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  • Maguire, R., Schmerr, N., Lekic, V., Hurford, T., Dai, L. and A. Rhoden. (2021) Constraining Europa’s Ice Shell Thickness with Fundamental Mode Surface Wave Dispersion, Icarus, 369, 114617, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.icarus.2021.114617
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  • Kim, D. and V. Lekic (2019), Groundwater Variations from Autocorrelation and Receiver Functions, Geophys. Res. Lett., https://doi.org/10.1029/2019GL084719 Kim_Lekic_2019
  • Hurford, T.A., Henning, W.G., Maguire, R., Lekic, V., Schmerr, N., Panning, M., Bray, V., Manga, M., Kattenhorn, S.A., Quick, L. C., Rhoden, A.R. (2019), Seismicity on Tidally Active Solid-Surface Worlds, Icarus, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.icarus.2019.113466
  • Burdick, S., Waszek, L. and V. Lekic (2019), Seismic Tomography of the Uppermost Inner Core, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 528(15), 115789, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2019.115789 Burdick_et_al_2019 SOM
  • Cunningham, E. and V. Lekic (2019), Constraining crustal structure in the presence of sediment: a multiple converted wave approach, Geophys. J. Int., https://doi.org/10.1093/gji/ggz298 Cunningham_Lekic_2019
  • Gao, C., Cunningham, E. and V. Lekic (2019), Spurious Low Velocity Zones in Joint Inversions of Surface Waves and Receiver Function, Geophys. J. Int., https://doi.org/10.1093/gji/ggz345 Gao_et_al_2019
  • Diaferia, G., Cammarano, F., Piana Agostinetti, N., Gao, C., Lekic, V., Molinari, I. and L. Boschi (2019), Inferring crustal temperatures beneath Italy from joint inversion of receiver functions and surface waves, J. Geophys. Res., https://doi.org/10.1029/2019JB018340 Diaferia_et_al_2019


  • Kim, W.-Y., Gold, M., Ramsay, J., Meltzer, A., Wunsch, D., Baxter, S., Lekic, V., Goodling, P., Pearson, K., Wagner, L., Roman, D., Golden, S. and T.L. Pratt (2018), Mw 4.2 Delaware Earthquake of 30 November 2017, Seismological Research Letters, https://doi.org/10.1785/0220180124. Kim_et_al_2018
  • Gao, C. and V. Lekic (2018) Consequences of parametrization choices in surface wave inversion: insights from transdimensional Bayesian methods, Geophys. J. Int., https://doi.org/10.1093/gji/ggy310. Gao_Lekic_2018
  • Irving, J.C.E., Cottaar, S. and V. Lekic (2018) Seismically determined elastic parameters for Earth’s outer core, Science Advances 4(6), https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.aar2538. Irving_et_al_2018
  • Goodling, P. J., Lekic, V. and K. Prestegaard (2018) Seismic signature of turbulence during the 2017 Oroville Dam spillway erosion crisis, Earth Surf. Dynam. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-2017-71. Goodling_et_al_2018


  • Olugboji, T.M., Lekic, V. and W.F. McDonough (2017), A statistical assessment of models of the US continental crust using Bayesian inversion of ambient noise surface wave dispersion data, Tectonics, https://doi.org/10.1002/2017TC004468. Olugboji_et_al-2017
  • Lekic, V. and K.M. Fischer (2017), On Interpreting Spatially Stacked Sp Receiver Functions, Geophys. J. Int., https://doi.org/10.1093/gji/ggx206. Lekic_Fischer_2017
  • Mundl, A., Touboul, M., Jackson, M.G., Day, J.M.D., Kurz, M.D., Lekic, V., Helz, R.T., and R.J. Walker (2017), Tungsten-182 Heterogeneity in Modern Ocean Island Basalts, Science, 356(6333), 66-69, https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aal4179. Mundl_et_al_2017 
  • Burdick, S. and V. Lekic (2017), Velocity Variations and Uncertainty from Transdimensional P-wave Tomography of North America, Geophys. J. Int., 209 (2): 1337-1351, https://doi.org/10.1093/gji/ggx091.Burdick_Lekic_2017  SOM


  • Ballmer, M.D., Schumacher, L., Lekic, V., Thomas, C., and G. Ito (2016), Compositional Layering Within the Large Low Shear-Wave Velocity Provinces in the Lower Mantle, G-cubed, 10.1002/2016GC006605. Ballmer_et_al-2016
  • Panning, M.P., Benerdt, W.B., Lognonne, P., Beucler, E., Blanchette-Guertin, J.-F., Christense, U., Dehant, V., Drilleau, M., Gao., C., Garcia, R., Giradini, D., Golombek, M., Gudkova, T., Hempel, S., Kedar, S., Khan, A., Knapmeyer, M., Knapmeyer-Endrun, B., Lekic, V., Minoun, D., Mocquet, A., Pike, W.T., Plesa, A.-C., Rivoldini, A., Schmerr, N., Smrekar, S., Teanby, N.A., Tromp, J., Verhoeven, O., Weber, R., Wieczorek, M., and J. Wookey (2016), Planned Products of the Mars Structure Service for the InSight Mission to Mars, Space Sci. Rev, http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11214-016-0317-5 Panning_et_al_Insight_2016
  • Cottaar, S. and V. Lekic (2016), Morphology of Seismically Slow Lower Mantle Structures, Geophysical Journal International, 207(2), 1122-1136 http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/gji/ggw324   pdf and supplement


  • Rudolph, M., V. Lekic, and C. Lithgow-Bertelloni (2015), Viscosity jump in the Earth’s mid mantle, Science, 360 (6266), 1349-1352, http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.aad1929. pdf
  • Reeves, Z., V. Lekic, N. Schmerr, M. Kohler, and D. Weeraratne (2015), Lithospheric structure across the California Continental Borderland from receiver functions, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 16, doi:10.1002/ 2014GC005617. pdf


  • Dye, S.T., Huang, Y., Lekic, V., McDonough, W.F., and O. Sramek (2014) Geo-neutrinos and Earth Models, Proceedings of TAUP. pdf
  • Triana, S.A., Zimmerman, D.S., Nataf, H.-C., Thorette, A., Lekic, V., and D. Lathrop (2014) Helioseismology in a bottle: Modal acoustic velocimetry, New J. Phys. 16 113005 doi:10.1088/1367-2630/16/11/113005. pdf
  • Kolb, J. M. and V. Lekic (2014) Receiver Function Deconvolution Using Transdimensional Hierarchichal Bayesian Inference, Geophys. J. Int., http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/gji/ggu079pdf
  • Ford, H. A., Fischer, K. M., and V. Lekic, (2014) Localized shear in the deep lithosphere beneath the San Andreas fault system, Geology, 42 (4), 295-298pdf
  • Hopper, E., Ford, H. A., Fischer, K. M., Lekic, V. and M. J. Fouch, (2014) The lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary and the tectonic and magmatic history of the northwestern United States, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2013.12.016. pdf


  • Lekic, V. and K. M. Fischer, (2013) Contrasting lithospheric signatures across the western United States revealed by Sp receiver functions, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2013.11.026. pdf_SOM pdf
  • French, S.W., Lekic, V., B. Romanowicz, (2013) Waveform tomography reveals channeled flow at the base of the oceanic asthenosphere, Science, doi:10.1126/science.1241514. pdf pdf_SOM


  • Lekic, V., S. Cottaar, A.M. Dziewonski, B. Romanowicz, (2012) Cluster analysis of global lower mantle tomography: A new class of structure and implications for chemical heterogeneity, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 357-358, 68-77 pdf
  • Sramek, O., McDonough, W.F., Kite, E.S., Lekic, V., Dye, S.T., Zhong, S., (2012) Geophysical and geochemical constraints on geoneutrino fluxes from Earth’s mantle, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2012.11.001. pdf


  • Lekic, V., K. M. Fischer, and S. French, (2011) Lithospheric thinning beneath rifted regions of Southern California, Science, 334(6057), 783-787. pdf
  • Lekic, V. and B. Romanowicz, (2011) Tectonic regionalization without a priori information: a cluster analysis of tomography, Earth Planet Sci. Lett., 308, 151-160. pdf
  • Lekic, V. and B. Romanowicz, (2011) Inferring upper mantle structure by full waveform tomography using the spectral element method, Geophys. J. Int., doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2011.04969.x. pdf


  • Dziewonski, A., V. Lekic and B. Romanowicz, (2010) Mantle Anchor Structure: An argument for bottom up tectonics, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 299, 69-79. pdf
  • Panning, M., V. Lekic and B. Romanowicz, (2010) Importance of crustal corrections in the development of a new global model of radial anisotropy, J. Geophys. Res., 115, B12325, doi:10.1029/2010JB007520. pdf
  • Lekic, V., M. Panning, and B. Romanowicz, (2010) A simple method for improving crustal corrections in waveform tomography, Geophys. J. Int., 182(1), 265-278. pdf
  • Lekic, V., J. Matas, M. Panning, and B. Romanowicz, (2010) Reply to “Comment on ‘Measurement and implications of frequency dependence of attenuation’” by I. Morozov, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 293, 216-217. pdf


  • Lekic, V., J. Matas, M. Panning, and B. Romanowicz, (2009) Measurement and implications of frequency dependence of attenuation, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 282, 285-293. pdf


  • Cammarano, F., V. Lekic, M. Manga, M. Panning, and B. Romaonwicz, (2006) Long-period seismology on Europa: 1. Physically consistent interior models, J. Geophys. Res.,111, E12009, doi:10.1029/2006JE002710. pdf
  • Panning, M., V. Lekic, M. Manga, F. Cammarano, and B. Romanowicz, (2006) Long-period seismology on Europa: 2. Predicted seismic response, J. Geophys. Res., 111, E12008, doi:10.1029/2006JE02712. pdf


  • Dunn, R.A., V. Lekic, R.S. Detrick, D.R. Toomey, (2005) Three-dimensional seismic structure of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge (35°N): Evidence for focused melt supply and lower crustal dike injection, J. Geophys. Res., 110, B09101, doi: 10.1029/2004JB003473. pdf

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