• Daly, K.A., and G.A. Abers (2024), High-resolution imaging of the Alaska-Aleutian megathrust using P-to-S mode conversions from local in-slab earthquakes, J. Geophys. Res., 129, in press, doi: 10.1029/2023JB027546.

  • Mann, M.E., G.A. Abers and P.M. Fulton (2024), Insights into the environment surrounding the subduction megathrust using teleseismic P-to-S and P-to-P scattered phases, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 629, art. no. 118588.


  • Wieser, P., A. Kent, C. Till & G.A. Abers (2023), Geophysical and geochemical constraints on magma storage depths along the Cascade Arc: Knowns and unknowns, Geochem. Geophys. Geosys., 24, GGGE23185. doi: 10.1029/2023GC011025.
  • Pang, G., and G.A. Abers (2023), Focusing effects of teleseismic wavefields by the Cascadia slab, J. Geophys. Res., 128, e2022JB025486; doi: 10.1029/2022JB025486.
  • Jiang, C., B. Schmandt, G.A. Abers, E. Kiser and M.S. Miller (2023), Segmentation and radial anisotropy of the deep crustal magmatic system beneath the Cascades arc, Geochem. Geophys. Geosys., 24, e2022GC010738. doi: 10.1029/2022GC010738.
  • Ruppert, N.A., G. Barcheck and G.A. Abers (2023), Enhanced regional earthquake catalog with Alaska Amphibious Community Seismic Experiment data, Seismol. Res. Lett., 94, 522-530, doi: 10.1785/0220220226.


  • Deng, X., C. Luo, R.M. Wentzcovitch, G.A. Abers & Z. Wu (2022), Elasticity of lizardite at subduction zone conditions, Geophys. Res. Lett., 49, e2022GL099712,
  • Onyango, E.A., L.L. Worthington, B. Schmandt and G.A. Abers, (2022), Subduction zone interface structure within the southern Mw9.2 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake asperity: constraints from receiver functions across a spatially dense node array, Geophys. Res. Lett., 49, e2022GL098334.
  • Mann, M.E., G.A. Abers, K. Daly and D.H. Christensen (2022), Subduction of an oceanic plateau across southcentral Alaska: scattered-wave imaging, J. Geophys. Res. – Solid Earth, 127, e2021JB022697.


  • Daly, K., G.A. Abers, M.E. Mann, S.R. Roecker, and D.H. Christensen (2021), Subduction of an Oceanic Plateau Across Southcentral Alaska: High-resolution seismicity, J. Geophys. Res. – Solid Earth, 126, e2021JB022809. doi: 10.1029/2021JB022809
  • Miller, P.K., D.M. Saffer, G.A. Abers, D.J. Shillington, A. Bécel, J. Li, & C. Bate (2021), P- and S-wave velocities of exhumed metasediments from the Alaskan subduction zone: Implications for the in situ conditions along the megathrust, Geophys. Res. Lett, 48, e2021GL094511, doi: 10.1029/2021GL094511.
  • Baba, S., K. Obara, S. Takemura, A. Takeo and G.A. Abers (2021), Shallow slow earthquake episodes near the trench axis off northern Costa Rica, J. Geophys. Res., 9, e2021JB021706, doi:10.1029/2021JB021706.
  • Soto Castaneda, R.A., G.A. Abers, Z. Eilon, and D. H. Christensen (2021), Teleseismic attenuation, temperature, and melt of the upper mantle in the Alaska subduction zone, J. Geophys. Res. – Solid Earth, 124, e2021JB021653, doi: 10.1029/2021JB021653
  • Richards, C., C. Tape, Z. Ross & G.A. Abers (2021), Anisotropy in the Alaska subduction zone based on shear-wave splitting from intraslab earthquakes, Geophys. Geosys., 22, e2020GC009558, doi:10.1029/2020GC009558.


  • Abers, G.A. (2020), Subduction Zones, in H. Gupta (ed.), Encyclopedia of Solid Earth Geophysics, 2nd, Springer, p. 1395-1405, doi: 10.1007/978-90-481-8702-7.
  • Abers, G.A., P.E. van Keken & C.R. Wilson (2020), Deep decoupling in subduction zones: observations and temperature limits, Geosphere, v. 16,
  • Miller, M.S., G.A. Abers & N. Ruppert (2020), Introduction to the Special Section on EarthScope Alaska and Canada, Seismol. Res. Lett., 91, doi: 10.1785/0220200307 (online).
  • Barcheck, C.G., G.A. Abers, A.N. Adams, A. Bécel, J. Collins, J.B. Gaherty, P.J. Haeussler, Z. Li, G. Moore, E. Onyango, E. Roland, D.E. Sampson, S.Y. Schwartz, A.F. Sheehan, D.J. Shillington, P.J. Shore, S. Webb, D.A. Wiens, & L.L. Worthington (2020), The Alaska Amphibious Community Seismic Experiment (Data Mine), SeismolRes. Lett., 91, doi: 10.1785/022020018 (online).
  • Nayak, A., D. Eberhart-Phillips, N.A. Ruppert, H. Fang, M.M. Moore, C. Tape, C., D.H. Christensen, G.A. Abers & C.H. Thurber (2020). 3D seismic velocity models for Alaska from joint tomographic inversion of body‐wave and surface‐wave data, Seismol. Res. Lett., 91, doi: 10.1785/0220200214.
  • McPherson, A.M., D.H. Christensen, G.A. Abers and C. Tape (2020). Shear wave splitting and mantle flow in Alaska, J. Geophys. Res., 123, e2019JB018329, doi:10.1029/2019JB018329.
  • Ulberg, C.W., K.C. Creager, S.C. Moran, G.A. Abers, A. Levander, E. Kiser, B. Schmandt, S. Hansen and R. Crosson (2020), Local source Vp and Vs tomography in the Mount St Helens region with the iMUSH broadband array, Geochem. Geophys. Geosys., 21, e2019GC00888. doi: 10.1029/2019GC008888.
  • Mann, M.E. and G.A. Abers (2020), First-order mantle subduction zone structure effects on ground motion: the Alaska 2016 Iniskin and 2018 Anchorage Mw 7.1 earthquakes, Seismol. Res. Lett., 91, 85-93.
  • Eakin, C.M., E.A. Wirth, A. Wallace, C.W. Ulberg, K.C. Creager and G.A. Abers (2019), SKS Splitting beneath Mount St. Helens: Constraints on Sub-Slab Mantle Entrainment, Geochem.  Geophys. Geosys., 20, 4203-4217.


  • Crosbie, K.J.,A. Abers, M.E. Mann, H.A. Janiszewski, K.C. Creager, C. Ulberg, and S. Moran (2019), Shear velocity structure from ambient noise and teleseismic surface wave tomography in the Cascades around Mount St. Helens, J. Geophys. Res. – Solid Earth, 124, 8358-8375. doi: 10.1029/2019JB017836
  • van Keken, P.E., I. Wada, N. Sime and G.A. Abers (2019), Thermal structure of the forearc in subduction zones: a comparison of methodologies, Geochem. Geophys. Geosys., 20, 3268-3288 doi: 10.1029/2019GC008334
  • Mann, M.E., G.A. Abers J. Crosbie, K. Creager, C. Ulberg, S. Moran and S. Rondenay (2019), Imaging subduction beneath Mount St. Helens: implications for slab dehydration and magma transport, Geophys. Res. Lett., 46, 3163-3171, doi: 10.1029/2018GL081471.
  • Till, C., Kent, A., Abers, G., Janiszewski, H., Gaherty, J., & Pitcher, B. (2019). The causes of spatiotemporal variations in erupted fluxes and compositions along a volcanic arc. Nature Communications, 10(1), 1350, doi:10.1038/s41467-019-09113-0.
  • Janiszewski, H., Gaherty and G.A. Abers (2019), Surface-wave phase velocities and structure of the Juan de Fuca plate and Cascadia subduction zone from joint inversion of sea floor and onshore seismometers, Geophys. J. Int., 217(3), 1929–1948, doi:10.1093/gji/ggz051.
  • Abers, G.A., A.N. Adams, P.J. Haeussler, E. Roland, P.J. Shore, S.Y. Schwartz, A.F. Sheehan, D.J. Shillington, S. Webb, D.A. Wiens and L.L. Worthington (2019). AACSE: The Alaska amphibious community seismic experiment, Eos Trans. AGU, Online publ .26 March 2019. PUBLISHED IN PRINT AS:  Abers, G. A., Adams, A. N., Haeussler, P. J., Roland, E., Shore, P. J., Wiens, D. A., Schwartz, S.Y., Sheehan, A.F., Shillington, D.J., Webb S., and L.L. Worthington (2019). Understanding Alaska’s Earthquakes. Eos, 100(10), 30–35.


  • Kim, D., K.M. Keranen, G.A, Abers and L.D. Brown (2018), Enhanced resolution of the subducting plate interface in Central Alaska from autocorrelation of local earthquake coda,J. Geophys. Res., 124, doi:10.1029/2018JB016167.
  • van Keken, P.E., I. Wada, G.A. Abers, B.R. Hacker and K. Wang (2018), Mafic high-pressure rocks are preferentially exhumed from warm subduction settings, Geochem. Geophys. Geosys., 19, 2934-2961, doi:10.1029/2018GC007624.
  • Li, J., J. Shillington, D. M. Saffer, A. Becel, M. R. Nedimovic, H. Kuehn, S. C. Webb, K. M. Keranen, and G. A. Abers (2018), Connections between subducted sediment, pore-fluid pressure, and earthquake behavior along the Alaska megathrust, Geology, 46, 299-302, doi:10.1130/G39557.1.


  • Bécel, A., D.J. Shillington, M. Delescluse, M.R. Nedimovic, G.A. Abers, D.M. Saffer, S.C. Webb, K.M. Keranen, P.-H. Roche, Li, and H. Kuehn (2017), Tsunamigenic structures in a creeping section of the Alaska subduction zone, Nat. Geosci, 10, 609-613, doi:10.1038/ngeo2990.
  • Abers, G.A., P.E. van Keken and B.R. Hacker (2017) The cold and relatively dry nature of mantle forearcs in subduction zones, Nat. Geosci., 10, 333-337, doi:10.1038/NGEO2922.
  • Eilon, Z.C., and G.A. Abers (2017). High seismic attenuation at a mid-ocean ridge reveals the distribution of deep melt, Sci. Adv., 3, e1602829.


  • Hansen, S. M., Schmandt, B., Levander, A., Kiser, E., Vidale, J. E., Abers, G. A., & Creager, K. C. (2016). Seismic evidence for a cold serpentinized mantle wedge beneath Mount St Helens. Nature Communications, 7, 13242.
  • Eilon, Z.,A. Abers and J.B. Gaherty (2016), A joint inversion for shear velocity and anisotropy: the Woodlark Rift, Papua New Guinea, Geophys. J. Int., 206, 807-824.
  • Abers, G. A., and B. R. Hacker (2016), A MATLAB toolbox and Excel workbook for calculating the densities, seismic wave speeds, and major element composition of minerals and rocks at pressure and temperature, Geochem.  Geophys. Geosys. (G3), 17, 616-624, doi:10.1002/2015GC006171.
  • Abers, G. A., Eilon, J. B. Gaherty, G. Jin, Y. H. Kim, M. Obrebski, and C. Dieck (2016), Southeast Papuan crustal tectonics: Imaging extension and buoyancy of an active rift, J. Geophys. Res., 121, 951-971, doi:10.1002/2015JB012621.


  • Jin, G., J.B. Gaherty, G.A. Abers, Kim, Z. Eilon, and W.R. Buck (2015). Crust and upper mantle structure associated with extension in the Woodlark Rift, Papua New Guinea from Rayleigh-wave tomography, Geochem. Geophys. Geosys., 16, 3808-3824, doi:10.1002/2015GC005840.
  • Shillington, D.J., A. Becel, M.R. Nedimovic, H. Kuehn, S.C. Webb, G.A. Abers, K.A. Keranen, Li, M. Delescluse & G.A. Mattei-Salicrup (2015), Link between plate fabric, hydration and subduction zone seismicity in Alaska, Nat. Geosci., 8, 961-964, doi:10.1038/NGEO2586.
  • Janiszewski, H.A., and G.A. Abers (2015). Imaging the plate interface in the Cascadia seismogenic zone:  new constraints from offshore receiver functions, Seismol. Res. Lett., 86, 1261-1269.
  • Eilon, Z., G.A. Abers, J.B. Gaherty, and Jin (2015). Imaging Continental Breakup using Teleseismic Body Waves: The Woodlark Rift, Papua New Guinea, Geochem. Geophys. Geosys. 16, 2529-2548, doi: 10.1002/2015GC005835.
  • Obrebski, M., G.A. Abers and Foster (2015). Magmatic arc structure around Mt Rainier, WA, from the joint inversion of receiver functions and surface wave dispersion, Geochem. Geophys. Geosys., 16, 178-194, doi: 10.1002/2014GC005581.


  • Perttu, A., D. Christensen, G. A. Abers and X. Song (2014), Insights into mantle structure and flow beneath Alaska based on a decade of observations of shear wave splitting, J. Geophys. Res., 119, 8366-8377, doi:10.1002/2014JB011359.
  • Abers, GA, KM Fischer, G Hirth, DA Wiens, TA Plank, BK Holtzman, C McCarthy, and E. Gazel (2014). Reconciling mantle attenuation-temperature relationships from seismology, petrology and laboratory measurements, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 15, 3521-3542, doi:10.1002/2014GC005444.
  • Keranen, K.M., M. Weingarten, G.A. Abers, B. Bekins and S. Ge (2014). Sharp increase in central Oklahoma seismicity 2009-2014 induced by massive wastewater injection, Science, 345, 448-451, doi:10.1126/science.1255802.
  • Kim, YH., G.A. Abers, Li, D. Christensen J. Calkins, and S. Rondenay (2014). Alaska Megathrust 2: Imaging the megathrust zone and Yakutat/Pacific plate interface in the Alaska subduction zone, J. Geophys. Res., 119, 1924-1941, doi:10.1002/2013JB010581.
  • Sumy, D.F., E.S. Cochran, K.M. Keranen, M. Wei and G.A. Abers (2014), The mechanisms and stress triggering of earthquakes during the November 2011 M5.7 Oklahoma earthquake sequence, J. Geophys. Res., 119, 1904-1923, doi:10.1002/2013JB010612.
  • Eilon, Z., G.A. Abers, Jin and J. Gaherty (2014). Anisotropy beneath a highly extended continental rift, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst,, 15, 545-564, doi:10.1002/2013GC005092.
  • Sheehan, A.F., T.L. de la Torre, G. Monsalve, G.A. Abers, and B.R. Hacker (2014), Physical state of Himalayan crust and upper mantle: Constraints from seismic attenuation and velocity tomography, J. Geophys. Res., 119, 567-580, doi:10.1002/2013JB010601.


  • Li, J., G.A. Abers, YH Kim, and D. Christensen (2013), Alaska Megathrust 1: Seismicity 43 years after the great 1964 Alaska earthquake, J. Geophys. Res., 118, 4861-4871, doi: 10.1002/jgrb.50358.
  • Janiszewski, H., G.A. Abers, D. Shillington and Calkins (2013), Variations in crustal thickness and structure along the Aleutian volcanic arc from receiver functions, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 14, 2977-2992, doi:10.1002/ggge20211.
  • Harmon, N., M. Salas de la Cruz, C.A. Rychert, G.A. Abers and K.M. Fischer (2013). Crustal and mantle shear velocity structure of Costa Rica and Nicaragua from ambient noise and teleseismic Rayleigh wave tomography, Geophys. J. Int., 195, 1300-1313.
  • van der Elst, N.J., H.M. Savage, K.M. Keranen and G.A. Abers (2013), Enhanced remote triggering at fluid-injection sites in the Midwestern U.S., Science, 341, 164-167.
  • Keranen, K.M., H.M. Savage, G.A. Abers and E.S. Cochran (2013), Initiation of triggered earthquakes after 20 years of fluid injection: The November 2011 sequence in Oklahoma, Geology, 41, 699-702, doi:10.1130/G34045.1.
  • Abers G.A., J. Nakajima, P.E. van Keken, S. Kita and B.R. Hacker (2013), Thermal-petrological controls on the location of earthquakes within subducting plates, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 369-370, 178-187.


  • Hacker, B.R. and G.A. Abers (2012), Subduction Factory 5: Unusually low Poisson’s ratios in subduction zones from elastic anisotropy of peridotite, J. Geophys. Res., 117, art. no. B06308.


  • Brownlee, S.J., B.R. Hacker, M. Salisbury, G. Seward, T.A. Little, S.L. Baldwin, and G.A. Abers, (2011). Predicted velocity and density structure of the exhuming Papua New Guinea ultrahigh-pressure terrane. J. Geophys. Res. 116, art. no. B08206.
  • Calkins, J., G.A. Abers, G. Ekström, K. C. Creager, and S. Rondenay (2011), Shallow structure of the Cascadia subduction zone beneath western Washington from spectral ambient noise correlation, J. Geophys. Res., 116, B07302, doi:10.1029/2010JB007657.
  • van Keken, P.E., B.R. Hacker, M. Syracuse and G.A. Abers (2011). Subduction factory 4:  Depth-dependent flux of H2O from subducting slabs worldwide, J. Geophys. Res., 116, B01401, doi:10.1029/2010JB007922.


  • Abers, G.A. (2011), Subduction Zones, in H. Gupta (ed.), Encyclopedia of Solid Earth Geophysics, Springer, p. 1395-1405.
  • Rondenay, S., L. Montesi and G.A. Abers, New geophysical insight into the origin of the Denali volcanic gap, Geophys. J. Int., 182, 613-630, 2010.
  • MacKenzie, L.M., G.A. Abers, S. Rondenay and K.M. Fischer, Imaging a steeply dipping subducting slab in southern Central America, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 296, 459-468, 2010.
  • Syracuse, E.M., P. E. van Keken and G.A. Abers, The global range of subduction zone thermal models, Phys. Earth Planet. Int., 183, 73-90, doi:10.1016/j.pepi.2010.02.004, 2010.
  • Christensen, D. and G.A. Abers, Seismic anisotropy under central Alaska from SKS splitting observations, J. Geophys. Res., 115, B04315, doi:10.1029/2009JB006712, 2010.
  • Abt, D.L., K.M. Fischer, G.A. Abers, J.M. Protti, V. González and W. Strauch, Constraints on upper mantle anisotropy surrounding the Cocos slab from SK(K)S splitting, J. Geophys. Res., 115, art. no. B06316, doi:10.1029/2009JB006710, 2010.
  • French, S.W., L.M. Warren, K.M. Fischer, G.A. Abers, W. Strauch, J. M. Protti, and V.Gonzalez. Constraints on upper-plate deformation in the Nicaragua subduction zone from earthquake relocation and directivity analysis, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 11, art. no. Q03S20, doi:10.1029/2009GC002841, 2010.


  • Ekström, G., G.A. Abers, and S.C. Webb, Determination of surface-wave phase velocities across USArray from noise and Aki’s spectral formulation, Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L18301, doi:10.1029/2009GL039131, 2009.
  • Abers, G.A.,S. MacKenzie, S.Rondenay, Z. Zhang, A.G. Wech, and K.C. Creager, Imaging the source region of Cascadia tremor and intermediate-depth earthquakes, Geology, 37, 1119-1122, 2009.
  • Abers, G.A., Slip on shallow-dipping normal faults (Research Focus), Geology, 37, 767-768, 2009.
  • Abt, D.L., K.M. Fischer, G.A. Abers, W. Strauch, J.M. Protti and V. Gonzalez, Shear-wave anisotropy beneath Nicaragua and Costa Rica: Implications for flow in the mantle wedge, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 10, Q05S15, doi:10.1029/2009GC002375, 2009.


  • Rychert, C.A., K.M. Fischer, G.A. Abers, T. Plank, M. Syracuse, J.M. Protti, V. Gonzalez, and W. Strauch, Strong along-arc variations in attenuation in the mantle wedge beneath Costa Rica and Nicaragua, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 9, Q10S10,, 2008.
  • Harmon, N., P. Gertsoft, C.A. Rychert, G.A. Abers, M. Salas de la Cruz, and K.M. Fischer, Phase velocities from seismic noise using beamforming and cross correlation in Costa Rica and Nicaragua, Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L19303, doi:10.1029/2008GL035387, 2008.
  • MacKenzie, L.S.,A. Abers, K.M. Fischer, E.M. Syracuse, J.M. Protti, V. Gonzalez, and W. Strauch, Crustal structure along the southern Central American volcanic front, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 9, Q08S09, doi:10.1029/2008GC001991, 2008.
  • Syracuse, E.M., G.A. Abers, K.M. Fischer, McKenzie, L., C. Rychert, J. M. Protti, V. Gonzalez, and W. Strauch, Seismic tomography and earthquake locations in the Nicaraguan and Costa Rican upper mantle, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 9, Q07S08, doi:10.1029/2008GC001963, 2008.
  • Abers, G.A., Orogenesis from subducting thick crust and evidence from Alaska, AGU Monogr. 179, Active Tectonics and Seismic Potential of Alaska, P. Haeussler, J. Freymueller, R. Wesson and G. Ekström (eds.), 337-349,
  • Rondenay, S., G.A. Abers, and P.E. van Keken, Seismic imaging of subduction zone metamorphism, Geology, 36, 275-278,
  • Hoernle, K., D. Abt, K. Fischer, H. Nichols, F. Hauff, G. Abers, P. van den Bogaard, G. Alvarado, M. Protti and W. Strauch, Geochemical and geophysical evidence for arc-parallel flow in the mantle wedge beneath Costa Rica and Nicaragua, Nature, 451, 1094-1097, 2008.


  • Eberhart-Phillips, D., D.H. Christensen, T.M. Brocher, R. Hansen, N.A. Ruppert, P. J. Haeussler, and G.A. Abers, Imaging the transition from Aleutian subduction to Yakutat collision in central Alaska, with local earthquakes and active source data, J. Geophys. Res., 111, B11303, doi:10.1029/2005JB004240, 2006.
  • Rossi, G., G.A. Abers, S. Rondenay and D.H. Christensen, Unusual mantle Poisson’s ratio, subduction and crustal structure in Central Alaska, J. Geophys. Res., 111, B09311, doi:10.1029/2005JB003956, 2006.
  • Syracuse, E. and G.A. Abers, Global compilation of variations in slab depth beneath arc volcanoes and implications, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 7, Q05017, doi:10.1029/2005GC001045, 2006.
  • Veenstra, E., D. Christensen, G. A. Abers and Ferris, Crustal thickness variation in south central Alaska: Results from the Broadband Experiment Across the Alaska Range, Geology, 34, 781-784, 2006.
  • Ferris, A.F.,, G.A. Abers, B. Zelt, B. Taylor, S. Roecker, Crustal structure across the transition from rifting to spreading: the Woodlark rift system of Papua New Guinea, Geophys. J. Int., 166, 622-634, 2006.
  • Abers, G.A., P.E. van Keken, E.A. Kneller, Ferris, and J.C. Stachnik, The thermal structure of subduction zones constrained by seismic imaging: implications for slab dehydration and wedge flow, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 241, 387-397, 2006.


  • Hacker, B.R., G. Abers, S. Peacock and S. Johnston, Reply to Comment by Romain Bousquet et al. on “Subduction factory 1. Theoretical mineralogy, densities, seismic wave speeds and H2O contents”, J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2004JB003490, 2005.
  • Peacock, S.M., van Keken, P.E., Holloway, S.D., Hacker, B.R., Abers, G.A., and Fergason, R.L., Thermal structure of the Costa Rica – Nicaragua subduction zone, Phys. Earth Planet. Int., 149, 187-200, 2005.
  • Abers, G.A., Seismic low-velocity layer at the top of subducting slabs beneath volcanic arcs: observations, predictions, and systematics, Phys. Earth Planet. Int., 149, 7-29, 2005.


  • Niemi, T.M., N. Ferris and G.A. Abers, Investigation of microearthquakes, macroseismic data, and liquefaction associated with the 1867 Wamego earthquake in eastern Kansas, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Amer., 94, 2317-2329, 2004.
  • Stachnik, J.C., Abers, G.A., and D.Christensen, Seismic attenuation and mantle wedge temperatures in the Alaska subduction zone, J. Geophys. Res., 109, B10304, doi:10.1029/2004JB003018, 2004.
  • Hacker, B.R. and G.A. Abers, Subduction Factory 3. An Excel worksheet and macro for calculating the densities, seismic wave speeds, and H2O contents of minerals and rocks at pressure and temperature, Geochem. Geophys. Geodyn. (G3), 5, Q01005, doi:10.1029/2003GC000614, 2004.


  • Ekström, G., M. Nettles and G.A. Abers, Glacial Earthquakes, Science, 302, 622-624, 2003.
  • Ferris, A., A. Abers, D.H. Christensen and E. Veenstra, High resolution image of the subducted Pacific (?) plate beneath central Alaska, 50-150 km depth, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 214, 575-588, 2003.
  • Abers, G.A., T. Plank and B.R. Hacker, The wet Nicaragua slab, Geophys. Res. Lett., 30(2), 1098, doi: 10.1029/2002GL015649, 2003.
  • Hacker, B.R., A. Abers, and S.M. Peacock, Subduction Factory 1. Theoretical mineralogy, density, seismic wave speeds, and H2O content, J. Geophys. Res., 108(B1), 2029, doi:10.1029/2001JB001127, 2003.
  • Hacker, B.R., S.M. Peacock, A. Abers, and S.D. Holloway, Subduction Factory 2. Intermediate-depth earthquakes in subducting slabs are linked to metamorphic dehydration reactions, J. Geophys. Res., 108(B1), 2030, doi:10.1029/2001JB001129, 2003.


  • Abers, G.A., Ferris, M. Craig, H. Davies, A.L. Lerner-Lam, J.C. Mutter and B. Taylor, Mantle compensation of a region of active metamorphic core complexes, Woodlark Rift, Papua New Guinea, Nature, 418, 862-865, 2002.


  • Schlotterbeck, B.A. and A. Abers, Three dimensional attenuation variations in southern California, J. Geophys. Res., 30,719-30,735, 2001.
  • Abers, G.A. and J.W. Gephart, Direct inversion of earthquake first motions for both the stress tensor and focal mechanisms, and application to Southern California, J. Geophys. Res., 106 , 26,523-26,540, 2001.
  • Abers, G.A., Evidence for seismogenic normal faults at shallow depths in continental rifts, in R.C.L. Wilson, R.B. Whitmarsh, B. Taylor, and Froitzheim (eds.), Non-Volcanic Rifting of Continental Margins: a comparison of evidence from land and sea, Geol. Soc. Lond. Spec. Pub., 187, 305-318, 2001.


  • Abers, G.A., Hydrated subducted crust at 100-250 km depth, Earth and Planet. Sci. Lett., 176, 323-330, 2000.


  • Sarker, G. and G.A. Abers, Lithosphere temperature estimates from seismic attenuation across range fronts in southern and central Eurasia, Geology, 27, 427-430, 1999.


  • Sarker, G., and G.A. Abers, Comparison of seismic body wave and coda wave measures of Q, Pure and Appl. Geophys. special issue on attenuation (B.J. Mitchell and B. Romanowicz, eds.), 153, 665 – 683, 1998.
  • Sarker, G., and G.A. Abers, Deep structure along the boundary of a collisional belt: attenuation tomography of P and S waves in the Greater Caucasus, Geophys. J. Int., 133, 326-340, 1998.
  • Abers, G.A., Array measurements of phases used in receiver function calculations: importance of scattering, Bull. Seism. Soc. Amer., 88, 313-318, 1998.


  • Helffrich, G., and G. A. Abers, Slab low-velocity layer in the eastern Aleutian subduction zone, Geophys. J. Int., 130, 640-648, 1997.
  • Abers, G.A., C.Z. Mutter and J. Fang, Shallow dips of normal faults during rapid extension: Earthquakes in the Woodlark-D’Entrecasteaux rift system, Papua New Guinea, J. Geophys. Res., 102, 15,301-15,317, 1997.
  • Mellors, R.J., F.L. Vernon, G.L. Pavlis, G.A. Abers, M.W. Hamburger, S. Ghose, and B. Iliasov, The Ms=7.3 1992 Suusamyr, Kyrgyzstan, earthquake: 1: Constraints on fault geometry and source parameters based on aftershocks and body-wave modeling, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 87, 11-22, 1997.


  • Abers, G.A., and Sarker, Dispersion of regional body waves at 100-150 km depth beneath Alaska: In situ constraints on metamorphism of subducted crust, Geophys. Res. Lett., 23, 1171-1174, 1996.
  • Abers, G.A., Plate structure and the origin of double seismic zones, in Subduction Top to Bottom, Geophysical Monograph 96, edited by G.E. Bebout, D. Scholl, and Kirby, AGU, Washington, D.C., p. 223-228, 1996.


  • Abers, G.A., J. Beavan, S. Horton, S. Jaumé, and E. Triep, Large accelerations and tectonic setting of the May, 1993 Shumagin Islands earthquake sequence, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 85, 1730-1738, 1995.
  • Yang, X., K.M. Fischer, and G.A. Abers, Seismic anisotropy beneath the Shumagin Islands segment of the Aleutian-Alaska subduction zone, J. Geophys. Res., 100, 18,165-18,177, 1995.
  • Sheehan, A.F., G.A. Abers, C.H. Jones, and A.L. Lerner-Lam, Crustal thickness variations across the Rocky Mountain front from teleseismic receiver functions, JGeophys. Res., 100, 20,391-20,404, 1995.
  • Abers, G.A., Hu, X., and L.R. Sykes, Source scaling of earthquakes in the Shumagin region, Alaska: time-domain deconvolution of regional waveforms, Geophys. J. Int., 123, 41-58, 1995.
  • Triep, E.,A. Abers, A. Lerner-Lam, V. Mishatkin, N. Zhacherenko, and O. Staravoit, Active thrust front at the south slope of the greater Caucasus: The 29 April, 1991 earthquake and its aftershock sequence, J. Geophys. Res , 100, 4011-4034, 1995.


  • Abers, G.A., and R. McCaffrey, Active arc-continent collision: Earthquakes, gravity anomalies, and fault kinematics in the Huon-Finisterre collision zone, Papua New Guinea, Tectonics, 13, 227-245, 1994.
  • Abers, G.A., Three-dimensional inversion of regional P and S arrival times in the East Aleutians and sources of subduction zone gravity highs, J. Geophys. Res., 99, 4395-4412, 1994.


  • Kulig, C., R. McCaffrey, G.A.Abers, and H. Letz, Shallow seismicity of arc-continent collision near Lae, Papua New Guinea, Tectonophysics, 227, 81-94, 1993.
  • Abers, G.A., G.A. Ekström, S. Marlow, and E.L. Geist, Bering Sea earthquake of February 21, 1991:  Active faulting along the Bering shelf edge, J. Geophys. Res., 98, 2155-2165, 1993.


  • Abers, G.A., Relationship between shallow- and intermediate-depth seismicity in the eastern Aleutian subduction zone, Geophys. Res. Lett., 19, 2019-2022, 1992.


  • Abers, G.A., Possible seismogenic shallow-dipping normal faults in the Woodlark-D’Entrecasteaux extensional province, Papua New Guinea, Geology, 19, 1205-1208, 1991.
  • McCaffrey, R., and G.A. Abers, Orogeny in arc-continent collision: The Banda Arc and Western New Guinea, Geology, 19, 563-566, 1991.
  • Abers, G.A., and S. Roecker, Deep structure of an arc-continent collision: Earthquake relocation and inversion for upper mantle P and S wave velocities beneath Papua New Guinea,  J. Geophys. Res., 96, 6379-6401, 1991.


  • Abers, G. A., and H. Lyon-Caen, Regional gravity anomalies, depth of the foreland basin, and isostatic compensation of the New Guinea Highlands, Tectonics, 9, 1479-1493, 1990.


  • Abers, G., and R. McCaffrey, Active deformation in the New Guinea Fold-and-Thrust Belt: Seismological evidence for strike-slip faulting and basement-involved thrusting, JGeophys. Res., 93, 13,332-13,354, 1988.
  • Abers, G.A., B. Parsons, and J.K. Weissel, Seamount abundances and distributions in the southeast Pacific, Earth and Planet. Sci. Lett., 87, 137-151, 1988.
  • Abers, G.A., C. Bryan, S.W. Roecker, and R. McCaffrey, Thrusting of the Hindu Kush over the Tadjik Basin, Afghanistan: Evidence from two large earthquakes, Tectonics, 7, 41-56, 1988.


  • MIT Field Geophysics Camp (Jones, C. H., M. R. Nelson, G. Abers, C. Decker, J. Hegley, R. Herrmann, M. Kohn, T. Madden, R. Manikkalingam, J. Matarese, D. Meinholz, P. Molnar, C. Ruppel), and S. Biehler, A geophysical investigation of the northern Panamint Valley, Inyo County, California: Evidence for possible low-angle normal faulting at shallow depth in the crust, J. Geophys. Res., 92, 10,427-10,441, 1987.


  • Bowin, C., G. Abers, and L. Shure, Gravity field of Venus at constant altitude and comparison with Earth, Proc. Lunar Planet. Sci. Conf. 15th, in J. Geophys. Res., 90, C757-C770, 1985.
  • Abers, G., The subsurface structure of Long Valley Caldera, Mono County, California: A preliminary synthesis of gravity, seismic, and drilling information, J. Geophys. Res., 90, 3627-3636, 1985.