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He Yumei
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  No.19 Beitucheng West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100029, China

Education and Appointments:
He Yumei

2018-        Professor
2007-2017 Associate Professor
2000-2006 Assistant Professor
1995-2000 Ph. D. (Geophysics) Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Beijing, P. R. China
1991-1995 B. S. (Geophysics) Department of Geoscience, University of Yunnan, Yunnan, P. R. China

Research Interests:
Mainly interested in the structure of the deep earth interior, especially the detailed geometry and velocity structure near the core-mantle boundary.
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Supported Projects:
National Science Foundation of China
2015-2019 Exploration on continental subduction in eastern Himalaya syntaxis
2015-2018 Study of a localized low-velocity structure above the D'' discontinuity beneath Iceland - implication to the origin of the Iceland hotspot
2011-2013 Study the structural feature of the lowermost mantle beneath Hawaiian hotspot-implication to the origin of Hawaiian hotspot
Some results from this work were published on J. Geophys. Res. 117, doi:10.1029/2012JB009436,2012.
2008-2010 Structural features and velocity structure of the "Pacific Anomaly"
To study the low velocity anomaly in the lower mantle beneath the Pacifc (we term it the “Pacific Anomaly”). Some results from this work were published on Phys. Earth Planet. In. 189, 176-184, 2011 and J. Geophys. Res. 114, doi:10.1029/2008JB005814,2009. 
2004-2006 Fine Structure Study of the Core Mantle Boundary beneath the Mid-Pacific Using Teleseismic Data Recorded by the Portable Bohai Basin Seismic Array (PBBSA).
This work was published on Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 244, 302-314, 2006.
2000-2004 Attending "Northern China Interior Structure Project (NCISP), National Key Basic Research Program"
Extending the expressions for static displacements on the surface of a layered half-space medium due to shear fault to shear and tensile faults by using the generalized reflection and transmission coefficient matrix method. This method was deployed to the study of Jiji earthquake later. Some results from this work were published on Bull. Seim. Soc. Am., 93, 2253-2263, 2003.
1995-2000 Attending "Study of the Classical Source Rupture Process in the Eastern and Western Seismic Regions, China". 

  1. Yang, S. X. Liang, M. Jiang*, L. Chen, Y. He*, Chit Thet Mon, G. Hou, Myo Thant, Kyaing Sein, B. Wan (2022), Slab remnants beneath the Myanmar terrane evidencing double subduction of the Neo-Tethyan Ocean. Science Advances. 8(34), eabo1027. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.abo1027.
  2. Zheng, T., Y. He*, and Y. Zhu (2022). A new approach for inversion of receiver function for crustal structure in the depth domain. Earth Planet. Phys., 6(1), 1–11. doi: 10.26464/epp2022008
  3. Bai, Y., Y. He, X. Yuan, F. Tilmann, Y. Ai*, M. Jiang, G. Hou, Chit Thet Mon, Myo Thant, Kyaing Sein (2021), Seismic structure across central Myanmar from joint inversion of Receiver Functions and Rayleigh wave dispersion. Tectonophysics, 818, 229068. .
  4. Fan, E. Y. He, Y. Ai*, S. Gao*, K. H. Liu, M. Jiang, G. Hou, Chit Thet Mon, Myo Thant, Kyaing Sein (2021), Seismic anisotropy and mantle flow constrained by shear wave splitting in central Myanmar. J. Geophys. Res., doi: 10.1029/2021JB022144.
  5. Zhang, G. Y. He*, Y. Ai*, M. Jiang, Chit Thet Mon, G. Hou, Myo Thant, Kyaing Sein (2021), Subducted Indian continental lithosphere and related volcanism beneath Myanmar: Constraints from local earthquake tomography. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 567:116987. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2021.116987.
  6. He, Y., L. Wen, and Y. Capdeville (2021), Morphology and possible origins of the Perm anomaly in the lowermost mantle of Earth. Earth Planet. Phys., 5(1), 1–8. doi: 10.26464/epp2021009.
  7. Bai, Y. X. Yuan, Y. He, G. Hou, Myo Thant, Kyaing Sein, Y. Ai* (2020), Mantle transition zone structure beneath Myanmar and its geodynamic implications, Geochem. Geophys. Geosystems, e2020GC009262. doi: 10.1029/2020GC009262.
  8. Chit Thet Mon, X. Gong, Y. Wen, M. Jiang, Q. Chen, M. Zhang, G. Hou, Myo Thant, Kyaing Sein, Y. He* (2020), Insight into major active faults in Central Myanmar and the related geodynamic sources, Geophys. Res. Lett., doi:10.1029/2019GL086236.
  9. Zheng, T., Y. He*, L. Ding, M. Jiang, Y. Ai, Chit Thet Mon, G. Hou, Kyaing Sein, Myo Thant (2020), Direct structural evidence of Indian continental subduction beneath Myanmar, Nature Communications, doi:10.1038/s41467-020-15746-3.
  10. Wang, Y., Y. He*, G. Lu, L. Wen (2020), Seismic, thermal and compositional structures of the stagnant slab in the mantle transition zone beneath southeastern China, Tectonophysics, 775, 228208.
  11. He, Y., T. Zheng*, Y. Ai, G. Hou, Q. Chen (2018), Growth of the lower continental crust via the relamination of arc magma, Tectonophysics, 724-725, 42-50.
  12. Shen, Z.*, Y. Ai, Y. He, M. Jiang (2016), Using pre-critical PKiKP–PcP phases to constrain the regional structures of the inner core boundary beneath East Asia, Phys. Earth Planet. In., 252, 37–48.
  13. Zheng, T.*, Y. He, J. Yang and L. Zhao(2015). Seismological constraints on the crust structures generated by continental rejuvenation in northeastern China, Scientific Reports, 5:14995, doi:10.1038/srep14995.
  14. He,Y.*, L. Wen, Y. Capdeville and L. Zhao (2015). Seismic evidence for an Iceland thermo-chemical plume in the Earth's lowermost mantle, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett, 417, 19-27.
  15. He,Y.*, L. Wen, and T. Zheng (2014). Seismic evidence for an 850 km thick low-velocity structure in the Earth's lowermost mantle beneath Kamchatka, Geophys. Res. Lett., 41, doi:10.1002/2014GL061249.
  16. Zheng, T.*, L. Zhao, Y. He and R. zhu(2013). Seismic imaging of crustal reworking and lithospheric modification in eastern China, Geophys. J. Int., doi:10.1093/gji/ggt420.
  17. He, Y.* and L. Wen (2012). Geographic boundary of the "Pacific Anomaly" and its geometry and transitional structure in the north, J. Geophys. Res., 117,doi:10.1029/2012JB009436.
  18. He, Y.* and L. Wen (2011). Seismic velocity structures and detailed features of the D" discontinuity near the core-mantle boundary beneath eastern Eurasia, Phys. Earth Planet. In., 189,176-184.
  19. He, Y.* and L. Wen (2009). Structural feature and shear-velocity structure of the ''Pacific Anomaly'', J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2008JB005814.
  20. He, Y.*, L. Wen, and T. Zheng (2006). Geographic boundary and shear wave velocity structure of the “Pacific anomaly” near the core–mantle boundary beneath western Pacific, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 244, 302-314.
  21. He Y.*, W. Wang and Z. Yao (2003). Static deformation due to shear and tensile faults in a layered half-spce, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 93, 2253-2263.
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