Wenyuan Fan


I work with (current and past, +mentee/advisee) Jeff McGuire, Peter Shearer, Andy Barbour, Dan Bassett, Mark Behn, Sloan Coats, Elizabeth Cochran, Sarah Das, Catherine de Groot-hedlin, Marine Denolle, Julia Fiedler, Peter Gerstoft, Jianhua Gong+, Michael Hedlin, Yihe Huang, Chen Ji, Junle Jiang, Guoqing Lin, Xinyu Luo+, Zhitu Ma, Diego Melgar, Haoran Meng+, Nathan Miller, James Neely, Jing Ci Neo+, Ryo Okuwaki+, Lei Qin, Brandon Schmandt, Uri ten Brink, Dongdong Tian, Kang Wang, Ruijia Wang, Songqiao Wei, Doug Wiens.

We are always looking for students and postdocs, and there are co-advising/co-mentoring opportunities. Here is why you should come to Scripps for geophysics. Details regarding the SIO PhD application process can be found here.

  • Meng, H.+ and W. Fan, Prevalent seismic nucleation phases indicating a common cascading earthquake rupture growth trajectory, Submitted, 2020.

  • Okuwaki, R.+, W. Fan, M. Yamada, H. Osawa, and T.J. Wright, Multiple small scale landslides triggered by Typhoon Talas 2011, Submitted, 2020.

  1. Fan, W., A. J. Barbour, E. S. Cochran, and G. Lin, Charateristics of frequent dynamic triggering of microearthquakes in Southern California, J. Geophys. Res., doi: 10.1029/2020JB020820, 2020.

  2. Fan, W., J.J. McGuire, and P.M. Shearer, Abundant spontaneous and dynamically triggered submarine landslides in the Gulf of Mexico, Geophys. Res. Lett., doi: 10.1029/2020GL087213, 2020. PDF

  3. ten Brink, U., Y. Wei, W. Fan, J. Granjia-Bruna, and N. Miller, Mysterious tsunami in the Caribbean Sea following the 2010 Haiti earthquake possibly generated by dynamically triggered early aftershocks, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2020.116269, 2020. PDF

  4. Fan, W., J.J. McGuire, C. de Groot-Hedlin, M. A.H. Hedlin, S. Coats, and J. W. Fiedler, Stormquakes, Geophys. Res. Lett., doi: 10.1029/2019GL084217, 2019. PDF

  5. Neely, J. S., Y. Huang, and W. Fan, Earthquake rupture characteristics along a developing transform boundary, Geophys. J. Int., doi: 10.1093/gji/ggz357, 2019. PDF

  6. Fan, W., S. S. Wei, D. Tian, J.J. McGuire, and D. A. Wiens, Complex and diverse rupture processes of the 2018 Mw 8.2 and Mw 7.9 Tonga-Fiji deep earthquakes, Geophys. Res. Lett., doi: 10.1029/2018GL080997, 2019. PDF

  7. Fan, W., C. de Groot-Hedlin, M. A.H. Hedlin, and Z. Ma, Using surface waves recorded by a large mesh of three-element arrays to detect and locate disparate seismic sources, Geophys. J. Int.,doi: 10.1093/gji/ggy316, 2018. PDF

  8. Fan, W. and J. J. McGuire, Investigating microearthquake finite source attributes with IRIS Community Wavefield Demonstration Experiment in Oklahoma, Geophys. J. Int., doi: 10.1093/gji/ggy203, 2018. PDF

  9. Fan, W. and P. M. Shearer, Coherent seismic arrivals in the P‐wave coda of the 2012 Mw 7.2 Sumatra earthquake: water reverberations or an early aftershock?, J. Geophys. Res., doi: 10.1002/2018JB015573, 2018. PDF

  10. Fan, W., D. Bassett, J. Jiang, P. M. Shearer, and C. Ji, Rupture evolution of the 2006 Java tsunami earthquake and the possible role of splay faults, Tectonophysics, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2017.10.003, 2017. PDF

  11. Fan, W. and P. M. Shearer, Investigation of back-projection uncertainties with M6 earthquakes, J. Geophys. Res., doi: 10.1002/2017JB014495, 2017. PDF

  12. Fan, W. and P. M. Shearer, Local near instantaneously dynamically triggered aftershocks of large earthquakes, Science, 353, 1133-1136, doi: 10.1126/science.aag0013, 2016. PDF

  13. Fan, W., P. M. Shearer, C. Ji, and D. Bassett, Multiple branching rupture of the 2009 Tonga-Samoa earthquake, J. Geophys. Res, 121, doi: 10.1002/2016JB012945, 2016. PDF

  14. Mai PM, Schorlemmer D, Page M, Ampuero JP, Asano K, Causse M, Custodio S, Fan W, Festa G, Galis M, Gallovic F. et al., The earthquake‐source inversion validation (SIV) project. Seismol. Res. Lett., 87, no. 3, doi: 10.1785/0220150231, 2016. PDF

  15. Fan, W. and P. M. Shearer, Fault interactions and triggering during the 10 January 2012 Mw 7.2 Sumatra earthquake, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 1934–1942, doi: 10.1002/2016GL067785, 2016. PDF

  16. Melgar, D., W. Fan, S. Riquelme, J. Geng, C. Liang, M. Fuentes, G. Vargas, R. M. Allen, P. M. Shearer, and E. J. Fielding, Slip segmentation and slow rupture to the trench during the 2015, Mw8.3 Illapel, Chile earthquake, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 961–966, doi: 10.1002/2015GL067369, 2016. PDF

  17. Denolle, M. A., W. Fan, and P. M. Shearer, Dynamics of the 2015 M7.8 Nepal earthquake, Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, 7467-7475, doi: 10.1002/2015GL065336, 2015. PDF

  18. Fan, W. and P. M. Shearer, Detailed rupture imaging of the 25 April 2015 Nepal earthquake using teleseismic P waves, Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, 7467-7475, doi: 10.1002/2015GL064587, 2015. PDF

  19. Fan, W., Y.J. Chen, Y. Tang, S Zhou, Y. Feng, H. Yue, H. Wang, G. Jin, S. Wei, Y. Wang, Z. Gai, and J. Ning, Crust and Upper Mantle Velocity Structure of the eastern Tibetan Plateau and adjacent regions from Ambient Noise Tomography, Chinese J. Geophys., (in Chinese), 58(5),: 1568-1583, doi: 10.6038/cjg20150510, 2015. PDF

  20. Fan, W., P. M. Shearer, and P. Gerstoft, Kinematic earthquake rupture inversion in the frequency domain, Geophys. J. Int., 199, 1138-1160, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggu319, 2014. PDF

  21. Yue, H., Y. Chen, E. Sandvol, J. Ni, T. Hearn, S. Zhou, Y. Feng, Z. Ge, A. Trujillo, Y. Wang, G. Jin, M. Jiang, Y. Tang, X. Liang, S. Wei, H. Wang, W. Fan, and Z. Liu, Lithospheric and upper mantle structure of the northeastern Tibetan Plateau, J. Geophys. Res. 117, B05307, doi: 10.1029/2011JB008545, 2012. PDF

  22. Tang, Y., Y. Chen, H. Wang, S. Zhou, J. Ning, Y. Yang, Z. Ding, R. Liu, Y. Feng, P. Li, C. Yu, S. Wei, and W. Fan, Ambient noise tomography in north China craton, Chinese J. Geophys., (in Chinese), 54(8), 2011--2022, doi: 10.3969/j.issn.0001-5733.2011.08.008, 2011.

  23. Tang, X., W. Fan, Y. Feng., Y. Tang., Y. J. Chen, and L. Zhu, Phase velocity tomography of Rayleigh wave in Xinjiang from ambient noise, Chinese J. Geophys., (in Chinese), 54(8).: 2042-2049, doi: 10.3969/j.issn.0001-5733.2011.08.011, 2011.

  24. Jiang, M., S. Zhou, E. Sandvol, X. Chen, X. Liang, Y. Chen, and W. Fan, 3-D lithospheric structure beneath southern Tibet from Rayleigh-wave tomography with a 2-D seismic array, Geophys. J. Int. 185, 593-608, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2011.04979.x, 2011. PDF

  25. Wei, S., Y. Chen, E. Sandvol, S. Zhou, H. Yue, G. Jin, T. Hearn, M. Jiang, H. Wang, W. Fan, Z. Liu, Z. Ge, Y. Wang, Y. Feng, and J. Ni, Regional earthquakes in northern Tibetan Plateau: Implications for lithospheric strength in Tibet, Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L19307, doi: 10.1029/2010GL044800, 2010. PDF

  26. Tang, Y., Y. Feng, Y. Chen, S. Zhou, J. Ning, S. Wei, P. Li, C. Yu, and W. Fan, Receiver function analysis at Shanxi Rift, Chinese J. Geophys., (in Chinese) 53(9), 2102-2109, doi: 10.3969/j.issn.0001-5733.2010.09.010, 2010.