Publication

I have published two first author papers (One in GRL and the other in a Chinese journal with English abstract). In collaboration with two Penn State colleagues, I co-authored two non-peer reviewed articles. I have given a talk at AGU, two departmental talks and several poster presentations at national meetings.


Peer Reviewed Articals

  1. Chengping Chai, Charles J. Ammon, Monica Maceira, Robert B. Herrmann (2015), Inverting Interpolated Receiver Functions with Surface‐Wave Dispersion and Gravity: Application to the western US and adjacent Canada and Mexico, Geophysical Research Letters, 42(11), 4359–4366, doi:10.1002/2015GL063733. (PDF, Journal, Website)
  2. Chengping Chai, Chunbi Jiang, Zhibin Fan, Lei Pan, Xiaoping Wu, Duan Xie, Wenzhong Liu (2010), Application of electrical resistivity tomography and high-precision magnetic survey in the detection of air-raid shelters (in Chinese), Journal of University of Science and Technology of China, 2010-01.

Nonpeer Reviewed Articals

  1. Yunhui Tan, Chengping Chai, Terry Engelder (2014), Use of S-wave attenuation from perforation shots to map the growth of the stimulated reservoir volume in the Marcellus gas shale, The Leading Edge, 33(10), 1090-1096.
  2. Yunhui Tan, Chengping Chai, Terry Engelder (2014), Perf shot arrival time can track SRV., American Oil and Gas Reporter, September.

Talks

  1. Chengping Chai, Charles J. Ammon, Monica Maceira, Robert B. Herrmann (2016), Seismic Structure Beneath the Eastern United States Inferred From Multiple Geophysical Observations, Graduate Colloquium, Penn State, PA, Mar. 17.
  2. Chengping Chai, Charles J. Ammon, Monica Maceira, Robert B. Herrmann (2015), Simultaneous Inversion of Interpolated Receiver Functions, Surface-wave Dispersion, and Gravity Observations for Lithospheric Structure Beneath the Eastern United States, 2015 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Dec. 14.
  3. Chengping Chai, Charles J. Ammon, Monica Maceira, Robert B. Herrmann (2015),Simultaneous Inversion of Interpolated Receiver Functions, Surface-wave Dispersion, and Gravity Observations for Lithospheric Structure Beneath the Eastern United States, Geodynamics Colloquium, Penn State, PA, Dec. 3.
  4. Chengping Chai, Charles J. Ammon, Monica Maceira, Robert B. Herrmann (2015), Inverting interpolated receiver functions with surface-wave dispersion and gravity: Application to the western US and adjacent Canada and Mexico, Geodynamics Colloquium, Penn State, PA, Feb. 5.

Selected Posters

  1. Chengping Chai, Charles J. Ammon, Robert B. Herrmann, Akram Mostafanejad, Charles A. Langston (2016), Seismic velocity structure beneath the eastern United States and northern Mississippi Embayment, 2016 AUG Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Dec. (PDF).
  2. Chengping Chai, Charles J. Ammon, Monica Maceira, and Robert B. Herrmann (2016), Interactive visualizations of complex seismic data and models, 2016 AUG Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Dec. (PDF).
  3. Chengping Chai, Charles J. Ammon, Robert B. Herrmann, Akram Mostafanejad, Charles A. Langston (2016), Seismic structure beneath the northern Mississippi embayment: inverting receiver functions, surface-wave dispersion, and gravity observations, 2016 IRIS Workshop, Vancouver, WA, Jun. (PDF).
  4. Chengping Chai, Charles J. Ammon, Robert B. Herrmann, Akram Mostafanejad, Charles A. Langston (2016), Seismic structure beneath the northern Mississippi embayment: inverting receiver functions, surface-wave dispersion, and gravity observations, 2016 SSA Annual Meeting, Reno, NV, Apr. (PDF).
  5. Akram Mostafanejad, Charles Langston, Chengping Chai, Charles J. Ammon (2016), 3D averaged and gradient P- and S- wave velocity models for the unconsolidated Mississippi embayment sediemnts, 2016 SSA Annual Meeting, Reno, NV, Apr.
  6. Monica Maceira, Carene Larmat, Barbara Romanowicz, Chengping Chai, Charles J. Ammon (2015), East Asia Regionalization Based on Receiver Function, 2015 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Dec.
  7. Maeva Pourpoint, Sridhar Anandakrishnan, Charles Ammon, Chengping Chai (2015), Crustal and Upper mantle Velocity Structure of Greenland from Ambient Noise and Earthquake Surface Wave Tomography, 2015 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Dec.
  8. Chengping Chai, Charles J. Ammon, Monica Maceira, Robert B. Herrmann (2015), Simultaneous inversion of interpolated receiver functions, surface-wave dispersion, and gravity observations for lithospheric structure beneath the western and eastern United States, 2015 EarthScope National Meeting, Stowe, VT, Jun. (PDF).
  9. Chengping Chai, Charles J. Ammon, Monica Maceira, Robert B. Herrmann (2014), Simultaneous inversion of receiver functions, surface-wave dispersion, and gravity observations for lithospheric structure beneath the central and eastern United States, 2014 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Dec. (PDF).
  10. Monica Maceira, Carene S. Larmat, Charles J. Ammon, Chengping Chai, Robert B. Herrmann (2014), Full-waveform validation of a 3D seismic model for western US, 2014 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Dec.
  11. Carene S. Larmat, Monica Maceira, Yasuyuki Kato, Thomas Bodin, Marco Calo, Barbara Romanowicz, Chengping Chai, Charles J. Ammon (2014), Stochastic Monte-Carlo Markov Chain inversions on models regionalized using receiver functions, 2014 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Dec.
  12. Chengping Chai, Charles J. Ammon, Robert B. Herrmann (2013), Simultaneous inversion of receiver functions, surface-wave dispersion, and gravity observations for lithospheric structure beneath the central United States, 2013 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Dec.
  13. Chengping Chai, Charles J. Ammon, Robert B. Herrmann (2013), Joint inversion of surface-wave dispersion, P-wave receiver functions, & gravity observations for lithospheric structure, 2013 EarthScope Annual Workshop, Raleigh, NC, May.