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Kyungjae Im, Jean-Philippe Avouac, (2022). "Linear stability analysis of the condition for vibration during frictional slip". Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, Volume 167, 104993, ISSN 0022-5096. [PDF]

Elias R Heimisson, Jonathan D Smith, Jean-Philippe Avouac, Stephen J Bourne, Coulomb threshold rate-and-state model for fault reactivation: application to induced seismicity at Groningen, Geophysical Journal International, Volume 228, Issue 3, March 2022, Pages 2061-2072, [PDF]


Im, K. & Avouac, J.P., (2021). On the role of thermal stress and fluid pressure in triggering seismic and aseismic faulting at the Brawley Geothermal Field, California, Geothermics, 97. [PDF]

Li, B. Q., Khoshmanesh, M., & Avouac, J.-P. (2021). Surface deformation and seismicity induced by poroelastic stress at the Raft River geothermal field, Idaho, USA. Geophysical Research Letters, 48, e2021GL095108. [PDF]

Im, Kyungjae and Avouac, Jean-Philippe (2021). Tectonic tremor as friction-induced inertial vibration. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 576 . Art. No. 117238. ISSN 0012-821X. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2021.117238.[PDF]

Avouac, J-P, Vrain, M., Kim, T., Smith, J., Ader, T., Ross, Z., Saarno, T.,  (2021) A Convolution Model for Earthquake Forecasting Derived from Seismicity Recorded During the ST1 Geothermal Project on Otaniemi Campus, Finland, Proceedings World Geothermal Congress. [PDF]

V L Stevens, J-P Avouac (2021). On the relationship between strain rate and seismicity in the India-Asia collision zone: implications for probabilistic seismic hazard, Geophysical Journal International, Volume 226, Issue 1, July 2021, Pages 220-245,[PDF]


Im, K., Avouac, JP., Heimisson, E.R. et al. Ridgecrest aftershocks at Coso suppressed by thermal destressing. Nature 595, 70–74 (2021). [PDF]

Dal Zilio, Luca and Ruh, Jonas and Avouac, Jean-Philippe (2020). Structural Evolution of Orogenic Wedges: Interplay Between Erosion and Weak Decollements. Tectonics, 39 (10). Art. No. e2020TC006210. ISSN 0278-7407.[PDF]

Liu-Zeng, J. and Zhang, Z. and Rollins, C. et al. (2020). Postseismic Deformation Following the 2015 M_w7.8 Gorkha (Nepal) Earthquake: New GPS Data, Kinematic and Dynamic Models, and the Roles of Afterslip and Viscoelastic Relaxation. Journal of Geophysical Research. Solid Earth, 125 (9). Art. No. e2020JB019852. ISSN 2169-9313.[PDF]

Dal Zilio, Luca and Lapusta, Nadia and Avouac, Jean-Philippe (2020) Unraveling scaling properties of slow-slip events. Geophysical Research Letters, 47 (10). Art. No. e2020GL087477. ISSN 0094-8276.[PDF]

Chanard, Kristel and Metois, Marianne and Rebischung, Paul et al. (2020) A warning against over-interpretation of seasonal signals measured by the Global Navigation Satellite System. Nature Communications, 11 . Art. No. 1375. ISSN 2041-1723. PMCID PMC7070017.[PDF]

Heimisson, E. R., & Avouac, J.-P.(2020). Analytical prediction of seismicity rate due to tides and other oscillating stresses. Geophysical Research Letters, 47, e2020GL090827. [PDF]

Aati, S.; Avouac, J.-P. Optimization of Optical Image Geometric Modeling, Application to Topography Extraction and Topographic Change Measurements Using PlanetScope and SkySat Imagery. Remote Sens. 2020, 12, 3418. [PDF]

Im, K., Saffer, D., Marone, C. et al. Slip-rate-dependent friction as a universal mechanism for slow slip events. Nat. Geosci. (2020). [PDF]

Chen, Kejie and Avouac, Jean-Philippe and Aati, Saif et al. (2020) Cascading and pulse-like ruptures during the 2019 Ridgecrest earthquakes in the Eastern California Shear Zone. Nature Communications, 11 . Art. No. 22. ISSN 2041-1723. PMCID PMC6946662. [PDF]

Roback, K. P. and Runyon, K. D. and Avouac, J. P. (2020) Craters as sand traps: Dynamics, history, and morphology of modern sand transport in an active Martian dune field. Icarus, 342 . Art. No. 113642. ISSN 0019-1035. [PDF]

Tal, Yuval and Goebel, Thomas and Avouac, Jean-Philippe (2020) Experimental and modeling study of the effect of fault roughness on dynamic frictional sliding. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 536 . Art. No. 116133. ISSN 0012-821X.

Smith, Jonathan D. and White, Robert S. and Avouac, Jean-Philippe et al. (2020) Probabilistic earthquake locations of induced seismicity in the Groningen region, the Netherlands. Geophysical Journal International, 222 (1). pp. 507-516. ISSN 0956-540X. [PDF]

Gualandi, A. and Avouac, J.-P. and Michel, S. et al. (2020) The predictable chaos of slow earthquakes. Science Advances, 6 (27). Art. No. eaaz5548. ISSN 2375-2548. [PDF]


Chen, K. J., C. Milliner, and J. P. Avouac (2019), The Weitin Fault, Papua New Guinea, Ruptured Twice by M-w 8.0 and M-w 7.7 Earthquakes in 2000 and 2019, Geophysical Research Letters, 46(22), 12833-12840. [PDF]

Rollins, C., & Avouac, J.P. (2019). A geodesy and seismicity based local earthquake likelihood model for central Los Angeles. Geophysical Research Letters, 46, 3153-3162. [PDF]

Cappa, F., M. M. Scuderi, C. Collettini, Y. Guglielmi, and J. P. Avouac (2019), Stabilization of fault slip by fluid injection in the laboratory and in situ, Science Advances, 5(3). [PDF]

Chen, K. J., J. D. Smith, J. P. Avouac, Z. Liu, Y. T. Song, and A. Gualandi (2019), Triggering of the Mw 7.2 Hawaii Earthquake of 4 May 2018 by a Dike Intrusion, Geophysical Research Letters, 46(5), 2503-2510. [PDF]

Michel, Sylvain and Gualandi, Adriano and Avouac, Jean-Philippe (2019) Similar scaling laws for earthquakes and Cascadia slow-slip events. Nature, 574 (7779). pp. 522-526. ISSN 0028-0836. [PDF][News]

Michel, Sylvain and Gualandi, Adriano and Avouac, Jean-Philippe (2019) Interseismic Coupling and Slow Slip Events on the Cascadia Megathrust. Pure and Applied Geophysics, 176 (9). pp. 3867-3891. ISSN 0033-4553. [PDF]

Smith, J. D., Avouac, J.-P., White, R. S.,Copley, A., Gualandi, A., & Bourne, S.(2019). Reconciling the long-term relationship between reservoir pore pressure depletion and compaction in the Groningen region. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth,124,6165-6178. [PDF]

Henriquet, Maxime and Avouac, Jean-Philippe and Bills, Bruce G. (2019) Crustal rheology of southern Tibet constrained from lake-induced viscoelastic deformation. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 506 . pp. 308-322. ISSN 0012-821X. [PDF]

Dal Zilio, L., Y. van Dinther, T. Gerya, and J. P. Avouac (2019), Bimodal seismicity in the Himalaya controlled by fault friction and geometry, Nature Communications, 10, 2019. [PDF]


Larochelle, S., A. Gualandi, K. Chanard, and J. P. Avouac (2018), Identification and Extraction of Seasonal Geodetic Signals Due to Surface Load Variations, Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth, 123(12), 11031-11047. [PDF]

Chanard, K., Fleitout, L., Calais, E., Barbot, S. & Avouac, J. P. Constraints on Transient Viscoelastic Rheology of the Asthenosphere From Seasonal Deformation. Geophysical Research Letters 45, 2328-2338, doi:10.1002/2017gl076451, 2018. [PDF]

Chanard, K., Fleitout, L., Calais, E., Rebischung, P. & Avouac, J. P. Toward a Global Horizontal and Vertical Elastic Load Deformation Model Derived from GRACE and GNSS Station Position Time Series. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth 123, 3225-3237, doi:10.1002/2017jb015245, 2018. [PDF]

Charreau, J. et al. Late Pleistocene acceleration of deformation across the northern Tianshan piedmont (China) evidenced from the morpho-tectonic evolution of the Dushanzi anticline. Tectonophysics 730, 132-140, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2018.02.016, 2018. [PDF]

Malatesta, L. C. & Avouac, J. P. Contrasting river incision in north and south Tian Shan piedmonts due to variable glacial imprint in mountain valleys. Geology 46, 659-662, doi:10.1130/g40320.1, 2018. [PDF]

Malatesta, L. C. et al. Lag and mixing during sediment transfer across the Tian Shan piedmont caused by climate-driven aggradation-incision cycles. Basin Research 30, 613-635, doi:10.1111/bre.12267, 2018. [PDF]

Michel, S. et al. Comparing dune migration measured from remote sensing with sand flux prediction based on weather data and model, a test case in Qatar. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 497, 12-21, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2018.05.037, 2018. [PDF]

Michel, S., Avouac, J. P., Jolivet, R. & Wang, L. F. Seismic and Aseismic Moment Budget and Implication for the Seismic Potential of the Parkfield Segment of the San Andreas Fault. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America 108, 19-38, doi:10.1785/0120160290, 2018. [PDF]

Michel, S., Gualandi, A. & Avouac, J.-P. Interseismic Coupling and Slow Slip Events on the Cascadia Megathrust. Pure and Applied Geophysics, 2018. [PDF]

Rollins, C., J. P. Avouac, W. Landry, D. F. Argus, and S. Barbot (2018), Interseismic Strain Accumulation on Faults Beneath Los Angeles, California, Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth, 123(8), 7126-7150, 2018. [PDF]


Charreau, J., D. Saint-Carlier, S. Dominguez, J. Lave, P. H. Blard, J. P. Avouac, M. Jolivet, Y. Chen, S. L. Wang, N. D. Brown, L. C. Malatesta, E. Rhodes, and A. Team (2017), Denudation outpaced by crustal thickening in the eastern Tianshan, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 479, 179-191.[PDF]

Gualandi, A., C. Nichele, E. Serpelloni, L. Chiaraluce, L. Anderlini, D. Latorre, M. E. Belardinelli, and J. P. Avouac (2017), Aseismic deformation associated with an earthquake swarm in the northern Apennines (Italy), Geophysical Research Letters, 44(15), 7706-7714.[PDF]

Hollingsworth, J., L. L. Ye, and J. P. Avouac (2017), Dynamically triggered slip on a splay fault in the M-w 7.8, 2016 Kaikoura (New Zealand) earthquake, Geophysical Research Letters, 44(8), 3517-3525.[PDF]

Inbal, A., J. P. Ampuero, and J. P. Avouac (2017), Locally and remotely triggered aseismic slip on the central San Jacinto Fault near Anza, CA, from joint inversion of seismicity and strainmeter data, Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth, 122(4), 3033-3061.[PDF]

Malatesta, L. C., J. P. Prancevic, and J. P. Avouac (2017), Autogenic entrenchment patterns and terraces due to coupling with lateral erosion in incising alluvial channels, Journal of Geophysical Research-Earth Surface, 122(1), 335-355.[PDF]

Pirouz, M., J. P. Avouac, A. Gualandi, J. Hassanzadeh, and P. Sternai (2017), Flexural bending of the Zagros foreland basin, Geophysical Journal International, 210(3), 1659-1680.[PDF]

Pirouz, M., J. P. Avouac, J. Hassanzadeh, J. L. Kirschvink, and A. Bahroudi (2017), Early Neogene foreland of the Zagros, implications for the initial closure of the Neo-Tethys and kinematics of crustal shortening, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 477, 168-182.[PDF]

Ross, Z. E., C. Rollins, E. S. Cochran, E. Hauksson, J. P. Avouac, and Y. Ben-Zion (2017), Aftershocks driven by afterslip and fluid pressure sweeping through a fault-fracture mesh, Geophysical Research Letters, 44(16), 8260-8267.[PDF]

Saillard, M., L. Audin, B. Rousset, J. P. Avouac, M. Chlieh, S. R. Hall, L. Husson, and D. L. Farber (2017), From the seismic cycle to long-term deformation: linking seismic coupling and Quaternary coastal geomorphology along the Andean megathrust, Tectonics, 36(2), 241-256.[PDF]

Scherler, D., R. A. DiBiase, G. B. Fisher, and J. P. Avouac (2017), Testing monsoonal controls on bedrock river incision in the Himalaya and Eastern Tibet with a stochastic-threshold stream power model, Journal of Geophysical Research-Earth Surface, 122(7), 1389-1429.[PDF]

Searle, M., J. P. Avouac, J. Elliott, and B. Dyck (2017), Ductile shearing to brittle thrusting along the Nepal Himalaya: Linking Miocene channel flow and critical wedge tectonics to 25th April 2015 Gorkha earthquake, Tectonophysics, 714, 117-124.[PDF]

Stevens, V. L., and J. P. Avouac (2017), Determination of M-max from Background Seismicity and Moment Conservation, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 107(6), 2578-2596.[PDF]

Gualandi, A., J. P. Avouac, J. Galetzka, J. F. Genrich, G. Blewitt, L. B. Adhikari, B. P. Koirala, R. Gupta, B. N. Upreti, B. Pratt-Sitaula, and J. Liu-Zeng (2017), Pre- and post-seismic deformation related to the 2015, M(w)7.8 Gorkha earthquake, Nepal, Tectonophysics, 714, 90-106.[PDF]

Michel, S., J. P. Avouac, N. Lapusta, and J. L. Jiang (2017), Pulse-like partial ruptures and high-frequency radiation at creeping-locked transition during megathrust earthquakes, Geophysical Research Letters, 44(16), 8345-8351.[PDF]

Thomas, M. Y., J.-P. Avouac, and N. Lapusta (2017), Rate-and-state friction properties of the Longitudinal Valley Fault from kinematic and dynamic modeling of seismic and aseismic slip, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 122, doi:10.1002/2016JB013615.[PDF]

Philibosian, B., et al. (2017), Earthquake supercycles on the Mentawai segment of the Sunda megathrust in the seventeenth century and earlier, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 122, doi:10.1002/2016JB013560. [PDF]


Sternai, Pietro and Avouac, Jean-Philippe and Jolivet, Laurent et al. (2016) On the influence of the asthenospheric flow on the tectonics and topography at a collision-subduction transition zones: Comparison with the eastern Tibetan margin. Journal of Geodynamics, 100 . pp. 184-197. ISSN 0264-3707 . [PDF]

von Hagke, Christoph and Philippon, Mélody and Avouac, Jean-Philippe et al. (2016) Origin and time evolution of subduction polarity reversal from plate kinematics of Southeast Asia. Geology, 44 (8). pp. 659-662. ISSN 0091-7613. [PDF]

Gualandi, A., Avouac, J.-P., Galetzka, J., et al. (2016), "Pre- and post-seismic deformation related to the 2015,Mw7:8 Gorkha earthquake, Nepal", Tectonophysics, DOI: 10.1016/j.tecto.2016.06.014 [PDF]

Scherler, Dirk and Lamb, Michael P. and Rhodes, Edward J. et al. (2016) Climate-change versus landslide origin of fill terraces in a rapidly eroding bedrock landscape: San Gabriel River, California. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 128 (7-8). pp. 1228-1248. ISSN 0016-7606. [PDF]

Ganti, Vamsi and von Hagke, Christoph and Scherler, Dirk et al. (2016) Time scale bias in erosion rates of glaciated landscapes. Science Advances, 2 (10). Art. No. e1600204. ISSN 2375-2548. [PDF]

Remy, D. and Perfettini, H. and Cotte, N. et al. (2016) Postseismic relocking of the subduction megathrust following the 2007 Pisco, Peru, earthquake. Journal of Geophysical Research. Solid Earth, 121 (5). pp. 3978-3995. ISSN 2169-9313. [PDF]

Saint-Carlier, Dimitri; Charreau, Julien; Lavé, Jérome; Blard, Pierre-Henri; Dominguez, Stéphane; Avouac, Jean-Philippe; Wang, Shengli (2016),"Major temporal variations in shortening rate absorbed along a large active fold of the southeastern Tianshan piedmont (China)", Earth and Planetary Science Letters, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2015.11.041. [PDF]

Ye L., H. Kanamori, J. P. Avouac, L. Li, K. F. Cheung, and T. Lay (2016), "The 16 April 2016, Mw 7.8 (Ms 7.5) Ecuador earthquake: a quasi-repeat of the 1942 Ms 7.5 earthquake and partial re-rupture of the 1906 Ms 8.6 Colombia-Ecuador earthquake", Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2016.09.006. [PDF]

Stevens, V.L., Avouac, J.-P., Millenary Mw>9.0 earthquakes required by geodetic strain in the Himalaya, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, Pages 1118–1123, doi:10.1002/2015GL067336, 2016 [PDF]

J. R. Elliott, R. Jolivet, P. J. Gonzalez, J.-P. Avouac, J. Hollingsworth, M. P. Searle & V. L. Stevens, Himalayan megathrust geometry and relation to topography revealed by the Gorkha earthquake, Nature Geoscience, 9, 174-180, doi:10.1038/ngeo2623, 2016 [PDF]

Kidder, S., Hirth, G., Avouac, J.-P., Behr, W.,The influence of stress history on the grain size and microstructure of experimentally deformed quartzite, Journal of Structural Geology, Volume 83, Pages 194-206, doi:10.1016, 2016 [PDF]

VanCamp,M., O. deViron, and J.P.Avouac, Separating climate-induced mass transfers and instrumental effects from tectonic signal in repeated absolute gravity measurements, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, doi:10.1002/2016GL068648, 2016 [PDF]


Herman, F., Beyssac, O., Brughelli, M., Lane, S., Leprince, S., Adatte, T., Lin, J., Avouac, J.-P., Erosion by an Alpine Glacier. Science, DOI: 10.1126/science.aab2386, 2015 [PDF]

Stevens, V.L., Avouac, J.-P., Interseismic coupling on the main Himalayan thrust. Geophysical Research Letters, doi:10.1002/2015GL064845, 2015 [PDF]

Avouac, J.-P., Meng, L., Wei, S., Wang, T., Ampuero, J.P., Lower edge of locked Main Himalayan Thrust unzipped by the 2015 Gorkha earthquake. Nature Geoscience . ISSN 1752-0894, 2015[html][PDF][news]

Galetzka, J., Avouac, J.-P., Genrich, J. F., Hudnut, K. W., Slip pulse and resonance of Kathmandu basin during the 2015 Mw 7.8 Gorkha earthquake, Nepal imaged with geodesy. Science. ISSN 0036-8075, 2015.  [html][PDF][Revised PDF] [Revised Sup Mat][news]

Avouac, J.-P. (2015), Mountain Building: From Earthquakes to Geologic Deformation., Oxford: Elsevier, in Treatise on Geophysics, 2nd edition, edited by G. Schubert, pp. 381-432, Oxford. [html]

Avouac, J.-P., and S. Leprince (2015), Geodetic Imaging Using Optical Systems, in Treatise on Geophysics, edited by G. Schubert, pp. 387-424, Elsevier, Oxford. [html]

Wei, S., J.-P. Avouac, K. W. Hudnut, A. Donnellan, J. W. Parker, R. W. Graves, D. Helmberger, E. Fielding, Z. Liu, F. Cappa, and M. Eneva (2015), The 2012 Brawley swarm triggered by injection-induced aseismic slip, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 422, 115-125. [html]

Guglielmi, Y., F. Cappa, J.-P. Avouac, P. Henry, and D. Elsworth (2015), Seismicity triggered by fluid injection-induced aseismic slip, Science, 348(6240), 1224-1226. [html] [news]

Cubas, N., N. Lapusta, J.-P. Avouac, and H. Perfettini (2015), Numerical modeling of long-term earthquake sequences on the NE Japan megathrust: Comparison with observations and implications for fault friction, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 419, 187-198. [html]

Rollins, C., S. Barbot, and J.-P. Avouac (2015), Postseismic Deformation Following the 2010 El Mayor-Cucapah Earthquake: Observations, Kinematic Inversions, and Dynamic Models, Pure and Applied Geophysics, 172(5), 1305-1358. [html]

Rubino, V., N. Lapusta, A. J. Rosakis, S. Leprince, and J. P. Avouac (2015), Static Laboratory Earthquake Measurements with the Digital Image Correlation Method, Experimental Mechanics, 55(1), 77-94. [html]

Conejo, B., N. Komodakis, S. Leprince, and J.-P. Avouac (2015), Speeding-up Graphical Model Optimization via a Coarse-to-fine Cascade of Pruning Classifiers, in Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems, edited, pp. 2105-2113. [PDF]

Avouac, J.P., From Geodetic Imaging of Seismic and Aseismic Fault Slip to Dynamic Modeling of the Seismic Cycle, Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences, 43, 233-271, 2015.[PDF]


Wang, P., Scherler, D., Liu-Zeng, J., Mey, J., Avouac, J.P., Zhang, Y., Shi, D., Tectonic control of Yarlung Tsangpo Gorge revealed by a buried canyon in Southern Tibet, Science 978-981, DOI:10.1126/science.1259041, 2014. [PDF][news]

Ayoub, F., Avouac, J.P., Newman, C.E., Richardson, M.I., Lucas, A., Leprince, S., Bridges, N.T., Threshold for sand mobility on Mars calibrated from seasonal variations of sand flux, Nature Communications, doi:10.1038/ncomms6096, 2014. [html]

Thomas, M.Y., Avouac, J.P., Champenois, J., Lee, J.C., Kuo, L.C.,  Spatiotemporal evolution of seismic and aseismic slip on the Longitudinal Valley Fault, Taiwan, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 119, 5114-5139, 2014.[PDF]

Thomas, M.Y., Avouac, J.P., Gratier, J.P., Lee, J.C.,  Lithological control on the deformation mechanism and the mode of fault slip on the Longitudinal Valley Fault, Taiwan, Tectonophysics, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2014.05.038, 2014.[PDF]

Chanard, K., Avouac, J.P., Ramillien, G., Genrich, J., Modeling deformation induced by seasonal variations of continental water in the Himalaya region: Sensitivity to Earth elastic structure, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 119, 5097-5113, 2014.[PDF]

Ader, T., Lapusta, N., Avouac, J.P., Ampuero, J.P.,  Responseof rate-and-state seismogenic faults to harmonic shear-stress perturbations, Geophys. J. Int., 198 (1), 385-413, doi:10.1093/gji/ggu144, 2014. [PDF]

Perfettini, H., Avouac, J.P., The seismic cycle in the area of the 2011 Mw9.0 Tohoku-Oki earthquake, , Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 119, 4469-4514, 2014.[PDF]

Avouac, J.P., Ayoub, F., Wei, S., Ampuero, J.P., Meng, L., Leprince, S., Jolivet, R., Duputel, Z., Helmberger, D., The 2013, Mw 7.7 Balochistan earthquake, energetic strike-slip reactivation of a thrust fault, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 391, 128-134, 2014.[PDF]

Thomas, M.Y., Lapusta, N., Noda, H., Avouac, J.P.,  Quasi-dynamic versus fully dynamic simulations of earthquakes and aseismic slip with and without enhanced coseismic weakening, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 119, 1986-2004, 2014.[PDF]

Rubino, V., Lapusta, N., Rosakis, A.J., Leprince, S., Avouac, J.P., Static Laboratory Earthquake Measurements with the Digital Image Correlation Method, Experimental Mechanics, doi:10.1007/s11340-014-9893-z, 2014.[PDF]


Booth, A.M., Lamb, M.P., Avouac, J.-P., Delacourt, C., Landslide velocity, thickness and rheology from remote sensing: La Clapiere landslide, France, Geophysical Research Letters, 40, 1-6, doi:10.1002/grl.50828, 2013. [PDF]

Cubas, N., Avouac, J.P., Leroy, Y.M., Pons, A., Low friction along the high slip patch of the 2011 Mw 9.0 Tohoku-Oki earthquake required from the wedge structure and extensional splay faults, Geophysical Research Letters, 40, 4231-4237, 2013. [PDF]

Hollingsworth, J., S. Leprince, F. Ayoub, and J. P. Avouac, New constraints on dike injection and fault slip during the 1975-1984 Krafla rift crisis, NE Iceland, Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth, 118(7), 3707-3727, 2013. [PDF]

Jolivet, R., C. Lasserre, M. P. Doin, G. Peltzer, J. P. Avouac, J. Sun, and R. Dailu, Spatio-temporal evolution of aseismic slip along the Haiyuan fault, China: Implications for fault frictional properties, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 377, 23-33, 2013. [PDF]

Wei, S. J., D. Helmberger, and J. P. Avouac, Modeling the 2012 Wharton basin earthquakes off-Sumatra: Complete lithospheric failure, Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth, 118(7), 3592-3609, 2013. [PDF]

Cubas, N., Avouac, J.P., Souloumiac, P., Leroy, Y., Megathrust friction determined from mechanical analysis of the forearc in the Maule earthquake area, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, in press, 2013. [PDF]

Konca, A.O., Kaneko, Y., Lapusta, N., Avouac, J.P., Kinematic Inversion of Physically Plausible Earthquake Source Models Obtained from Dynamic Rupture Simulations, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 103(5), 2621-2644. [PDF]

Ader, T., JP Avouac, Detecting periodicities and declustering in earthquake catalogs using the Schuster spectrum, application to Himalayan seismicity, Earth and Planetary Research Letters, in press, 2013. [PDF]

Lin, Y.N., A. Sladen, F. Ortega-Culaciati, M. Simons, J.P. Avouac, E.J. Fielding, B.A. Brooks, M. Bevis, J. Genrich, A. Rietbrock, C. Vigny, R. Smalley, A. Socquet, Coseismic and postseismic slip associated with the 2010 Maule Earthquake, Chile: Characterizing the Arauco Peninsula barrier effect, J. Geophys. Res., 118, pp. 1-18, doi:10.1002/jgrb.50207, 2013. [PDF]

Kidder, S., F. Herman, J. Saleeby, J.P. Avouac, M. Ducea, A. Chapman, Shear heating not a cause of inverted metamorphism, Geology, 41(8), 899-902, 2013. [PDF]

Chang, S.H., Avouac, J.P., Barbot, S., Lee, J.C., Spatially variable fault friction derived from dynamic modeling of aseismic afterslip due to the 2004 Parkfield earthquake, Journal of Geophysical Research, in press, 2013. [PDF]

Fielding, E.J., A. Sladen, L. Zhenhong, J.P. Avouac, R. Burgmann, I. Ryder, Kinematic fault slip evolution source models of the 2008 M7.9 Wenchuan earthquake in China from SAR interferometry, GPS and teleseismic analysis and implications for Longmen Shan tectonics, Geophysical Research International, doi:10.1093/gji/ggt155, 2013. [PDF]

Sabater, N., S. Leprince, J.P. Avouac, Contrast Invariant and Affine Sub-Pixel Optical Flow, IEEE, 2013. [PDF]

Michel, R., J.P. Ampuero, J.P. Avouac, N. Lapusta, S. Leprince, S.D. Redding, S.N. Somala, A Geostationary Optical Seismometer, Proof of Concept, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 51, 2013. [PDF]

Kidder, S., J.P. Avouac, Y.C. Chan, Application of titanium-in-quartz thermobarometry to greeschist facies veins and recrystallized quartzites in the Hsüehshan range, Taiwan, Solid Earth, 4, pp. 1-21, 2013. [PDF]


Rousset, B., S. Barbot, J.P. Avouac, Y.J. Hsu, Postseismic deformation following the 1999 Chi-Chi earthquake, Taiwan: Implication for lower-crust rheology, J. Geophys. Res., 117, B12405, doi:10.1029/2012JB009571, 2012. [PDF]

Avouac, J.P., Human-induced shaking, Nature Geoscience News and Views, 2012. [PDF]

Ader,T.J., J.P. Ampuero, J.P. Avouac, The role of velocity-neutral creep on the modulation of tectonic tremor activity by periodic loading, Geophysical Research Letters, 39, L16310, doi:10.1029/2012GL041216, 2012. [PDF]

Hollingsworth, J., S. Leprince, F. Ayoub, J.P., Avouac, Deformation during the 1975-1984 Krafla rifting crisis, NE Iceland, measured from historical optical imagery, J. Geophys. Res., 117, B11407, doi:1001029/2012JB009140, 2012. [PDF]

Kidder, S., J.P. Avouac, and Y.C. Chan, Constraints from rocks in the Taiwan orogen on crustal stress levels and rheology, J. Geophys. Res., 117, B09408, doi:10.1029/2012JB009303, 2012. [PDF]

Pinel-Puyssegur, B., R. Michel and J.P. Avouac, Multi-Link InSAR Time Series: Enhancement of a Wrapped Interferometric Database, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 5 (3), June 2012. [PDF]

Wei, S., R. Graves, D. Helmberger, J.P. Avouac, and J. Jiang, Sources of shaking and flooding during the Tohoku-Oki earthquake: A mixture of rupture styles, Earth and Planetary Research Letters, 333, 91-100, 2012. [PDF]

Barbot, S., N. Lapusta, J.P. Avouac, S. Leprince, A. Lucas, and S. Mattson, Under the Hood of the Earthquake Machine: Toward Predictive Modeling of the Seismic Cycle, Science, 336, 2012.[PDF]

Bridges, N.N., F. Ayoub, J.P. Avouac, Earth-like sand fluxes on Mars, Nature, doi:10.1038/nature11022, 2012.[PDF]

Ader, T., J.P. Avouac, J. Liu-Zeng, H. Lyon-Caen, L. Bollinger, J. Galetzka, J. Genrich, M. Thomas, K. Chanard, S. Sopkota, S. Rajaure, P. Shrestha, L. Ding, M. Flouzat, Convergence rate across the Nepal Himalaya and interseismic coupling on the Main Himalayan Thrust: Implications for seismic hazard, J. Geophys. Res., 117, B04403. doi:10.1029/2011JB009071, 2012. [PDF]


Chlieh, M., H. Perfettini, H. Tavera, J.P. Avouac, D. Remy, J.M. Nocquet, F. Rolandone, F. Bondoux, G. Gabalda, and S. Bonvalot, Interseismic coupling and seismic potential along the Central Andes subduction zone, J. Geophys. Res., 116, B12405, doi:10/1029/2010JB008166, 2011. [PDF]

Bruhat, L., S. Barbot, and J.P. Avouac, Evidence for postseismic deformation of the lower crust following the 2004 Mw6.0 Parkfield earthquake, J. Geophys. Res., 116, B08401, doi:10.1029/2010JB008073,2011. [PDF]

Copley, A., J.P. Avouac, J. Hollingsworth, and S. Leprince, The 2001 Mw 7.6 Bhuj earthquake, low fault friction, and the crustal support of plate driving forces in India, J. Geophys. Res., 116, B08405, doi:10.1029/2010JB008137, 2011. [PDF]

Wei, S., E. Fielding, S. Leprince, A. Sladen, J.P. Avouac, D. Helmberger, E. Hauksson, R. Chu, M. Simons, K. Hudnut, T. Herring, and R. Briggs, Superficial simplicity of the 2010 El Mayor - Cucapah earthquake of Baja California in Mexico, Nature Geoscience, doi:10.1038/NGE1213, 2011.

Avouac, J.P., The lessons of Tohoku-Oki, Nature News & Views, doi:10.1038/nature10265, 2011. [PDF]

Charreau, J., P.-H. Blard, N. Puchol, J.P. Avouac, E. Lallier-Verges, D. Bourles, R. Braucher, A. Gallaud, R. Finkel, M. Jolivet, Y. Chen and P. Roy, Paleo-erosion rates in Central Asia since 9 Ma: A transient increase at the onset of Quaternary glaciations?, Earth and Planetary Research Letters, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2011.01.018, 2011. [PDF]

Copley, A., J.P. Avouac, and B. Wernicke, Evidence for mechanical coupling and strong Indian lower crust beneath sountern Tibet, Nature, 472, doi:10.1038/nature09926, 2011.


Herman, F., P. Copeland, J.P. Avouac, L. Bollinger, G. Maheo, P. Le Fort, S. Rai, D. Foster, A. Pecher, K. Stuwe, and P. Henry, Exhumation, crustal deformation, and thermal structure of the Nepal Himalaya derived from the inversion of thermochronological and thermobarometric data and modeling of the topography, J. Geophys. Res., 115, B06407, doi:10.1029/2008JB006126, 2010. [PDF]

Perfettini, H., J.P. Avouac, H. Tavera, A. Kositsky, J.M. Nocquet, F. Bondoux, M. Chlieh, A. Sladen, L. Audin, D.L. Farber, and P. Soler, Seismic and aseismic slip on the Central Peru megathrust, Nature, 465, doi:10.1038/nature09062, 2010.

Kaneko, Y., J.P. Avouac, and N. Lapusta, Towards inferring earthquake patterns from geodetic observations of interseismic coupling, Nature Geoscience, 3, 2010.

Lin, Y.N.N., A.P. Kositsky, and J.P. Avouac, PCAIM joint inversion of InSAR and ground-based geodetic time series: Application to monitoring magmatic inflation beneath theLong Valley Caldera, Geophysical Research Letters, 37, 2010.

Copley, A., J.P. Avouac, and J.Y. Royer, India-Asia collision and the Cenozoic slowdown of the Indian plate: Implications for the forces driving plate motions, J. Geophys. Res., 115, B03410, doi:10.1029/2009JB006634, 2010. [PDF]

Sladen, A., H. Tavera, M. Simons, J. P. Avouac, A. O. Konca, H. Perfettini, L. Audin, E. J. Fielding, F. Ortega, and R. Cavagnoud, Source model of the 2007 Mw 8.0 Pisco, Peru earthquake: Implications for seismogenic behavior of subduction megathrusts, J. Geophys. Res., 115, B02405, doi:10.1029/2009JB006429, 2010.. [PDF]

Konca, A.O., S. Leprince, J.P. Avouac, and D.V. Helmberger, Rupture Process of the 1999 Mw 7.1 Duzce Earthquake from Joint Analysis of SPOT, GPS, InSAR, Strong-Motion, and Teleseismic Data: A Supershear Rupture with Variable Rupture Velocity, BSSA, 100, (1): 267-288, 2010. [PDF]

Kositsky, A.P., and J.P. Avouac, Inverting geodetic time series with a principal component analysis-based inversion method, J. Geophys. Res., 115, B03401, doi:10.1029/2009JB006535. [PDF] [Suppl.]


Charreau, J., Y. Chan, S. Gilder, L. Barrier, S. Dominguez, R. Augier, S. Sen, J.P. Avouac, A. Gallaud, F. Graveleau, and Q. Wang, Neogene uplift of the Tian Shan Mountains observed in the magnetic record of the Jingou River section (Northwest China), Tectonics, 28, TC2008, doi: 10.1029/2007TC002137, 2009a. [PDF]

Ayoub, F., S. Leprince, and J.P. Avouac, Co-registration and correlation of aerial photographs for ground deformation measurements, ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 64, (6): 551-560, 2009. [PDF]

Charreau, J., C. Gumiaux, J.P. Avouac, R. Augier, Y. Chen, L. Barrier, S. Gilder, S. Dominguez, N. Charles, and Q. Wang, The Neogene Xiyu Formation, a diachronous prograding gravel wedge at front of the Tianshan: Climatic and tectonic implications, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 287 (3-4): 298-310, 2009b. [PDF]

Lai, KY, YG Chen, YM Wu, J.P. Avouac, YT Kuo, Y. Wang, CH Chang, and KC Lin, The 2005 Ilan earthquake doublet and seismic crisis in northeastern Taiwan: evidence for dyke intrusion associated with on-land propagation of the Okinawa Trough, Geophysical Journal International, 179 (2): 678-686, 2009. [PDF]

Hsu, YJ, J.P. Avouac, SB Yu, CH Chang, YM Wu, and J. Woessner, Spatio-temporal slip, and stress level on the faults within the Western Foothills of Taiwan: Implications for Fault Frictional Properties, Pure and Applied Geophysics, 166 (10-11): 1853-1884, 2009. [PDF]

Flouzat, M., P. Bettinelli, P. Willis, J.P. Avouac, T. Heritier, and U. Gautam, Investigating tropospheric effects and seasonal position variations in GPS and DORIS time-series from the Nepal Himalaya, Geophysical Journal International, 178 (3): 1246-1259, 2009. [PDF]

TM Harrison, MT Heizler, I. Haviv, and J.P. Avouac, Continuous thermal histories from nuscovite Ar-40/Ar-39 age spectra, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 79 (13): A497-A497 Suppl. S., 2009.

Konca, AO, J.P. Avouac, A. Sladen, AJ Meltzner, K. Sieh, P. Fang, ZH Li, J. Galetzka, J. Genrich, M. Chlieh, DH Natawidjaja, Y. Bock, EJ Fielding, C. Ji, and DV Helmberger, Partial rupture of a locked patch of the Sumatra megathrust during the 2007 earthquake sequence, Nature, 456 (7222): 631-635, 2009. [PDF] [Supp]




Chlieh, M., J.P. Avouac, K. Sieh, D.H. Natawidjaja, and J. Galetzka, Heterogeneous coupling of the Sumatran megathrust constrained by geodetic and paleogeodetic measurements, Journal of Geophysical Research, 113, B05305, doi: 10.1029/2007JB004981, 2008. [PDF]

Charreau, J., J.P. Avouac, Y. Chen, S. Dominguez, and S. Gilder, Miocene to present kinematics of fault-bend folding across the Huerguosi anticline, northern Tainshan (China), derived from structural, seismic, and magnetostratigraphic data, Geology, 36 (11): 871-874, 2008. [PDF] [Supp]

Bettinelli, P., J.P. Avouac, M. Flouzat, L. Bolllinger, G. Ramillien, S. Rajaure, and S. Sapkota, Seasonal variations of seismicity and geodetic strain in the Himalaya induced by surface hydrology, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 266, 332-344. 2008. [PDF]

Leprince, S., E. Berthier, F. Ayoub, C. Delacourt, and J.P. Avouac, Monitoring Earth Surface Dynamics with Optical Imagery, EOS, 89, No. 1, 2008. [PDF]

Leprince, S., P. Muse, and J.P. Avouac, In-Flight CCD Distortion Calibration for Pushbroom Satellites Based on Subpixel Correlation, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 46, No. 9, 2008. [PDF]

Ayoub, F., S. Leprince, R. Binet, K. Lewis, O. Aharonson, and J.P. Avouac, Influence of Camera Distortions on Satellite Image Registration and Change Detection Applications, in Proc. IGARSS, Boston, MA, USA, July 2008. [PDF]

Taylor, M., S. Leprince, J.P. Avouac, and K. Sieh, Detecting Co-seismic Displacements in Glaciated Regions: An Example from the Great November 2002 Denali Earthquake Using SPOT Horizontal Offsets, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Volume 270, Issues 3-4, pp. 209-220, June 2008. [PDF]

Konca, A.O., J.P. Avouac, A. Sladen, A.J. Meltzner, K. Sieh, P. Fang, Z. Li, J. Galetzka, J. Genrich, M. Chlieh, D.H. Natawidjaja, Y. Bock, E.J. Fielding, C. Ji, and D.V. Helmberger, Partial rupture of a locked patch of the Sumatra megathrust during the 2007 earthquake sequence, Nature, Volume 456, pp. 631-635, December 2008. [PDF]



Avouac, J.P., Dynamic Processes in Extensional and Compressional Settings - Mountain Building: From Earthquakes to Geological Deformation, Treatise on Geophysics, 6 , 377 - 439, 2007. [PDF]

Wu, Y.-M., Chang, C.-H., Zhao, L., Shyu, J.B.H., Chen, Y.-G., Sieh, K., and Avouac, J.P., Seismic tomography of Taiwan: Improved constraints from a dense network of strong motion stations, Journal of Geophysical Research, 112, B08312, doi: 10.1029/2007JB004983, 2007. [PDF]

Perfettini, H. and J.P. Avouac, Modeling afterslip and aftershocks following the 1992 Landers earthquake, Journal of Geophysical Research, 112, B07409, doi: 10.1029/2006JB004399, 2007. [PDF]

Leprince, S., Barbot, S., Ayoub, F., and Avouac, J. P., Automatic, Precise, Ortho-Rectification and Co-Registration for Satellite Image Correlation, Application to Seismotectonics, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 45, No. 6, 2007. [PDF]

Bollinger, L, F. Perrier, J.P. Avouac, S. Sapkota, U. Gautam, and D.R. Tiwari, Seasonal modulation of seismicity in the Himalaya of Nepal, Geophysical Research Letters, 34, L08304, doi: 10.1029/2006GL029192, 2007.  [PDF]

Bernard S., J.P. Avouac, S. Dominguez and M. Simoes, Kinematics of fault-related folding from sandbox experiments, Journal of Geophysical Research, 112, B03S12, doi: 10.1029/2005JB004148, 2007 .  [PDF]

Daeron, M., Avouac, J. P., Charreau, J., and Dominguez, S., Modeling the shortening history of a fault-tip fold using structural and geomorphic records of deformation, Journal of Geophysical Research, 112, B03S13, doi: 10.1029/1006JB004460, 2007.  [PDF]

Konca, A.O., V. Hjorleifsdottir, T.R.A. Song, J.P. Avouac, D.V. Helmberger, C. Ji, K. Sieh, R. Briggs, and A. Meltzner, Rupture Kinematics of the 2005 Mw 8.6 Nias-Simeulue Earthquake from the Joint Inversion of Seismic and Geodetic Data, Bull. Seism. Soc Am., 97, 1A, pp. S307-S322, doi: 10.1785/0120050632. [PDF]

Chlieh, M., Avouac, J. P., Hjorleifsdottir, V., Song, T. R. A., Ji, C., Sieh, K., Sladen, A., Hebert, H., Prawirodirdjo, L., Bock, Y., and Galetzka, J., Coseismic slip and afterslip of the Great (Mw 9.15) Sumatra-Andaman Earthquake of 2004,  Bull. Seism. Soc Am., 97, S152-173, doi: 10.1785/0120050631. [PDF]

Simoes M., J.P. Avouac, Y.-G. Chen, A. Singhvi, C.-Y. Wang, Y.-C. Chan, M. Jaiswal, and S. Bernard, Kinematic analysis of the Pakuashan fault-tip fold, West Central Taiwan: shortening rates  and age of folding inception,  Journal of Geophysical Research, 112, B03S14, doi: 10.1029/2005JB004198, 2007.   [PDF]

Simoes M., J.P. Avouac, and Y.-G. Chen, Slip rates on the Chelungpu and Chushiang thrust faults inferred from a deformed strath terrace along the Dungpuna river, West Central Taiwan, Journal of Geophysical Research, 112, B03S10, doi: 10.1029/2005JB004200, 2007.  [PDF]

Simoes, M., J.P. Avouac, O. Beyssac, B. Goffe, K. Farley, Y.-G. Chen, Mountain building in Taiwan: A thermokinematic model, Journal of Geophysical Research, 112, B11405, doi: 10.1029/20066JB004824, 2007. [PDF]

Beyssac, O., M. Simoes, J.P. Avouac, K. Farley, Y.-G. Chen, Y.-C. Chan, B. Goffe, Late Cenozoic metamorphic evolution and exhumation of Taiwan, Tectonics, 26, TC6001, doi: 10.1029/2006TC002064, 2007. [PDF]

Leprince, S., F. Ayoub, Y. Klinger, and J.P. Avouac, Co-Registration of Optically Sensed Images and Correlation (COSI-Corr): an Operational Methodology for Ground Deformation Measurements, IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2007), Barcelona July 2007. [PDF]

Puyssegur, B., R. Michel, and J.P. Avouac, Tropospheric phase delay in interferometric synthetic aperture radar estimated from meteorological model and multispectral imagery, Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth, 112, 2007. [PDF]

Dolan, J.F., and J.P. Avouac, Introduction to special section: Active fault-related folding: Structural evolution, geomorphhologic expression, paleoseismology, and seismic hazards, Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth, 112, 2007. [PDF]

Konca, A. Ozgun, V. Hjorleifsdottir, T-R.A. Song, J.P. Avouac, D.V. Helmberger, C. Ji, K. Sieh, R. Briggs, and A. Meltzer, Rupture kinematics of the 2005, Mw 8.6, Nias-Simeulue earthquake from the joint inversion of seismic and geodetic data, Bull. Seism. Soc Am., 97, S307-S322: doi:310.1785/120050632, 2007. [PDF]


Simoes, M. and J.P. Avouac, Investingating the kinematics of mountain building in Taiwan from the spatiotemporal evolution of the foreland basin and western foothills, Journal of Geophysical Research, 111, doi: 10.1029/2005JB004209, 2006.  [PDF]

Avouac, J.P., F. Ayoub, S. Leprince, O. Konca, and D.V. Helmberger, The 2005, Mw 7.6 Kashimir earthquake: Sub-pixel correlation of ASTER images and seismic waveforms analysis, EPSL, 249, 514-528, 2006.  [PDF]

Bollinger, L., P. Henry, and J.P. Avouac, Mountain Building in the Himalaya: Thermal and Kinematic Model from 20 Ma to Present, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 2006.   [PDF]

Subarya, C., M. Chlieh, L. Prawirodirdjo, J.P. Avouac, Y. Bock, K. Sieh, A. Meltzner, D.H. Natawidjaja, and R. McCaffrey, Plate-boundary deformation associated with the great Sumatra-Andaman earthquake, Nature, 440, doi: 10.1038/nature04522, 2006.  [PDF]

Briggs, R., K. Sieh, A. Meltzner, D.H. Natawidjaja, J. Galetzka, B., Suwargadi, Y. Hsu, M. Simons, N. Hananto, I. Suprihanto, D. Prayudi, and J.P. Avouac, Deformation and Slip Along the Sunda Megathrust in the Great 2005 Nias-Simeulue Earthquake, Science, 2006.  [PDF]

Meltzner, A., K. Sieh, M. Abrams, D.C. Agnew, K.W. Hudnut, J.P. Avouac, and D.H. Natawidjaja, Uplift and subsidence associated with the great Aceh-Andaman earthquake of 2004, J. Geophys. Res.,111, doi: 10.1029/2005JB003891, 2006.  [PDF]

Shyu, J.B.H., K. Sieh, J.P. Avouac, W.S. Chen, and Y.G. Chen, Millennial slip rate of the Longitudinal Valley fault from river terraces: Implications for convergence across the active suture of eastern Taiwan, Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth, 111, 2006. [PDF]

Michel, R., and J.P. Avouac, Imaging Co-Seismic Fault Zone Deformation from Air Photos: The Kickapoo Stepover along the Surface Ruptures of the 1992 Landers Earthquake, J. Geophys. Res.,2006.  [PDF]

Bettinelli, P., J.P. Avouac, M. Flouzat, F. Jouanne, L. Bollinger, P. Willis, and G.R. Chitraker, Plate motion of India and interseismic strain in the Nepal Himalaya from GPS and DORIS measurements, Journal of Geodesy, doi: 10.1007//s00190-006-0030-3, 2006. [PDF]

Natawidjaja, D., K. Sieh, M. Chlieh, J. Galetzka, B. Suwargadi, Cheng, H., R.L. Edwards, J.P. Avouac, and S.N. Ward, Source parameters of the great Sumatran megathrust earthquakes of 1797 and 1833 inferred from coral microatolls, J. Geophys. Res, 111, doi: 10.1029/2005JB004025, 2006. [PDF]

Hsu, Y.J., M. Simons, J.P. Avouac, J. Galetzka, K. Sieh, M. Chlieh, D. Natawidjaja, L. Prawirodirdjo, and Y. Bock, Frictional afterslip following the 2005 Nias-Simeulue earthquake, Sumatra, Science, 312, 1921-1926. [PDF]

Charreau, J., S. Gilder, Y. Chen, S. Dominguez, J.P. Avouac, S. Sen, M. Jolivet, Y. Li, and W. Wang, Magnetostratigraphy of the Yaha section, Tarim Basin (China): 11 Ma acceleration in erosion and uplift of the Tian Shan mountains, Geology, 34, no. 3, 181-184.  [PDF]


Charreau, J., Y.Chen, S. Gilder, S. Dominguez, J.P. Avouac, S. Sen, D. Sun, Y. Li, and W.M. Wang, Magnetostratigraphy and rock magnetism of the Neogene Kuitun He section (northwest China): implications for Late Cenozoic uplift of the Tianshan mountains, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 230, 177-192, 2005. [PDF]

Cattin, R., C. Doubre, J.B. de Chabalier, G. King, C. Vigny, J.P. Avouac, and J.C. Ruegg, Numerical modelling of quaternary deformation and post-rifting displacement in the Asal-Ghoubbet rift (Djibouti, Africa), EPSL, 239, pp. 352-367, 2005. [PDF]  

Perfettini, H., J.P. Avouac, and J.C. Ruegg, Geodetic displacements and aftershocks following the 2001 Mw = 8.4 Peru earthquake: Implications for the mechanics of the earthquake cycle along the subduction zones, J. Geophys. Res., 109, B09404, doi: 10.1029/2004JB003522, 2005. [PDF]


Perfettini, H. and J.P. Avouac, Postseismic relaxation driven by brittle creep: A possible mechanism to reconcile geodetic measurements and the decay rate of aftershocks, application to the Chi-Chi earthquake, Taiwan, J. Geophys. Res., 109, No. B2, B02304, doi: 10.1029/2003JB002488. 03 February 2004. [PDF]

Poisson, B. and J.P. Avouac, Holocene hydrological changes inferred from alluvial stream entrenchment in North Tian Shan (Northwestern China, The Journal of Geology, 112,  231-249, 2004.  [PDF]

Jouanne, F., J.L. Mugnier, J.F. Gamond, P. Le Fort, M.R. Pandey, L. Bollinger, M. Flouzat, and J.P. Avouac, Current Shortening across the Himalayas of Nepal, Geophys. J. Int., 157, 1-14, 10.111/j.1365-246X.2004.02180, 2004.  [PDF]

Perfettini, H. and J.P. Avouac, Stress transfer and strain rate variations during the seismic cycle, J. Geophys. Res. 109, B06402, doi: 10.1029/2003JB002917, 2004. [PDF]

Simoes, M., Avouac, J.P., Cattin, R., and Henry, P., The Sumatra subduction zone: A case for a locked fault zone extending into the mantle, J.Geophsy. Res., 109, No. B10402, doi: 10.1029/2003002958, 2004. [PDF]

Bollinger, L, J.P. Avouac, R. Cattin, and M.R. Pandey, Stress buildup in the Himalaya, J. Geophys. Res. 109, B11405, doi: 10.1029/2003JB002911, 2004. [PDF]

Bollinger, L., J.P. Avouac, O. Beyssac, E.J. Catlos, T.M. Harrison, M. Grove, B. Goffe, and S. Sapkota, Thermal structure and exhumation history of the Lesser Himalaya in central Nepal, Tectonics, 23, TC5015, doi: 10.1029/2003TC001564, 2004. [PDF]

Beyssac, O., L. Bollinger, J.P. Avouac, and Bruno Goffe, Thermal metamorphism in the lesser Himalaya of Nepal determined from Raman spectroscopy of carbonaceous material, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 225, 233-241, 2004. [PDF]

Marin, S., J.P. Avouac, M. Nicolas, and A. Schlupp, A Probablistic Approach to Seismic Hazard in Metropolitan France, BSSA, 94, No. 6, 2137-2163, 2004. [PDF]

Toussaint, G., E. Burov, and J.P. Avouac, Tectonic evolution of a continental collision zone: A thermomechanical numerical model, Tectonics, 23, TC6003, doi: 10.1029/2003TC001604, 2004. [PDF]


Dominguez S., J.P. Avouac, R. Michel, Horizontal co-seismic deformation of the 1999 Chi-Chi earthquake measured from SPOT satellite images: implications for the seismic cycle along the western foothills ofCentral Taiwan , J. Geophys. Res., 108, 10.1029/2001JB000951, 2003. [PDF]

Klinger Y., Avouac J.P., Bourles D., and N. Tisnerat, Alluvial deposition and lake-level fluctuations forced by Late Quaternary climate change: the Dead-Sea case example, Sedimentary Geology, 162, 119-139, 2003.  [PDF]

Avouac, J.P., Mountain Building, Erosion, and the Seismic Cycle in the Nepal Himalaya, Advances in Geophysics, Vol. 46, 10.1016/S0065-2687(03)46001-9, December 2003. [PDF]


Vigny, C. et al., GPS networks monitors the western Alps’ deformation over a five year period : 1993-1998, J. Geodesy, 76, 63-76, 2002. [PDF]

Audin L., Avouac, J.P., M. Flouzat and J.L., Plantet, Fluid-driven seismicity in a stable tectonic context: The Remiremont fault zone, Vosges, France, Geophys. Res. Lett., 29(6), 10.1029/2001GL013702, 2002. [PDF]

Poupinet, G., J.P. Avouac, M. Jiang, S. Wei, E. Kissling, G. Herquel, J. Guilbert, A. Paul, G. Wittlinger, H. Su, and J.C. Thomas, Intracontinental subduction and Paleozoic inheritance of the lithosphere suggested by a teleseismic experiment across the Tien Shan, Terra Nova 14(1), 18-24, 2002. [PDF]

Michel, R. and J.P., Avouac, Deformation due to the 17 August Izmit earthquake measured from SPOT images, J. Geophys. Res., 107, 10 1029/2000JB000102, 2002. [PDF]

Trique, M., F. Perrier, Th. Froidefond, J.P. Avouac, S. Hautot,, Fluid flow near reservoir lakes inferred from the spatial and temporal analysis of the electric potential, J. Geophys. Res., 107, 10 1029/2001JB00482, 2002. [PDF]


Vergne J., R. Cattin and J.P. Avouac, On the use of dislocations to model interseismic strain and stress build-up at intracontinental thrust faults, Geophys. J. Int., 147, 155-162, 2001. [PDF]

Cattin R., Martelet, G., Henry, P., Avouac, J.P., Diament, M. and Shakya, Gravity anomalies, crustal structure and thermo-mechanical support of the Himalayas of Central Nepal, Geophys. J. Int., 147, 381-392, 2001. [PDF]

Avouac, J.P., L. Bollinger, J. Lavé, R. Cattin and M. Flouzat, Le cycle sismique en Himalaya, C. R. Acad. Sc., 333,513-529, 2001.[PDF]

Lavé J., and J.P. Avouac, Fluvial incision and tectonic uplift across the Himalayas of Central Nepal, J. Geophys. Res., 106, 26,561-26,592, 2001. [PDF]

Schlupp, A., J.P. Avouac and G. Clauzon, Post-Messinian activity of the Nimes fault, Bull. Soc. Geol. Fr., 172, 697-711, 2001.


Lavé J., and J.P. Avouac, Active folding of fluvial terraces across the Siwalik Hills (Himalaya of central Nepal , J. Geophys. Res., 105, 5735-5770, 2000. [PDF]

Cattin, R. & Avouac, J.P. Modeling mountain building and the seismic cycle in the Himalaya of Nepal. J. Geophys. Res, 105, 13,389-13,407, 2000. [PDF]

Van Puymbroeck, N., Michel, R., Binet, R., Avouac, J.P. and J. Taboury. Measuring earthquakes from optical satellite images, Applied Optics Information Processing, 39, 23, 1–14, 2000. [PDF]

Klinger , Y., J.P. Avouac, N. Abou Karaki, L. Dorbath, D. Bourles, J.L. Reyss, Slip-rate on the Dead Sea transform fault in northern Araba valley (Jordan), Geophys. J. Int., 142, 755-768, 2000. [PDF]

Klinger , Y., J.P. Avouac , N. Abou Karaki, L. Dorbath, N. Tisnerat, Seismic behavior of  the Dead Sea fault in northern Araba valley, (Jordan), Geophys. J. Int., 142, 769-782, 2000. [PDF]

Klinger, Y., R. Michel and J.P. Avouac, Co-seismic deformation during the Mw 7.3 Aqaba earthquake (1995): from ERS-SAR interferometry, Geophys. Res. Lett., 27, 3651-3654, 2000. [PDF]

Prior to 2000:

Michel, R., J.P. Avouac, and J. Taboury, Measuring ground displacements from SAR amplitude images: Application to the Landers earthquake, Geophys. Res. Lett., 26, 875-878, 1999a.   [PDF]

Michel, R., J.P. Avouac, and J. Taboury, Measuring near field coseismic displacements from SAR images: Application to the Landers earthquake, Geophys. Res. Lett., 26, 3017-30220, 1999b.   [PDF

Trique, M., P. Richon, F. Perrier, J.P. Avouac and J.C. Sabroux, radon emanation and electric potential variations associated with transient deformation near reservoir lakes, Nature, 399, 137-141, 1999.   [PDF]

Lorne, B., Perrier, F. et J.P; Avouac, Streaming potential measurements, I: Properties of the electrical double layer from crushed rock samples, J. Geophys. Res., 104, 17,857-17,877, 1999a. [PDF]

Lorne, B., Perrier, F. et J.P. Avouac, Streaming potential measurements, II: Relationship between electrical and hydraulic flow patterns from rock samples during deformation, J. Geophys. Res., 104, 17,879-17,896, 1999b. [PDF]

Hurtrez, J.E., F. Lucazeau, Lavé J., and J.P. Avouac, Investigation of the relationships between basin morphology, tectonic uplift, and denudation from the study of an active fold belt in the Siwalik Hills Central Nepal, J. Geophys. Res., 104, 12,779-12,796, 1999. [PDF]

Jouanne, F., J.L. Mugnier, M.R. Pandey, J.F. Gamond, P. Le Fort, L. Serrurier, C. Vigny, J.P. Avouac, Oblique convergence in the Himlayas of Western Nepal deduced from preliminary results of GPS measurements, Geophys. Res. Lett., 26, (13), 1933-1936, 1999.   [PDF]

Lemmonier, C., G. Marquis, F. Perrier, J.P. Avouac, G. Chitrakar, B. Kafle, S. Sapkota, U. Gautam and D. Tiwari, Electrical structure of the Himlaya of central Nepal: high conductivity around the mid-crustal ramp along the MHT, Geophys. Res. Lett., 26, 3261-3264, 1999. [PDF]

Pandey, M.R., R.P. Tandukar, J.P. Avouac, J. Vergne and Th. Héritier, Seismotectonics of Nepal Himalaya from a local seismic network J. Asian Earth Sciences, 17, 703-712, 1999. [PDF]

Perrier, F., M. Trique, B. Lorne, J.P. Avouac, S. Hautot and P. Tarits, Electric potential variations associated with yearly lake level variations, Geophys. Res. Let., 25, 1955- 1958, 1998. [PDF]

Pedersen, H.E., J.P. Avouac and M. Campillo, Anomalous surface waves from Lop Nor nuclear explosions: observations and numerical modelling, Journal of Geophysical Research,  103, (7), 15051-15068, 1998. [PDF]

Baroux, E., JP. Avouac, O. Bellier and M. Sébrier, Slip-partitioning and fore-arc deformation at the Sunda Trench, Indonesia, Terra Nova, 10, 139-144, 1998.

Avouac, J.P., L. Bourjot and J.F. Dobremez, Palaeoclimatic interpretation of a topographic profile across middle holocene regressive shorelines of Longmu Co (Western Tibet), Palaeo-3, 120, 93-104, 1996. [PDF]

Lave, J., J.P. Avouac, R. Lacassin, P. Tapponnier, and J.P. Montagner, Seismic anisotrophy beneath Tibet: Evidence for easteard extrustion of the Tibetan lithosphere?, Earth, Planet. Sc. Let., 140 (1-4), 83-96, 1996.

Matte, Ph., P. Tapponnier, N. Arnaud, L. Bourjot, J.P. Avouac, Ph. Vidal, Liu Qing, Pan Yusheng, Wang Yi, Tectonics of western Tibet, between the Tarim and the Indus, Earth, Planet. Sc. Let., 142, 311-330, 1996 . [PDF]

Avouac, J.P., and E. G. Burov, Erosion as a driving mechanism of intracontinental growth? J. Geopys. Res., 101, (8) 17747-17769, 1996. [PDF]

Pandey, M.R., R.P. Tandukar, J.P. Avouac, J. Lavé and J.P. Massot, Interseismic strain accumulation on the Himalayan Crustal Ramp (Nepal), Geophys. Res. Lett., 22, 751-754, 1995. [PDF]

Frost, G.M., R. Coe, Z. Meng, Z. Peng, Y. Chen, V. Courtillot, G. Peltzer, P. Tapponnier, and J.P. Avouac, Preliminary early cretaceous paleomagnetic results from the Gansu Corridor, China, Earth and Plant. Science Lett., 129, 217-232, 1995. [PDF]

Cotton, F. and J.P. Avouac, Crustal and upper-mantle structure under the Tien Shan from surface-wave dispersion, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 84, 95-109, 1994.

De Chabalier J.B. and J.P. Avouac, Kinematics of the Asal rift ( Djibouti ) determined from the deformation of Fieale volcano, Science, Vol. 265, 5179, 1677-1681, 1994. [PDF]

Avouac, J.P., Analysis of scarp profiles: Evaluation of errors in morphologic dating, J. Geophys. Res., 98, 6745-6754, 1993. [PDF]

Avouac, J.P., G. Peltzer, Active tectonics in southern Xinjiang , China : Analysis of terrace riser and normal fault scarp degradation along the Hotan-Qira Fault system, J. Geophys. Res., 98, 21,773-21,807, 1993.[PDF]

Avouac, J.P., P. Tapponnier, M. Bai, H. You and G. Wang, Active thrusting and folding along the northeastern Tien Shan and late Cenozoic rotation of Tarim with respect to Dzungaria and Kazakhstan, J. Geophys. Res., 98, 6755-6804, 1993. [PDF]

Winter, Th., J.P. Avouac, et A. Lavenu, Late Quaternary kinematics of the Pallatanga strike-slip fault (Central Ecuador) from topographic measurements of displaced morphological features, Geophys. J. Int., 115, 905-920, 1993. [PDF]

Avouac, J.P., and P. Tapponnier, Kinematic model of active deformation in central Asia, Geophys. Res. Let., 20, 895-898, 1993. [PDF]

Avouac, J.P., B. Meyer and P. Tapponnier, On the growth of normal faults and the existence of flats and ramps along the El Asnam active fold and thrust system, Tectonics, 11, 1-11, 1992. [PDF]

Avouac, J.P., and P. Tapponnier, Cinématique des déformations actives en Asie centrale, C. R. Acad. Sc., 315, II, 1791-1798, 1992.

Chen Y., J.P. Cogné, V. Courtillot, J.P Avouac, P. Tapponnier, G. Wang, M. Bai, H. You, M. Li, C. Wei and E. Buffetaut, Paleomagnetic study of Mesozoic Continental sediments along the northern Tien Shan China and heterogeneous strain in central Asia , J. Geophys. Res., 96, 4065-4082, 1991.

Tapponnier, P., B. Meyer, J.P. Avouac, G. Peltzer, Y. Gaudemer, G. Shunmin, X. Hongfa, Y. Kelun, C. Zhitai, C.    Shuahua, and D. Huagant, Active thrusting and folding in the Qilian Shan, and decoupling between upper crust and      mangle in northeastern Tibet, Earth and Plant. Sci. Lett., 97, 382-403, 1990. [PDF]

Meyer, B., J.P. Avouac, P. Tapponnier, M. Meghraoui, Mesures topographiques sur le segment SW de la zone faillée d’El Asnam et interpretation mécanique des relations entre failles inverses et normales, Bull. Soc. Géol. France , 8, 447-456, 1990. [PDF]

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