Barbara Romanowicz

Department of Earth and Planetary Science
University of California, Berkeley

Fields of interest:

  • My research focuses on structure and dynamics of the deep earth, from the crust to the inner core. With graduate students and post-docs, we tackle both
    theoretical wave propagation problems in complex 3D media, forward modeling and tomographic inversion for elastic as well as anelastic and anisotropic structure. We also study global
    seismic moment release and its relation to plate tectonics as well as global earthquake scaling laws. Recently, we have also studied the Earth’s low frequency „hum”.


Recent publications:

F. Cammarano and B. Romanowicz:

Insights into the nature of the transition zone from physically constrained inversion of long-period seismic data,

, (2007), doi: 10.1073/pnas.0608075104.

A. Cao, Y. Masson and B. Romanowicz:

Short Wavelength Topography on the Inner Core Boundary,

, Vol. 104, (2007), pp. 31-35. (highlighted in Science, Jan 2007)

A. Cao and B. Romanowicz:

Locating scatterers in the mantle using array analysis of PKP precursors from an earthquake doublet,

Earth Planet. Sci. Lett
., Vol. 255, (2007), pp. 22-31.

F. Marone and B. Romanowicz:

On the depth distribution of azimuthal anisotropy in the continental upper mantle,

, Vol. 447, (2007), pp. 198-201.

M. Panning and B. Romanowicz:

A three dimensional radially anisotropic model of shear velocity in the whole mantle,

Geophys. J. Int
., Vol. 167, (2006), pp. 361-379.

J. Rhie and B. Romanowicz:

A study of the relation between ocean storms and the earth’s hum,

, Vol. 7, (2006), doi:10.1029/2006GC001274.

A. Cao, B. Romanowicz and N. Takeuchi:

An observation of PKJKP: inferences on inner core shear properties,

Science, Vol. 308, (2005), pp. 1453-1455.

D. Dolenc, B. Romanowicz, D. Stakes, P. McGill and D. Neuhauser:

Observations of infragravity waves at the Monterey Ocean Bottom broadband station (MOBB),

Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst
., Vol. 5, (2005), Q09002, doi:10.1029/2005/2005GC000988.

A. Toh, B. Romanowicz, Y. Capdeville and N. Takeuchi:

3D effects of sharp boundaries at the borders of the African and Pacific Superplumes: observation and modeling,

Earth and Planet. Sci. Lett
., Vol. 233, (2005), pp. 137-153.

Y.C. Gung and B. Romanowicz:

Q tomography of the upper mantle using three component long period waveforms,

Geophys. J. Int
., Vol. 157, (2004), pp. 813-830.

J. Rhie and B. Romanowicz:

Excitation of earth's incessant free oscillations by Atmosphere-Ocean-Seafloor coupling,

, Vol. 431, (2004), pp. 552-556.