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Discipline name H-index Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Earth Science D-index 82 Citations 24,962 338 World Ranking 165 National Ranking 91

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Awards & Achievements

2014 - Member of the National Academy of Sciences

2009 - Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

2008 - Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

1991 - Fellow of American Geophysical Union (AGU)

1991 - James B. Macelwane Medal, American Geophysical Union (AGU)

1985 - Fellow of Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Overview

What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Seismology
  • Statistics
  • Law

Seismology, Geophysics, Subduction, Mantle and Core–mantle boundary are his primary areas of study. Seismology is often connected to Geodesy in his work. His studies in Subduction integrate themes in fields like Intraplate earthquake, Asperity, Earthquake rupture and Induced seismicity.

His work carried out in the field of Mantle brings together such families of science as Slab, Discontinuity, Shear waves and Mineralogy. His Core–mantle boundary research includes themes of Post-perovskite and Mantle convection. His studies deal with areas such as Epicenter and Thrust fault as well as Aftershock.

His most cited work include:

  • Modern global seismology (1008 citations)
  • The great Sumatra-Andaman earthquake of 26 December 2004 (830 citations)
  • The great Sumatra-Andaman earthquake of 26 December 2004 (830 citations)

What are the main themes of his work throughout his whole career to date?

Seismology, Seismic wave, Mantle, Geophysics and Subduction are his primary areas of study. His Seismology research is multidisciplinary, incorporating perspectives in Surface wave and Geodesy. His Seismic wave research is multidisciplinary, incorporating elements of Wave propagation, Crust, Seismogram and Focal mechanism.

His Mantle research integrates issues from Amplitude, S-wave, Shear waves and Discontinuity. Thorne Lay works mostly in the field of Geophysics, limiting it down to topics relating to Mantle convection and, in certain cases, Mantle wedge, as a part of the same area of interest. His work is dedicated to discovering how Subduction, Trench are connected with Tsunami earthquake and other disciplines.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Seismology (71.03%)
  • Seismic wave (22.17%)
  • Mantle (21.16%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2016-2021)?

  • Seismology (71.03%)
  • Subduction (19.65%)
  • Plate tectonics (8.56%)

In recent papers he was focusing on the following fields of study:

Thorne Lay spends much of his time researching Seismology, Subduction, Plate tectonics, Aftershock and Fault. His studies link Trench with Seismology. His work in Subduction addresses subjects such as Moment magnitude scale, which are connected to disciplines such as Megathrust earthquake, Seismic moment and Coseismic slip.

Thorne Lay interconnects Tsunami earthquake, Fracture zone, Magnetic dip and Lithosphere in the investigation of issues within Plate tectonics. The concepts of his Tsunami earthquake study are interwoven with issues in Seismometer and Seismogram. His biological study spans a wide range of topics, including Slab, Hypocenter, Tectonics and Earthquake statistics.

Between 2016 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • A review of the rupture characteristics of the 2011 Tohoku-oki Mw 9.1 earthquake (50 citations)
  • Two regions of seafloor deformation generated the tsunami for the 13 November 2016, Kaikoura, New Zealand earthquake (49 citations)
  • Coseismic Rupture Process of the Large 2019 Ridgecrest Earthquakes From Joint Inversion of Geodetic and Seismological Observations (46 citations)

In his most recent research, the most cited papers focused on:

  • Seismology
  • Statistics
  • Law

Thorne Lay mainly investigates Seismology, Subduction, Aftershock, Plate tectonics and Intraplate earthquake. His Seismology study often links to related topics such as Trench. His research integrates issues of Induced seismicity and Moment magnitude scale in his study of Subduction.

Thorne Lay combines subjects such as Seismic moment, Coseismic slip, Megathrust earthquake and Reef with his study of Moment magnitude scale. His research integrates issues of Magnetic dip and Stress drop in his study of Plate tectonics. His work deals with themes such as Slab and Interplate earthquake, which intersect with Fault.

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Best Publications

Modern global seismology

Thorne Lay;Terry C. Wallace.
(1995)

2069 Citations

The great Sumatra-Andaman earthquake of 26 December 2004

Thorne Lay;Thorne Lay;Hiroo Kanamori;Charles J. Ammon;Meredith Nettles.
Science (2005)

1230 Citations

Rupture Process of the 2004 Sumatra-Andaman Earthquake

Charles J. Ammon;Chen Ji;Hong-Kie Thio;David Robinson.
Science (2005)

789 Citations

The core–mantle boundary layer and deep Earth dynamics

Thorne Lay;Quentin Williams;Edward J. Garnero.
Nature (1998)

458 Citations

The core-mantle boundary region

David E. Loper;Thorne Lay.
Journal of Geophysical Research (1995)

393 Citations

Core–mantle boundary heat flow

Thorne Lay;John Hernlund;Bruce A. Buffett.
Nature Geoscience (2008)

392 Citations

The asperity model and the nature of large subduction zone earthquakes.

Thorne Lay;Hiroo Kanamori;Larry Ruff.
Earthquake Prediction Research (1982)

365 Citations

Depth‐varying rupture properties of subduction zone megathrust faults

Thorne Lay;Hiroo Kanamori;Charles J. Ammon;Keith D. Koper.
Journal of Geophysical Research (2012)

363 Citations

A lower mantle S-wave triplication and the shear velocity structure of D"

Thorne Lay;Donald V. Helmberger.
Geophysical Journal International (1983)

349 Citations

Possible large near-trench slip during the 2011 M w 9.0 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku Earthquake

Thorne Lay;Charles J. Ammon;Hiroo Kanamori;Lian Xue.
Earth, Planets and Space (2011)

307 Citations

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