Large-scale model for the Gulf of California Region based on receiver functions and surface wave inversions. The triangles are the NARS-Baja stations and the green circles are locations of receiver functions. The depth panels in the right panel show the shear-wave velocity along transects denoted by the lines on the map. The southernmost E-W panels shows the sharp athenosphere anomaly associated with the spreading center, while the northernmost panel shows a diffuse athenosphere upwelling. Image from the MARGINS 2008 Decadal Review research nugget.
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Investigator: Robert Clayton
Chief Scientist: Robert Clayton