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B.L.N. Kennett

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Publications 1995-2004

Book contributions

B7.   Kennett B.L.N. (1995),
      Seismic Travel Times,
      Handbook of Geophysical Constants vol 1, 126-143, ed. T.J. Ahrens, American Geophysical Union

B8.   Kennett B.L.N. & van der Hilst, R.D. (1997),
      Seismic structure in the mantle - from subduction zone to craton,
      in The Earth's Mantle, Composition, Structure and Evolution, 381-404, ed. I. Jackson, Cambridge University Press

B9   van der Hilst R.D., Kennett B.L.N. & Shibutani T. (1998),
      Upper mantle structure beneath Australia from portable array deployments,
      in The Structure and Evolution of the Australian Continent, 39-58, Geodynamics Monograph 26,
      ed J. Braun et al, American Geophysical Union. abstract

B10   Kennett B.L.N. (2000),
      Chapter 11: Crust and Lithosphere from Seismic Observations,
      in Billion Year earth history of Australia and near-neighbours in Gondwanaland,
      ed J.J. Veevers, GEMOC Press, Sydney.

B11   Kennett B.L.N. (2003),
      Seismic Structure in the mantle beneath Australia,
      in The Evolution and Dynamics of the Australian Plate,
      Geological Societies of Australia and America. (Ed. D. Müller & R. Hillis). [PDF]

B12   Debayle E. & Kennett B.L.N. (2003),
      Surface wave studies of the Australian region,
      in The Evolution and Dynamics of the Australian Plate,
      Geological Societies of Australia and America, (Ed. D. Müller & R. Hillis). [PDF]

B13   Kennett B.L.N. (2003),
      85.10 Synthetic seismogram calculation using the reflectivity method, 1625-1626 (+ code on CD),
      Intermational Handbook of Earthquake and Engineering Seismology, Part B,
      eds. W.H.K. Lee, H. Kanamori, P.C. Jennings & C. Kisslinger, Academic Press. [PDF]

B14   Kennett B.L.N. (2004), Heterogeneity patterns in the mantle,
      State of the Planet: Frontiers and Challenges,
      eds. S. Sparks & C. Hawkesworth, Geophysical Monograph 150 and IUGG volume 19,
      American Geophysical Union/IUGG, 10.1029/150GM05. [PDF]

Articles in refereed journals

108. Kennett B.L.N., Engdahl E.R. & Buland R. (1995) Constraints on seismic velocities in the Earth from travel times, Geophys J Int, 122, 108-124.

109. Kennett B.L.N. (1995) Approximations for surface wave propagation in laterally varying media, Geophys J Int, 122, 470-478.

110. Dunne J., Beresford G. & Kennett B. (1995) Detailed elastic modelling to characterise noise contributions to seismic data from the Gippsland basin, Exploration Geophys, 26, 37-44.

111. Minty B. & Kennett B.L.N. (1995) Optimum channel combination for multichannel airborne gamma-ray spectrometry, Exploration Geophys, 26, 292-301.

112. Tong C. & Kennett B.L.N., (1995) Towards the identification of later seismic phases, Geophys J Int, 123, 948-958.

113. Billings S.D., Sambridge M.S. & Kennett B.L.N., (1995) Reply to comments by C. Lomnitz on "Errors in hypocentre location: picking, model and magnitude dependence", Bull. seism. Soc. Am., 85, 1529.

114. Kennett B.L.N. (1995), The underdetermined Earth, Proc Ind Acad Sci (Earth Planet Sci), 104, 539-553.

115. Kennett B.L.N. (1996) How does the shear wavespeed at the sea bed affect the marine seismic wavefield? Geophys J. Int., 124, 341-348.

116. Takenaka H., Kennett B.L.N. & Fujiwara H. (1996) Effect of 2-D topography on the 3-D seismic wavefield using a 2.5-dimensional discrete wavenumber - boundary integral equation method, Geophys. J. Int., 124, 741-755.

117. Montagner J.P & Kennett B.L.N., (1996) How to reconcile body-wave and normal-mode reference Earth models?, Geophys J Int., 125, 229-248.

118. Kennett B.L.N. (1996) Verifying a comprehensive test ban treaty, Pacific Research, 9, 33-35.

119. Takenaka H., Ohari M., Koketsu K. & Kennett B.L.N. (1996) An efficient approach to seismogram synthesis in a basin structure, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am, 86, 379-388.

120. Takenaka H. & Kennett B.L.N. (1996) A 2.5-D time domain elastodynamic equation for planewave incidence, Geophys. J. Int., 125, F5-F9.

121. Shibutani T., Sambridge M. & Kennett B. (1996) Genetic algorithm inversion for receiver functions with application to crust and uppermost mantle structure beneath Eastern Australia, Geophys. Res. Lett., 23, 1829-1832.

122. Dunne J.G., Beresford G. & Kennett B.L.N. (1996) Identifying and suppressing noise in seismic data from the Gippsland Basin (Australia), Leading Edge, 15, 993-1000.

123. Kennett B.L.N. & Gudmundsson O. (1996) Ellipticity corrections for seismic phases, Geophys J. Int., 127, 40-48.

124. Takenaka H. & Kennett B.L.N. (1996) A 2.5-D time domain elastodynamic equation for a general anisotropic medium, Geophys. J. Int., 127, F1-F4.

125. Tong C. & Kennett B.L.N. (1996) Automatic seismic event recognition and later phase identification for broad-band seismograms, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 86, 1896-1909.

126. Kennett B.L.N. & van der Hilst R.D. (1996) Using a synthetic continental array in Australia to study the Earth's interior, J. Phys. Earth, 44, 669-674.

127. Furumura T. & Kennett B.L.N. (1997) On the nature of regional seismic phases - II On the effect of crustal barriers, Geophys J. Int., 129, 221-234.

128. Spassov E., Kennett B.L.N. & Weekes J. (1997) Seismogenic zonation in SE Australia, Aust. J. Earth. Sci., 44, 527-534.

129. Kennett B.L.N. (1997) The mantle under Australia, AGSO J. Austral. Geol. Geophys., 17, 49-54.

130. Kennett B.L.N. (1998a) On the density distribution within the Earth, Geophys. J. Int., 132, 374-382. abstract

131. Furumura T., Kennett B.L.N. & Takenaka H. (1998) Parallel 3-D pseudospectral simulation of wave propagation by using a Connection machine and workstation-clusters, Geophysics, 63, 279-288.

132. Kennett B.L.N. (1998b) Guided waves in 3-dimensional structures, Geophys. J. Int., 133, 159-174. abstract

133. Kennett B.L.N., Widiyantoro S. & van der Hilst R.D. (1998) Joint Seismic Tomography for Bulk-Sound and Shear wavespeed in the Earth's Mantle, J. Geophys Res., 103, 12,469-12,493 abstract

134. Kennett B.L.N. & Sambridge M.S. (1998) Inversion for multiple parameter classes, Geophys. J. Int., 134, 304-306 abstract

135. Furumura M., Kennett B.L.N. & Furumura, T. (1998) Anomalous surface waves associated with deep earthquakes, generated at an ocean ridge, Geophys. J. Int., 134, 663-674.

136. Minty B., McFadden P. & Kennett B. (1998) Multichannel processing for airborne gamma-ray spectroscopy, Geophysics, 63, 1971-1985.

137. Furumura T., Kennett B.L.N. & Furumura M. (1998) Synthetic seismograms for a laterally heterogeneous whole earth models by the pseudospectral method, Geophys. J. Int., 135, 845-860. abstract

138. Furumura T. & Kennett B.L.N. (1998) On the nature of regional seismic phases - III The influence of crustal heterogeneity on the wavefield for subduction earthquakes: the 1985 Michoacan and 1995 Copala, Guerrero, Mexico earthquakes, Geophys J. Int., 135, 1060-1084. abstract

139. Widiyantoro S., Kennett B.L.N. & van der Hilst R.D. (1998) Extending S wave tomography in the lower mantle using S and SKS arrival-time data, Earth, Planets & Space, 50, 999-1012. abstract

140. Kennett B.L.N. & Widiyantoro S., (1999) A low seismic wavespeed anomaly beneath northwestern India - a seismic signature of the Deccan plume?, Earth Planet Sci Lett., 165, 145-155. abstract

141. Leonard M. & Kennett B.L.N. (1999) Multi-component autoregressive techniques for the analysis of seismograms, Phys. Earth Planet. Inter., 113, 247-363. abstract

142. Widiyantoro S., Kennett B.L.N. & van der Hilst R.D. (1999) Seismic tomography with P and S data reveals lateral variation in the rigidity of deep slabs, Earth Planet Sci Lett, 173, 91-100. abstract

143. Furumura M., Kennett B.L.N. & Furumura T. (1999) Seismic wavefield calculation for laterally heterogeneous Earth models II - the effect of upper mantle heterogeneity, Geophys. J. Int., 138, 623-644.

144. Spassov E. & Kennett B.L.N. (2000), Stress and faulting in southeast Australia as derived from the strongest earthquakes in the region, J. Asian Earth Sci, 18 , 17-23

145. Dunne J.C., Beresford G. & Kennett B.L.N. (2000), Guidelines for building a detailed elastic depth model, Geophysics, 65, 35-45.

146. Sato T. & Kennett B.L.N. (2000), Two-dimensional refraction inversion by progressive model development, Geophys. J. Int., 140, 543-558. [PDF]

147. Kennett B.L.N. (2000), Stacking 3-component seismograms, Geophys. J. Int., 141, 263-269. [PDF]

148. Bai C-Y & Kennett B.L.N. (2000), Automatic phase-picking and identification by full use of a single three-component broadband seismogram, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 90, 187-198. [PDF]

149. Widiyantoro S., Gorbatov A., Kennett B.L.N. & Fukao Y. (2000), Improving global shear-wave delay-time tomography using three-dimensional ray tracing and iterative inversion, Geophys. J. Int., 141, 747-758. [PDF]

150. Clitheroe G., Gudmundsson O. & Kennett B.L.N. (2000), The crustal thickness of Australia, J. Geophys Res, 105, 13,697-13,713. [PDF]

151. Kaiho Y. & Kennett B.L.N. (2000), Three-dimensional seismic structure beneath the Australasian region from refracted wave observations, Geophys J. Int., 142, 651-668. [PDF]

152 Kennett B.L.N., Marson-Pidgeon K. & Sambridge M. (2000), Seismic source characterization using a Neighbourhood Algorithm, Geophys. Res. Lett., 27, 3401-3404. [PDF]

153. Marson-Pidgeon K. & Kennett B.L.N. (2000), Flexible computation of teleseismic synthetics for source and structural studies, Geophys. J. Int., 143, 689-699. [PDF]

154. Debayle E. & Kennett B.L.N. (2000), The Australian continental upper mantle - structure and deformation inferred from surface waves, J. Geophys. Res., 105, 25,423-25,450. [PDF]

155. Clitheroe G., Gudmundsson O. & Kennett B.L.N. (2000), Sedimentary and upper-crustal structure of Australia from receiver functions, Aust. J. Earth Sci., 47, 209-216. [PDF]

156 Marson-Pidgeon K., Kennett B.L.N. & Sambridge M.S. (2000), Inversion for source depth and mechanism at teleseismic distances using a Neighbourhood Algorithm, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 90, 1369-1383. [PDF]

157.* Debayle E. & Kennett B.L.N. (2000), Anisotropy in the Australian upper mantle from Love and Rayleigh wave inversion, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 184, 339-351. [PDF]

158. Ringdal F. & Kennett B.L.N. (2001), Introduction ( Special Issue on Monitoring the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty: Source location), Pageoph, 158, 3-5.

159. Kennett B.L.N. & Ringdal F., (2001), Locating seismic events in a CTBT context, Pageoph, 158, 7-18. [PDF]

160. Sambridge M.S. & Kennett B.L.N. (2001), Seismic event location: nonlinear inversion using a neighbourhood algorithm, Pageoph, 158, 241-237. [PDF]

161. Bai C-Y & Kennett B.L.N. (2001), Phase identification and attribute analysis of broadband seismograms at far-regional distances, J. Seismology,5 217-231.

162. Kennett B.L.N. (2001), Representations of seismicity, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst.,2 Paper number 2000GC00140 [3176 words, 10 figures] - electronic publication [PDF]

163. Furumura T. & Kennett B.L.N. (2001), Variations in regional phase propagation in the region around Japan, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 91, 668-682. [PDF]

164. Kennett B.L.N. & Furumura T. (2001), Regional phases in continental and oceanic environments, Geophys J. Int., 146, 562-568. [PDF]

165 Yoshizawa K & Kennett B.L.N. (2002a), Nonlinear waveform inversion for surface waves with a neighbourhood algorithm -- application to multi-mode dispersion measurements, Geophys. J. Int. 149, 118-133. [PDF]

166 Yoshizawa K. & Kennett B.L.N. (2002b), Determination of the influence zone for surface waves, Geophys. J. Int., 149, 440-453. [PDF]

167 Kennett B.L.N. & Yoshizawa K. (2002), A reappraisal of regional surface wave tomography, Geophys. J. Int., 150, 37-44. [PDF]

168 Cheng H-X & Kennett B.L.N. (2002), Frequency dependence of seismic wave attenuation in the upper mantle beneath the Australian region, Geophys. J. Int., 150, 45-57. [PDF]

169 Bannister S. & Kennett B.L.N. (2002), Seismic activity in the Transantarctic Mountains - results from a broadband array deployment, Terra Antartica, 9, 41-46.

170 Kennett B.L.N. & Furumura T. (2002), The influence of 3-D structure on the propagation of seismic waves away from earthquakes, Pageoph, 159, 2113-2131. [PDF]

171 Hong T-K & Kennett B.L.N. (2002a), A wavelet-based method for the simulation of two-dimensional elastic wave propagation, Geophys. J. Int., 150, 610-638. [PDF]

172 Hong T-K & Kennett B.L.N. (2002b), On a wavelet based method for the numerical simulation of wave propagation, J. Comp. Phys., 183, 577-622. [PDF]

173 Furumura T., Kennett B.L.N. & Koketsu K. (2003), Visualization of 3-D wave propagation from the 2000 Tottori-Ken Seibu, Japan earthquake: observation and numerical simulation, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 93, 870-881. [PDF]

174 Hong T-K. & Kennett B.L.N. (2003), Scattering attenuation of 2-D elastic waves: theory and numerical modelling using a wavelet-based method, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 93, 922-938. [PDF]

175. Gorbatov, A. & Kennett B.L.N. (2003), Joint bulk-sound and shear tomography for Western Pacific subduction zones, Earth Planet Sci Lett, 210, 527-543. [PDF]

176. Reading A.M. , Kennett B.L.N. & Dentith M.C. (2003), The seismic structure of the Yilgarn Craton, Western Australia, Aust J. Earth Sci., 50, 427-438. [PDF]

177. Reading A.M. & Kennett B.L.N. (2003), Lithospheric structure of the Pilbara Craton, Capricorn Orogen and northern Yilgarn craton , Western Australia, from teleseismic receiver functions, Aust J. Earth Sci., 50, 439-445. [PDF]

178. Hong, T.-K. & Kennett, B.L.N. (2003), Modelling of seismic waves in heterogeneous media using a wavelet-based method: application to fault and subduction zones, Geophys. J. Int., 154, 483-498. [PDF]

179. Zhao C.-P., Kennett B.L.N. & Furumura T. (2003), Contrasts in regional seismic wave propagation to station WMQ in central Asia, Geophys. J. Int., 155, 44-56. [PDF]

180. Kennett B.L.N., Brown D.J., Sambridge M. & Tarlowski, C.. (2003), Signal parameter estimation for sparse arrays, Bull Seism Soc Am, 93, 1765-1772. [PDF]

181. Bannister S., Yu J., Leitner B. & Kennett B.L.N. (2003), Variations in crustal structure across the transition from West to East Antarctica, Southern Victoria Land, Geophys. J. Int., 155, 870-884. [PDF]

182. Reading A., Kennett B. & Sambridge M. (2003), Improved inversion for seismic structure using transformed S-wavevector receiver functions: removing the effect of the free surface, Geophys. Res. Lett., 30(19) 1981 doi: 10.1029/2003GL018090. [PDF]

183 Takenaka H., Tanaka H., Okamoto T. & Kennett B.L.N. (2003), Quasi-cylindrical 2.5D modeling for large-scale seismic surveys, Geophys. Res. Lett., 30(21), 2086, doi: 10.1029/2003GL018068. [PDF]

184 Yoshizawa K. & Kennett B.L.N. (2004), Multi-mode surface wave tomography for the Australian region using a 3-stage approach incorporating finite frequency effects, J. Geophys. Res., 109, B02310, doi:10.1029/2002JB002254 [PDF]

185. Rawlinson N. & Kennett B.L.N. (2004), Rapid estimation of relative and absolute delay times across a network by adaptive stacking, Geophys. J. Int., 157, 332-340. [PDF]

186. Kennett B.L.N. & Gorbatov, A. (2004), Seismic heterogeneity in the mantle - Strong shear wave signature of slabs, Phys. Earth. Planet. Inter., 146, 88-100. [PDF]

187. Kennett B.L.N. (2004), Consistency regions in nonlinear inversion, Geophys. J. Int., 157, 583-588. [PDF]

188. Hong T.-K., Kennett B.L.N. & R.-S. Wu (2004), Effects of the density perturbation in scattering, Geophys. Res. Lett., 31(13), L13602, doi:10.1029/2004GL019933. [PDF]

189. Miller M.S., Kennett B.L.N. & Lister G.S. (2004), Imaging changes in morphology, geometry and physical properties of the subducting Pacific plate along the Izu-Bonin-Mariana arc, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 224, 363-370. [PDF]

190. Poupinet G. & Kennett B.L.N. (2004), On the observation of high frequency PKiKP and its coda in Australia, Phys. Earth. Planet. Inter., 146, 497-511. [PDF]

191. Kennett B.L.N., Fishwick S., Reading A.M. & Rawlinson N. (2004) Contrasts in mantle structure beneath Australia: relation to Tasman Lines?, Aust. J. Earth Sci., 51, 563-569. [PDF]

192 Hong T.-K. & Kennett B.L.N. (2004), Scattering of elastic waves in media with a random distribution of fluid-filled cavities: theory and numerical modeling, Geophys. J. Int., 159, 961-977. [PDF]

193 Kennett B.L.N., Fishwick S. & Heintz M. (2004) Lithospheric structure in the Australian region - a synthesis of surface wave and body wave studies, Exploration Geophysics, 35, 242-250. [PDF]

194 Debayle E., Kennett B. & Priestley K. (2005) Global azimuthal seismic anisotropy: the unique plate-motion deformation of Australia, Nature, 433, 509-512. [PDF]

195. Hong T.-K., Wu R.-S. & Kennett B.L.N. (2005) Stochastic features of scattering, Phys. Earth. Planet. Inter., 148, 131-148. [PDF]

196. Fishwick S., Kennett B.L.N. & Reading A.M. (2005) Contrasts in lithospheric structure within the Australian Craton, Earth Planet Sci. Lett., 231, 163-176. [PDF]

197. Tokoyuni G, Takenaka H., Wang Y. & Kennett B.L.N. (2005) Quasi-spherical approach for seismic wave modeling in a 2D slice of a global Earth model with lateral heterogeneity, Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, L09305, doi:10.1029/2004GL022180. [PDF]

198. Miller M.S., Gorbatov A. & Kennett B.L.N. (2005) Heterogeneity within the subducting Pacific plate beneath the Izu-Bonin-Mariana arc: evidence from tomography using 3D ray-tracing inversion techniques, Earth Planet Sci. Lett., 235, 331-342. [PDF]

199. Heintz M. & Kennett B.L.N. (2005) Continental scale shear-wave splitting analysis: Investigation of seismic anisotropy underneath the Australian continent, Earth Planet Sci. Lett., 236, 106-119. [PDF]

200. Yoshizawa K & Kennett B.L.N. (2005) Sensitivity kernels for finite frequency surface waves, Geophys. J. Int., 162, 910-926. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2005.02679.x. [PDF]

201. Furumura T & Kennett B.L.N. (2005) Subduction zone guided waves and the heterogeneity structure of the subducted plate, J. Geophys. Res., 110(B10), B10302, doi:10.129/2004JB003486. [PDF]

202. Kennett B.L.N. & Cummins P.R. (2005) Relationship of the seismic source and subduction zone structure for the 2004 Dec 26 Sumatra-Andaman Earthquake, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 239, 1-8. [PDF]

203. Rawlinson N., Reading A.M. & Kennett B.L.N. (2006) Lithospheric structure of Tasmania from teleseismic tomography: implications for Phanerozoic evolution of Eastern Australia, J. Geophys. Res., 111, B02301, doi:10.129/2005JB003803. [PDF]

204. Miller M.S., Kennett B.L.N. & Toy V. (2006) Spatial and temporal evolution of the subducting Pacific plate structure along the western Pacific margin, J. Geophys. Res., 111, B02401, doi:10.129/2005JB003705. [PDF]

205. Miller, M.S., Kennett, B.L.N., Gorbatov A. (2006), Morphology of the distorted subducted Pacific slab beneath the Hokkaido corner, Phys. Earth Planet. Inter., 156, 1-11. [PDF]

206. Miller, M.S., Kennett, B.L.N. (2006), Evolution of mantle structure beneath the Northwest Pacific: evidence from seismic tomography and paleogeographic reconstructions, Tectonics, 25, TC4002, doi: 10.1029/2005TC001909. [PDF]

207. Miller M. S., A. Gorbatov, B. L. N. Kennett (2006), Three-dimensional visualization of a near-vertical slab tear beneath the southern Mariana arc, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 7, Q06012, doi:10.1029/2005GC001110 [PDF].

208. Rawlinson N., Kennett B.L.N. & Heintz M. (2006), Insights into the structure of the upper mantle beneath the Murray Basin from 3-D teleseismic tomography, Aust. J. Earth. Sci., 53, 595-604. [PDF]

209. Heintz M. & Kennett B.L.N. (2006), The apparently isotropic Australian upper mantle Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L15319. [PDF]

210. Kennett B.L.N. (2006a), Nonlinear methods for seismic event location in a global context, Phys. Earth Planet. Inter., 158, 46-54. [PDF]

211. Kennett B.L.N. (2006b), On seismological reference models and the perceived nature of heterogeneity, Phys. Earth Planet. Inter., 159, 129-139. [PDF]

212. Kennett B.L.N. (2006c), Developments in passive seismic techniques through the ANSIR National Research Facility, Expl. Geophys., 37, 278-285. [PDF]

213. Goleby B.R., Blewett R.S., Fomin T., Fishwick S., Reading A.M., Henson P.A., Kennett B.L.N., Champion D.C., Jones L., Drummond B.J., & Nicoll M. (2006), An integrated multi-scale 3D seismic model of the Archaean Yilgarn Craton, Tectonophysics,420, 75-90. [PDF]

Conference Proceedings 2000-

C7. Furumura T. & Kennett B.L.N. (1998), On the nature of destructive strong ground motion in Mexico City from regional subduction earthquakes,
in The effects of surface geology on seismic motion: recent progress and new horizon on ESG study, vol 2, ed K. Irikura et al., A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam.

C8. Kennett B.L.N. & Furumura T, (2001), Propagation of seismic waves away from earthquakes,
in 2nd ACES Workshop Proceedings, ed. M. Matsu’ura,N. Nakajima, P. Mora, APEC Cooperation for Earthquake Simulation, Brisbane.