Adam Dziewonski Adam M. Dziewonski
Professor Emeritus

Harvard Seismology Group
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Harvard University


Adam M. Dziewonski Symposium: Advances in Seismology and Implications for Interdisciplinary Research
Research Interests

A detailed research statement can be found here.

Awards and honours
2002, William Bowie Medal, American Geophysical Union
2000, Medal of the Seismological Society of America
1999, Walsh Lecturer, University of Toronto
1999, Gold Medal, Ettore Majorana Center for Scientific Culture
1999, Doctor Honoris Causa, Acad. of Mines and Metallurgy, Cracow, Poland
1998, Crafoord Prize, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
1997, Gutenberg Lecturer, American Geophysical Union
1996, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Fellow
1995, Green Scholar, University of California, San Diego
1995, Miller Visiting Professor, University of California, Berkeley
1995, National Academy of Sciences, Member
1994, Guggenheim Fellow
1988, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Fellow
1986, Jeffreys Lecture, Royal Astronomical Society
1985, Jaeger-Hales Lecture, Australian National University
1983-84, Distinguished Fairchild Scholar, California Institute of Technology
1982, American Geophysical Union, Fellow

Miaki Ishii

Selected Publications

Dziewonski, A.M. and F. Gilbert, Solidity of the inner core of the Earth inferred from normal mode observations, Nature 234, 465-466, 1971.

Dziewonski, A.M., Overtones of free oscillations and the structure of the Earth's interior, Science 172, 1336-1338, 1971.

Dziewonski, A.M. and F. Gilbert, Observations of normal modes from 84 recordings of the Alaskan earthquake of 28 March 1964, Geophys. J. R. astr. Soc. 27, 393-446, 1972.

Dziewonski, A. M. and F. Gilbert, Temporal variation of the seismic moment tensor and the evidence of precursive compression for two deep earthquakes, Nature 247, 185-188, 1974.

Gilbert, F. and A.M. Dziewonski, An application of normal mode theory to the retrieval of structural parameters and source mechanisms from seismic spectra, Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. London A278, 187-269, 1975.

Dziewonski, A. M., B. H. Hager and R. J. O'Connell, Large scale heterogeneities in the lower mantle, J. Geophys. Res. 82, 1977.

Dziewonski, A. M., T.-A. Chou and J. H. Woodhouse, Determination of earthquake source parameters from waveform data for studies of global and regional seismicity, J. Geophys. Res. 86, 2825-2852, 1981.

Dziewonski, A.M. and D.L. Anderson, Preliminary Reference Earth Model (PREM), Phys. Earth Planet. Inter. 25, 297-356, 1981.

Woodhouse, J.H. and A.M. Dziewonski, Mapping the upper mantle: Three dimensional modelling of earth structure by inversion of seismic waveforms, J. Geophys. Res. 89, 5953-5986, 1984.

Dziewonski, A. M., Mapping the lower mantle: Determination of lateral heterogeneity in P-velocity up to degree and order 6, J. Geophys. Res. 89, 5929-5952, 1984.

Morelli, A., A. M. Dziewonski and J. H. Woodhouse, Anisotropy of the inner core inferred from PKIKP travel times, Geophys. Res. Lett. 13, 1545-1548, 1986.

Morelli, A. and A. M. Dziewonski, Topography of the core-mantle boundary and lateral heterogeneity of the inner core, Nature, 325, 678-683, 1987.

Dziewonski, A. M. and J. H. Woodhouse, Global images of the Earth's interior, Science, 236, 37-48, 1987.

Su, W.-J. and A.M. Dziewonski, Predominance of long-wavelength heterogeneity in the mantle, Nature, 352, 121-126, 1991.

Morelli, A. and A.M. Dziewonski, Joint determination of lateral heterogeneity and earthquake location, in Glacial Isostasy, Sea-Level and Mantle rheology, R. Sabadini et al., eds., Kluwer Academic Publishers, 515-534, 1991.

Su, W.-J., R.L. Woodward and A.M. Dziewonski, Deep origin of mid-oceanic ridge velocity anomalies, Nature 359, 149-152, 1992.

Peltier, W.R., A.M. Forte, J.X. Mitrovica and A.M. Dziewonski, Earth's gravitational field: Seismic tomography resolves the enigma of the Laurentian anomaly, Geophys. Res. Lett. 19, 1555-1558, 1992.

Dziewonski, A.M. and R.L. Woodward, Acoustic imaging at the planetary scale, in Acoustical Imaging 19, 785-797, H. Ermert and H.-P. Harjes, eds., Plenum Press, 1992.

Dziewonski, A. M., A. M. Forte, W.-J. Su and R. L. Woodward, Seismic Tomography and Geodynamics, in Relating Geophysical Structures and Processes; The Jeffreys Volume, K. Aki and R. Dmowska eds., Geophysical Monograph 76, Am. Geophys. Un., 67-105, 1993.

Su, W.-J., R. L. Woodward and A. M. Dziewonski, Degree-12 model of shear velocity heterogeneity in the mantle, J. Geophys. Res., 99, 6945-6980, 1994.

Su, W.-J. and A.M. Dziewonski, Inner core anisotropy in three dimensions, J. Geophys. Res. 100, 9831-9852, 1995.

Su, W.-J., A.M. Dziewonski and R. Jeanloz, Planet within a planet: rotation of the inner core of the Earth, Science 274, 1883-1887, 1996.

Ekstrom, G., and A.M. Dziewonski, The unique anisotropy of the Pacific upper mantle, Nature 394, 168-172, 1998.

Gu, Y., A.M. Dziewonski and C.B. Agee, Global de-correlation of the topography of transition zone discontinuities, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 157, 57-67, 1998.

Ishii, M., and A.M. Dziewonski, The innermost inner core of the Earth: evidence for a change in anisotropic behavior at the radius of about 300 km, Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA 99, 14026-14030, 2002.

Gu, Y.J., A.M. Dziewonski and G. Ekstrom, Simultaneous inversion for mantle shear velocity and topography of transition zone discontinuities, Geophys. J. Int. 154, 559-583, 2003.

Dalton, C.A., G. Ekstrom and A.M. Dziewonski, The global attenuation structure of the upper mantle, J. Geophys. Res. 113, B09303, 2008.

Kustowski, B., G. Ekstrom and A.M. Dziewonski, The shear-wave velocity structure in the upper mantle beneath Eurasia, Geophys. J. Int. 174, 978-992, 2008.

Nettles, M., and A.M. Dziewonski, Radially anisotropic shear velocity structure of the upper mantle globally and beneath North America, J. Geophys. Res. 113, B02303, 2008.

Dziewonski, A.M., V. Lekic and B.A. Romanowicz, Mantle anchor structure: An argument for bottom up tectonics, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 299, 69-79, 2010.

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