Sergei Lebedev

Professor of Geophysics
University of Cambridge
Department of Earth Sciences
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Adjunct Professor
Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies
Geophysics Section
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Sergei Lebedev

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Peer-reviewed papers


  • Chagas de Melo, B., S. Lebedev, N.L. Celli, S. Gibson, J.I. de Laat, M. Assumpcao. The lithosphere of South America from seismic tomography: Structure, evolution, and control on tectonics and magmatism, Gondwana Research, GR Focus - Invited Review, in review.

  • Quadros, L., A. El-Sharkawy, M. Assumpcao, F. Eckel, L. Wiesenberg, T. Meier, S. Lebedev, M. Timko, M. Bianchi, Earthquake Surface Wave Phase Velocity Tomography of the South American Lithosphere, Geophys. J. Int., in review.

  • Chua, E.L., S. Lebedev. Waveform tomography of the Antarctic Plate, Geophys. J. Int., in review.

  • Stampa, J., F. Eckel, H. Keers, S. Lebedev, T. Meier, the AlpArray and SWATH-D Working Groups, Automated measurement of teleseismic P-, SH-, and SV-wave arrival times using autoregressive prediction and the instantaneous phase of multicomponent waveforms, Geophys. J. Int., in revision.

  • Timko, M., A. El-Sharkawy, L. Wiesenberg, L. Fodor, Z. Weber, S. Lebedev, F. Eckel, T. Meier and the AlpArray Working Group, Crustal and upper mantle 3D Vs structure of the Pannonian Region from joint earthquake and ambient noise Rayleigh wave tomography, Geophys. J. Int., in revision.

  • El-Sharkawy, A., T. H. Hansteen, C. Clemente-Gomez, J. Fullea, S. Lebedev, T. Meier. Shallow Asthenospheric Volumes beneath Cenozoic Volcanic Provinces in the Circum-Mediterranean: Evidence from Seismic Tomography, Magmatic Geochemistry and Integrated Geophysical-Petrological Thermochemical Modelling, Geochem., Geophys., Geosyst., in revision.

  • In Press

  • Levin, J., J.A. VanTongeren, J. Fullea, S. Lebedev. Recurring volcanism in New England focused by a region of thin lithosphere, The Geological Society Special Publications, in press.

  • Published

  • Dou, H., Y. Xu, S. Lebedev, B. Chagas de Melo, R. D. van der Hilst, B. Wang, W. Wang. The upper mantle beneath Asia from seismic tomography, with inferences for the mechanisms of tectonics, seismicity, and magmatism, Earth-Science Reviews, 255, 104841,, 2024. HTML & PDF

  • Gibson, S., D. McKenzie, S. Lebedev. The distribution and generation of carbonatites, Geology,, 2024. HTML & PDF

  • Lebedev, S., J. Fullea, Y. Xu, R. Bonadio. Seismic Thermography, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, "Modern Seismic Tomography" Special Section, 114, 1227-1242,, 2024. HTML or PDF.

  • Civiero, C., S. Lebedev, Y. Xu, R. Bonadio, F. Lavoue. Toward tectonic-type and global 1D seismic models of the upper mantle constrained by broadband surface waves, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, "Modern Seismic Tomography" Special Section, 114, 1321-1346,, 2024. HTML or PDF.

  • Fichtner, A., B. L. N. Kennett, V. C. Tsai, C. H. Thurber, A. J. Rodgers, C. Tape, N. Rawlinson, R. D. Borcherdt, S. Lebedev, K. Priestley, C Morency, E. Bozdag, J. Tromp, J. Ritsema, B. Romanowicz, Q. Liu, E. Golos, F.-C. Lin. Seismic Tomography 2024, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, "Modern Seismic Tomography" Special Section, 114, 1185-1213,, 2024. HTML or PDF.

  • Chambers, E.L., R. Bonadio, J. Fullea, S. Lebedev, Y. Xu, D. Kiyan, C.J. Bean, P.A. Meere, B. Mather, B.M. O'Reilly and the DIG Team. Determining subsurface temperature & lithospheric structure from joint geophysical-petrological inversion: A case study from Ireland, Invited Research Article, Tectonophysics, 869, 230094,, 2023. HTML & PDF

  • Lebedev, S., J. Grannell, P. Arroucau, R. Bonadio, N. Piana Agostinetti, C.J. Bean. Seismicity of Ireland, and why it is so low: How the thickness of the lithosphere controls intraplate seismicity, Geophys. J. Int., 235, 431-447,, 2023. HTML & PDF Some of the media coverage: EOS, Independent, The Conversation,, Discover, Silicon Republic, Irish Sun

  • Levin, V., S. Lebedev, J. Fullea, Y. Li, X. Chen. Defining continental lithosphere as a layer with abundant frozen-in structures that scatter seismic waves, J. Geophys. Res., 128, e2022JB026309,, 2023. HTML or PDF.

  • Wang, Z., I.L. Stotz, H.-P. Bunge, B. Vilacis, J.N. Hayek, S. Ghelichkhan, S. Lebedev. Cenozoic upper mantle flow history of the Atlantic realm based on Couette/Poiseuille models: Towards paleo-mantle-flowgraphy, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, SEDI Special Issue,, 2023. HTML & PDF

  • De Laat, J.I., S. Lebedev, N.L. Celli, R. Bonadio, B. Chagas de Melo, N. Rawlinson. Structure and evolution of the Australian Plate and underlying upper mantle from waveform tomography with massive datasets, Geophys. J. Int., 234, 153-189,, 2023. HTML or PDF.

  • Gomez-Garcia, C., S. Lebedev, T. Meier, Y. Xu, F. Le Pap, L. Wiesenberg. Ambient noise autocorrelation scheme for imaging the P-wave reflectivity of the lithosphere, Geophys. J. Int., 233, 1671-1693,, 2023. HTML or PDF.

  • Rezaeifar, M., G. Maggio, F. Lavoue, Y. Xu, C.J. Bean, L. Pinzon-Rincon, S. Lebedev, F. Brenguier. Imaging shallow structures using interferometry of seismic body waves generated by train traffic, Geophys. J. Int., 233, 964-977,, 2023. HTML or PDF.

  • Civiero, C., S. Lebedev, N.L. Celli. A complex mantle plume head below East Africa-Arabia shaped by the lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary topography, Geochem., Geophys., Geosyst., 23, e2022GC010610,, 2022. HTML, PDF, PDF Supplementary Material (63 MB).

  • Wiesenberg, L., C. Weidle, A. El-Sharkawy, M. Timko, S. Lebedev, T. Meier. Measuring the phase of ambient noise cross correlations: anisotropic Rayleigh and Love wave tomography across the Oman Mountains, Geophys. J. Int., 231, 1233-1251,, 2022. HTML or PDF.

  • Xu, Y., S. Lebedev, T. Meier. Imaging the Earth using time-domain surface-wave measurements: Evaluation and correction of the finite-frequency phase shift, J. Geophys. Res., 127, e2021JB023701., 2022. HTML or PDF.

  • Moulik, P., V. Lekic, B. Romanowicz, Z. Ma, A. Schaeffer, T. Ho, E. Beucler, E. Debayle, A. Deuss, S. Durand, G. Ekstrom, S. Lebedev, G. Masters, K. Priestley, J. Ritsema, K. Sigloch, J. Trampert, A.M. Dziewonski. Global reference seismological datasets: Multi-mode surface wave dispersion, Geophys. J. Int., 228, 1808-1849, 2022. HTML or PDF.

  • El-Sharkawy, A., T. Meier, C. Hubscher, S. Lebedev, A. Dannowski, H. Koppe, J. H. Behrmann, A. McGrandle, M. Hamada. Lithospheric structure of the eastern Mediterranean Sea: Inferences from surface wave tomography and stochastic inversions constrained by wide-angle refraction measurements, Tectonophysics, 821, 229159, 2021. HTML or PDF.

  • Becker, T.W., S. Lebedev. Dynamics of the upper mantle in light of seismic anisotropy. In: Mantle Convection and Surface Expressions (eds H. Marquardt, M. Ballmer, S. Cottaar and J. Konter), AGU Geophysical Monograph Series, 259-282, , 2021. HTML or PDF.

  • Xu, Y., S. Lebedev, T. Meier, R. Bonadio, C.J. Bean. Optimized workflows for high-frequency seismic interferometry using dense arrays, Geophys. J. Int., 227, 875-897,, 2021. HTML or PDF.

  • Celli, N.L., S. Lebedev, A.J. Schaeffer, C. Gaina. The tilted Iceland Plume and its effect on the North Atlantic evolution and magmatism, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 569, 117048,, 2021, HTML or PDF.

  • Lebedev, S., R. Bonadio, M. Tsekhmistrenko, J.I. de Laat, C.J. Bean. Seafloor seismometers look for clues to North Atlantic volcanism, EOS, 102,, 2021. HTML or PDF.

  • Bonadio, R., S. Lebedev, T. Meier, P. Arroucau, A.J. Schaeffer, A. Licciardi, M.R. Agius, C. Horan, L. Collins, B.M. O'Reilly, P. Readman and the Ireland Array Working Group. Optimal resolution tomography with error tracking and the structure of the crust and upper mantle beneath Ireland and Britain. Geophys. J. Int., 226, 2158-2188,, 2021. HTML or PDF.

  • Fullea, J., S. Lebedev, Z. Martinec, N. L. Celli. WINTERC-G: mapping the upper mantle thermochemical heterogeneity from coupled geophysical-petrological inversion of seismic waveforms, heat flow, surface elevation and gravity satellite data. Geophys. J. Int., 226, 146-191,, 2021. HTML, PDF, ESA highlight and movie

  • Celli, N.L., S. Lebedev, A.J. Schaeffer, C. Gaina. African cratonic lithosphere carved by mantle plumes. Nature Communications, 11, 92, doi:10.1038/s41467-019-13871-2, 2020. HTML or PDF.

  • El-Sharkawy, A., T. Meier, S. Lebedev, M. Hamada, L. Cristiano, C. Weidle, D. Kohn. The Slab Puzzle of the Alpine‐Mediterranean Region: Insights from a new, High‐Resolution, Shear‐Wave Velocity Model of the Upper Mantle. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 21, e2020GC008993., 2020. HTML or PDF.

  • Celli, N.L., S. Lebedev, A.J. Schaeffer, M. Ravenna, C. Gaina. The upper mantle beneath the South Atlantic Ocean, South America and Africa from waveform tomography with massive data sets, Geophys. J. Int., 221, 178–204,, 2020. HTML or PDF.

  • Lebedev, S., R. Bonadio, C. Gómez-García, J.I. de Laat, L. Bérdi, B. Chagas de Melo, D. Farrell, D. Stalling, C. Tirel, L. Collins, S. McCarthy, B. O’Donoghue, A. Schwenk, M. Smyth, C.J. Bean, and the SEA-SEIS Team. Education and public engagement using an active research project: lessons and recipes from the SEA-SEIS North Atlantic Expedition’s programme for Irish schools. Geoscience Communication, 2, 143–155,, 2019. HTML or PDF.

  • Warren-Smith, E., B. Fry, L. Wallace, E. Chon, S. Henrys, A. Sheehan, K. Mochizuki, S. Schwartz, S. Webb, S. Lebedev. Episodic stress and fluid pressure cycling in subducting oceanic crust during slow slip. Nature Geoscience, 12, 475–481, doi:10.1038/s41561-019-0367-x, 2019. HTML

  • Steinberger, B., E. Bredow, S. Lebedev, A. Schaeffer, T. H. Torsvik. Widespread volcanism in the Greenland-North Atlantic region explained by the Iceland plume. Nature Geoscience, 12, 61–68, doi:10.1038/s41561-018-0251-0, 2019. HTML

  • O'Reilly, B.M., M. Prada, F. Lavoue, S. Lebedev. Predicting fluid pressure in sedimentary basins from seismic tomography. Geophys. J. Int., 219, 1421–1430,, 2019. HTML or PDF.

  • Carvalho, J., R. Bonadio, G. Silveira, S. Lebedev, J. Mata, P. Arroucau, T. Meier, N. L. Celli. Evidence for high temperature in the upper mantle beneath Cape Verde archipelago from Rayleigh-wave phase-velocity measurements. Tectonophysics, 770, 228225,, 2019. HTML or PDF.

  • Prada, M., F. Lavoué, M. M. Saqab, B. M. O’Reilly, S. Lebedev, J. J. Walsh, C. Childs, Across-axis variations in petrophysical properties of the North Porcupine Basin, offshore Ireland: new insights from long-streamer traveltime tomography. Basin Research, 31, 59–76, doi:10.1111/bre.12308, 2018. HTML or PDF.

  • Golos, E. M., H. Fang, H. Yao, H. Zhang, S. Burdick, F. Vernon. A. Schaeffer, S. Lebedev, R. D. van der Hilst. Shear-wave tomography beneath the United States using a joint inversion of surface and body waves. J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2017JB014894, 2018. HTML or PDF (21.6 MB).

  • Ravenna, M., S. Lebedev, J. Fullea, J. M.-C. Adam. Shear-wave velocity structure of southern Africa's lithosphere: Variations in the thickness and composition of cratons and their effect on topography. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 19, 1499–1518,, 2018. HTML or PDF (2.4 MB). Access the data.

  • Bonadio, R., W.H. Geissler, S. Lebedev, J. Fullea, M. Ravenna, N.L. Celli, W. Jokat, M. Jegen, C. Sens-Schönfelder, K. Baba. Hot upper mantle beneath the Tristan da Cunha Hotspot, from probabilistic Rayleigh-wave inversion and petrological modeling. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 19, 1412–1428,, 2018. HTML or PDF (2.9 MB).

  • Lebedev, S., A. J. Schaeffer, J. Fullea, V. Pease, Seismic tomography of the Arctic region: Inferences for the thermal structure and evolution of the lithosphere. In Pease, V. & Coakley, B. (eds.) Circum-Arctic Lithosphere Evolution. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 460, 419-440,, 2018. HTML or PDF.

  • Ravenna, M., S. Lebedev. Bayesian inversion of surface-wave data for radial and azimuthal shear-wave anisotropy, with applications to central Mongolia and west-central Italy. Geophys. J. Int., 213, 278-300, DOI:10.1093/gji/ggx497, 2018. HTML or PDF (8.5 MB).

  • Agius, M. R., S. Lebedev. Complex, multi-layered azimuthal anisotropy beneath Tibet: Evidence for co-existing channel flow and pure-shear crustal thickening. Geophys. J. Int., 210, 1823-1844, DOI:10.1093/gji/ggx266, 2017. HTML or PDF (20 MB).

  • Prada, M., F. Lavoue, B.M. O'Reilly, S. Lebedev, Y. Yuan, C.Gras. High-Resolution Seismic Velocity Structure of the Shallow Porcupine Basin From Traveltime Tomography and Waveform Inversion of Long-Streamer Data. Extended Abstract, AAPG/SEG International Conference and Exhibition, London, England, October 15-18, 2017. PDF.

  • Watremez, L., M. Prada, T. Minshull, B. O’Reilly, C. Chen, T. Reston, P. Shannon, G. Wagner, V. Gaw, D. Klaeschen, R. Edwards, S. Lebedev. Deep structure of the Porcupine Basin from wide-angle seismic data. In Geological Society, London, Petroleum Geology Conference series, Vol. 8, pp. PGC8-26. Geological Society of London. 2016. HTML or PDF (11.2 MB).

  • Meier, T., R. Soomro, L. Viereck, S. Lebedev, H.J. Behrmann, C. Weidle, L. Cristiano, R. Hanemann. Mesozoic and Cenozoic Evolution of the Central European Lithosphere. Tectonophysics, 692, 58–73, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2016.09.016, 2016. HTML or PDF (2.9 MB).

  • Schaeffer, A. J., S. Lebedev, T. W. Becker. Azimuthal seismic anisotropy in the Earth's upper mantle and the thickness of tectonic plates. Geophys. J. Int., 207, 901–933, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggw309, 2016. HTML or PDF, full resolution (37 MB) or PDF, reduced-size preprint (3.8 MB), and PDF Supplementary Material (4 MB).

  • Soomro, R.A., C. Weidle, L. Cristiano, S. Lebedev, T. Meier. Phase velocities of Rayleigh and Love waves in central and northern Europe from automated, broadband, inter-station measurements, Geophys. J. Int., 204, 517–534, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggv462, 2016. HTML or PDF (8.5 MB).

  • Becker, T. W., A. J. Schaeffer, S. Lebedev, C. P. Conrad. Toward a generalized plate motion reference frame. Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, doi:10.1002/2015GL063695, 2015. HTML or PDF (1.9 MB) and PDF Supplementary Material (3.2 MB).

  • Schaeffer, A. J., S. Lebedev. Global heterogeneity of the lithosphere and underlying mantle: A seismological appraisal based on multimode surface-wave dispersion analysis, shear-velocity tomography, and tectonic regionalization. Invited Review in: "The Earth's Heterogeneous Mantle," A. Khan and F. Deschamps (eds.), pp. 3–46, Springer Geophysics, doi:10.1007/978-3-319-15627-9_1, 2015. PDF, reduced-size preprint (4.1 MB) or PDF, full resolution (16 MB).

  • Agius, M. R., S. Lebedev. Shear-velocity structure, radial anisotropy and dynamics of the Tibetan crust. Geophys. J. Int., 199, 1395–1415, 2014. HTML or PDF, reduced (1.7 MB) or PDF, full resolution (10.2 MB).

  • Vozar, J., A.G. Jones, J. Fullea, M.R. Agius, S. Lebedev, F. Le Pape, W. Wei. Integrated geophysical-petrological modeling of lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary in central Tibet using electromagnetic and seismic data. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 15, 3965–3988, doi:10.1002/2014GC005365, 2014. HTML or PDF (2 MB).

  • Licciardi, A., N. Piana Agostinetti, S. Lebedev, A. Schaeffer, P. Readman, C. Horan, Moho depth and Vp/Vs in Ireland from teleseismic receiver functions analysis. Geophys. J. Int., 199, 561–579, 2014. HTML or PDF (4.9 MB).

  • Schaeffer, A. J., S. Lebedev. Imaging the North American continent using waveform inversion of global and USArray data. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 402, 26–41, 2014. HTML or PDF (9.4 MB).

  • Becker, T. W., C. P. Conrad, A. J. Schaeffer, S. Lebedev. Origin of azimuthal seismic anisotropy in oceanic plates and mantle. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 401, 236–250, 2014. HTML or PDF (5.1 MB) and PDF Supplementary Materials (1.8 MB).

  • Legendre, C. P., F. Deschamps, L. Zhao, S. Lebedev, Q.-F. Chen. Anisotropic Rayleigh-wave phase-velocity maps of Eastern China. J. Geophys. Res., 119, 4802–4820, 2014. HTML or PDF (11.8 MB). [WINNER, Best Postdoc Publication Award of the Ministry of Science and Technology of Taiwan, 2014 (C. Legende).]

  • Burov, E., T. Francois, P. Agard, L. Le Pourhiet, B. Meyer, C. Tirel, S. Lebedev, P. Yamato, J.-P. Brun. Rheological and geodynamic controls on the mechanisms of subduction and HP/UHP exhumation of crustal rocks during continental collision: Insights from numerical models. Invited Review, Tectonophysics, DOI: 10.1016/j.tecto.2014.04.033, 2014. HTML or PDF.

  • Fry, B., F. Davey, D. Eberhart-Phillips, S. Lebedev. Depth variable crustal anisotropy, patterns of crustal weakness, and destructive earthquakes in Canterbury, New Zealand, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 392, 50–57, 2014. HTML or PDF (3.4 MB).

  • Sodoudi, F., X. Yuan, R. Kind, S. Lebedev, J. Adam, E. Kästle, F. Tilmann. Seismic evidence for stratification in composition and anisotropic fabric within the thick lithosphere of Kalahari Craton. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 14, 5393–5412, DOI: 10.1002/2013GC004955, 2013. HTML or PDF (2.1 MB).

  • Agius, M. R., S. Lebedev. Tibetan and Indian lithospheres in the upper mantle beneath Tibet: Evidence from broadband surface-wave dispersion. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 14, 4260–4281, doi:10.1002/ggge.20274, 2013. HTML or PDF (2.2 MB).

  • Schaeffer, A. J., S. Lebedev. Global shear-speed structure of the upper mantle and transition zone. Geophys. J. Int., 194, 417–449, 2013. HTML or PDF (3.6 MB). [WINNER, GJI Student Author Award for best paper, 2013 (A. Schaeffer).]

  • Lebedev, S., J. M.-C. Adam, T. Meier. Mapping the Moho with seismic surface waves: A review, resolution analysis, and recommended inversion strategies. Invited Review, Tectonophysics, "Moho" special issue, 609, 377–394, 2013. HTML or PDF (2.1 MB).

  • Tirel, C., J.-P. Brun, E. Burov, M.J.R. Wortel, S. Lebedev. A plate tectonics oddity: Caterpillar-walk exhumation of subducted continental crust. Geology, 41, 555–558, 2013. HTML or PDF (0.8 MB), PDF Supplementary Materials (10.2 MB), the Movie (0.8 MB).

  • Adam, J. M.-C., S. Lebedev. Azimuthal anisotropy beneath southern Africa, from very-broadband, surface-wave dispersion measurements. Geophys. J. Int., 191, 155–174, 2012. PDF (5.2 MB). [WINNER, GJI Student Author Award for best paper, 2012 (J. Adam).]

  • Legendre, C., T. Meier, S. Lebedev, W. Friederich, L. Viereck-Goette. A shear-wave velocity model of the European upper mantle from automated inversion of seismic shear and surface waveforms. Geophys. J. Int., 191, 282–304, 2012. PDF (12.0 MB).

  • Fullea, J., S. Lebedev, M. R. Agius, A. G. Jones, J. C. Afonso. Lithospheric structure in the Baikal–central Mongolia region from integrated geophysical-petrological inversion of surface-wave data and topographic elevation. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 13, Q0AK09, doi:10.1029/2012GC004138, 2012. PDF (1.0 MB).

  • Pawlak, A., D. W. Eaton, F. Darbyshire, S. Lebedev, I. D. Bastow. Crustal anisotropy beneath Hudson Bay from ambient noise tomography: Evidence for post-orogenic lower-crustal flow? J. Geophys. Res., 117, B08301, doi:10.1029/2011JB009066, 2012. PDF (1.9 MB). [Highlighted in "Tectonics: Ancient channel flow", Nature Geoscience, 5, 520, 2012.]

  • Polat, G., S. Lebedev, P. W. Readman, B. M. O'Reilly, F. Hauser. Anisotropic Rayleigh-wave tomography of Ireland's crust: Implications for crustal accretion and evolution within the Caledonian Orogen, Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, L04302, doi:10.1029/2012GL051014, 2012. PDF (0.5 MB).

  • Becker, T. W., S. Lebedev, M. D. Long. On the relationship between azimuthal anisotropy from shear wave splitting and surface wave tomography, J. Geophys. Res., 117, B01306, doi:10.1029/2011JB008705, 2012. PDF (4.2 MB).

  • Endrun, B., S. Lebedev, T. Meier, C. Tirel, W. Friederich. Complex layered deformation within the Aegean crust and mantle revealed by seismic anisotropy, Nature Geoscience, 4, 203–207, 2011. PDF (0.9 MB). Supplementary Materials (6.4 MB).

  • Bartzsch, S., S. Lebedev, T. Meier. Resolving the lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary with seismic Rayleigh waves, Geophys. J. Int., 186, 1152-1164, 2011. PDF (1.1 MB)

  • Roux, E., M. Moorkamp, A.G. Jones, M. Bischoff, B. Endrun, S. Lebedev, T. Meier. Joint inversion of long-period magnetotelluric data and surface-wave dispersion curves for anisotropic structure: Application to data from Central Germany, Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L05304, doi:10.1029/2010GL046358, 2011. PDF (0.2 MB).

  • Zhang, X., H. Paulssen, S. Lebedev, T. Meier. 3D shear velocity structure beneath the Gulf of California from Rayleigh wave dispersion, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 279, 255-262, 2009. PDF (2.2 MB)

  • Lebedev, S., J. Boonen, J. Trampert. Seismic structure of Precambrian lithosphere: New constraints from broadband surface-wave dispersion,  Lithos, Special Issue "Continental Lithospheric Mantle: the Petro-Geophysical Approach", 109, 96-111, 2009. PDF (3.0 MB)

  • Darbyshire, F., S. Lebedev. Rayleigh wave phase-velocity heterogeneity and multi-layered azimuthal anisotropy of the Superior Craton, Ontario, Geophys. J. Int., 176, 215-234, 2009. PDF (2.6 MB)

  • Qin, Y., Y. Capdeville, V. Maupin, J.-P. Montagner, S. Lebedev, E. Beucler. SPICE Benchmark for global tomographic methods, Geophys. J. Int., 175, 598-616, 2008. PDF (2.9 MB)

  • Deschamps, F., S. Lebedev, T. Meier, J. Trampert. Stratified seismic anisotropy reveals past and present deformation beneath the East-central United States, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 274, 489-498, 2008. PDF (1.9 MB)

  • Endrun, B., T. Meier, S. Lebedev, M. Bohnhoff, G. Stavrakakis, H.-P. Harjes. S velocity structure and radial anisotropy in the Aegean region from surface wave dispersion, Geophys. J. Int., 174, 593-616, 2008. PDF (3.0 MB)

  • Visser, K., J. Trampert, S. Lebedev, B. L. N. Kennett. Reply to comment by A. Tommasi and D. Mainprice on "Probability of radial anisotropy in the deep mantle" by Visser et al. (2008). Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 276, 226-227, 2008. PDF (85 KB)

  • Visser, K., J. Trampert, S. Lebedev, B. L. N. Kennett. Probability of radial anisotropy in the deep mantle, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 270, 241--250, 2008. PDF (1.9 MB)

  • Deschamps, F., S. Lebedev, T. Meier, J. Trampert. Azimuthal anisotropy of Rayleigh-wave phase velocities in the east-central United States, Geophys. J. Int., 173, 827--843, 2008. PDF (1.3 MB)

  • Lebedev, S., R. D. van der Hilst. Global upper-mantle tomography with the automated multimode inversion of surface and S-wave forms, Geophys. J. Int., 173, 505–518, 2008. PDF (4.1 MB)

  • Zhang, X., H. Paulssen, S. Lebedev, T. Meier. Surface wave tomography of the Gulf of California, Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, doi:10.1029/2007GL030631, 2007. PDF (306 KB)

  • Visser, K., S. Lebedev, J. Trampert, B. L. N. Kennett. Global Love wave overtone measurements, Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L03302, doi:10.1029/2006GL028671, 2007. PDF (433 KB)

  • Lebedev, S., T. Meier, R. D. van der Hilst. Asthenospheric flow and origin of volcanism in the Baikal Rift area, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 249, 415--424, 2006. PDF (911 KB)

  • Lebedev, S., G. Nolet, T. Meier, R. D. van der Hilst. Automated multimode inversion of surface and S waveforms, Geophys. J. Int., 162, 951--964, 2005. PDF (4.7 MB)

  • Lebedev, S., S. Chevrot, R. D. van der Hilst. Correlation between the shear-speed structure and thickness of the mantle transition zone, Phys. Earth Planet. Inter., 136, 25--40, 2003. PDF (1.0 MB)

  • Lebedev, S., G. Nolet. Upper mantle beneath Southeast Asia from S velocity tomography,  J. Geophys. Res., 108(B1), 2048, doi:10.1029/2000JB000073, 2003. PDF (5.7 MB)

  • Lebedev, S., S. Chevrot, R. D. van der Hilst. The 660-km discontinuity within the subducting NW-Pacific lithospheric slab, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 205, 25--35, 2002. PDF (1.2 MB)

  • Lebedev, S., S. Chevrot, R. D. van der Hilst. Seismic evidence for olivine phase changes at the 410- and 660-kilometer discontinuities, Science, 296, 1300--1302, 2002. PDF (788 KB)

  • Meier, T., S. Lebedev, G. Nolet, F. A. Dahlen. Diffraction tomography using multimode surface waves, J. Geophys. Res., 82, 8255--8267, 1997. PDF (1.2 MB)

  • Lebedev, S., G. Nolet, and R. D. van der Hilst, The upper mantle beneath the Philippine Sea region from waveform inversions, Geophys. Res. Lett., 25, 1851--1854, 1997. PDF (580 KB)

  • Gudkova, T.V., V. N. Zharkov, S. A. Lebedev, The theoretical spectrum of free oscillations of Mars, Astronomicheskii Vestnik, 27, 33--54 (Sol. Syst. Res. 27, 129--148), 1993.


  • S. Lebedev. Under Pressure: Recording Earthquakes at and Below the Seafloor. EOS, Editors' Highlights, 27.10.2022. HTML.

  • S. Lebedev. Taking the Temperature of Antarctica's Crust. EOS, Editors' Highlights, 15.03.2021. HTML.

  • S. Lebedev. Are Diamonds Ubiquitous Beneath Old Stable Continents? EOS, Editors' Highlights, 07.08.2018. HTML.

  • Peer-reviewed abstracts

  • Lebedev, S., J. Adam, Seismic structure of southern Africa: New constraints from surface waves (INVITED KEYNOTE), 2009 SAGA Biennial Technical Meeting & Exhibition, September, 2009.

  • Adam, J., Lebedev, S., Dispersion of surface waves in Southern Africa from inter-station measurements, 2009 SAGA Biennial Technical Meeting & Exhibition, September 2009.