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,
  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,

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,
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  14. Schmerr, N. (2012), The Gutenberg Discontinuity: Melt at the Lithosphere-Asthenosphere Boundary, Science, 335(6075), 1480-1483
  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
  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
  17. Schmerr, N., and E. J. Garnero (2007), Upper mantle discontinuity topography from thermal and chemical heterogeneity, Science, 318(5850), 623-626
  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)
  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
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