郭本垣研究員 Kuo, Ban-Yuan Research Fellow

 TEL: +886-2-2783-9910 ext. 507
 FAX: +886-2-2783-9871
 E-mail: byk@earth.sinica.edu.tw

 Specialty: Seismology, Geodynamics

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[Education]

  • 1979 : Dept. Geology, Nat'l Taiwan Univ., B.S.
  • 1983 : Inst. Oceanography, Nat'l Taiwan Univ., M.S.
  • 1988 : Dept. Geological Sciences, Brown Univ., Ph.D.

[Experiences]

  • 2000/08 - 2004/7 Deputy Director, Inst. Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica
  • 1997/10 - : Research Fellow, Inst. Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica
  • 1989/10 - 1997/10 : Associate Research Fellow, Inst. Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica
  • 1988/01 - 1989/08 : Postdoctoral, Dept. Geological Sciences, Brown Univ.
  • 1983/09 - 1987/12 : Research Assistant, Dept. Geological Sciences, Brown Univ.
  • 1982/09 - 1983/08 : Assistant, Inst. Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica

[Honors]

  • 1997 : Nat'l Science Council, Outstanding Research Award

[Affiliation]

  • American Geophysical Union
  • Chinese Geophysical Union

[Pubications]

1.     Kuo, B. Y., D.W. Forsyth, and E. M. Parmentier (1986), Flexure and thickening of the  lithosphere at the East Pacific Rise, Geophys. Res. Lett., 13, 681-684.

2.     Kuo, B.Y., D. W. Forsyth, and M. Wysession (1987), Lateral heterogeneity and azimuthal anisotropy of the North Atlantic upper mantale determined from SS-S differential travel times, J. Geophys. Res., 92, 6421-6436.

3.     Kuo, B. Y., and D. W. Forsyth (1989), Gravity anomalies of the ridge-transform system in the South Atlantic Between 31 and 34.5 upwelling centers and variations in crustal thickness, Mar. Geophys. Res., 10, 205-232.

4.     Kuo, B. Y., and D. W. Forsyth (1992), A search for split SKS waveforms at oceanic islands:  no systematic azimuthal anisotropy beneath hot-spots, Geophys. J. Int., 108, 557-574.

5.     Kuo, B. Y. (1993), Thermal anomalies beneath the Australia-Antarctic Discordance, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 119, 349-364.

6.     Kuo, B. Y., C. C. Chun, and T. C. Shin (1994), Split S waveforms observed in northern Taiwan: Implications for crustal anisotropy,Geophy. Res. Lett., 21, 1491-1494.

7.     Kuo, B. Y., S. H. Hung, and L. Y. Chiao (1995), A 3-D dynamic model for the anormalous topogrqphy and geoid over the Southeast Indian Ridge, Geophys. J. Int., 121, 1-20.

8.     Kuo, B. Y., C. H. Chen, and Y. S. Zhang (1996), A fast velocity anomaly to the west of the Australian-Antarctic Discordance, Geophy. Res. Lett., 23, 2239-2242.

9.     Kuo, B. Y., and K. Y. Wu (1997), Global shear velocity heterogeneities in the D'' layer: Inversion from Sd-SKS differential travel times, J. Geophys. Res., 102, 11775- 11788.

10. Kuo. B. Y. (1999), Amplitude of Sd across Asia: Effects of velocity gradient and Qs in the  D"  layer and asphericity of the mantle, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 173, 101-112.

11. Kuo, B. Y., E. Garnero, and T. Lay (2000),  Tomographic inversion for shear velocity heterogeneity in D" from S-SKS times: Degree 12 and hybrid models:   J. Geophys. Res.,105 ,28,139-28,157, 2000. (PDF)

12. Chiao, L. Y., and B. Y. Kuo (2001), Multiscale seismic tomography, Geophys. J. Int., 145,  517-527. (PDF)

13. Lin, S. C., L. Y. Chiao, and B. Y. Kuo (2002), Dynamic interaction of cold anomalies with the mid-ocean ridge flow and its implications for the Australian-Antarctic Discordance, Earth Planet. Sci Lett., 203, 925-935.

14. Kuo, B. Y., and C. W. Chen (2005), A seismological determination of the temperature gradient in D” beneath the western Pacific, J. Geophys. Res., 110, B05304, doi:10.1029/2004JB003291. (PDF)

15. Lin, S. C., B. Y. Kuo, L. Y. Chiao, and P. van Keken (2005), Thermal plume models and melt generation in east Africa: A dynamic modeling approach, Earth and Planet. Sci. Lett., 237, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2005.04.049, 175-192.

16. Hung, S. H., E. Garnero, L. Y. Chiao, B. Y. Kuo, and T. Lay (2005), Finite-frequency tomography of D” shear-velocity heterogeneity beneath the Caribbean, J. Geophys. Res., 110, B07305, doi:1.1029/2004JB003373.

17. Chou, H. C., B. Y. Kuo, S. H. Hung, L. Y. Chiao, D. Zhao, and Y. M. Wu (2006), The Taiwan-Ryukyu subduction-collision complex: folding of a viscoelastic slab and the double seismic zone, J. Geophys. Res., 111, B04410, doi:10.1029/2005JB003822.

18. Wright, C., and B. Y. Kuo (2007), The P wavespeed structure in the lowermost mantle below the central part of the Indian Ocean, Phys. Earth Planet. Inter., 161, 243-266.

19. Wright, C., and B. Y. Kuo (2007), Evidence for an elevated 410 km discontinuity below the Luzon, Philippines region and transition zone properties using seismic stations in Taiwan and earthquakes sources to the south, Earth, Planet. Space, 59, 523-539.

20. Kuo, B. Y., W. C. Chi, C. R. Lin, E. Chang, J. Collins, and C. S. Liu (2009), Two-station measurement of Rayleigh-wave phase velocities for the Huatung basin, the westernmost Philippine Sea, with OBS: Implications for regional tectonics, Geophysical J. Int., 179, 1859-1869, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2009.04391.x  [pdf]

21. Chou, H.C., B.Y. Kuo, L.Y. Chiao, D. Zhao and S.H. Hung (2009) Tomography of the westernmost Ryukyu subduction zone and the serpentinization of the forearc mantle. J. Geophys. Res.,114, B12301, doi:10.1029/2008JB006192. IESAS1399

22. Lin, C. R., B. Y. Kuo, W. T. Liang, W. C. Chi, Y. C. Huang, J. Collins, and C. Y. Wang (2009), Ambient noise and teleseismic signals recorded by ocean-bottom seismometers offshore eastern Taiwan, Terr. Atmos. Ocean. Sci., 21, 743-755, doi:10.3319/TAO.2009.09.14.01(T).

23. Lin, S.C., B.Y. Kuo and S.L. Chung (2010) Thermomechanical models for the dynamics and melting processes in the Mariana subduction system. J. Geophys. Res., 115, B12403, doi:10.1029/2010JB007658. [PDF] IESAS1491

24. Chi, W.Ch., W.J. Chen, D. Dolenc, B.Y. Kuo, and D. Dolenc (2010), Seismic monitoring of western Pacific typhoons, Mar. Geophys. Res., 31, 239-251, doi: 10.1007/s11001-010-9105-x.

25. Chi, W.C., W.J. Chen, D. Dolenc, B.Y. Kuo, C.R. Lin, and J. Collins (2010) Seismological Report on the 2006 Typhoon Shanshan that Lits up Seismic Stations Along its Way, Seismological Research Letters, 81, 4, 592-596, doi: 10.1785/gssrl.81.4.592.