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Xu Tao
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  No.19 Beitucheng Xilu, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100029, China

Education and Appointments:
  Tao Xu, Professor

Research Interests:
Seis ray theory;
Crustal structure constrained by controlled-source seismic wide-angle reflection/refraction data;
Seismic tomography;
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  1. Wu CL, Tian XB*, Xu T*, Liang XF, Chen Y, Taylor M, Badal J, Bai ZM, Duan YH, Yu GP, Teng JW, 2019, Deformation of crust and upper mantle in central Tibet caused by the northward subduction and slab tearing of the Indian lithosphere: New evidence based on shear wave splitting measurements, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 514: 75-83.【PDF
  2. Lin JY, Mooney WD, Wang FY, Duan YH, Tian XF, Xu T, Deng YG, 2019, Crustal P wave velocity structure beneath the SE margin of the Tibetan Plateau from deep seismic sounding results, Tectonophysics, 755: 109-126.【PDF
  3. Deng, YF, Li J T, Song X D, Li HY, Xu T, 2019. The lithospheric-scale deformation in NE Tibet from joint inversion of receiver function and surface wave dispersion. Terrestrial, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, 30, 1-11.【PDF
  4. 张明辉,刘有山,侯爵,徐涛,白志明,2019,近地表地震层析成像方法综述,地球物理学进展,34(1): 48-63.【PDF


  1. Wu ZB, Xu T*, Liang CT, Wu CL, Liu ZQ, 2018, Crustal shear wave velocity structure in the northeastern Tibet based on the Neighbourhood algorithm inversion of receiver functions, Geophys. J. Int., 212: 1920-1931.【PDF
  2. Xu YH, Wang BS, Xu T, 2018, Steepest descent integration: A novel method for computing wavefields radiated from borehole sources, Geophysics, 83(4): D151-D164.【PDF
  3. Wang X, Chen L, Ai YS, Xu T, Jiang MM, Ling Y, 2018, Crustal structure and deformation beneath eastern and northern Tibet revealed by P-wave receiver functions, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 497: 69-79.【PDF
  4. Zhang XY, Bai ZM, Xu T, Gao R, Li QS, Hou J, Badal J, 2018, Joint tomographic inversion of first-arrival refraction and reflection traveltimes for velocity models with an irregular surface, Earth and Planetary Physics, 2: 220-230.【PDF
  5. Zhang X, Wang P, Xu T, Chen Y, Badal J, Teng JW, 2018, Density structure of the crust in the Emeishan large igneous province revealed by the Lijiang-Guiyang gravity profile, Earth and Planetary Physics, 2: 74-81.【PDF
  6. 侯爵,刘有山,兰海强,徐涛,白志明,2018,基于起伏地形平化策略的弹性波逆时偏移成像方法,地球物理学报,61(4): 1434-1446.【PDF
  7. 杨颖航,王真理,徐涛,杨长春,2018,三维TTI介质高效射线追踪方法,地球物理学报,61(4): 1421-1433.【PDF


  1. Wu ZB, Xu T*, Badal J, Yao HJ, Wu CL, Zhang ZJ, Teng JW, 2016,Crustal shear-wave velocity structure of northeastern Tibet revealed by ambient seismic noise and receiver functions, Gondwana Research, 41: 400-410.【PDF
  2. Zhang MH, Xu T, Bai ZM, Liu YS, Hou J, Yu GP, 2017, Ray tracing of turning wave in elliptically anisotropic media with an irregular surface, Earthq. Sci., 30(5-6): 219-228. 【PDF
  3. Liu YS, Teng JW, Xu T, Badal J, 2017. Higher-order triangular spectral element method with optimized cubature points for seismic wavefield modeling, Journal of Computational Physics, 336: 458-480.【PDF
  4. Liu YS, Teng JW, Xu T, Wang YH, Liu QY, Badal J, 2017, Robust time-domain full waveform inversion with normalized zero-lag cross-correlation objective function, Geophys. J. Int., 209: 106-122.【PDF
  5. Liu YS, Teng JW, Xu T, Badal J, Liu QY, Zhou B. 2017. Effects of conjugate gradient methods and step-length formulas on the multiscale full waveform inversion in time domain: numerical Analysis. Pure Appl. Geophys., 174: 1983-2006.【PDF
  6. Zhang XY, Wang YH, Gao R, Xu T, Bai ZM, Tian XB, Li QS, 2017, Vertical crustal motions across Eastern Tibet revealed by topography-dependent seismic tomography, Scientific Reports, 7: 3243.【PDF
  7. Deng YF, Chen L, Xu T, Wu J, Romanelli F, Panza GF, 2017, Lateral variation in seismic velocities and rheology beneath the Qinling-Dabie orogeny. Science China Earth Sciences. 59: 1-13.【PDF
  8. Zhang YQ, Teng JW, Wang QS, Lü QT, Si X, Xu T, Badal J, Yan JY, Hao ZB, 2017. A gravity study along a profile across the Sichuan Basin, the Qinling Mountains and the Ordos Basin (central China): Density, isostasy and dynamics, Jouranl of Asian Earth Sciences, 147: 310-321.【PDF
  9. Liu Z, Tian XB, Chen Y, Xu T, Bai ZM, Liang XF, Iqbal J, Xu YG, 2017, Unusually thickened crust beneath the Emeishan large igneous province detected by virtual deep seismic sounding, Tectonophysics, 721: 387-394.【PDF
  10. Berntsson F, Chen L, Xu T, Wokiyi D, 2017, An efficient regularization method for a large scale ill-posed geothermal problem, Computers & Geosciences, 105: 1-9.【PDF
  11. 俞贵平,徐涛*,张明辉,白志明,刘有山,武澄泷,滕吉文,2017,三维复杂地壳结构非线性走时反演,地球物理学报,60(4): 1398-1410.【PDF
  12. 张新彦,徐涛,白志明,高锐,刘有山,张智,2016,起伏地形下的高精度反射波走时层析成像方法,地球物理学报.【PDF
  13. 张新彦,高锐,白志明,徐涛,李秋生,2017, 阿坝-遂宁宽角地震剖面重建藏东缘龙门山地区地壳速度结构,地球物理学报,60(6): 2200-2212.【PDF
  14. 郭希,陈赟,李士东,邓阳凡,徐涛,李玮,谭萍,2017,峨眉山大火成岩省地壳横波速度结构特征及其动力学意义,地球物理学报,60(9): 3338-3351.【PDF
  15. 陈赟,王振华,郭希,邓阳凡,徐涛,梁晓峰,田小波,吴晶,陈林,张晰,唐国彬,徐义刚,2017,古地幔柱作用遗迹的深部地球物理探测-以峨眉山大火成岩省为例,矿物岩石地球化学通报,36(3): 394-403. 【PDF


  1. Wu ZB, Xu T*, Badal J, Yao HJ, Wu CL, Zhang ZJ, Teng JW, 2016,Crustal shear-wave velocity structure of northeastern Tibet revealed by ambient seismic noise and receiver functions, Gondwana Research, doi:10.1016/
  2. Liu YS, Teng JW, Xu T, Bai ZM, Lan HQ, Badal J, 2016, An efficient step-length formula for correlative least-squares reverse time migration, Geophysics, 81: S221-S238.【PDF
  3. Liang XF, Chen Y, Tian XB, Chen Y J, Ni J, Gallegos A, Klemperer SL, Wang ML, Xu T, Sun CQ, Si SK, Lan HQ, Teng JW, 2016, 3D imaging of subducting and fragmenting Indian continental lithosphere beneath southern and central Tibet using body-wave finite-frequency tomography, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 443, 162-175. 【PDF
  4. Liang XF, Tian XB, Zhu GH, Wu CL, Duan YH, Li W, Zhou BB, Zhang MH, Yu GP, Nie ST, Wang GC, Wang ML, Wu ZB, Liu Z, Guo X, Zhou XP, Wei Z, Xu T, Zhang X, Bai ZM, Chen Y, Teng JW, 2016, SANDWICH: A 2D broadband seismic array in central Tibet, Seismological Research Letters, 87(4): 864-873
  5. Deng Y, Chen Y, Wang P, Essa K S, Xu T, Liang X, Badal J, 2016. Magmatic underplating beneath the Emeishan large igneous province (South China) revealed by the COMGRA-ELIP experiment. Tectonophysics, 672-673: 16-23. 【PDF
  6. 武振波,徐涛*,武澄泷,张明辉,田小波,滕吉文,2016,利用接收函数反演青藏高原西部地壳S波速度结构,地球物理学报,59(2): 516-527. 【PDF
  7. 张新彦,徐涛,白志明,高锐,刘有山,张智,2016,起伏地形下的高精度反射波走时层析成像方法,地球物理学报
  8. 白志明,吴庆举,徐涛,王晓,2016,中国大陆下扬子及邻区地壳结构基本特征:深地震测深研究综述,中国地震,32(2): 180-192. 【PDF
  9. 张晰,王芃,邓阳凡,张永谦,徐涛,张忠杰,滕吉文,2016,利用重力异常构建壳幔密度结构方法及应用,地球物理学进展, 31(1): 143-151. 【PDF


  1. Xu T, Zhang ZJ, Liu BF, Chen Y, Zhang MH, Tian XB, Xu YG, Teng JW, 2015, Crustal velocity structure in the Emeishan Large Igneous Province and evidence of the Permian mantle plume activity, Science China: Earth Sciences, 58(7): 1133-1147.【PDF
  2. Wu CL, Xu T*, Badal J, Wu ZB, Teng JW, 2015, Seismic anisotropy across the Kunlun fault revealed by SKS-wave splitting measurements in northeastern Tibet, Tectonophysics, 659: 91-101. 【PDF
  3. Deng YF, Shen WS, Xu T, Ritzwoller M, 2015, Crustal layering in northeastern Tibet: A case study based on joint inversion of receiver functions and surface wave dispersion, Geophys. J. Int., 203: 692-706. 【PDF
  4. Tian XB, Chen Y, Tseng TL, Klemperer SL, Thybo H, Liu Z, Xu T, Liang XF, Bai ZM, Zhang X, Si SK, Sun CQ, Lan HQ, Wang EC, Teng JW, 2015, Weakly coupled lithospheric extension in southern Tibet, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 430: 171-177. 【PDF
  5. Chen Y, Xu YG, Xu T, Si SK, Liang XF, Tian XB, Deng YF, Chen L, Wang P, Xu YH, Lan HQ, Xiao FH, Li W, Zhang X, Yuan XH, Badal J, Teng JW, 2015, Magmatic underplating and crustal growth in the Emeishan Large Igneous Province, SW China, revealed by a passive seismic experiment, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 432: 103-114. 【PDF
  6. 徐涛,张忠杰,刘宝峰,陈赟,张明辉,田小波,徐义刚,滕吉文,2015, 峨眉山大火成岩省地壳速度结构与古地幔柱活动遗迹:来自丽江-清镇宽角地震资料的约束,中国科学:地球科学,45(5): 561-576. 【PDF
  7. 张明辉,徐涛,吕庆田,白志明,武澄泷,武振波,滕吉文,2015, 长江中下游成矿带及邻区三维Moho面结构:来自人工源宽角地震资料的约束,地球物理学报, 58(12): 4360-4372. 【PDF
  8. 徐逸鹤,徐涛*,王敏玲,白志明,张忠杰,滕吉文,2015. 井中震源的远场波场特征研究,地球物理学报,58(8): 2912-2926. 【PDF 
  9. 韩颜颜,张忠杰,梁锴,刘有山,徐涛,滕吉文,2015, 基于非均匀多尺度方法的自组织介质波前愈合效应波场模拟,地球物理学报,58(2): 643-655. 【PDF
  10. 敏玲,陈赟,梁晓峰,徐逸鹤,范宇婷,徐涛,张忠杰,滕吉文,2015, 华南及南海北部地区瑞利面波层析成像. 地球物理学报,58(6): 1963-1975. 【PDF


  1. Xu T.,Wu Z.B., Zhang Z.J., Tian X.B., Deng Y.F., Wu C.L., Teng J.W., 2014, Crustal structure across the Kunlun fault from passive source seismic profiling in east Tibet, Tectonophysics, 627: 98-107. 【PDF
  2. Xu T., Li F., Wu Z.B., Wu C.L., Gao E.G., Zhou B., Zhang Z.J., Xu G.M., 2014, A successive three-point perturbation method for fast ray tracing in complex 2D and 3D geological models, Tectonophysics, 627: 72-81. 【PDF
  3. Zhang ZJ, Wang YH, Houseman GA, Xu T, Wu ZB, Yuan XH, Chen Y, Tian XB, Bai ZM, Teng JW, 2014, The Moho beneath western Tibet: Shear zones and eclogitization in the lower crust, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 408, 370-377. 【PDF
  4. Li F, Xu T., Zhang MH, Wu ZB, Wu CL, Zhang ZJ, Teng JW, 2014, Seismic traveltime inversion of 3D velocity model with triangulated interfaces, Earthq. Sci., 27(2): 127-136. 【PDF
  5. Xu Y.H., Xu T., 2014, An interactive program on digitizing historical seismograms, Computers & Geosciences, 63, 88-95. 【PDF
  6. Chen L., Berntsson F., Zhang Z.J., Wang P., Wu J., Xu T., 2014, Seismically constrained thermo-rheological structure of the eastern Tibetan margin: Implication for lithospheric delamination, Tectonophysics, 627: 122-134. 【PDF
  7. Lü Y., Zhang Z.J., Pei S.P., Sandvol E., Xu T., Liang X.F., 2014, 2.5-Dimensional tomography of uppermost mantle beneath Sichuan-Yunnan and surrounding regions, Tectonophysics, 627: 193-204. 【PDF
  8. 徐涛,张忠杰,田小波,刘宝峰,白志明,吕庆田,滕吉文,2014, 长江中下游成矿带及邻区地壳速度结构:来自利辛-宜兴宽角地震资料的约束,岩石学报,30(4): 918-930. 【PDF
  9. 徐涛,张明辉,田小波,郑勇,白志明,武澄泷,张忠杰,滕吉文,2014, 丽江清镇剖面上地壳速度结构及其与鲁甸MS6.5级地震孕震环境的关系,地球物理学报,57(9): 3069-3079. 【PDF
  10. 吕庆田,董树文,史大年,汤井田,江国明,张永谦,徐涛2014, SinoProbe-03-CJ项目组,长江中下游成矿带岩石圈结构与成矿动力学-深部探测进展综述,岩石学报,30(4): 889-906. 【PDF
  11. 张永谦,吕庆田,滕吉文,王谦身,徐涛2014, 长江中下游及邻区的地壳密度结构与深部成矿背景探讨-来自重力学的约束,岩石学报,30(4): 931-940. 【PDF
  12. 王芃,张忠杰,张晰,韩颜颜,王敏玲,侯爵,徐涛2014, 龙门山中段及邻区地壳密度结构及其地球动力学启示,岩石学报,30(4): 1179-1187. 【PDF
  13. 赵烽帆,张明辉,徐涛*2014, 地震体波走时层析成像研究方法综述,地球物理学进展,29(3): 1090-1101. 【PDF
  14. 赵烽帆,马婷,徐涛*2014, 地震波初至走时的计算方法综述,地球物理学进展,29(3): 1102-1113. 【PDF
  15. 刘有山,滕吉文,徐涛,刘少林,司芗,马学英,2014, 三角网格谱元法地震波场数值模拟,地球物理学进展,29(4): 1715-1726. 【PDF
  16. 侯爵,张忠杰,兰海强,马婷,王芃,徐涛,滕吉文,2014, 起伏地表下地震波传播数值模拟方法研究进展,地球物理学进展,29(2): 0488-0497. 【PDF


  1. Zhang Z. J., Xu T., Zhao B., Badal J., Systematic variations in seismic velocity and reflection in the crust of Cathaysia: New constraints on intraplate orogeny in the South China continent, Gondwana Res. 2013, 24, 902-917. 【PDF
  2. Zhang ZJ, Bai ZM, Klemperer SL, Tian XB, Xu T., Chen Y., Teng JW, 2013, Crustal structure across the northeastern Tibet from wideangle seismic profiling: constraints on Caledonian Qilian orogeny and its reactivation, Tectonophysics, 606, 140-159. 【PDF
  3. Zhang Z.J., Chen Y., Yuan X.H., Tian X.B., Klemperer S.L., Xu T., Bai Z.M., Zhang H.S., Wu J., Teng J.W., 2013, Normal faulting from simple shear rifting in South Tibet, using evidence from passive seismic profiling across the Yadong-Gulu Rift. Tectonophysics, 606, 178-186. 【PDF
  4. Zhao B., Bai Z.M., Xu T.,Zhang X., Badal J., 2013, Lithological model of the South China crust based on integrated geophysical data, J. Geophys. Eng., 10, 025005(12pp), doi:10.1088/1742-2132/10/2/025005.
  5. 李飞,徐涛,武振波,张忠杰,滕吉文,2013, 三维非均匀地质模型中的逐段迭代射线追踪,地球物理学报,56(10):3514-3522. 【PDF
  6. 刘有山,滕吉文,刘少林,徐涛2013, 稀疏存储的显式有限元三角网格地震波数值模拟及其PML吸收边界条件,地球物理学报,56(9): 3085-3099. 【PDF
  7. 张智,刘有山,徐涛,白志明,2013, 弹性波逆时偏移中的稳定激发振幅成像条件,地球物理学报,56(10):3523-3533. 【PDF 


  1. Zhang X. Y., Zhang Z. J., Xu T., Bai Z. M., Harris J. M., 2012, Phase shift approximation for the post-critical seismic wave, J. Geophys. Eng., 9: 482-493. 【PDF
  2. 兰海强,张智,徐涛,白志明,2012, 贴体网格各向异性对坐标变换法求解起伏地表下地震初至波走时的影响,地球物理学报,55(10): 3355-3369. 【PDF
  3. 兰海强,张智,徐涛,白志明,梁锴,2012, 地震波走时场模拟的快速推进法和快速扫描法比较研究,地球物理学进展, 27(5): 1863-1870. 【PDF
  4. 赵爱华,徐涛2012, 提高规则网格最短路径方法反射波走时计算精度的走时校正技术,地球物理学进展, 27(5): 1854-1862. 【PDF 


  1. Xu T., Zhang Z., Gao E., Xu G. and Sun L., 2010, Segmentally iterative ray tracing in complex 2D and 3D heterogeneous block models, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 100, 841-850. 【PDF
  2. Xu T., Z. Zhang, A. Zhao, A. Zhang, X. Zhang, H. Zhang, 2008, Sub-triangle shooting ray tracing in complex 3D VTI media, Journal of Seismic Exploration, 17: 133-146. 【PDF
  3. 徐涛,宁俊瑞,刘春成,李守林,地球介质自组织性对地震波旅行时和振幅的影响,地球物理学报,200750(4): 1174-1181. 【PDF
  4. 刘永霞,徐涛,赵兵,刘春成,自相似型各向异性自组织介质中地震波场动力学响应,地球物理学报,2007, 50(1): 221-232. 【PDF
  5. Xu T, Xu G, Gao E, Li Y, Jiang X, Luo K. Block modeling and segmentally iterative ray tracing in complex 3D media, Geophysics, 2006, 71(3): T41-T51. 【PDF
  6. 徐涛、徐果明、高尔根、蒋先艺、罗开云,三维试射射线追踪子三角形法,石油地球物理勘探,2005, 40(4):391-399. 【PDF
  7. 徐涛、徐果明、高尔根、朱良保、蒋先艺,三维复杂介质的块状建模和试射射线追踪,地球物理学报,2004, 47(6):1118-1126. 【PDF 
  8. 徐涛,徐果明,高尔根,蒋先艺,复杂介质的折射波射线追踪,石油地球物理勘探, 2004, 39(6):690-693. 【PDF
  9. 李迎春,徐果明,徐涛,地下介质三维模型中界面的描述方法,地球物理学进展,200217(3): 445-450. 【PDF
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