Xiaodong Song

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Research Interests

My research focuses on seismic wave propagation and application of seismic observations in modeling and imaging the structure and dynamics of the Earth's interior, in particular, the deep mantle and the core, and lithosphere structure and tectonics of east Asia.


  • GEOL 452: Introduction to Geophysics
  • GEOL 454: Introduction to Seismology
  • GEOL 593K: Physics of Earth's Interior


  • Ph.D., California Institute of Technology

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3040 Natural History Bldg.

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Research Output

Amplitude and decay of long-period coda of great earthquakes

Xia, H., Song, X., Weaver, R. & Li, J., Sep 2020, In : Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors. 306, 106538.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Dual-system tract pattern: Significance for foreland basin reservoir prediction (Jurassic, Central Junggar Basin, West China)

    Du, X. B., Chen, P., Lu, Y. C. & Song, X. D., Apr 1 2020, In : Geological Journal. 55, 4, p. 2760-2772 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Episodic Lithospheric Deformation in Eastern Tibet Inferred From Seismic Anisotropy

    Bao, X., Song, X., Eaton, D. W., Xu, Y. & Chen, H., Feb 16 2020, In : Geophysical Research Letters. 47, 3, e2019GL085721.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Origin of temporal changes of inner-core seismic waves

    Yang, Y. & Song, X., Jul 1 2020, In : Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 541, 116267.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Temporal Changes of the Inner Core From Globally Distributed Repeating Earthquakes

    Yang, Y. & Song, X., Mar 1 2020, In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. 125, 3, e2019JB018652.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle