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Sun Weijia
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  No.19 Beitucheng West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100029

Education and Appointments:
2005/09-2010/07, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, PhD
2001/09-2005/08, Chang’an University, BSc
Work experience
2021/01-present, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Professor
2013/01-2020/12, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Associate Professor
2010/05-2012/12, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Postdoctor
2008/03-2009/01, Earth Science and Resource Engineering, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia, Visitor

Research Interests:
Seismic modeling, seismic illumination, prestack depth migration and velocity estimation
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Selected Publication:
  1. Sun, Weijia, Kennett, B.L.N., 2020, Common-reflection-point-based prestack depth migration for imaging lithosphere in Python: Application to the dense Warramunga array in northern Australia, Seismological Research Letters, 91, 2890-2899.
  2. Sun, Weijia, Kennett, B. L.N., Zhao, L., Fu, L.Y., 2019. Continental Lithospheric Layering Beneath Stable, Modified, and Destroyed Cratons from Seismic Daylight Imaging, In: Lithospheric Discontinuities. Huaiyu Yuan and Barbara Romanowicz (eds), AGU Geophysical Monograph Series, 239, 155-176. (邀请著作章节)
  3. Sun, Weijia, Zhao, L., Malusà, M.G., Guillot, S., Fu, L.-Y., 2019. 3-D Pn tomography reveals continental subduction at the boundaries of the Adriatic microplate in the absence of a precursor oceanic slab, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 510, 131-141.
  4. Sun, Weijia, Zhao L., Wei, Y., L-Y Fu, 2019, Detection of seismic events on Mars: a lunar perspective, Earth and Planetary Physics, 3(4): 290-297.
  5. Li W,Ding Z F,Sun, Weijia. 2019. Structure of lithospheric discontinuities beneath the southeast margin of Tibetan Plateau revealed by seismic daylight imaging and its dynamic significance. Acta Seismologica Sinica,41(5): 549-568.
  6. Sun, Weijia, L.-Y. Fu, W. Wei, Q. Tang, 2019, A new seismic daylight imaging method for determining the structure of lithospheric discontinuity, Science China Earth Sciences, 62(2), 473-488.
  7. Li, Q., L.-Y. Fu, W. Wei, Sun, Weijia, Q. Du, Y. Feng, 2019, Stable and High-Efficiency Attenuation Compensation in Reverse-Time Migration Using Wavefield Decomposition Algorithm, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 1-5.
  8. Sun, Weijia, L.-Y. Fu, E. Saygin, L. Zhao, 2018, Insights into layering in the cratonic lithosphere beneath Western Australia, Journal of Geophysical Research: Sol Ea, 123, 1405-1418.
  9. Zhi Wei, B. L. N. Kennett, Sun, Weijia, 2018, Sn-wave velocity structure of the uppermost mantle beneath the Australian continent, Geophys. J. Int. 213, 2071–2084.
  10. Gaoxiang Chen, Li-Yun Fu, Wei Wei, Sun, Weijia, 2018, Wavefield interpolation in 3D large-step Fourier wavefield extrapolation, Geophysical Prospecting, 66(2): 311-326.
  11. Jun Su, Li-Yun Fu, Wei Wei, Junhua Hu, Sun, Weijia, 2018, Focal beam analysis for 3D acquisition geometries in complex media with GPU implementation, Computers & Geosciences, 118, 39-51.
  12. Sun, Weijia, L.-Y. Fu, Wei Wei, Y Lin, Qingya Tang, 2018. The crust-mantle transition structures beneath eastern China, Chinese Journal of Geophysics (in Chinese), 61, 845-855.
  13. Sun, Weijia, B. L. N. Kennett, 2017, Mid-lithosphere discontinuities beneath the western and central North China Craton, Geophys Res Lett, 44, 1302-1310.
  14. Gaoxiang Chen, Li–Yun Fu, Kan Fu Chen, Sun, Weijia, Wei Wei, 2017, Calculation of the seismic imaging complexity of complex geological structures, Journal of Seismic Exploration, 26(1):81–104.
  15. Zhou, B., Hatherly, P., Sun, Weijia, 2017, Enhancing the detection of small coal structures by seismic diffraction imaging, International Journal of Coal Geology, 178: 1-12.
  16. Guan, X., Fu, L.-Y., Sun, Weijia, 2017, Acoustic viscoelastic modeling by frequency-domain boundary element method, Earthquake Science, 30(2), 97-105.
  17. Hu, J., L.-Y. Fu, Sun, Weijia, Y. Zhang, 2017, A study of the Coulomb stress and seismicity rate changes induced by the 2008 Mw 7.9 Wenchuan earthquake, J Asian Earth Sci. 135, 303-319.
  18. Sun, Weijia, B. L. N. Kennett, 2016, Uppermost mantle P wavespeed structure beneath eastern China and its surroundings, Tectonophysics, 683, 12-26.
  19. Sun, Weijia, B. L. N. Kennett, 2016, Uppermost mantle structure beneath eastern China and its surroundings from Pn and Sn tomography, Geophys Res Lett, 43(7), 3143-3149.
  20. Sun, Weijia, B. L. N. Kennett, 2016, Receiver structure from teleseisms: Autocorrelation and cross correlation, Geophys Res Lett, 43, 6234-6242.
  21. Sun, Weijia, B. L. N. Kennett, 2016, Uppermost mantle structure of the Australian continent from Pn traveltime tomography, Journal of Geophysical Research: solid earth, 121(3), 2004-2019.
  22. Sun, Weijia, Binzhong Zhou, Li-Yun Fu, 2015, A staggered-grid convolutional differentiator for elastic wave modeling, Journal of Computational Physics, 301, 59-76.
  23. Wei Wei, Sun, Weijia, Li-Yun Fu, 2015, Quantitative Calculation of Acquisition Footprints for 3D Land Seismic Acquisition Geometries, Journal of Seismic Exploration, 24, 83-102.
  24. Sun, Weijia, Li-Yun Fu, B. L. N. Kennett, 2014, Comparison of crustal and upper mantle heterogeneity in different time periods: Indonesian subduction zone to northern Australia: Earthquake Science, 27(1): 47-55.
  25. Binzhong Zhou, Peter Hatherly, Troy Peters, Sun, Weijia, 2014, Coal seismic surveying over near-surface basalts: Experience from Central Queensland, Australia: Geophysics, 79(2):B127-B140.
  26. Sun, Weijia, Li-Yun Fu, 2013, Two effective approaches to reduce data storage in reverse time migration: Computers & Geosciences,56, 69-75.
  27. Sun, Weijia, Fu, L.-Y., Guan, X.-Z., Wei, W., 2013. A study on anisotropy of shale using seismic forward modeling in shale gas exploration, Chinese Journal of Geophysics (in Chinese), 56, 961-970.
  28. He, Y.-F., Sun, Weijia, Fu, L.-Y., 2013. Comparison of boundary element method and finite-difference method for simulating seismic wave propagation in complex media, Progress in Geophysics, 28(2), 664–678.
  29. Fu, Li-Yun, Xiao YJ, Sun, Weijia et al., 2013, Seismic imaging studies of complex high and steep structures in Kuqa depression, Chinese J. Geophy. (in Chinese), 56(6), 1985–2001.
  30. Sun, Weijia, Li-Yun Fu, 2012, Compensation for transmission losses based on one-way propagators in the mixed domain: Geophysics, 77(3), S65-S72.
  31. Sun, Weijia, Li-Yun Fu, Binzhong Zhou, 2012, Common-angle image gathers for shot-profile migration: an efficient and stable strategy: Exploration Geophysics, 43, 1-7.
  32. Zhenglin Pei, Li-Yun Fu, Sun, Weijia, Tao Jiang, Binzhong Zhou, 2012, Anisotropic finite-difference algorithm for modeling elastic wave propagation in fractured coalbeds: Geophysics, 77(1), 1-14.
  33. Luo, Z.-Q., Wei, W., Sun, Weijia, Guan, X.-Z. & Fu, L.-Y., 2012. Acquisition footprint analysis of 3D seismic survey, Progress in Geophysics, 27, 548-554.
  34. Wang, J.-H., Wei, W., Li, X.-X., Wen, S.-L., Sun, Weijia. & Guan, X.-Z., 2012. The effects of the deep rough seafloor on seismic imaging by focal beam analysis, Progress in Geophysics, 27, 702-708.
  35. Sun, Weijia, Fu L.-Y., Hu, S.Z., Cui, Y.F., 2011, 3D Fourier transform wave-equation-based seismic illumination analysis with phase coding, Progress in Geophysics, 26(4), 1249-1257.
  36. Sun, Weijia, Binzhong Zhou, Peter Hatherly, Li-Yun Fu, 2010, Seismic wave propagation through surface basalts – implications for coal seismic surveys: Exploration Geophysics, 41, 1-8.
  37. Sun, Weijia, Binzhong Zhou, Li-Yun Fu, 2010, Dip angle-compensated one-way wave equation migration: Exploration Geophysics, 41, 137-145.
  38. Tao, Y., Fu, L.-Y., Sun, Weijia, Sun, Q.-X., 2010. A review of seismic interferometry, Progress in Geophysics, 25(5), 1775-1784.
  39. Sun, Weijia, Fu, L.Y., Yao, Z.X., 2009. One-Way Propagators Coupled with Reflection/Transmission Coefficients for Seismogram Synthesis in Complex Media, Chinese Journal of Geophysics, 52, 1044-1052.
  40. Sun, Weijia, Li-Yun Fu, Ru-Shan Wu, 2008, 2.5D SH wave propagation in heterogeneous crustal wave guides using the phase screen method: Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 98(5), 2391–2401.
  41. Sun, Weijia, Fu L-Y, Wan X-J, 2007, Phase encoding-based seismic illumination analysis, Oil Geophysical Prospecting, 42(5), 539-543.
  42. Fu, L.Y., Sun, Weijia, Li, D.P., 2007. Degenerate Migrators for Imaging Fault‐Related Complex Structures, Chinese Journal of Geophysics, 50, 1077-1088.
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