Geophysics  /  Geoifisic

Sergei Lebedev - Mallet Assistant Professor of Seismology

Sergei Lebedev photo

   Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies
   Geophysics Section
   5 Merrion Square
   Dublin 2, Ireland
   Tel: +353-1-653-5147 x240
   Fax: +353-1-443-0575
   Email: sergei-at-cp.dias.ie

   Personal Homepage

   Publications

Photo by Matt Kavanagh, The Irish Times

The Group

Qualifications

2000   Ph.D., Geophysics, Princeton University
1991   M.Sc., Physics and Geophysics, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Research interests

• Development and application of methods for seismic imaging
  - Seismic tomography at regional and global scales, using surface and body waves
  - Waveform inversion
  - Seismic anisotropy
  - Broadband-array seismology

• Structure and evolution of the Earth’s crust and upper mantle
  - Dynamics of the lithosphere-asthenosphere system
  - Continental deformation
  - Deep mechanisms of continental tectonics and intra-plate volcanism
  - Structure and evolution of cratons
  - Dynamics and evolution of Tibet, E Asia, the Mediterranean, Europe, N America, southern Africa, New Zealand, other regions

• Integrated seismic, petro-physical and geodynamic numerical modelling and inversion
• Structure and seismicity of Ireland’s crust
• Natural resource assessment using passive seismic methods

Selected Recent Publications

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  • Schaeffer, A. J., S. Lebedev. Imaging the North American continent using waveform inversion of global and USArray data. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2014.05.014, 2014.
  • Becker, T. W., C. P. Conrad, A. J. Schaeffer, S. Lebedev. Origin of azimuthal seismic anisotropy in oceanic plates and mantle. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 401, 236–250, 2014.
  • Fry, B., F. Davey, D. Eberhart-Phillips, S. Lebedev. Depth variable crustal anisotropy, patterns of crustal weakness, and destructive earthquakes in Canterbury, New Zealand, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 392, 50–57, 2014.
  • Agius, M. R., S. Lebedev. Tibetan and Indian lithospheres in the upper mantle beneath Tibet: Evidence from broadband surface-wave dispersion. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 14, 4260–4281, 2013.
  • Schaeffer, A. J., S. Lebedev. Global shear-speed structure of the upper mantle and transition zone. Geophys. J. Int., 194, 417–449, 2013. [WINNER, GJI Student Author Award for best paper, 2013 (A. Schaeffer).]
  • Lebedev, S., J. M.-C. Adam, T. Meier. Mapping the Moho with seismic surface waves: A review, resolution analysis, and recommended inversion strategies. Invited Review, Tectonophysics, "Moho" special issue, 609, 377–394, 2013.
  • Tirel, C., J.-P. Brun, E. Burov, M.J.R. Wortel, S. Lebedev. A plate tectonics oddity: Caterpillar-walk exhumation of subducted continental crust. Geology, 41, 555–558, 2013.
  • Adam, J. M.-C., S. Lebedev.Azimuthal anisotropy beneath southern Africa, from very-broadband, surface-wave dispersion measurements. Geophys. J. Int., 191, 155-174, 2012. [WINNER, GJI Student Author Award for best paper, 2012 (J. Adam).]
  • Legendre, C., T. Meier, S. Lebedev, W. Friederich, L. Viereck-Goette. A shear-wave velocity model of the European upper mantle from automated inversion of seismic shear and surface waveforms. Geophys. J. Int., 191, 282-304, 2012.
  • Endrun, B., S. Lebedev, T. Meier, C. Tirel, W. Friederich. Complex layered deformation within the Aegean crust and mantle revealed by seismic anisotropy, Nature Geoscience,  4, 203-207, 2011.
  • Lebedev, S., J. Boonen, J. Trampert. Seismic structure of Precambrian lithosphere: New constraints from broadband surface-wave dispersion,  Lithos, Special Issue "Continental Lithospheric Mantle: the Petro-Geophysical Approach", 109, 96-111, 2009.
  • Deschamps, F., S. Lebedev, T. Meier, J. Trampert. Stratified seismic anisotropy reveals past and present deformation beneath the East-central United States, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 274, 489-498, 2008.
  • Lebedev, S., R. D. van der Hilst. Global upper-mantle tomography with the automated multimode inversion of surface and S-wave forms, Geophys. J. Int., 173, 505–518, 2008.
  • Lebedev, S., T. Meier, R. D. van der Hilst. Asthenospheric flow and origin of volcanism in the Baikal Rift area, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 249, 415--424, 2006.
  • Lebedev, S., G. Nolet, T. Meier, R. D. van der Hilst. Automated multimode inversion of surface and S waveforms, Geophys. J. Int. 162, 951--964, 2005.
  • Lebedev, S., G. Nolet. Upper mantle beneath Southeast Asia from S velocity tomography,  J. Geophys. Res., 108(B1), 2048, doi:10.1029/2000JB000073, 2003.
  • Lebedev, S., S. Chevrot, R. D. van der Hilst. Seismic evidence for olivine phase changes at the 410- and 660-kilometer discontinuities, Science, 296, 1300--1302, 2002.
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