Institut für Geophysik
Prof. Dr. Christine Thomas

Corrensstraße 24 48149 Münster

Tel: +49 251 83-33591
Fax: +49 251 83-36100


Publications since 2009

A hot mid-mantle anomaly in the area of the Indian Ocean Geoid Low
Reiß, A. S., C. Thomas, J. van Driel, B. Heyn
Geophysical Research Letters, 44, 2017
Doi: 10.1002/2017GL073440,2017
Micropolar modelling of rotational waves in seismology
Abreu, R., J. Kamm and A.-S. Reiß
Geophysical Journal International, 210, 1021-1046, 2017
Doi: 10.1093/gji/ggx211
Transparent anisotropy for the relaxed micromorphic model: macroscoic consistency conditions and long wave lenght asymptotics
Barbagallo, G., M. V. d'Agostino, R. Abreu, I.-D. Ghiba, A. Madeo and P. Neff
International Journal of Solids and Structures, 2017
Real wave propagation in the isotropic micromorphic model
Neff, P., A. Madeo, G. Barbagallo M.V. d'Agostino, R. Abreu and I.-D. Ghiba
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. A. , 2017
Effect of observed micropolar motions on wave propagation in deep Earth minerals
Abreu, R., C. Thomas, S. Durand
Phys. Earth Planet. Int., 2017
Seismic scattering and absorption mapping from intermediate depth earthquakes reveals complex tectonic interactions acting in the Vrancea region and surroundings (Romania)
Borleanu, F., L. De Siena, C. Thomas, M. Popa, M. Radulian
Tectonophysics, 2017  
The differential warming response of Britain's rivers
Jonkers, A.R.T., J. J. Sharkey
PLoS One. 2016 Nov 10;11(11):e0166247. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0166247
Seismic evidence for a change in the large scale tomographic pattern across the D"layer
Durand, S., E. Debayle, Y. Ricard and S. Lambotte
Geophys. Res. Lett., 43 (15), 7928-7936
Compositional layering within the lare low shear-wave velociy provinces in the lower mantle
Ballmer, M., L. Schumacher, V. Lekic., C. Thomas, G. Ito
Geochem., Geophys., Geosys.,  2016
Doi: 10.1002/2016GC006605
The emergence and evolution of Santa Maria Island (Azores) - the conundrum of uplifted islands revisited
Ramalho, R.S., G. Helffrich, J. Madeira, M. Cosca, C. Thomas, R. Quartau, A. Hipolito, A. Rovere, S.P. Avila
GSA Bulletin, 2016
Doi: 10.1130/B31538.1;
Detecting lower mantle slabs beneath Asia and the Aleutians
Schumacher, L., C. Thomas
Geophys. J. Int., 2016
On the frequency dependence and spatial coherence of PKP precursor amplitudes
Mancinelli, N., P. M. Shearer, C. Thomas
J. Geophys. Res., 2016
DOI: 10.1002/2015JB012768
Seismic scattering and absorption mapping of debris flows, feeding paths, and tectonic units at Mount St. Helens volcano
De Siena, L., M. Calvet, K. J. Watson, A.R.T. Jonkers, C. Thomas
Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 442, 2016, p. 21 - 31
DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2016.02.026
Investigation of core-mantle boundary topography and lowermost mantle with P4KP waves
Schlaphorst, D., C. Thomas, R. Holme, R. Abreu
Geophys. J. Int.  204, 2016, S. 1060 - 1071
Doi: 10.1093/gji/ggv496
Seismic Q estimates in Umbria Marche (Central Italy): hints for the retrieval of a new attenuation law for seismic risk
Pisconti, A., E. Del Pezzo, F. Bianco, et al.
Geophysical Journal International, 21, 2015, S. 1370 - 1382
Doi: 10.1093/gji/ggv055
Imaging Canary Island hotspot material beneath the lothosphere  of Morocco and Southern Spain
Miller, M.S., L. O'Driscoll, A.J. Butcher, C. Thomas
EPSL, 431, 2015, p. 186-194
Doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2015.09.026
Probing the core-mantle boundary beneath Europe and Western Eurasia: a detailed study usig PcP
Gassner, A., C. Thomas, F. Krüger, M. Weber
Phys. Earth Planet. Int., Vol. 246. 2015. p. 9 - 24
Doi: 10.1016/j.pepi2015.06.007
PKP precursors: implications for global scattering
Waszek, L., C. Thomas, A. Deuss
Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol. 42. 2015. p. 3829 - 3838
Doi: 10.1002/2015GL063869
The complex-step-finite-difference method
Abreu, R., D. Stich, J. Morales
Geophys. J. Int., 202, 2015, p. 72 - 93
Doi: 10.1093/gji/ggv125
The 3 D attenuation structure of Deception Island (Antarctica)
J. Prudencio, L. De Siena, J. M. Ibánez, E. Del Pezzo, A. García-Yeguas, A. Diaz-Moreno
Surveys in Geophysics, 2015
Doi: 10.1007/s10712-015-9322-6
On the difficulties of detecting PP precursors
Lessing, S., C. Thomas, M. Saki, N. Schmerr., E. Vanacore
Geophys. J. Int. 2015,
Doi: 10.1093/gji/ggv105
Topography of upper mantle seismic discontinuities beneath the North Atlantic: the Azores, Canary and Cape Verde plumes
Saki, M., C. Thomas, S. Nippress, S. Lessing
Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Doi: 10.1016/J.EPSL.2014.10.052
Imaging the D"reflector with noise correlations
Piero Poli, C. Thomas, M. Campillo, H. A. Pedersen
Geophysical Research Letters
Doi: 10.1002/2014GL062198
D"observations in the Pacific from PLUME Ocean Bottom Seismometer recordings
C. Thomas, G. Laske
Geophysical Journal International
Doi: 10.1093/gji/ggu441
Seismic detection of post-perovskite inside the Earth
Cobden, L., Ch. Thomas, J. Trampert
In: The Earth's heterogeneous mantle, ed.: F. Deschamps, Springer 2014
Attenuation and scattering tomography of the deep plumbing system of Mount St. Helens
De Siena, L., C. Thomas,  G. P. Waite, S. C. Moran, and S. Klemme,
Journal of Geophysical Research
Doi: 10.1002/2014JBO11372
Multiple-frequency tomography of the upper mantle beneath the African/Iberian collision zone
Bonnin, M., G. Nolet, A. Villasenor, J. Gallart, C. Thomas
Geophys. J. Int.,198, 2014, p. 1458 - 1473
Doi: 10.1093/gji/ggu214
Crustal and upper mantle structure beneath the western Atlas Mountains in SW Morocco derived from receiver functions
Spieker, K., I. Wölbern, C. Thomas, M. Harnafi, L. El Moudnib
Geophys. J. Int., 198, 2014, p. 1474 - 1485
Doi: 10.1093/gji/ggu216
Multiscale resolution attenuation tomography analysis (MuRAT): an imaging algorithm designed for volcanic regions
De Siena, L., R. Aster, Ch. Thomas
J. Volc. Geo. Res., 01. 2014
DOI: 10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2014.03.009
Seismic detection of post-perovskite inside the Earth
Cobden, L., C. Thomas, J. Trampert
In: The Earth's heterogeneous mantle, ed.: F. Deschamps, Springer 2014
Mantle transition zone structure beneath India and Western China from migration of pp and SS precursors.
Lessing, S., Ch. Thomas, S. Rost, L. Cobden, D. Dobson
Geophy. J. Int., 197, 2014, 396-413
Doi: 10.1093/gji/ggt511
Seismic energy envelopes in volcanic media: in need of boundary condition
De Siena, L. E. Del Pezzo, C. Thomas, A. Curtis, L. Margerin
Geophys. J. Int., Vol. 195 (2), 2013, S. 1102 - 1119
Doi 10.1093/gji/ggt273
The origin of D"reflections: a systematic study of seismic array datasets
Cobden, LJ, C. Thomas
Geophys. J. Int. , Vol. 194, 2013, S. 1091-1118
Doi: 10.1093/gij/ggt152
Influence of station topography and Moho depth on the mislocation vectors for the Kyrgyz Broadband Seismic Network
Jacobeit, E., C. Thomas, F. Vernon
Geophys. J. Int., Vol. 193, 2013, S. 949 - 959
Doi: 10.1093/gji/ggt014
Geology, geochemistry, and geophysics of the moon: status of current understanding
Jaumann, J., ... S. Hempel et al.
Planetary and space science, Vol. 74, 2012, p. 15 - 41
Doi: 10.1016/j.pss2012.08.019
Uncertainty of Apollo deep moonquake locations and implications for future network designs
S. Hempel, M. Knapmeyer, A.R.T. Jonkers, J. Oberst
Icarus, Vol. 220, 2012,  p. 971 - 980
Doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2012.06.026
Seismic and mineralogical structures of the lower mantle from probabilistic tomography
Mosca, I.,  L. Cobden, A. Deuss, J. Ritsema, J. Trampert
Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 117, 2012,  B06304
Doi: 10.1029/2011JB008851
The primitive nature of large low shear-wave velocity provinces
Deschamps, F., L. Cobden, P.J.  Tackley
Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Vol. 349 - 350, 2012,  p. 198 - 208
Rhodoliths uniformitarianism, and Darwin: Pleistocene and recent carbonate deposits in the Cape Verde and Canary archipelagos
Markes, E. ...  Ricardo S. Ramalho et. al
Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, Vol. 329-330, 2012, p. 83 - 100
On the likehood of post-perovskite near the core-mantle boundary: a statistical interpretation of seismic observations
Cobden, L., I. Mosca, J. Trampert, J. Ritsema
Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors,Vol. 210-211, 2012, p. 31 - 35
DOI: 10.1016/j.pepi2012.08.007
Subducted Lithosphere Beneath the Kuriles from Migration of PP Precursors
N. Schmerr, C. Thomas
Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Vol. 311, 2011, p.101-111
Doi: 10.1016/j.epsl2011.09.002
Scattered P'P' waves observed at short distances
Earle, P.S., P.M. Shearer, S. Rost, C. Thomas
Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., Vol.101, 2011, p. 2843 - 2854
Doi: 10.1785/0120110157
Anisotropy as cause for polarity reversals of D"reflections
Thomas, C., James Wookey, John Brodholt, Thomas Fieseler
Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. , Vol. 307, 2011, S. 369 - 376
Doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2011.05.011
High resolution CMB imaging from migration of short-period core reflected phases
Rost, S., Ch. Thomas
Phys. Earth Planet. Int., Vol. 183, 2010, p. 143 - 150
Seismic attentuation imaging of Campi Flegrei: Evidence of gas reservoirs, hydrothermal basins, and feeding systems
  De Siena, L., E. Del Pezzo and F. Bianco
J. Geophys. Res., B, 115,  B09312, 2010
Doi: 10.1029/2009JB006938
Is the spin transition in Fe2+-bearing perovskite visible in seismology?
   Caracas, R., D. Mainprice and C. Thomas
Geophys. Res. Let., 37, 2010, L13309
High resolution CMB imaging from migration of short-period core reflected phases
   Rost, S. and C. Thomas
Phys. Earth Planet. Int., Vol. 183, 2010, S. 143 - 150
Doi: 10.1016/j.pepi.2010.04.005
Multiple resolution seismic attentuation imaging at Mt. Vesuvius
De Siena, L., E. Del Pezzo, F. Bianco and A. Tramelli
Phys. Earth Planet. Int., Vol. 173, 2009, p. 17 - 32,
Doi: 10.1016/j.pepi.2008.10.015
P-and S-wave reflectors in D"beneath South-East Asia
   Chaloner, J., C. Thomas and A. Rietbrock
Geophys. J. Int., Vol. 179, 2009, p.1080 - 1092
Doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2009.04328.x
Improving seismic resolution through array processing techniques
   Rost, S. and C. Thomas
Surveys in geophysics, Vol. 30, 2009,  271 - 299
Doi: 10.1007/s10712-009-9070-6
Probing two low velocity regions with PKP b-caustic amplitudes and scattering
   Thomas, C., J.-M. Kendall and G. Helffrich
Geophys. J. Int., Vol. 178, 2009, p. 503 - 512
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2009.04189.x
Mantle transition zone structure along a profile in the SW Pacific: thermal and compositional variations
    Thomas, C. and B. Billen
Geophys. J. Int., Vol. 176, 2009, p. 113 - 125


Former publications


Legal Disclosure | © 2008
Institut für Geophysik
Prof. Dr. Christine Thomas

Corrensstraße 24
· 48149 Münster

Tel: +49 251 83-33591 · Fax: +49 251 83-36100