Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



Christina Morency

Geophysicist
Atmospheric, Earth and Energy Division


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DegreeDiscipline/InstitutionYear
Ph.D. Geophysics
ENS/Paris XI, France
2003
M.Sc. Geodynamics and Earth Physics
ENS/Paris XI, France
2000
B.S. Engineer's Degree - Chemistry
ENSCCF, France
1999

Research Interests

My research lies in computational seismology, wave propagation modeling and inverse problems in complex acoustic, elastic and poroelastic media to better investigate the subsurface in the context of energy and environmental issues.

Professional Activities

  • AGU - Member
  • SEG - Member
  • Geophysics - Associate Editor
  • Geophysical Journal International – Reviewer

Selected Publications

Morency C., Y. Luo, and J. Tromp (2011), Acoustic, elastic and poroelastic simulations of CO2 sequestration crosswell monitoring based on spectral-element and adjoint methods, Geophys. J. Int.,DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2011.04985.x

Carcione J. M., C. Morency, and J. E. Santos (2010), Computational poroelasticity - A review, Geophysics, 75, 75A229-75A243

Zhu H., Y. Luo, T. Nissen-Meyer, C. Morency, and J. Tromp (2009), Imaging and Time-Lapse Migration based upon Adjoint Methods, Geophysics, 74, WCA167-WCA177

Morency C., Y. Luo, and J. Tromp (2009), Finite-Frequency Kernels for Wave Propagation in Porous Media based upon Adjoint Methods, Geophys. J. Int., 179, 1148-1168

Luo Y., H. Zhu, T. Nissen-Meyer, C. Morency, and J. Tromp (2009), Seismic modeling and imaging based upon spectral-element and adjoint methods, The Leading Edge, 28, 568

Morency C., Y. Luo, and J. Tromp (2009), Spectral-Element Simulations of Wave Propagation in Porous Media: Finite-Frequency Sensitivity Kernels based upon Adjoint Methods, Proceedings of the Fourth Biot Conference on Poromechanics, eds: Hoe I. Ling, Andrew Smyth, and Raimondo Betti, DEStech Publications, Inc., pp 649-654

Morency C., J. Tromp (2008), Spectral-element simulations of wave propagation in poroelastic media, Geophys. J. Int., 175, 301-345

Gueydan F., C. Morency, and J.P. Brun (2008), Continental rifting as a function of lithosphere mantle strength, Tectonophysics, 460, 83-93

Morency C., R. S. Huismans, C. Beaumont, and P. Fullsack (2007), A numerical model for coupled fluid flow and matrix deformation with applications to disequilibrium compaction and delta stability, J. Geophys. Res., 112, B10407, doi:10.1029/2006JB004701

Morency C., M.-P. Doin, and C. Dumoulin (2005), Three-dimensional numerical simulations of mantle flow beneath mid-ocean ridges, J. Geophys. Res., 110, B11407, doi:10.1029/2004JB003454

Morency C., M.-P. Doin (2004), Numerical simulations of the mantle lithosphere delamination, J. Geophys. Res., 109, B03410, doi:10.1029/2003JB002414

Morency C., Doin M.-P., Dumoulin C. (2002). Convective destabilisation of a thickened continental lithosphere, Earth Planet. Sc. Let., 202, 303-320


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