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PUBLICATIONS


  • Wysession, M. E., Inroductory Geology, Pearson Education, in preparation, 2014. [A digital introductory geology college textbook.]

  • Euler, G., and M. Wysession, Determination of global lowermost mantle structure from differential core-diffracted waves, J. Geophys. Res., to be submitted, 2014.

  • Aleqabi, G., M. Wysession, and H. Ghalib, Characterization of Seismic Sources of Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT): Examples from Baghdad, BSSA, submitted, 2014.

  • Wysession, M. E., The Next Generation Science Standards: A Potential Revolution for Geoscience Education, Earth's Future, in press, 2014.

  • Wysession, M. E., The New K-12 Next Generation Science Standards Provide Unprecedented Opportunities (and also Challenges) for Earth and Space Science, In The Trenches, National Association of Geoscience Teachers, in press, 2014.

  • Wysession, M. E., The Next Generation Science Standards: Opportunities for Earth Science Educators, The Earth Scientist, Volume XXX, No. 1, 25-27, National Earth Science Teachers Association, 2014.

  • Next Generation Science Standards, Achieve, Inc., The National Academies Press, 532 pp., 2013. [I was co-architect, in charge of Earth and Space Science]

  • Wysession, M.E., The World's Greatest Geologic Wonders, [A video course of 36 half-hour lectures], The Teaching Company, Chantilly, VA, 2013.

  • Wysession, M. E., Course Guidebook to "The World's Greatest Geologic Wonders," The Teaching Company, Chantilly, VA, 256 pp., 2013.

  • Wysession, M.E., and Rowan, L., Geoscience serving public policy, in Bickford, M.E., ed., The Impact of the Geological Sciences on Society: Geological Society of America Special Paper 501, 165-187, 2013.

  • Wysession, M. E., Earth and Space Science Comes of Age in Next Generation Science Standards, NOVA Education, 2013.

  • Wysession, M. E., Questions and Answers on Earth and Space Science and the Next Generation Science Standards, The Earth Scientist, National Earth Science Teachers Association, Vol. XXIX, No. 1, 6-15, 2013.

  • Wysession, M. E., What the Next Generation Science Standards Mean for Teaching Earth and Space Sciences Science and Children, Science Scope, and The Science Teacher, May/April, National Science Teachers Association, 13-19, 2013.

  • Wysession, M. E., Why Americans need the Next Generation Science Standards, Scientific American, 2013.

  • Wysession, M. E., Implications for Earth and Space in New K-12 Science Standards, Eos, 93(46), 465-466, 2012.

  • Padilla, M., D. Buckley, Z. Miller, K. Thornton, and M. E. Wysession, Interactive Science, [A national K-5 Elementary School science program], 6 Volumes, Grades K-5, Pearson Education, 2012.

  • Wysession, M. E., D. A. Budd, K. Campbell, M. Conklin, E. Kappel, J. Karsten, N. LaDue, G. Lewis, L. Patino, R. Raynolds, R. W. Ridky, R. M. Ross, J. Taber, B. Tewksbury, and P. Tuddenham, Developing and Applying a Set of Earth Science Literacy Principles, Journal of Geoscience Education, 60(2), 95-99, 2012.

  • Ledley, T., R. Buchannan, K. Kastens, J. Taber, D. Szymanski, W. Williams, and M. Wysession, Promoting Earth Science Literacy for Public Decision-Making, GSA Position Statement, 2012.

  • Stein, S., S. van der Lee, D. Jurdy, C. Stein, D. Wiens, M. Wysession, J. Revenaugh, A. Frederiksen, F. Darbyshire, T. Bollmann, J. Lodewyk, E. Wolin, M. Merino, and K. Tekverk, Learning from Failure: The SPREE Mid-Continent Rift Experiment, GSA Today, 21(9), doi: 10.1130/G120A.1, September, 2011.

  • Wysession, M.E., D. Frank, and S. Yancopoulis, Physical Science: Concepts in Action, , Prentice-Hall, 925 pp., 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011.

  • National Research Council, A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas, The National Academies Press, 2011. [I was Earth and Space Science Design Team Leader]

  • Padilla, M., D. Buckley, Z. Miller, K. Thornton, and M. E. Wysession, Interactive Science [A national Middle School science program], 12 Volumes: Astronomy and Space Science; Cells and Heredity; The Diversity of Life; Earth's Structure; Earth's Surface; Ecology and the Environment; Forces and Energy; Human Body Systems; Introduction to Chemistry; Science and Technology; Sound and Light; and Water and the Atmosphere, Pearson Education, 2011.

  • Calais, E., N. Diffenbaugh, P. D' Odorico, R. Harris, W. Knorr, B. Lavraud, A. Mueller, W. Peterson, E. Rignot, M. Srokosz, P. Strutton, G. Tyndall, P. Williams, and M. Wysession, Geophysical Research Letters: New Policies Improve Top-Cited Geosciences Journal, Eos, 91(38), 337-338, 2010.

  • Trehu, A., R. Aster, C. Ebinger, B. Ellsworth, K. Fischer, J. Freymuller, J. Hole, S. Owen, T. Pavlis, A. Schultz, B. Tikoff, and M. Wysession, Unlocking the Secrets of the North American Continent: An Earthquake Science Plan for 2010-2020, 82 pp., National Science Foundation, 2010.

  • Cowsik, R., T. Madziwa-Nussinov, K. Wagoner, D. Wiens, and M. Wysession, Performance Characteristics of a Rotational Seismometer for Near-Field and Engineering Applications, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 99 (2B), 1181-1189, 2009.

  • French, S. W., K. M. Fischer, E. M. Syracuse, and M. E. Wysession, Crustal structure beneath the Florida-to-Edmonton broadband seismometer array, Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L08309, doi:10.1029/2008GL036331, 2009.

  • Wysession, M. E., Building a more Earth Science-literate public, Earth, 95, October, 2009.

  • Velasco, A., and M. E. Wysession, Engaging the Public: The IRIS/SSA Distinguished Lecture Series, IRIS Annual Report, 20-21, 2009.

  • Wysession, M. E., N. D. LaDue, D. Budd, K. Campbell, M. Conklin, G. Lewis, R. Raynolds, R. Ridky, R. Ross, J. Taber, B. Tewksbury, and P. Tuddenham, Earth Science Literacy Principles, (fold-out brochure), National Science Foundation, 2009.

  • Lay, T., R. Aster, D. Forsyth, B. Romanowicz, R. Allen, V. Cormier, J. Gomberg, J. Hole, G. Masters, D. Schutt, A. Sheehan, J. Tromp, and M. Wysession, Seismological Grand Challenges in Understanding Earth's Dynamic Systems, Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology Report to the National Science Foundation, 74 pp., 2009.

  • Taber, J., M. Hubenthal, and M. E. Wysession, Review of IRIS Education and Outreach: 2009, 32 pp., 2009.

  • Wysession, M. E., Course Guidebook to "How the Earth Works," The Teaching Company, Chantilly, VA, 277 pp., 2008.

  • Wysession, M. E., How the Earth Works [A video course of 48 half-hour lectures], The Teaching Company, Chantilly, VA, 2008.

  • Wysession, M. E., M. Hubenthal, and J. Taber, Using SeisMac to turn your laptop into a seismograph for teaching, Seismol. Res. Lett., 75, 723-725, 2008.

  • Wysession, M. E., Earth's Interior, Chapter 12 of Earth: An introduction to physical geology, 8th edition , by E. Tarbuck and F. Lutgens, Prentice Hall, 324-347, 2008.

  • Lawrence, J. F., and M. E. Wysession, VQM3DA: A velocity and quality factor model of whole mantle heterogeneity with anisotropy, Unpublished, 2007.

  • Lawrence, J. F., and M. E. Wysession, Seismic evidence for subduction-transported water in the lower mantle, in Earth's Deep-Water Cycle, AGU Monograph, 251-261, 2006.

  • Lawrence, J. F., and M. E. Wysession, QLM9: A new radial quality factor (Q) model for the mantle, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 241(3-4), 962-971, 2006.

  • Aleqabi, G. I., and M. E. Wysession, Q(Lg) distribution in the Basin and Range province of the Western United States, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 96(1), 348-354, 2006.

  • Wysession, M. E., and V. S. Solomatov, Geophysics: Double-crossed again, Nature, 434, 834-835, 2005.

  • Wysession, M.E., D. Frank, and S. Yancopoulis, Physical Science: Concepts in Action, Prentice-Hall, 925 pp., 2004.

  • Fisher, J. L., M. E. Wysession, and K. M. Fischer, Small-scale lateral variations in D'' attenuation and velocity structure, Geophys. Res. Lett., 30(8), 1435, doi:10.1029/2002GL016179, 2003.

  • Stein, S. and M. Wysession, An Introduction to Seismology, Earthquakes, and Earth Structure, Blackwell Publishing: Oxford, UK, 498pp, 2003. (ISBN 0865420785)

  • Li, A., K. M. Fischer, S. van der Lee, and M. E. Wysession, Crust and upper mantle discontinuity structure beneath eastern North America, J. Geophys. Res., 107(B5), 2100, doi:10.1029/2001JB000190, 2002.

  • Wysession, M. E. and S. Baker, Educational animation of the propagation of earthquake-generated seismic shear waves across the mantle, J. Geoscience Education, 50(2), 186-194, 2002.

  • Fouch, M. J., K. M. Fischer, and M. E. Wysession, Erratum to "Lowermost mantle anisotropy beneath the Pacific: Imaging the source of the Hawaiian plume", Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 195(3-4), 299-300, 2002.

  • Fouch, M. J., K. M. Fischer, and M. E. Wysession, Lowermost mantle anisotropy beneath the Pacific: Imaging the source of the Hawaiian plume, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 190(3-4), 167-180, 2001.

  • Al-Eqabi G. I., K. D. Koper, and M. E. Wysession, Source characterization of Nevada Test Site explosions and western US earthquakes using Lg waves: Implications for regional source discrimination, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 91(1), 140-153, 2001.

  • Wysession, M. E., K. M. Fischer, G. I. Al-Eqabi, P. J. Shore, and I. Gurari, Using MOMA broadband array ScS-S data to image smaller-scale structures at the base of the mantle, Geophys. Res. Lett., 28(5), 867-870, 2001.

  • Garnero, E., M. Wysession, What on Earth is D"?, Eos Trans. AGU, 81(43), 501, 2000.

  • Valenzuela, R. W., M. E. Wysession, M. O. Neustadt, and J. L. Butler, Lateral variations at the base of the mantle from profiles of digital Sdiff data, J. Geophys. Res., 105(B3), 6201-6220, 2000.

  • Fouch, M. J., K. M. Fischer, E. M. Parmentier, M. E. Wysession, and T. J. Clarke, Shear wave splitting, continental keels, and patterns of mantle flow, J. Geophys. Res., 105(B3), 6255-6276, 2000.

  • Koper, K. D., M. E. Wysession, and D. A. Wiens, Multimodal Function Optimization with a Niching Genetic Algorithm: A Seismological Example, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 89(4), 978-988, 1999.

  • Wysession, M. E., A. Langenhorst, M. J. Fouch, K. M. Fischer, G. I. Al-Eqabi, P. J. Shore, and T. J. Clarke, Lateral Variations in Compressional/Shear Velocities at the Base of the Mantle, Science, 284, 120-125, 1999.

  • Li, A., K. M. Fischer, M. E. Wysession, and T. J. Clarke, Mantle discontinuities and temperature under the North American continental keel, Nature, 395, 160-163, 1998.

  • Gurnis, M., M. E. Wysession, E. Knittle, and B. A. Buffett, The Core-Mantle Boundary Region (Geodyn. Ser., Vol. 28), ed. by M. Gurnis, M. E. Wysession, E. Knittle, and B. A. Buffett, AGU: Washington, DC, 334pp, 1998. (ISBN 0875905307)

  • Valenzuela, R. W., and M. E. Wysession, Illuminating the Base of the Mantle with Diffracted Waves, in The Core-Mantle Boundary Region (Geodyn. Ser., Vol. 28), ed. by M. Gurnis, M. E. Wysession, E. Knittle, and B. A. Buffett, AGU: Washington, DC, 57-71, 1998.

  • Wysession, M. E., T. Lay, J. Revenaugh, Q. Williams, E. J. Garnero, R. Jeanloz, and L. H. Kellogg, The D'' Discontinuity and its Implications, in The Core-Mantle Boundary Region (Geodyn. Ser., Vol. 28), ed. by M. Gurnis, M. E. Wysession, E. Knittle, and B. A. Buffett, AGU: Washington, DC, 273-297, 1998.

  • Lay, T., Q. Williams, E. J. Garnero, L. Kellogg, and M. E. Wysession, Seismic wave anisotropy in the D'' region and its implications, in The Core-Mantle Boundary Region (Geodyn. Ser., Vol. 28), ed. by M. Gurnis, M. E. Wysession, E. Knittle, and B. A. Buffett, AGU: Washington, DC, 299-318, 1998.

  • Wiens, D., M. Wysession, L. Lawver, Recent oceanic intraplate earthquake in Balleny Sea was largest ever detected, Eos Trans. AGU, 79(30), 353, 1998.

  • Wiens, D. A., H. J. Gilbert, B. Hicks, M. E. Wysession, and P. J. Shore, Aftershock sequences of moderate-sized intermediate and deep earthquakes in the Tonga subduction zone, Geophys. Res. Lett., 24(16), 2059-2062, 1997.

  • Valenzuela, R. W. and M. E. Wysession, Lateral and radial velocity structure of the lowermost mantle from diffracted shear waves, in New Images of the Earth's Interior through Long-term Ocean-floor Observations, ed. by Y. Fukao, Y. Hamono, K. Suyehiro, and R. Geller, Kazusa Akademia Center:Japan, 158-162, 1997.

  • Zhu, A. and M. E. Wysession, Mapping global D'' P velocities from ISC PcP-P differential travel times, Phys. Earth Plant. Int., 99(1-2), 69-82, 1997.

  • Wysession, M. E., Journey to the Center of the Earth, Earth, 5, 46-49, 1996.

  • Wysession, M. E., Quantifying the Recovery of Global Teleseismicity, IRIS Newsletter, 15(2), 2-5, 1996.

  • Fischer, K. M., M. E. Wysession, T. J. Clarke, G. I. Al-eqabi, M. J. Fouch, L. A. Salvati, P. J. Shore, R. W. Valenzuela, The 1995-1996 Missouri-to-Massachusetts Broadband Seismometer Deployment, IRIS Newsletter, 15(2), 6-9, 1996.

  • Wysession, M. E., K. M. Fischer, T. J. Clarke, G. I. Al-eqabi, M. J. Fouch, P. J. Shore, R. W. Valenzuela, A. Li, and J. M. Zaslow, Slicing into the Earth, Eos Trans. AGU, 77(48 or 37?), 477, 480-482, 1996.

  • Wysession, M. E., How Well Do We Utilize Global Seismicity?, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 86(5), 1207-1219, 1996.

  • Wysession, M. E., Large-scale structure at the core-mantle boundary from diffracted waves, Nature, 382, 244-248, 1996.

  • Wysession, M. E., Imaging Cold Rock at the Base of the Mantle: The Sometimes Fate of Slabs?, in Subduction: Top to Bottom (Geophys. Monogr. Ser., Vol. 96), ed. by G. E. Bebout, D. W. Scholl, S. H. Kirby, and J. P. Platt, AGU: Washington, D. C., 369-384, 1996.

  • Wysession, M. E., Continents of the core, Nature, 381, 373-374, 1996.

  • Wysession, M. E., R. W. Valenzuela, A. Zhu, and L. Bartkó, Investigating the base of the mantle using differential travel times, Phys. Earth Plant. Int., 92(1-2), 67-84, 1995.

  • Wysession, M. E., J. Wilson, L. Bartkó, and R. Sakata, Intraplate Seismicity in the Atlantic Ocean Basin: a Teleseismic Catalog, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 85(3), 755-774, 1995.

  • Wysession, M. E., Seismic images of the core-mantle boundary, GSA Today, 5, 237, 239-240, 256-257, 1995.

  • Wysession, M. E., The Inner Workings of the Earth, American Scientist, 83(2), 134-147, 1995.

  • Wysession, M. E., L. Bartkó, and J. B. Wilson, Correction to ``Mapping the lowermost mantle using core-reflected shear waves'', J. Geophys. Res., 100(B5), 8351-8352, 1995.

  • Wysession, M. E., Plate tectonics: The Restless Earth, in Scientific American: Triumph of Discovery: A Chronicle of Great Adventures in Science, Henry Holt & Co.: New York, 175-179, 1995.

  • Wysession, M. E. and P. J. Shore, Visualization of Whole Mantle Propagation of Seismic Shear Energy Using Normal Mode Summation, Pure Appl. Geophys., 142(2), 295-310, 1994.
  • Wysession, M. E., L. Bartkó, and J. B. Wilson, Mapping the lowermost mantle using core-reflected shear waves, J. Geophys. Res., 99(B7), 13667-13684, 1994.

  • Wysession, M. E., How the core and mantle may produce mantle plumes, Eos Trans. AGU, 74(4), 46, 1993.

  • Valenzuela, R. W. and M. E. Wysession, Intraplate earthquakes in the southwest Pacific Ocean basin and the seismotectonics of the southern Tasman Sea, Geophys. Res. Lett., 20(22), 2467-2470, 1993.

  • Wysession, M. E., Velocities in the mantle, Nature, 365, 498, 1993.

  • Wysession, M. E., A window to the core, Nature, 361, 495-496, 1993.

  • Wysession, M. E., C. R. Bina, and E. A. Okal, Constraints on the Temperature and Composition of the Base of the Mantle, in Dynamics of Earth's Deep Interior and Earth Rotation (Geophys. Monogr. Ser., Vol. 72), ed. by J-L. Le Moüel, D. E. Smylie, and T. A. Herring, AGU: Washington, D. C., 369-384, 1993.

  • Wysession, M. E., E. A. Okal and C. R. Bina, The structure of the core-mantle boundary from diffracted waves, J. Geophys. Res., 97 8749-8764, 1992.

  • Wysession, M. E., Pacific intraplate seismicity reexamined, Eos, 72 468, 1991.

  • Wysession, M. E., E. A. Okal and K. L. Miller, Intraplate seismicity of the Pacific Basin, 1913-1988, Pure Appl. Geophys., 135 261-359, 1991.

  • Wysession, M. E. and E. A. Okal, Regional analysis of D'' velocities from the ray parameters of diffracted P profiles, Geophys. Res. Lett., 16 1417-1420, 1989.

  • Wysession, M. E., and E. A. Okal, Evidence for lateral heterogeneity at the core-mantle boundary from the slowness of diffracted S profiles, in Structure and Dynamics of Earth's Deep Interior, Geophys. Monogr. Ser., Vol. 46, edited by D. E. Smylie and R. Hide, pp. 55-63, AGU, Washington, D. C., 1988.

  • Kuo, B. Y., D. W. Forsyth and M. E. Wysession, Lateral heterogeneity and azimuthal anisotropy in the North Atlantic determined from SS-S differential travel times, J. Geophys. Res., 92 6421-6436, 1987.
Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences Washington University in St. Louis