Publications & Grants

Book Chapters

  1. Schmerr, N. (2015), Imaging Mantle Heterogeneity with Upper Mantle Seismic Discontinuities, in The Earth's Heterogeneous Mantle, edited by A. Khan and F. Deschamps, pp. 79-104, Springer International Publishing, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-15627-9_3.
  2. Weber, R. C., M. Knapmeyer, M. Panning, and N. Schmerr (2015), Modeling approaches in planetary seismology, in Extraterrestrial Seismology, edited by V. Tong and R. Garci√°, pp. 140-156, Cambridge University Press, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781107300668.013.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

  1. Ballmer, M., Schmerr, N., Nakagawa, T., Ritsema, J., "Compositional mantle layering revealed by slab stagnation at ~1,000 km depth", Science Advances, in press
  2. Rader, E., E. Emry, N. Schmerr, D. Frost, C. Cheng, J. Menard, C.-Q. Yu, and D. Geist (2015), Characterization and petrological constraints of the mid-lithospheric discontinuity, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2015GC005943.
  3. Antonangeli, D., G. Morard, N. C. Schmerr, T. Komabayashi, M. Krisch, G. Fiquet, and Y. Fei (2015), Toward a mineral physics reference model for the Moon's core, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112(13), 3916-3919 http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1417490112.
  4. Lessing, S., C. Thomas, M. Saki, N. Schmerr, and E. Vanacore (2015), On the difficulties of detecting PP precursors, Geophysical Journal International, 201(3), 1666-1681 http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/gji/ggv105.
  5. Reeves, Z.^, V. Lekic, N. Schmerr, M. Kohler, and D. Weeraratne (2015), Lithospheric structure across the California Continental Borderland from receiver functions, Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 16(1), 246-266 http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2014gc005617.
  6. Zhao, C., E. J. Garnero, A. K. McNamara, N. Schmerr, and R. W. Carlson (2015), Seismic evidence for a chemically distinct thermochemical reservoir in Earth's deep mantle beneath Hawaii, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 426, 143-153 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2015.06.012.
  7. Beghein, C., K. Yuan, N. Schmerr, and Z. Xing (2014), Changes in Seismic Anisotropy Shed Light on the Nature of the Gutenberg Discontinuity, Science, 343(6176), 1237-1240 http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1246724.
  8. Han, S. C., N. Schmerr, G. Neumann, and S. Holmes (2014), Global characteristics of porosity and density stratification within the lunar crust from GRAIL gravity and Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter topography data, Geophysical Research Letters, 41(6), 1882-1889 http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2014gl059378.
  9. Porter, R. C., M. J. Fouch, and N. C. Schmerr (2014), Dynamic lithosphere within the Great Basin, Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 15(4), 1128-1146 http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2013gc005151.
  10. Rychert, C. A., N. Harmon, and N. Schmerr (2014), Synthetic waveform modelling of SS precursors from anisotropic upper-mantle discontinuities, Geophysical Journal International, 196(3), 1694-1705 http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/gji/ggt474.
  11. Schmerr, N. C., B. M. Kelly, and M. S. Thorne (2013), Broadband array observations of the 300 km seismic discontinuity, Geophysical Research Letters, 40(5), 841-846 http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/grl.50257.
  12. Long, M. D., C. B. Till, K. A. Druken, R. W. Carlson, L. S. Wagner, M. J. Fouch, D. E. James, T. L. Grove, N. Schmerr, and C. Kincaid (2012), Mantle dynamics beneath the Pacific Northwest and the generation of voluminous back-arc volcanism, Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 13 http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2012gc004189.
  13. Rychert, C. A., N. Schmerr, and N. Harmon (2012), The Pacific lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary: Seismic imaging and anisotropic constraints from SS waveforms, Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 13 http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2012gc004194.
  14. Schmerr, N. (2012), The Gutenberg Discontinuity: Melt at the Lithosphere-Asthenosphere Boundary, Science, 335(6075), 1480-1483 http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1215433.
  15. Schmerr, N., and C. Thomas (2011), Subducted lithosphere beneath the Kuriles from migration of PP precursors, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 311(1-2), 101-111 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2011.09.002.
  16. Schmerr, N., E. Garnero, and A. McNamara (2010), Deep mantle plumes and convective upwelling beneath the Pacific Ocean, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 294(1-2), 143-151 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2010.03.014.
  17. Schmerr, N., and E. J. Garnero (2007), Upper mantle discontinuity topography from thermal and chemical heterogeneity, Science, 318(5850), 623-626 http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1145962.
  18. Schmerr, N., and E. Garnero (2006), Investigation of upper mantle discontinuity structure beneath the central Pacific using SS precursors, Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth, 111(B8) http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2005jb004197.
  19. Kargel, J., R. Carlson, A. Davies, B. Fegley, A. Gillespie, R. Greeley, R. Howell, K. L. Jessup, L. Kamp, L. Keszthelyi, R. Lopes, T. MacIntyre, F. Marchis, A. McEwen, M. Milazzo, J. Perry, J. Radebaugh, L. Schaefer, N. Schmerr, W. Smythe, J. Spencer, D. Williams, J. Zhang, and M. Zolotov (2003), Extreme volcanism on Io: Latest insights at the end of Galileo era, Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union, 84(33), 313-318 http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2003EO330001.
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