Brandon VanderBeek

Improving seismic imaging strategies to better constrain the anisotropic structure of Earth’s interior.


P-wave and S-wave anisotropic tomography in the Central Mediterranean and Cascadia






Lo Bue, R., Rappisi, F., VanderBeek, B.P., Faccenda, M., Tomographic Image Interpretation and Central-Western Mediterranean-Like Upper Mantle Dynamics From Coupled Seismological and Geodynamic Modeling Approach. Front. Earth Sci. 10:884100. (2022)

Rappisi, F., VanderBeek, B., Faccenda, M., Morelli, A., Molinari, I. Slab geometry and upper mantle flow patterns in the Central Mediterranean from 3D anisotropic P-wave tomography. J. Geophys. Res. 127, e2021JB023488. https://doi. org/10.1029/2021JB023488 (2022).

VanderBeek, B.P., Faccenda, M. Imaging realistic upper mantle anisotropy with teleseismic P-wave delays: Insights from tomographic reconstructions of subduction simulations. Geophys. J. Int. 225, 3, 2097–2119, (2021).

Rappisi, F., VanderBeek, B., Faccenda, M. The effects of seismic anisotropy on  S-wave travel time-tomography: the problem of apparent anomalies and possible solutions. EGU General Assembly 2021, online.

Faccenda, M., VanderBeek, B., de Montserrat, A. ECOMAN: a new open source software for Exploring the Consequences of Mechanical Anisotropy in the maNtle. EGU General Assembly 2021, online.

VanderBeek B., Bodmer M., Faccenda M. Imaging 3D Anisotropic Subduction Zone Structure with Teleseismic P-waves: Method and Application to the Western United States. AGU Fall Meeting 2020, online.

VanderBeek B., Faccenda M. Can Teleseismic Travel-Times Constrain 3D Anisotropic Structure in Subduction Zones? Insights from Realistic Synthetic Experiments. EGU General Assembly 2020, online.

de Montserrat Navarro A., Faccenda M., VanderBeek B. Extrinsic viscous anisotropy in two-phase aggregates. AGU Fall Meeting 2019, San Francisco, USA.

VanderBeek B., Faccenda M. Synthetic Experiments on the Importance of Anisotropy in the Construction and Interpretation of Teleseismic P- and S-wave Tomographic Models of Subduction Zones. AGU Fall Meeting 2019, San Francisco, USA.