Refereed Publications of Robert W. Clayton

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  1. Biondi, E., J. Castellanos, and R. Clayton, (2023), Imaging urban hidden faults with ambient noise recorded by dense seismic arrays, eismol. Res. Lett. XX, 1-10, doi:10.1785/0220230408 PDF   Supp

    Wong, Matthew, Yuping Wang, (2024), Detemining the shear velocity of the Los Angeles Basin, CaltechDATA, PDF


  2. Lee, Hwaju, Y. Kim, M. Bezada, and R. Clayton, (2023) The role of subslab low-velocity anomalies beneath the Nazca Plate and their possible contribution to the subduction angle. Geophys. Res. Lett., 50, e2023GL106096, doi: 10.1029/2023GL106096.     PDF

  3. Ghose, R., P. Persaud, R. Clayton, (2023), Basin Structure for Earthquake Ground Motion Estimates in Urban Los Angeles Mapped with Nodal Receiver Functions, Geosciences, 13, 320, doi:10.3390/geosciences13110320     PDF     Supp-zip

  4. Villa, Valeria, Yida Li, Robert W. Clayton, Patricia Persaud, (2023), Three-Dimensional Basin Depth Map of the Northern Los Angeles from Gravity and Seismic Measurements, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 128, e2022JB025425, doi:10/1029/2022JB025425,     PDF     supp     ESSOar version

  5. Li, Yida, Valeria Villa, Robert W. Clayton, Patricia Persaud, (2023), Shear Wave Velocities in the San Gabriel and San Bernardino Basins, California, Journal of Geophyical Research: Solid Earth, 128, e2023JB026488, doi: 10.1029/2023JB026488     PDF     Supp     ESSOar version

  6. Yang, Yan, and R. Clayton, (2023) Shallow Seismicity in the Long Beach - Seal Beach, CA Area, early publication, Seismological Research Letters, doi:10.1785/0220220358     PDF     Supp

  7. Yang, Y., A. Gao, K. Azizzadenesheli, R. Clayton, Z. Ross, (2023), Rapid Seismic Waveform Modeling and Inversion with Neural Operators, IEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 61, 5906712, doi:10.1109/TGRS.2023.3264210     PDF     Supp     arXiv
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  9. Park, S, C. Shin, Y. Kim, and R. Clayton, (2022), Seismic Wave Simulation Using a 3D Printed Model of the Los Angeles, Science Reports. 12:4613, doi:10.138/s41598-022-08732-w     PDF     Supp

  10. Castellanos, J., E. Humphreys, and R. Clayton, (2022), Evidence of Mantle-Based Deformation Across the Western US, Geophysical Research Letters, doi:10.1029/2021GL094854     PDF     Supp

  11. Muir, J., R. Clayton, V. Tsai. and Q. Brissaud, (2022), Parsimonous velocity inversion applied to the Los Angeles Basin, CA, Journal of Geophysics Research: Solid Earth, 127, e2021JB023103, doi:10.1029/2021JB023103     PDF     Supp     Movie     archive version     model

  12. Yun, J., Y. Kim, and R. Clayton, (2021), Spatial Variations and Frequency Dependence of Lg Attenuation with Site Response Correction Along the CCSE Array in Central California, US, (2022), Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 23, e2021GC010149, doi:10.1029/2021GC010149     PDF


    He, Vivien, (2021), Development of Qube: A Low-Cost Internet of Things Device for On-Site and Regional Earthquake Early Warning, Seismological Research Letters, XX, 1-11, doi:10.1785/0220210246     PDF

  13. Castellanos, C. and R. Clayton, (2021), The fine-scale structure of Long Beach, California, and its impact on ground motion acceleration, J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2021JB022462     ESSOAR preprint     PDF     Supp     MovieS1     MovieS2     MovieS3     MovieS4

  14. Yang, Y., A. Gao, J. Castellanos, Z. Ross, K. Azizzadenesheli, and R. Clayton, (2021), Seismic Wave propagation and inversion with Neural Operator, The Seismic Record, 1(3), 126-134, doi:10.1785/0320210026     PDF     arXiv version

  15. Wang, X., Z. Zhan, M. Zhong, P. Persaud, R. Clayton, (2021), Urban Basin Structure based on Dense Arrays and Bayesian Array-based Coherent Receiver Functions, J. Geophys. Res., early pub, doi:10.1029/2021JB022279     PDF     supp

  16. Di Lucco, F., P. Persaud, L. Cucci, A. Esposito, R. Carniel, G. G. Cortes, D. Galluzzo, R. Clayton, and G. Ventura, (2021), The seismicity of Lipari, Acolian Islands (Italy) from one-month recording of the LIPARI array, Front. Earth Sci., 9:67858.1 doi:10.3389/feart.2021.678581     PDF    

  17. Yu, E., A. Bhaskaren, S-L Chen, Z. Ross, E. Hauksson, R. Clayton, (2021), Southern California Earthquake Data is Now Available in the Amazon AWS Cloud, Seismological Research Letters, XX, 1-10, doi:10.1785/0220210039     PDF    

  18. Jia, Z., and R. Clayton, (2021), Determination of Near Surface Shear-Wave Velocities in the Central Los Angeles Basin with Dense Arrays, J. of Geophys. Res., e2020JB021369, doi:10.1029/2020JB021369     PDF     Supp

  19. Filippitzis, F, M. Kohler, T. Heaton, R. Graves, R. Clayton, R. Guy, J. Bunn, and M. Chandy, (2021), Ground Motion Response in Urban Los Angeles from the 2019 Ridgecrest Earthquake Sequence. Earthquake Spectra, 1-30, doi:10.1177/87552930211003916     PDF     Supp

  20. Dougherty, S., C. Jiang, R. Clayton, B. Schmandt, and S. Hansen, (2021), Seismic Evidence for a Fossil Slab Origin for the Isabella Anomaly, Geophys. J. Int., 224, 1188-1196, doi:10.1093/gji/ggaa472     PDF     Supp


  21. Kohler, M., F. Filippitzis, T. Heaton, R.. Clayton, R. Guy, J. Bunn, M. Chandy, (2020), 2019 Ridgecrest Earthquake Reveals Areas of Los Angeles that Amplify Shaking of High-Rises, Seismol. Res. Lett., 91, 6, 3370-3380, doi:10.1785/0220200170     PDF

  22. Castellanos, J., J. Perry-Houts, R. Clayton, Y. Kim, C. Stanciu, B. Niday, and E. Humphreys, (2020), Evidence for Mantle Vertical Coupling in the Pacific NW Revealed by Crustal Anistrophy, Science Advances, 6, eabb0476, doi:10.1126/sciadv.abb0476     PDF     Supp

  23. Clayton, R., (2020), A Detailed Image of the Continent-Borderland Transition Beneath Long Beach, California, Geophys. J. Int., 222, 2102-2107, doi:10.1093/gji/ggaa286     PDF     Supp     Surfaces.tar

  24. Zhang, Xiaotian, Zhe Jia, Zachary Ross, Robert Clayton, (2020), Extracting Dispersion Curves From Ambient Noise Correlations Using Deep Learning, IEEE:Transaction on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 58, 12, pp8932-8939, doi:10.1109/TGRS.2020.2992043 PDF

  25. Castellanos, J., R. Clayton, and A. Juarez, (2020), Using a Time-based Subarray Method to Extract and Invert Noise-derived Body Waves at Long Beach, California, J. of Geophys. Res.: Solid Earth, 125, e2019JB018855, doi:10.1029/2019JB018855 PDF     Supp

  26. Clayton, R., (2020), Imaging the subsurface with ambient noise autocorrelations, Seismol. Res. Lett., 91, 930-935, doi:10.1785/0220190272 PDF     supp

  27. Perton, M., Z. Spica, R. Clayton, and G. Beroza, (2020), Shear Wave Structure of a Transit of the Los Angeles Basin From Multimode Surface Waves and H/V Spectral Ratio, Geophysical Journal International, 220, 415-427, doi:10.1093/gji/ggz458     PDF


  28. Rodriguez-Dominguez, Miguel, X. Perez-Campos, C. Montealegre, R. Clayton, and E. Cabral-Cano, (2019), Crustal structure variations in south-central Mexico from receiver functions, Geophs. J. Int, 219, 2174-2186, doi:10.1093/gji/ggz434     PDF     Supp

  29. Clayton, R., H. Kohler, R. Guy, J. Bunn, T. Heaton, and M. Chandy, (2019), CSN/LAUSD Network: A Dense Accelerometer Network in Los Angeles Schools, Seismological Research Letters, 91, 622-630, doi:10.1785/0220190200 PDF

  30. Jang, H., Y. Kim, H. Lim, and R. Clayton, (2019), Seismic attenuation structure of southern Peruvian subduction system, Tectonphysics, 771 228203, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2019.228203 PDF     Supp

  31. Clayton, R., P. Persaud, M Denolle, J. Polet, (2019), Exposing Los Angeles's shakey geologic underbelly, EOS, 100, Oct 10, 2019, doi:10.1029/2019EO135099 PDF

  32. Di Luccio, F., P. Persaud, L. Cucci, A. Esposito, G. Ventura, R. Clayton (2019), Seismic sensors probe Lipari's underground plumbing, Eos, 100, doi:10.1029/2019EO12533, Published July 15, 2019.     PDF


  33. Castellanos, Jorge, R. Clayton, and X. Perez-Campos, (2018), Imaging the eastern Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt with ambient noise seismic noise: evidence for a slab tear, J. Geophys. Res., 123, 7741-7759, doi: 10.1029/2018JB15783 PDF     PDF-supp

  34. Massari, A., R. Clayton, and M. Kohler, (2018), Damage Detection by Template-Matching of Scattered Waves, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 108, 5a, 2556-2564, doi:10.1785/0120170319. PDF

  35. Clayton, R., (2018) Imaging the subsurface with ambient noise correlations, Society of Exploration Geophysics Annual Meeting, Anahiem, CA, pp4852-4856, doi:10/1190/segam2018-2978420.1 PDF

  36. Kohler, M., R. Guy, J. Bunn, A. Massari, R. Clayton, T. Heaton, K.M. Chandy, H. Ebrahimain and C. Dorn, (2018), Community Seismic Network and Localized Earthquake Situational Awareness, Proceedings of the 11th National Conference in Earthquake Engineering, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute , Los Angeles, CA. PDF

  37. Liu, G., P. Persaud, and R. Clayton, (2018), Structure of the Northern Los Angeles Basins Revealed in Teleseismic Receiver Functions from Short-term Nodal Arrays, Seism. Res. Lett., 89, 5 pp1680-1689, doi:10:1785/0220180071 PDF     Supp

  38. Lim, H., Y. Kim, R. Clayton, and C. Thurber, Seismicity and structure of Nazca Plate subduction zone in southern Peru, Earth and Planet. Sci Lett., 498, pp334-347, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2018.07.014 PDF

  39. Jiang, Chengxin, B. Schmandt, and R. Clayton, (2018), An anisotropic contract in the lithosphere across the Central San Andreas Fault, Geophys. Res. Lett., 45, 3967-3975, doi:10.1029/2018GL077476 PDF

  40. Jiang, Chengxin, B. Schmandt, S. Hansen, S. Doughtery, R. Clayton, J. Farrell, F-C Lin, Rayleigh and S wave tomography constrints on subduction termination and lithospheric foundering in central California, Earth and Planet. Sci Lett., 488, pp14-26, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2018.02.009 PDF


  41. Castro, R., R. Clayton, E. Hauksson, and J. Stock, (2017), Observations of remotely triggered seismicity in the Salton Sea and Coso geothermal regions, Southern California, after big (Mw>7.8) teleseismic earthquakes. Geofisica Internacional, 56-3, 269-286. PDF

  42. Castro, R., J. Stock, E. Hauksson, and R. Clayton, (2017), Source Functions and Path Effects from Earthquakes in the Farallon Transform Fault Region, Gulf of California, Mexico that Occurred on October 2013, Pure and Applied Geophysics, 174(6), 2239-2256, doi:10.1007/s00024-016-1346-4 PDF

  43. Castro, R., J. Stock, E. Hauksson, and R. Clayton, Active Tectonics in the Gulf of California and seismicity (M>3.0) for the Period 2002-2014., (2017), Tectophysics online, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2017.02.015. PDF


  44. Castro, Raul, J. Stock, E. Hauksson, and R. Clayton, (2016), Source Functions and Path Effects from Earthquakes in the Farallon Transform Fault Region, Gulf of California, Mexico that Occurred on October 2013, Pure Appl. Geophys., doi:10.1007/s00024-016-1346-4.   PDF

  45. Inbal, A., J-P Ampuero, and R. Clayton, (2016) Localized Seismic Deformation in the Upper Mantle Revealed by Dense Arrays, Science, 354, pp88-92, doi:10.1126/science.aaf1370   PDF   Supp

  46. Kohler, M., A. Massari, T. Heaton, H. Kanamori, E. Hauksson, R. Guy, R. Clayton, J. Bunn, and K. Chandy, (2016), Downtown Los Angeles 52-Story High-Rise and Free-Field Response to an Oil Refinery Explosion, Earthquake Spectra, 32, 3, 1793-1820, doi:10.1193/062315EQS101M     PDF

  47. Ma, Y, R. Clayton and D. Li, (2016a), Higher-mode ambient-noise Rayleigh waves in sedimentary basins, Geophys. J. Int, 206, 1634-1644. doi:10.1093/gji/ggw235     PDF     Supp

  48. Ma, Y, and R. Clayton, (2016b), Structure of the Los Angeles Basin from ambient noise and receiver functions, Geophys. J. Int., 206, 1645-1651. doi:10.1093/gji/ggw236     PDF     Supp


  49. Vriend, N., M. L. Hunt, and R. W. Clayton, Linear and Nonlinear Wave Propagation in Booming Sand Dunes, (2015), Phys. Fluids 27, 1003305 (2015), doi:10.1063/1.4931971 PDF

  50. Ma, Y., and R. Clayton, Flat Slab Subduction Caused By Interplate Suction Force, (2015), GRL, 42, doi:10.1002/2015GL065195.     PDF     PDF-supp

  51. Clayton, R., T. Heaton, M. Kohler, M. Chandy, R. Guy, and J. Bunn, (2015), Community Seismic Network: A Dense Array to Sense Earthquake Strong Motion Seismol. Res. Lett., 86, 5, Sept/Oct 2015, doi:10.1785/0220150094.     PDF

  52. Inbal, A., R. Clayton, and J-P Ampuero, (2015), Mapping Active Faults in Long Beach, California Using a Dense Seismic Array, Geophys. Rec. Lett., 42, 6314-6323, doi:10.1002/2015GL064942.     PDF     PDF-supp

  53. Kim, Y. and R. Clayton, (2015), Seismic properties of the Nazca oceanic crust in the southern Peruvian subduction system, Earth Planet Sci. Lett. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2015.07.055     PDF     PDF-supp

  54. Persaud, P., F. Di Luccio, and R. Clayton, Rayleigh wave dispersion measurements reveal low velocity zones beneath the new crust in the Gulf od California, (2015), Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, 1766-1774, doi:10.1002/2015GL063420     PDF

  55. Dougherty, S., and R. Clayton, (2015), Seismic structure in southern Peru: Evidence for a smooth contortion between flat and normal subduction of the Nasca plate, Geophys. J. Int., 200, 534-55, doi:10.1093/gji/ggu415.     PDF


  56. Di Luccio, F., P. Persaud, and R. Clayton, (2014), Seismic structure beneath the Gulf of California from group velocity measurements, Geophys. J. Int., 199, 3, pp1861-1872, doi:10.1093/gji/ggu338.     PDF

  57. Selvans, M., J. Stock, R. Clayton, S. Cande, and R. Granot, Deep crustal structure of the Adare and Northern Basins, Ross Sea, Antarctica, from sonobuoy data, (2014), EPSL, 405, pp220-230, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2014.08.029.     PDF     Data-Link

  58. Faulkner, M., R. Clayton, T. Heaton, K. M. Chandy, M. Kohler, J. Bunn, R. Guy, A. Liu, M. Olson, M-H., Cheng, and A. Kraus, (2014), Community Sense and Response Systems: Your Phone as Quake Dectector, CACM, 57, 7, July 2014, doi:10.1145/2622628.2622633     PDF     Video-Intro

  59. Kim, Y-H, H. Lim, M. Miller, F. Pearce, R. Clayton, (2014) Imaging Opposing oceanic lithosphers in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Mexico, G-cubed, 15, 7, 3021-3034, doi:10.1002/2014/GC005320.     PDF

  60. Li, D., D. Helmberger, R. Clayton, D. Sun, (2014), Global synthetic seismograms using 2D finite-difference method, Geophys. J. Int, doi:10.1093/gji/ggu050     PDF

  61. Phillips, K. and R. Clayton, (2014), Structure of the Transition Region from Seismic Array Data in Southern Peru, Geophys. J. Int., 196, pp1889-1905, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggt504.     PDF     Supp

  62. Ma, Yiran, and R. Clayton, (2014), The Crust and Uppermost Mantle Structure of Southern Peru From Ambient Noise and Earthquake Surface Wave Analysis, Earth and Planetary Sci. Lett., 395, pp61-70. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2014.03.013. PDF   PDF-supp

  63. Perez-Campos, X., and R. Clayton, (2014), Interaction of Cocos and Rivera Plates with the Upper Mantle Transition Zone Underneath Central Mexico, Geophys. J. Int., doi:10.193/gji/ggu087. PDF

  64. Dougherty, S. and R. Clayton, Seismicity and structure in central Mexico: Evidence for a possible slab tear in the South Cocos plate, J. Geophys. Res, 119, 3424-3447, doi:10/1002/2013/JB010883 PDF


  65. Kim, Y., R. Clayton, P. Asimow, and J. Jackson, (2013), Generation of Talc in the Mantle Wedge and its Role in Subduction Dynamics in Central Mexico, Earth and Planet Sci. Lett., 384, pp81-87, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2013.10.006.     PDF

  66. Schmandt, B., and R. Clayton, Analysis of P-waves with a 5200-station array in Long Beach, California: evidence for abrupt boundary for Inner Borderland rifting, (2013), J. Geophys. Res., 118, 1-19, doi:10.1002/jgrb.50370     PDF

  67. Lin, Fan-Chi, D. Li, R. Clayton, D. Hollis, 2013, High-resolution shallow crustal structure in Long Beach, California: application of ambient noise tomography on a dense seismic array, Geophysics, 78(4), Q45-Q56, doi:10.1190/geo2012-0453.1     PDF     S1-movie     S2-movie     S3-movie

  68. Inbal, Asaf, F. Koch, R. Clayton, and J-P Ampuero, Locating micro-events in Long Beach, CA urban environment with a dense array, SEG Extended Abstracts, p 2129-2134, doi:10.1190/segam2013-0697.1 PDF

  69. Ma, Y., R. Clayton, V. Tsai, and Z. Zhongwen, 2013, Locating a Scatterer in the Active Volcanic Area of Southern Peru from Ambient Noise Cross-correlation, Geophys. J. Int., 192(3), pp.1332-1341. doi:10.1093/gji/ggs103 PDF

  70. Sun, Y., D. Helmberger, J. Jackson, R. Clayton, D. Bower, 2013, Rolling Hills of Primordial Material on the Core-Mantle-Boundary, EPSL, 361, pp. 333-342, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2012.10.027 PDF     Supp

  71. Perez-Campos, X., and R. Clayton, (2013), Evidence of upper mantle processes related to continental rifting versus oceanization in the Gulf of California, Geophys. J. Int., doi:10.1093/gji/ggt133 PDF

  72. Skinner, S. and R. Clayton, (2013), The lack of correlation between flat slabs and bathymetric impactors in South America, Earth and Planet. Sci. Lett., 371-372, June 2013, pp1-5. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2013.04.013 PDF   Supp-PDF

  73. Zhan, Z., V. Tsai, and R. Clayton, (2013), Spurious velocity changes caused by temporal variations in ambient noise frequency content, online GJI May 27.2013, doi:10.1093/gji/ggt170 PDF


  74. Phillips, K., R. Clayton, P. Davis, H. R. Guy, S. Skinner, I. Stubailo, L. Audin, and V. Aguilar, (2012), Structure of the Subduction System in Southern Peru From Seismic Array Data, J. Geophys. Res, 117, B11306, doi:10.1029/2012JB009540. PDF   PDF-supp

  75. Lin, Fan-Chi, D. Li, R. Clayton, D. Hollis, Interferometry with a dense 3D dataset, SEG Technical Program Extended Abstracts, pp. 1-6, doi:10.1190/segam2012-0519.1 PDF

  76. Dougherty, S., R. Clayton, and D. Helmberger, (2012), Seismic Structure in central Mexico: Implication for fragmentation of the subducted Cocos Plate, J. Geophys. Res, 117, B09316, doi:10.1029/2012JB009528. PDF

  77. Chen, T. and R. Clayton, (2012), Structure of central and southern Mexico from velocity and attenuation tomography, J. Geophys. Res, 117, B09302, doi:10.1029/2012JB009233. PDF

  78. Kim, Y., M. Miller, F. Pearce, and R. Clayton, Seismic imaging of the Cocos subduction zone system in central Mexico, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst, 13, Q07001, doi:10.1029/2012GC004033. PDF

  79. Kim, Y., R. Clayton, and J. Jackson, Distribution of Hydrous Minerals in the Subduction System Beneath Mexico, (2012), EPSL 341-344, p58-67, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2012.06.001. PDF

  80. Vriend, N. M., M. L. Hunt, and R. W. Clayton, Sedimentary structure of large sand dunes: examples from Dumont and Eureka dunes, Geophys. J. Int., (2012), 190, pp981-992, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2012.05514.x PDF     Supplemment-zip

  81. Selvans, M., R. Clayton, J. Stock, and R. Granot, (2012), Using overlapping sonobuoy data from the Ross Sea to construct a 2D deep crustal velocity model, Journal Marine Geophysical Research, 33, pp.17-32, doi:10.1007/s11001-011-9143-z   PDF


  82. Clayton, R., T. Heaton, M. Chandy, A. Krause, M. Kohler, J. Bunn, M. Olson, M. Faulkner, M. Cheng, L. Strand, R. Chandy, D. Obenshain, A, Liu, and M. Aivazis, (2011), Community Seismic Network, Annals of Geophysics, 54, 6, doi:10.4401/ag-5269. PDF

  83. Kim, Y., R. Clayton, and F. Keppie, Evidence of a collision between the Yucatan Block and Mexico in the Miocene, (2011), Geophys. J. Int., doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2011.05191.x PDF

  84. Kosarian, M., P. Davis, T. Tanimoto, and R. Clayton, (2011) The Relationship Between Upper Mantle Anisotropic Structures Beneath California, Transpresion and Abolute Plate Motion, J. Geophys. Res. doi:10.1029/2010JB007742. PDF


  85. Zhan, Z., S. Ni, D. Helmberger, and R. Clayton, 2010, Retrieval of Moho-reflected shear wave arrivals from ambient seismic noise, Geophys. J. Int., 182, pp408-420, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2010.04625.x PDF

  86. Kostoglodov, V., A. Husker, N. Shapiro, J. Payero, M. Campillo, N. Cotte, and R. Clayton, (2010), 2006 Slow Slip Event and Nonvolcanic Tremor in the Mexican Subduction Zone, Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L24301, doi:10.1029/2010GL045424. PDF

  87. Skinner, S., and R. Clayton, An Evaluation of proposed mechansims of slab flattening in central Mexico, 2010, Pure Appl. Geophys. (Pageoph), doi:10.1007/s00024-010-0200-3 PDF

  88. Iglesias, A., R. Clayton, X. Perez-Campos, S. K. Singh, J. Pacheco, D. Garcia, and C. Valdes-Gonzalez, 2010, S-Wave, Velocity Structure below Central Mexico using High Resolution Surface Wave Tomography, J. Geophys. Res., 115, B06307, doi:10.1029/2009JB006332 PDF

  89. Kim, Y., R. Clayton, and J. Jackson, 2010, The Geometry and seismic properties of the subducting Cocos plate in central Mexico, J. Geophys. Res., 115, doi:10.1029/2009JB006942 PDF

  90. Granot, R., S. C. Cande, J. M. Stock, F. J. Davey, and R. W. Clayton, 2010, Postspreading rifting in the Adare Basin, Antarctica: regional tectonic consequences, G-cubed, 11, 8, Q08005, doi:10.1029/2010GC003105, PDF


  91. Chen, T. and R. Clayton, (2009), Seismic Attenuation Structure in central Mexico: Image of a focussed high-attenuation zone in the mantle wedge, (2009), J. Geophys. Res., doi:10:1029/2008JB005964. PDF

  92. Song, T. A., D. V. Helmberger, M. R. Brudzinski, R. W. Clayton, P. Davis, X. Perez-Campos, S. K. Singh, (2009), Subducting Slab Unltra-Slow Layer Coincident with Silent Earthquakes in Southern Mexico, Science, 324, 502 (2009), doi:10,1126/science.1167595. PDF   Sup-PDF

  93. Lukac, M., P. Davis, R. Clayton, D. Estrin (2009), Recovering Temporal Integrity with Data Driven Time Synchronization, 8th International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks, 2009. IPSN 2009. PDF

  94. Lukac, M., I. Stubailo, R. Guy, P. Davis, V. Aguilar, R. Clayton, D.Estrin, First-class meta-data: a step towards a highly reliable wireless network in Peru, 8th International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks, 2009. IPSN 2009. PDF  


  95. Perez-Campos, X., Y. Kim, A. Husker, P. M. Davis, R. W. Clayton, A. Iglesias, J. F. Pacheco, S. K. Singh, V. C. Manea, and M. Gurnis (2008), Horizontal subduction and and truncation of the cocos plate beneath Central Mexico, Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L18303, doi:10.1029/2008GL035127 PDF

  96. Vriend, N. M., M. L. Hunt, R. W. Clayton, C. E. Brennen, K. S. Brantley, and A. Ruiz-Angulo (2008), Reply to comment on solving the mystery of booming sand dunes, Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L08307, doi:10.1029/2008GL033202. PDF       comment

  97. Spasojevic', S., and R. W. Clayton (2008), Crustal structure and apparent tectonic underplating from receiver function analysis in South Island, New Zealand, J. Geophys. Res., 113, B04307, doi:10.1029/2007JB005166. PDF

  98. Payero, J. S., V. Kostoglodov, N. Shapiro, T. Mikumo, A. Iglesias, X. Perez-Campos, and R. W. Clayton (2008), Non-volcanic tremor observed in the Mexican subduction zone, Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L07305, doi:10.1029/2007GL032877. PDF     GRL_cover

  99. Ai, Huirong-Anita, J. M. Stock, R. Clayton, and B. Luyendyk (2008), Vertical Tectonics of the High Plateau Region, Manihiki Plateau, Western Pacific, from Seismic Stratigraphy, Mar. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1007/s11001-008-9042-0. PDF

  100. Kedar, Sharon, M. Longuet-Higgins, F. Webb, N. Graham, R. Clayton, C. Johnson (2008), The origin of deep ocean microseisms in the North Atlantic Ocean, Proc. R. Soc. A, 2091 (March), pp777-893 doi:10.1098/rspa.2007.0277. PDF


  101. Persaud, P., X. Perez-Campos, and R. Clayton (2007), Crustal thickness variations in the margins of the Gulf of California from receiver functions, Geophys. J. Int., 170, 2, 687-699, doi:10.1111/j.1365-03412.x PDF

  102. Davis, P. and R. Clayton, (2007), Application of the telegraph model to coda Q variations in southern California, J. of Geophys. Res, 112, B09302, doi:10.1029/2006JB004542. PDF

  103. Vriend, N. M., M. L. Hunt, R. W. Clayton, C. E. Brennen, K. S. Brantley, and A. Ruiz- Angulo, (2007), Solving the mystery of booming sand dunes, Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L16306, doi:10.1029/2007GL030276. PDF     (Note: see comment and reply above)

  104. Downey, N., J. M. Stock, R. W. Clayton, and S. C. Cande, (2007), History of the Cretaceous Osbourn Spreading Center, J. Geophys. Res., 112, B04102 doi:10.1029/2006JB004550 PDF Correction: PDF

  105. Yan, Z., and R. W. Clayton (2007), A Notch Structure on the Moho beneath the Eastern San Gabriel Mountains, Earth Planet. Sci Lett., doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2007.06.017. PDF

  106. Yan, Z., and R. W. Clayton (2007), Regional mapping of the crustal structure in southern California from receiver functions, J. Geophys. Res., 112, B05311, doi:10.1029/2006JB004622. PDF

  107. Downey, N. J., and R. W. Clayton (2007), A ridgelet transform method for constraining tectonic models via abyssal-hill morphology, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 8, Q03004, doi:10.1029/2006GC001440. PDF


  108. Yan Z., Clayton R.W. and Saleeby J., (2005), Seismic Refraction Evidence of Steep Faults cutting highly attenuated continental basement in Central Transverse Ranges, California, Geophys. J. Int., 651-666. doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2005.02506.x PDF

  109. Teresa Baker, Robert Granat, and Robert W. Clayton, (2005), Real-time Earthquake Location Using Kirchhoff Reconstruction, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 95: 699 - 707. doi: 10.1785/0120040123 PDF

  110. Leo Eisner and Robert W. Clayton, (2005), Simulating Strong Ground Motion From Complex Sources By Reciprocal Green functions, Studia Geophysica et Geodaetica, 49, 3, doi:10.1007/s11200-005-0013-5. PDF


  111. W. J. Lutter, G. S. Fuis, T. Ryberg, D. A. Okaya, R. W. Clayton, P. M. Davis, C. Prodehl, J. M. Murphy, V. E. Langenheim, M. L. Benthien, N. J. Godfrey, N. I. Christensen, K. Thygesen, C. H. Thurber, G. Simila, and G. R. Keller (2004), Upper Crustal Structure from the Santa Monica Mountains to the Sierra Nevada, Southern California: Tomographic Results from the Los Angeles Regional Seismic Experiment, Phase II (LARSE II), Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 94: 619 - 632. doi:10.1785/0120030058 PDF


  112. Nazareth J. J., R. W. Clayton, (2003), Crustal structure of the Borderland-Continent Transition Zone of southern California adjacent to Los Angeles, J. Geophys. Res., 108 (B8), doi:10.1029/2001JB000223, 2003. PDF

  113. Fuis, G. S., R. W. Clayton, P. M. Davis, T. Ryberg, W. J. Lutter, D. A. Okaya, E. Hauksson, C. Prodehl, J. M. Murphy, M. L. Benthien, S. A. Baher, M. D. Kohler, K. Thygesen, G. Simila, and G. R. Keller, (2003), Fault systems of the 1971 San Fernando and 1994 Northridge earthquakes, southern California: Relocated aftershocks and seismic images from LARSE II, Geology, 31, 171-174. PDF

  114. Monica D. Kohler, Harold Magistrale and R. W. Clayton, (2003), Mantle heterogeneities and the SCEC Three-Dimensional Velocity Model Version 3, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am, 93, 757- 774. PDF


  115. Roger L. Larson, Robert A. Pockalny, Richard F. Viso, Elisabetta Erba, Lewis J. Abrams, Bruce P. Luyendyk, Joann M. Stock, and Robert W. Clayton, (2002), Mid-Cretaceous tectonic evolution of the Tongareva triple junction in the southwestern Pacific Basin, Geology, 30, 1, 67-70. PDF

  116. Leo Eisner and Robert W. Clayton, (2002), Equivalent medium Parameters For Numerical Modeling in media with near-surface low-velocities, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am, 92, 2, 711-722. PDF

  117. Leo Eisner and Robert W. Clayton, (2002), A Full Waveform Test of the Southern California Velocity Model by the Reciprocity Method, Pure and Applied Geophysics, 159, 1691-1706. PDF


  118. Egill Hauksson, Patrick Small, Katrin Hafner, Robert Busby, Robert Clayton, James Goltz, Tom Heaton, Kate Hutton, Hiroo Kanamori, Jascha Polet, Doug Given, Lucile M. Jones and David Wald, (2001), Southern California Seismic Network: Caltech/USGS Element of TriNet 1997-2001, Seism. Res. Lett, 72, 6, 690-704. PDF

  119. Katrin Hafner and Robert W. Clayton, (2001), The Southern California Earthquake Data Center (SCEDC), Seism. Res. Lett, 72, 6, 705-711. PDF

  120. Leo Eisner and Robert W. Clayton, (2001), A Reciprocity method for multiple-source simulations, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am, 91, 3, 553-560. PDF

  121. Leo Eisner and Robert W. Clayton, (2002), A Full Waveform Test of the Southern California Velocity Model by the Reciprocity Method, Pure and Applied Geophysics, 159,7-8, pp. 1691-1706, doi:10.1007/s00024-002-8703-1. PDF


  122. Harold Magistrale, Steven Day, Robert W. Clayton, and Robert Graves, (2000), The SCEC Southern California reference 3D seismic velocity model Version 2, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am. Vol 90, 6B, pp. S65-76. PDF

  123. William R. Keller, Don L. Anderson and Robert W. Clayton, (2000), Resolution of tomographic models of the model beneath Iceland, Geophys. Res. Lett., 27 (24), 3993-3996, doi:1029/2000GL011798. PDF


  124. Jane Heineman, Joann Stock, Robert W. Clayton, Katrin Hafner, Steve Cande and Carol Raymond, (1999), Constraints on the proposed Marie Byrd Land-Bellingshausen plate boundary from seismic reflection data, J. Geophys. Res., 104, B11, 25321-25330. PDF


  125. Brian Wernicke, Robert Clayton, Mihai Ducea, Craig H. Jones, Stephen Park, Stan Ruppert, Jason Saleeby, J. Kent Snow, Livia Squires, Moritz Fliedner, George Jiracek, Randy Keller, Simon Klemperer, James Leutgert, Peter Malin, Kate Miller, Walter Mooney, Howard Oliver, and Robert Phinney, (1996), Origin of High Mountains in the Continents: The Southern Sierra Nevada, Science, 271, 190-193. PDF


  126. Linda R. Rowan and Robert W. Clayton, (1993), The Three-Dimensional Structure of Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii, From Travel Time Tomography, J. Geophys. Res, 98, 4355-4375. PDF

  127. Raymond Hide, Robert W. Clayton, Bradford H. Hager, Mary Ann Spieth, and Curt V. Voorhies, (1993), Topographic core-mantle coupling and fluctuations in the Earth's rotation, in Relating geophysical structures and processes. The Jeffreys volume (edited by K. Aki and R. Dmowska), Geophys. Monog. Am. Geophys. Un., 76, 107-120. PDF


  128. J. Huw Davies, Olafur Gudmundsson and Robert W. Clayton, (1992), Spectra of mantle shear wave velocity structure, Geophys. J. Int., 108, 865-882. PDF

  129. Robert W. Graves and Robert W. Clayton, (1992), Modeling Path Effects in Three-Dimensional Basin Structures, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 82, 81-103. PDF

  130. Christof Stork and Robert W. Clayton, (1992), Using constraints to address the instabilities of automated prestack velocity analysis, Geophysics, 57, 404-419. PDF


  131. Olafur Gudmundsson and Robert W. Clayton, (1991), A 2-D synthetic study of global traveltime tomography, Geophys. J. Int., 106, 53-65. PDF

  132. Christof Stork and Robert W. Clayton, (1991), Linear aspects of tomographic velocity analysis, Geophysics, 56, 483-495. PDF


  133. Eugene D. Humphreys and Robert W. Clayton, (1990), Tomographic Image of the Southern California Mantle, J. Geophys. Res, 95, pp. 19,725-l9,746. PDF

  134. Robert Graves and Robert W. Clayton, (1990), Modelling Acoustic Waves with Paraxial Extrapolators, Geophysics, 55, 306-319. PDF

  135. Olafur Gudmundsson, J. Huw Davies, and Robert W. Clayton, (1990), Stochastic analysis of global travel time data: Mantle heterogeneity and random errors in the ISC data, Geophys. J. Int., 102, 25-43. PDF

  136. Zhou, H.-W. and Robert W. Clayton, (1990), P and S Wave Travel-Time Inversions for Subducting Slabs under the Island Arcs of the Northwest Pacific, J. Geophys. Res, 95, 6829-6852. PDF

  137. Zhou, H.-W., Don L. Anderson and Robert W. Clayton, (1990), Modeling of residual spheres for subduction zone earthquakes: 1. Apparent slab penetration signatures in the NW Pacific, J. Geophys. Res, 95, 6799-6927. PDF


  138. Hager, B. H. and R. W. Clayton, (1989), Constraints on the structure of mantle convection using seismic observations, flow models, and the geoid, in: R. W. Peltier (ed.) Mantle Convection; plate tectonics and global dynamics, Gordon and Breach Science Publishers, New York, 657-763. bigPDF-28Mb


  139. Eugene Humphreys and Robert W. Clayton, (1988), Adaptation of back projection tomography to seismic travel time problems, J. Geophys. Res, 93, 1073-1085. PDF

  140. Ronan LeBras and Robert W. Clayton, (1988), An iterative inversion of the back-scattered acoustic waves, Geophysics, 53, 501-508. PDF

  141. John N. Louie, Robert W. Clayton, and Ronan J. LeBras, (1988), 3-D imaging of steeply dipping structure near the San Andreas fault, Parkfield, California, Geophysics, 53, 176-185. PDF


  142. Phyllis Ho-Liu, Hiroo Kanamori and Robert W. Clayton, (1987), Applications of attenuation tomography to Imperial Valley and Coso-Indian Wells Region, Southern California, J. Geophys. Res, 93, 10501-10520. PDF

  143. John Louie and Robert W. Clayton, (1987), The nature of deep crustal structures in the Mojave Desert, California, Geophys J., Roy. astr. Soc., 89, 125-1327. PDF

  144. Marianne C. Walck and Robert W. Clayton, (1987), P-Wave Velocity Variations in the Coso Region, California, Derived from Local Earthquake Travel Times, J. Geophys. Res, 92, 393-405. PDF


  145. John Vidale and Robert W. Clayton, (1986), A Stable Free-Surface Boundary Condition for 2D Elastic Finite-Difference Wave Simulation, Geophysics, 51, 2247-2249. PDF

  146. Arthur Frankel and Robert W. Clayton, (1986), Finite difference simulations of seismic scattering: Implications for the propagation of short-period seismic waves in the crust and models of crustal heterogeneity, J. Geophys. Res, 91, 6465-6489. PDF

  147. Thomas M. Hearn and Robert W. Clayton, (1986), Lateral Velocity Variations in Southern California: 1. Results For The Upper Crust From Pg-Waves, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 76, 2, 495-509. PDF

  148. Thomas M. Hearn and Robert W. Clayton, (1986), Lateral Velocity Variations in Southern California: 2. Results For The Lower Crust From Pn-Waves, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 76, 2, 511-520. PDF


  149. John Vidale, Donald H. Helmberger and Robert W. Clayton, (1985), Finite-Difference Synthetic Seismograms for SH-waves, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 75, 6, 1765-1782. PDF

  150. Bradford H. Hager, Robert W. Clayton, Adam Dziewonski, Mark Richards, and Robert Comer, (1985), Lower mantle heterogeniety, dynamic topography and the geoid, Nature, 313, 541-545. PDF


  151. Arthur Frankel and Robert W. Clayton, (1984), A finite difference simulation of wave propagation in two-dimensional random media, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 74, 6, 2167-2186. PDF

  152. John Fawcett and Robert W. Clayton, (1984), Tomographic reconstruction of velocity anomalies, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 74, 6, 2201-2219. PDF

  153. Marianne C. Walck and Robert W. Clayton, (1984), Analysis of upper mantle structure using wave field continuation of P waves, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 74, 5, 1703-1719. PDF Geophys. Res Let, 11, 7, 625-627. PDF


  154. George A. McMechan, Robert W. Clayton and Walter D. Mooney, (1982), Application of Wave Field Continuation to the Inversion of Refraction Data, J. Geophys. Res, 87, 927-935. PDF


  155. Robert W. Clayton and Robert H. Stolt, (1981), A Born-WKBJ Inversion Method For Acoustic Reflection Data, Geophysics, 46, 1559-1567. PDF


  156. Robert W. Clayton and George A. McMechan, (1980), Inversion of Refraction Data By Wave Field Continuation, Geophysics, 46, 860-868. PDF

  157. Robert W. Clayton and Bjorn Engquist, (1980), Absorbing Boundary Conditions For Wave-Equation Migration, Geophysics, 45, 895-904. PDF

  158. L.R. Lines, R.W. Clayton, and T.J. Ulrych, (1980), Impulse Response Models For Noisy Vibroseis Data, Geophys. Prosp., 28, 49-59. PDF


  159. L.R. Lines and Robert W. Clayton, (1977), A New Approach To Vibroseis Deconvolution, Geophys. Prosp., 3, 417-433. PDF

  160. Robert W. Clayton and Bjorn Engquist, (1977), Absorbing Boundary Conditions for Acoustic and Elastic Wave Equations, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 67, 1529-1540. PDF

  161. Robert W. Clayton and Tad J. Ulrych, (1977), A Restoration Method For Impulsive Functions, IEEE Trans. Info Th., 2, 262-264. PDF


  162. Tad J. Ulrych and Robert W. Clayton, (1976), Time Series Modelling and Maximum Entropy, Phys. Earth & Plan. Int., 12, 180-200. PDF

  163. Tad J. Ulrych and Robert W. Clayton, (1976), Comment on "Second-Order Statistical Structure of Geomagnetic Field Reversals" by P.S. Naidu, J. Geophys.Res, 81, 1033-1034. PDF

  164. Robert W. Clayton and Ralph A. Wiggins, (1976), Source Shape Estimation and Deconvolution of Teleseismic Bodywaves, Geophys. J. R. astr. Soc., 47, 151-177. PDF

  165. R.W. Clayton, B. McClary & R.A. Wiggins, (1976), Comments on the paper ``Phase Distortion and Hilbert Transformation in Multiply Reflected and Refracted Body Waves'' by G.L. Choy and P.G. Richards, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 66, 325-326. PDF