Tomography Model
Tomography Model
Tomography Model
D'' discontinuity
Low Velocity Province at the CMB
Weighting Scheme

Global SH Velocity Model (SH18CE) 

A whole mantle SH velocity model is obtained by using a unique data set and techniques. Body and surface waveforms including major and multi-orbit phases are used as a data set and are inverted by using 3D Born kernels.  The resultant model, SH18CE, reveals the different natures of the two major upwelling systems: the strong low velocity anomalies beneath Africa extend for more than 1000 km from the core-mantle boundary (CMB), whereas those beneath the Pacific are restricted to 300-400 km from the CMB. The results also show the variable natures of stagnant slabs on the 670 discontinuity around Japan: the depths of the strongest high velocity anomalies within the stagnant slabs are different region by region, which is consistent with the detailed delay time tomography model in this area.

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  • Takeuchi, N., 2007.  Whole mantle SH velocity model constrained by waveform inversion based on three-dimensional Born kernels, Geophys. J. Int., 169, 1153-1163.