167,
     Research School of Earth Sciences, ANU (compiler & editor), distributed by Bibliotech, Canberra.

A3.   Kennett B.L.N. (1998),
      Seismic Wave Propagation and Seismic Tomography, pp vi+116,
      Research School of Earth Sciences, ANU (ISBN 0-7315-3304-6)

A4.*   Kennett B.L.N., The Seismic Wavefield
      volume I: Introduction and Theoretical Development, pp x+370, (2001)
      volume II: Interpretation of Seismograms on Regional and Global Scales, pp xii+534, (2002)
      Cambridge University Press

A5.*   Kennett B.L.N. & Bunge H.-P., (2008)
      Geophysical Continua, pp xii+432.
      Cambridge University Press

A6.  Kennett B.L.N., Saygin E., Fomin T. & Blewett R.S. (2013),
      Deep Crustal Seismic Reflection Profiling Australia 1978-2011, pp iii+180,
      ANU Press.

A7.  Kennett B.L.N. (2014)
      Planning and Managing Scientific Research: a guide for the beginning researcher, pp x+93.
      ANU Press.

A8  Kennett B.L.N., Saygin E., Fomin T. & Blewett R.S. (2016),
      Deep Crustal Seismic Reflection Profiling Australia 1978-2015, pp v+224,
      ANU Press (Second edition)

A9  Kennett, B.L.N., Chopping R. & Blewett, R., (2018)
      The Australian Continent: A Geophysical Synthesis,
      ANU Press,
      doi: 10.22459/AC.08.2018

A10*   Kennett B.L.N. & Fichtner A., (2020)
      Exploiting Seismic Waveforms: Correlations, Heterogeneity and Inversion, pp xi+496,
      Cambridge University Press.
      doi: 10.1017/9781108903035

Publications 1971-1984

Publications 1985-1994

Publications 1995-2004

Publications 2005-2010

Publications 2011-2015

Book contributions 2016-

B20   Sun W., Kennett B., Zhao L., & Fu L.-Y., (2019)
     Continental lithospheric layering beneath stable, modified, and destroyed cratons from seismic daylight imaging,
      In: Lithospheric Discontinuities,
     H. Yuan & B. Romanowicz (eds), Geophysical Monograph 239, 155-176, American Geophysical Union;
     doi: 10.1002/9781119249740.ch9

Articles 2016-

287 Saygin E., Cummins P.R., Pandhu R., Murjaya J., Irsyam M., Hawkins R., Widiyantoro S., Kennett B.L.N. (2016) Imaging architecture of the Jakarta Basin, Indonesia with transdimensional inversion of seismic noise, Geophys. J. Int., 204, 918-931. [PDF]

288 Kennett B.L.N., Furumura T. (2016) Multi-scale seismic heterogeneity in the continental lithosphere, Geochem. Geophys. Geosys., 17, 791-809, doi: 10.1002/2015GC006200. [PDF]
Supplementary material [PDF] Movies [directory]

289 Sun W. & Kennett B.L.N. (2016) Uppermost mantle structure of the Australian continent from Pn traveltime tomography, J. Geophys. Res., Solid Earth, 121, 2004-2019, doi:10.1002/2015JB012597. [PDF]
Supplementary material [PDF]

290 Sun W. & Kennett B.L.N. (2016) Uppermost mantle structure beneath eastern China and its surroundings from Pn and Sn tomography, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 3143-3149, doi:10.1002/2016GL068618. [PDF]
Supplementary material [PDF]

291 Sun W. & Kennett B.L.N. (2016) Uppermost mantle P wavespeed structure beneath eastern China and its surroundings, Tectonophysics 683, 12-26, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2016.06.011. [PDF]
Supplementary material [PDF]

292 Sun W. & Kennett B.L.N. (2016) Receiver structure from teleseisms: auto- and cross-correlation, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 6234-6242, doi:10.1002/2016GL069564. [PDF]
Supplementary material [PDF]

293 Furumura, T., Kennett, B.L.N. & Padhy S. (2016) Enhanced waveguide effect for deep-focus earthquakes in the subducting Pacific slab produced by a metastable olivine wedge, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 121, 6779-6796, doi:10.1002/2016JB013300. [PDF]
Supplementary material [PDF] Movies [directory]

294 Stipcevic J., Kennett B.L.N. & Tkalcic H. (2017) Simultaneous use of multiple seismic arrays, Geophys. J. Int., 209, 770-783, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggx027. [PDF]

295 Sun W. & Kennett B.L.N. (2017) Mid-lithosphere discontinuities beneath the western and central North China craton, Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, 1302-1310, doi:10.1002/2016GL071840. [PDF]

296 Sippl C., Brisbout L., Spaggiari C.V., Gessner K., Tkalcic H., Kennett B.L.N. & Murdie R., (2017) Crustal structure of a Proterozoic craton boundary: East Albany-Fraser Orogen, Western Australia, imaged with passive seismic and gravity anomaly data, Precambrian Res., 296, 78-92. doi:10.1016/j.precamres.2017.04.041. [PDF]

297 Kennett B.L.N. (2017) Towards constitutive equations for the deep Earth, Phys. Earth. Planet. Inter., 270, 40-45. doi:10.1016/j.pepi.2017.06.012. [PDF]

298 Sippl C., Kennett B.L.N., Tkalcic H., Gessner K. & Spaggiari C., (2017) Crustal surface-wave velocity structure of the east Albany-Fraser Orogen, Western Australia, from ambient noise recordings, Geophys. J. Int., 210, 1641-1651. doi:10.1093/gji/ggx264. [PDF]

299 Kennett B.L.N., Yoshizawa K. & Furumura T., (2017) Interactions of multi-scale heterogeneity in the lithosphere: Australia, Tectonophysics, 717, 193-213. doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2017.07.009. [PDF]
Supplementary material [PDF]

300 Tauzin, B., Kim, S.-R., & Kennett B. (2017) Pervasive seismic low-velocity zones within stagnant plates in the mantle transition zone: thermal or compositional origin?, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 477, 1-13. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2017.08.006. [PDF]
Supplementary material [PDF]

301 Wei, Z., Kennett, B., & Zhao, L. (2017). Lg-wave attenuation in the Australian Crust, Tectonophysics, 717, 413-424. doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2017.08.022. [PDF]
Supplementary material [PDF]

302 Kennett B.L.N., & Wei. Z., (2017) High frequency ground motion from Australian earthquakes, Aust. J. Earth Sci., 64, 769-777. doi: 10.1080/08120099.2017.1364294. [PDF]

303 Furumura, T., & Kennett, B.L.N. (2017) Unusual strong ground motion across Japan from the 680 km deep 30 May 2015 Ogasawara Islands earthquake, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 122, 8143-8162. doi: 10.1002/2017JB014519. [PDF]
Supplementary material [PDF] Movies [directory]

304 Wei, Z., Kennett, B.L.N., & Sun, W. (2018) Sn-wave velocity structure of the uppermost mantle beneath the Australian continent, Geophys. J. Int., 213, 2071-2084; doi: 10.1093/gji/ggy109

305 Pham, T.-S., Tkalcic, H., Sambridge, M., & Kennett, B.L.N. (2018). Earth's correlation wavefield: Late coda correlation. Geophys. Res. Lett., 45, 3035-3042; doi: 10.1002/2018GL077244

306 Kennett, B.L.N., & Pham, T.-S. (2018) The nature of Earth's correlation wavefield: late coda of large earthquakes. Proc. R. Soc. A, 474: 20180082. doi: 10.1098/rspa.2018.0082

307 Furumura, T., & Kennett, B.L.N. (2018) Regional distance PL phase in the crustal waveguide - An analog to the teleseismic W phase in the uppermantle waveguide. J. Geophys. Res.: Solid Earth, 123, 4007-4024; doi: 10.1029/2018JB015717

308 Kennett, B.L.N., & Sippl, C. (2018) Lithospheric discontinuities in central Australia, Tectonophysics, 744, 10-22; doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2018.06.008

309 Kennett B.L.N., & Pham, T.-S. (2018) Evolution of the correlation wavefield extracted from seismic event coda, Phys. Earth Planet. Inter., 282, 100-109; doi: 10.1016/j.pepi.2018.07.004

310 Saygin, E., & Kennett, B.L.N. (2019) Retrieval of interstation local body waves from teleseismic coda correlations. J. Geophys. Res.: Solid Earth, 124, 2957-2969; doi: 10.1029/2018JB016837

311 Kennett, B.L.N., Chopping, R., & Blewett R.S. (2019) Preview of The Australian continent: a geophysical synthesis, Preview, 199, 39-48, doi: 10.1080/14432471.2019.1599153

312 Qashqai, T.M., Saygin E., & Kennett B.L.N. (2019) Crustal imaging with Bayesian inversion of teleseismic P-wave coda autocorrelation, J. Geophys. Res.: Solid Earth, 124, 5888-5906; doi: 10.1029/2018JB017055

313 Kennett B.L.N., & Furumura T. (2019) Significant P wave conversions from upgoing S waves generated by very deep earthquakes around Japan, Prog. Earth Planet. Sci., 6:49; doi:10.1186/s40645-019-0292-z

314 Furumura T. & Kennett B.L.N. (2019) The significance of long-period ground motion at regional to teleseismic distances from the 610 km deep Mw8.3 Sea of Okhotsk earthquake of 24 May 2013, J. Geophys. Res.: Solid Earth, 124, 9075-9094; doi: 10.1029/2019JB018147

315 Kennett B.L.N. (2019) Areal parameter estimates from multiple datasets. Proc. R. Soc. A, 475, 20190352; doi: 10.1098/rspa.2019.0352

316 Heinson G., Kennett B. & Reading A. (2019) ANSIR: National research facility for earth sounding, Preview, 203, 19-20, doi: 10.1080/14432471.2019.1695327

317 Kennett B.L.N. & Davies D.R. (2020) Intra-plate volcanism in North Queensland and eastern New Guinea: A cryptic mantle plume?, Gondwana Research, 79, 209-216; doi: 10.1016/

318 Furumura T. & Kennett B.L.N. (2020) Propagation of distinct Love-wave pulses from regional to teleseismic distances in continental and oceanic environments, Geophys. J. Int., 221, 665-682; doi: 10.1093/gji/ggaa028

319 Sun W. & Kennett B.L.N., (2020) Common-reflection-point-based prestack depth migration for imaging lithosphere in Python: Application to the dense Warramunga array in northern Australia, Seism. Res. Lett., 91, 2890-2899; doi: 10.1785/0220200078.

320 Kennett B.L.N., (2020) Radial Earth models revisited, Geophys. J. Int., 222, 2189-2204; doi: 10.1093/gji/ggaa298

321 Kennett B.L.N., (2020) Towards constitutive equations for the deep Earth II: Shear properties under pressure, Phys. Earth Planet. Inter, 307, 106558; doi: 10.1016/j.pepi.2020.106558

322 Kennett B.L.N. & Liang S., (2020) The transition from the Thomson Orogen to the North Australian Craton from seismic data. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 67, ; doi: 10.1080/08120099.2021.1837955

323 Liang S. & Kennett B.L.N. (2020) Passive seismic imaging of a craton edge - Central Australia, Tectonophysics, 797, 228662. doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2020.228662

324 Kennett B.L.N. (2020) Unveiling a continent, Astronomy & Geophysics, 61, 6.34-6.40.


P1 Kennett, B., Gorbatov, A., & Fishwick, S. (2018) Intraplate seismic events off Sumatra: 3-D source evolution, EarthArXiv, doi: 10.31223/

P2 Kennett B., (2019) Areal parameter estimates from multiple datasets, EarthArXiv, doi: 10.31223/


B1 Kennett, B. (2019) Emeritus Professor Brian Kennett AO, Preview, 2019:199, 14-16; doi: 10.1080/14432471.2019.1607987


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