Geophysics group


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Selected publications

Ritsema J, Cupillard P, Tauzin B, Xu W, Stixrude L, Lithgow-Bertelloni C, Joint mineral physics and seismic wave travel time analysis of upper mantle temperature, Geology37, 363–366, 2009.

Ritsema J, van Heijst HJ, Deuss A, Woodhouse JH, S40RTS: a degree-40 shear-velocity model for the mantle from new Rayleigh wave dispersion, teleseismic traveltimes, and normal-mode splitting function measurements, Geophys. J. Int.184, 10.1111/j.1365–246X.2010.04884.x, 2011

Bai L, Zhang Y, Ritsema J, An analysis of SS precursors using spectral-element method seismograms, Geophys. J. Int.187, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2011.06256.x, 2012.

Thorne MS, Zhang Y, Ritsema J, Evaluation of 1D and 3D seismic models of the Pacific lower mantle with S, SKS and SKKS traveltimes and amplitudes, J. Geophys. Res., 118, doi: 10.1002/jgrb.50054, 2013.

Chang SJ, Ferreira AMG, Ritsema J, van Heijst HJ, Woodhouse, JH, Joint inversion for global isotropic and radially anisotropic mantle structure including crustal thickness perturbations, J. Geophys. Res., 120, doi: 10.1002/2014JB011824, 2015.

Ballmer MD, Schmerr NC, Nakagawa T, Ritsema J, Compositional mantle layering revealed by slab stagnation at ~1000-km depth, Sci. Adv., 1, e1500815, doi: 10.1126/sciadv.1500815, 2015.

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Jeroen Ritsema
Geophysics and Seismology

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Clarence Cook Little Science Building
1100 North University Ave

University of Michigan (campus map)
Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48109-1005
phone: +1 734.615.6405
fax: +1 734.763.4690
E-mail: jritsema at

Associate Chair for Curriculum
Undergraduate Studies

Geophysical Research Letters