Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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Ph.D. Geophysics
Washington University in St. Louis
M.Sc. Geophysics
Washington University in St. Louis
B.S. Geophysics
Saint Louis University

Research Interests

  • Earthquake relocation and attenuation
  • Ambient noise – using cross correlation to determine velocity structure and generation and location of sources
  • Velocity and attenuation structure of subduction zones and back-arc spreading centers
  • Surface Wave tomography

Honors and Awards

  • National Science Foundation Earth Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2009-2011
  • Washington University Olin Graduate Fellowship, 2002-2006
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 2002

Selected Publications

Pyle, M. L., D. A. Wiens, A. Nyblade, and S. Anandakrishnan, Crustal structure of the Transantarctic Mountains near the Ross Sea from ambient seismic noise tomography, J. Geophy. Res., 115, B11310, doi:10.1029/2009JB007081, 2010.

Pyle, M. L., D.A. Wiens, D. Weerartne, P. J. Shore, H. Shiobara, and H. Sugioka, Shear velocity structure of the Mariana mantle wedge from Rayleigh wave phase velocities, J. Geophy. Res., 115, B11304, doi:10.1029/2009JB006976, 2010.

Hansen, S. E., J. Julià, A. A. Nyblade, M. L. Pyle, D. A. Wiens, and S. Anandakrishnan, Using S wave receiver functions to estimate crustal structure beneath ice sheets: An application to the Transantarctic Mountains and East Antarctic craton, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 10, Q08014, doi:10.1029/2009GC002576, 2009.

Koper, K. D. and M. L. Pyle, Observations of PKiKP/PcP amplitude ratios and implications for Earth structure at the boundaries of the liquid core, J. Geophys. Res., 109, B03301, doi:10.1029/2003JB002750, 2004.

Koper, K, D., M. L. Pyle, and J. M. Franks, Constraints on aspherical core structure from PKiKP-PcP differential travel times, J. Geophy. Res., 108, B3, 2618, doi:10.1029/2002JB001995, 2003.

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