Walter Mooney


Walter Mooney is a research seismologist and geophysicist at the U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California (See video presentation). He is also a AGU member since 1974 (and Fellow since 1996). His major interest is global Earth crustal structure and tectonics, particularly of the continental lithosphere. Mooney was the branch Chief of Seismology from 1994 to 1997. He has led field work throughout North and South America and participated in extensive research affiliations with colleagues in Mexico, Europe, Russia, China and Taiwan, Japan, India, Australia, New Zealand, East Africa.

Mooney is a consulting Professor of Geophysics, Stanford University, and a visiting faculty at the following institutions: University of Karlsruhe and Kiel University, Germany, University of Paris and University of Strasbourg, France, Rice University, and the California Institute of Technology. Finally, he is the Program Leader for the USGS contribution to the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning System and has extensive experience at leading training.


Sample of Videos Produced

San Francisco, California Bay Area Earthquake Hazards and Preparedness

Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning System (IOTWS)

The Wenchuan China Earthquake May 12, 2008, filmed by Sarah Bahan

Mauritius Training Program in Seismology and Tsunami Warning

The Earthquake of September 30, 2009 Padang, Indonesia

Tsunami Preparedness along the West Coast, USA



  1. Recent Publications
    1. 2008-2013
      1. Hartzell, S., C. Mendoza, L. Ramirez-Gurman, Zeng Y.H, and Mooney, W.D., 2013, Rupture history of the 2008 Wenchuan, China, Earthquake: Evaluation of Separate and Joint Inversions of Geodetic, Teleseismic and Strong Motion Data, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 103, no. 1, February (in press). Director Approval 10/2012.  See PDF
      2. Chulick, G., Detweiler, S. and Mooney, W.D., 2012, Seismic structure of the crust and uppermost mantle of South America and surrounding ocean basins, Journal of South American Earth Sciences, 29 June (online). See PDF
      3. Hickman, S.H., Hsieh, P.A., Mooney, W.D., Enomoto, C., Nelson, P., Mayer, L., Weber, T., Moran, K., Flemings, P., McNutt, M., 2012, Scientific Basis for Safely Shutting in the Macondo Well Following the April 20, 2010, Deepwater Horizon Blowout, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109, no. 50, 20, 268-20, 273. See PDF
      4. Mooney, W.D., J. Ritsema, and H. Hwang, 2012, Crustal seismicity and the earthquake catalog maximum moment magnitude (Mcmax) in stable continental regions (SCRs): correlation with the seismic velocity of the lithosphere, Earth and Planetary Science Letters 357-358, 78-83. See PDF
      5. Prodehl, C. and Mooney, W.D., 2012, Exploring the Earth's Crust: History and Results of Controlled-Source Seismology, Geological Society of America Memoir 208, 764 pp, with supplemental DVD. AbstractChapter 1Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Chapter 7Chapter 8Chapter 9Chapter 10ReferencesAcronyms
      6. DesRoches, R., Comerio, M., Eberhard, M., Mooney, W.D., and Rix, G.J., 2011, Overview of the Haiti Earthquake, Earthquake Spectra, 27, S1-S21. See PDF
      7. Hamburger, M.W. and Mooney, W.D., 2011, Don't forget about the Christchurch, New Zealand, earthquake: Lessons learned, Earth Magazine, 56, 24-26.  See PDF 141
      8. Hughes, K.L.H., Materlark, T. and Mooney, W.D., 2011, Pore fluid migration and the timing of the 2005 M8.7 Nias earthquake, Lithosphere, 3, 170-172. See PDF
      9. Eberhard, M., Baldridge, S., Marshall, J., Mooney, W.D., and Rix, G., The Mw 7.0 Haiti Earthquake of January 12, 2010: USGS/EERI Advance Reconnaissance Team Report, EERI Newsletter, April, 2010, 6 pp. See PDF
      10. Eberhard, M., Baldridge, S., Marshall, J., Mooney, W.D., and Rix, G., The Mw 7.0 Haiti Earthquake of January 12, 2010: USGS/EERI Advance Reconnaissance Team Report, USGS Open-File 2010-1048. (online) See PDF
      11. Hughes, Kristin L.H.; Masteriark, Timothy; Mooney, Walter D., 2010, Poroelastic stress-triggering of the 2005 M8.7 Nias earthquake by the 2004 M9.2 Sumatra-Andaman earthquake, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 293(3-4):289-299. See PDF
      12. Mooney, W.D., and White, S., 2010, Recent developments in earthquake hazards studies, in, "New Frontiers in Integrated Earth Sciences" (edited by S. Cloetingh and N. Negendank), Springer, 235-260.  See PDF
      13. Mooney, W.D., and M.K. Kaban, 2010 The North American upper mantle: density, composition and evolution, Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 115, 24 pp, doi:10.1029/2010JB000866.  See PDF
      14. Cawood, Peter A.; Kröner, Alfred; Collins, William J.; Kusky, Timothy M.; Mooney, Walter D.; Windley, Brian F., 2009, Accretionary orogens through Earth history, Geological Society of London, 318(1):1-36. See PDF
      15. Deierlein, G., Mooney, W.D. and McGarr, A., 2009, The M7.6 Padang, Indonesia Earthquake, Learning from Earthquakes, EERI Newsletter, December issue, 6 pages. See PDF
      16. Mooney, Walter D.; White, Susan M., 2009, Recent Developments in Earthquake Hazards Studies, New Frontiers in Integrated Solid Earth Sciences, 235-260. See PDF
      17. Mooney, W. D., and M. D. Zoback (2009), Zoback Receives 2008 Walter H. Bucher Medal, Eos Trans. AGU, 90(8), doi:10.1029/2009EO080004. See PDF
      18. Wang, Chun-Yong; Mooney, Walter D.; Ding, Zhifeng; Yang, Jiansi; Yao, Zhixiang; Lou, Hai, 2009, Shallow seismic structure of Kunlun fault zone of the northern Tibetan Plateau, China: implications for the Ms8.1 Kunlun Earthquake, Geophysical Journal International, 177(3):978-1000. See PDF
      19. Wen, Yi-Ying; Ma, Kuo-Fong; Song, Teh-Ru Alex; Mooney, Walter D., 2009, Validation of the finite-fault rupture model of the Ms 8.1 Kunlun, China earthquake from seismological and geological observations, Geophysical Journal International, 177(2):555-570. See PDF
      20. Zhang, J.J., J.M. Bai, W.D. Mooney, C.Y. Wang, X.B. Chan, E.Q. Wang, J.W. Teng, and N. Okaya, 2009, Crustal structure across the Three Gorges area of the Yangtze platform, central China, from seismic refraction/wide-angle reflection data, Tectonophysics, 475, 423-437. See PDF
      21. Fuis, Gary S.; Moore, thomas E.; Plafker, George; Brocher, Thomas M.; Fisher, Michael A.; Mooney, Walter D.; Nokleberg, Warren J.; Page, Robert A.; Beaudoin, Bruce C.; Christensen, Nikolas I.; Levander, Alan R.; Lutter, William J.; Saltus, Richard W.; Ruppert, Natalia A., 2008, Trans-Alaska Crustal Transect and continental evolution involving subduction underplating and synchronous foreland thrusting, Geology, 36(3): 267-270. See PDF
      22. Mall, D.M.; Reddy, P.R.; Mooney, W.D., 2008, Collision tectonics of the Central Indian Suture zone as inferred from a deep seismic sounding study, Tectonophysics, 460(1-4):116-123. See PDF
    2. 2005-2007
      1. Bungum, H.; Ritzmann, O.; Maercklin, N.; Faleide, J.I.; Mooney, W.D.; Detweiler, S.T., 2007,Three-dimensional model for the crust and upper mantle in the Barents Sea region, EOS Trans. Am. Geophys. Union, 86, 16, 160-161 See PDF
      2. Mori, J., Mooney, W.D., Afnima, Kurniawan, S., Anaya, A.I., Widiyantoro, S., 2007, The 17 July 2006 tsunami earthquake in West Java, Indonesia, Seismological Research Letters, 78, 201-207. See PDF
      3. Ritzmann, O., N. Maercklin, J. Inge Faleide, H, Bungum, W.D. Mooney, 2007, A three-dimensional geophysical model of the crust in the Bering Sea region: model construction and basement characterization, Geophysics Journal International, 170, 417-435. See PDF
      4. Romanyuk, Tanya; Mooney, Walter; Detweiler, Shane, 2007, Two lithospheric profiles across Southern California derived from gravity and seismic data, submitted to J. Geodynamics. See PDF
      5. Sarkar, D.L., Sain, K., Reddy, P.R., Catchings, R.D., and Mooney, W.D., 2007, Seismic-reflection images of the crust beneath the 2001 M = 7.7 Kutch (Bhuj) epicentral region, western India, in S. Stein and S. Mozzatti, editors, Intraplate Seismicity, Geological Society of America Special Paper 425, 319-327. See PDF
      6. Jim Mori, Walter D. Mooney, Afnimar, Sandy Kurniawan, Aan Ibnu Anaya, and Sri Widiyantoro , 2007, The 17 July 2006 tsunami earthquake in west Java, Indonesia, Seismological Research Letters, 78(2):201-207 See PDF
      7. V. Vijaya Rao, Kalachand Sain, P. R. Reddy, and Walter D. Mooney Crustal structure and tectonics of the northern part of the Southern Granulite Terrane, India, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 251(1-2):90-103 See PDF
      8. Mooney, W.D., Beroza, G. and Kind, R., 2006, Fault zones from top to bottom: A geophysical perspective, in M. Handy (editor), The Dynamics of Fault Zones, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA.
      9. Mooney, W.D. and Okaya, N., 2006, Destructive earthquakes past and future: A California perspective, in The Great 1755 Earthquake of Lisbon, Portugal, Vol. 2, Luzo-American Foudation, Lisbon, Portugal, 175-197.
      10. Mereu, R. and Mooney, W.D., 2006, Seismicity and tsunamis of Canada: 1663-2005, in The Great 1755 Earthquake of Lisbon, Portugal, Vol. 2, Luzo-American Foudation, Lisbon, Portugal, 197-226.
      11. Zhao, J.M., Mooney, W.D., Zhang, X.K., Li, Z.C. Jin, Z.J., and Okaya, N., 2006, Crustal structure across the Altyn Tagh Range at the northern margin of the Tibetan plateau and tectonic implications, Earth and Planetary Sci. Letters, 241, 804-814. See PDF
      12. Van Lanen, X. and Mooney, W.D., 2006, Integrated geologic and geophysical studies of North American Continental intraplate seismicity , Geological Soc. America Special Publ. S. Stein and S. Mozzatti (editors).
      13. Wang, Youxue; Mooney, Walter; Yuan, Xuecheng; Okaya, Nihal, 2006, Crustal Structure of the Northeastern Tibetan Plateau from the Southern Tarim Basin to the Sichuan Basin, submitted to J. Geophys. Res.
      14. Liu, Mingjun; Mooney, Walter; Li, Songlin; Okaya, Nihal and Detweiler, Shane, 2006, Crustal Structure of the Northeastern Margin of the Tibetan Plateau from the Songpan-Ganzi Terrane to the Ordos Basin, Tectonophys. 420(1-2), 253-266. See PDF
      15. Li, Songlin; Mooney, Walter; Fan, Jichang, 2006, Crustal Structure of Mainland China from Deep Seismic Sounding Data, Tectonophysics. 420 (1-2), 239-252. See PDF
      16. Sarkar, Dipankar; Sain, Kalachand; Reddy, Parvata; Mooney, Walter; and Detweiler, Shane, 2006, Seismic Reflection Images of the Crust Beneath the 2001 M = 7.7 Kutch (Bhuj) Epicentral Region, western India, Tectonophys. 420 (1-2).
      17. Trubitsyn, Valeriy; Kaban, Mikhail; Mooney, Walter; Reigber, Christoph; Schwintzer, Peter, 2006, Simulation of active tectonic processes for a convecting mantle with moving continents, Geophysical Journal International, 2006, 164, 3, 611-623 See PDF
      18. Charles A. Langston, Paul Bodin, Christine Powell, Mitch Withers, Steve Horton, and Walter Mooney, 2006, Explosion Source Strong Ground Motions in the Mississippi Embayment, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 96: 1038 - 1054. See PDF
      19. Bungum, H., Ritzmann, O., Maercklin, N., Faleide, J. I., Mooney, W. D., Detweiler, S. T., 2005, Three-dimensional model for the crust and upper mantle in the Barents Sea Region, EOS Transactions, American Geophysical Union, 86(16), 160-161, doi:10.1029/2005EO16 See PDF
      20. Schulte, Saskia M.; Mooney, Walter D., An updated global earthquake catalogue for stable continental regions; reassessing the correlation with ancient rifts, Geophysical Journal International, 2005, 161, 3, 707-721 See PDF
      21. Langston, Charles A.; Bodin, Paul; Powell, Christine; Withers, Mitch; Horton, Steve; Mooney, Walter, 2005, Bulk sediment Q (sub p) and Q (sub s) in the Mississippi Embayment, Central United States, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 95, 6, 2162-2179 See PDF
    3. 2002-2004
      1. Artemieva, I., Billien, M., Leveque, J.J., and Mooney, W.D., 2004, Shear-wave velocity, seismic attenuation, and thermal structure of the continental upper mantle, Geophys. J. Int. See PDF
      2. Wang, C.Y., Yang, Z.E., Luo, H., and Mooney, W.D., 2004, Crustal structure of the northern margin of the Tien Shan, China, and its tectonic implications for the 1906 M = 7.7 Manas earthquake,EPSL. See PDF
      3. Musacchio, G. and Mooney, W.D., 2003, Seismic evidence for a mantle source for mid-Proterozoic anorthosites and implications for models of crustal growth, in Fowler, C.M.R., Ebibger, C.J., and Hawkesworth, C.J., editores, “The Early Earth: Physical, Chemical and Biological Development, Geol. Soc. London, Spec. Pub. 199, 125-134.
      4. Mooney, W.D. and Vidale, J.E., 2003, Thermal and chemical variations in subcrustal cratonic lithosphere: Evidence from crustal isostasy, Lithos, 71, 185-193. See PDF
      5. Kaban, M., Schwentzer, P., Artemieva, I., and Mooney, W.D., 2003, Density of continental roots: Compositional and thermal contributions, Earth and Plan. Sci. Lett., 209, 53-69. See PDF
      6. Wang, Y-X., Mooney, W.D., Yuan, X.-C., and Coleman, R.G., 2003, The crustal structure from the Altai Mountains to the Altyn Tagh fault, northwest China, J. Geophys. Res., 108, dio:1029/2001JB000552. See PDF
      7. Zoback, M.L. and Mooney, W.D., 2003, Lithospheric buoyancy and continental intraplate stresses, Intern. Geologic Review (George A. Thompson Volume), 45, 95-118. See PDF
      8. Wang, C.Y., Chen, W.W. , and Mooney, W.D., 2003, Three-Dimensional structure of the crustal and upper mantle in SW China and its tectonic implications, J.Geophys. Res., 108, doi:1029/2002JB001973. See PDF
      9. Valery P. Trubitsyn, Walter D. Mooney, and Dallas H. Abbott, 2003, Cold cratonic roots and thermal blankets; how continents affect mantle convection International Geology Review, 45(6):479-496See PDF
      10. Mooney, W.D., 2002, Continental Crust, in Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology (third edition), Volume 3, Academic Press, San Diego, CA., 635-647.
      11. Mooney, W.D., Prodehl, C., and Pavlenkova, N.I., 2002, Seismic velocity structure of the continental lithosphere from controlled source data, in W.H.K. Lee, H. Kanamori, P.C. Jennings, and C. Kisslinger, editors, International Association of Seismology and Physics of the Earth’s Interior Handbook, Vol. 81A, 887- 910. See PDF
      12. Chulick, G.S. and Mooney, W.D., 2002, Crustal structure of North America and adjacent oceanic basins: A synthesis, Bull. Seis. Soc. America, 92, 2478-2492. See PDF
      13. Meissner, R., Mooney, W.D., and Artemieva, I.M., 2002, Seismic anisotropy and mantle creep in young orogens, Geophys. Jour. Int. 149, 1-14. See PDF
      14. Artemieva, I.M., and Mooney, W.D., 2002, On the relations between cratonic lithospheric thickness, plate motions, and basal drag, Tectonophysics, 358, 211-231. See PDF
      15. Fuchs, K., Tittgemeyer, M., Ryberg, T., Wenzel, F., and Mooney, W., 2002, Global significance of a sub-Moho boundary layer (SMBL) deduced from high-resolution seismic observations,International Geology Review, 671-68. See PDF
      16. Mooney, W.D. and Schulte, S., 2002, Earthquakes in continental interiors: A review of their possible causes, APEC Symposium on Confronting urban earthquakes, edited by J.W. Wang, Academica Sinica, Taipei, 53-60.
      17. Artemieva, I.M., Mooney, W.D., Thybo, H. and Perchuc, E., 2002, Processes of lithospheric evolution: New evidence on the structure of the continental crust and uppermost mantle, Tectonophysics, 358, 1-15. See PDF
      18. Li, S.L., Zhang, X.K., and Mooney, W.D., 2002, A preliminary study of the structure of the Jiashi, China, earthquake region, Chinese J. Geophys, 45, 76-84.
    4. 1999-2001
      1. Kaban, M. K., and Mooney, W.D., 2001, Density structure of the lithosphere in the southwestern United States and its tectonic significance, J. Geophys. Res., 106, 721-739. See PDF
      2. Artemieva, I.M. and Mooney, W.D., 2001, Thermal thickness and evolution of Precambrian lithophere: A global study, Journal of Geophys. Res., 106, 16,387-16,414. See PDF
      3. Romanyuk, T.V., Mooney, W.D., and Blakely, R., 2001, A density model for the Cascadia subduction zone, Izvestia Solid Earth (in English and Russian), 37, 617-635.
      4. Dallas Abbott, David Sparks, Claude Herzberg, Walter D. Mooney, Anatoly Nikishin, and Yu Shen Zhang, 2000, Quantifying Precambrian crustal extraction; the root is the answer (in Continent formation, growth and recycling, Sylvester) Tectonophysics, 322(1-2):163-190 See PDF
      5. Wang, C.-Y., Zeng, R.-S., Mooney, W.D., and Hacker, B.R., 2000, A crustal model of the ultrahigh-pressure Dabie Shan orogenic belt, China, derived from deep seismic refraction profiling, Journal Geophys. Res., 105, 10,857-10,869. See PDF
      6. Angela J. Williams, Thomas M. Brocher, Walter D. Mooney, and Annette Boken, 1999, Data report for seismic refraction surveys conducted from 1980 to 1982 in the Livermore Valley and Santa Cruz Mountains, California Open-File Report - U. S. Geological Survey, OF 99-0146:78 pp. See PDF
  1. Past Publications: 1976-1998
    1. Firbas, P., Fuchs, K., Mooney, W.D., 1998, Calibration of Seismograph Network May Meet Test Ban Treaty's Monitoring Needs, Eos, 79(35), 413-421 See PDF
    2. Mooney, W.D; Laske, G; Masters, T.G., 1998, CRUST 5.1: A global crustal model at 5 degrees x 5 degrees, J. Geophys. Res., 103, 727-747. See PDF
    3. Klemperer, S.L; Mooney, W.D., 1998, Preface, Tectonophysics, vols. 286 and 288. (also edited these two volumes, 560 pages with 41 papers: Deep Seismic Profiling of the Continents: Parts 1 and 2)
    4. Li, S.L; Mooney, W.D., 1998, Crustal structure of China from deep seismic sounding profiles, Tectonophysics, 288, 105-113. See PDF
    5. Meissner, R; Mooney, W., 1998, Weakness of the lower continental crust: a condition for delamination, uplift, and escape, Tectonophysics, 296, 47-60. See PDF
    6. T. V. Romanyuk, R. J. Blakely, and W. D. Mooney, 1998, The Cascadia subduction zone; two contrasting models of lithospheric structure (in Modelling techniques in geology and geophysics by the aid of geoscientific information systems (GIS)) Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, 23(3):297-301 See PDF
    7. Abbott, D.H.; Drury, R; Mooney, W.D., 1997, Continents as lithological icebergs: The importance of buoyant lithospheric roots, Earth Plan. Sci. Lett., June, v.149, 15-27. See PDF
    8. Musacchio, G; Mooney, W.D; Luetgert, J.H; Christensen, N.I., 1997, Composition of the crust in the Grenville and Appalachian Provinces of North America inferred from V-P/V-S ratios, J. Geophys. Res., 102, 15,225-15,241. See PDF
    9. Miller, K.C; Keller, G.R; Gridley, J.M; Leutgert, J.H; and others, 1997, Crustal structure along the west flank of the Cascades, western Washington, J. Geophys. Res., 102, 17,857-17,873. See PDF
    10. Plafker, G; Mooney, W.D., 1997, Introduction to special section: The Trans-Alaska Crustal Transect (TACT) across Arctic Alaska, J. Geophys. Res., 102, 20,639-20,643. See PDF
    11. Rabbel, W. and Mooney, W.D., 1996, Seismic Anisotropy of the Crystalline Crust: What Does it Tell Us?, Terra Nova, 8, 16-21. See PDF
    12. Wernicke, B., and 14 others, including Mooney, W.D., 1996, Origin of the High Mountains in the Continents: The Southern Sierra Nevada, Science. See PDF
    13. Beaudoin, B.C., and 10 others, including Mooney, W.D., 1996, Transition from Slab to Slabless: Results from the 1993 Mendocino Triple Junction Seismic Experiment, Geology, 24, 195-199. See PDF
    14. Fliedner, M.M., and 14 others, including Mooney, W.D., 1996, Three-dimensional Crustal Structure of the Southern Sierra Nevada from Seismic Fan Profiles and Gravity Modeling, Geology, 24, 367-370.See PDF
    15. Christensen, N.I. and Mooney, W.D., 1995, Seismic Velocity Structure and Composition of the Continental Crust: A Global View, J. Geophys. Res., 100, 9761-9788. See PDF
    16. Abbott, D. and Mooney, W.D., 1995, The Structural and Geochemical Evolution of the Continental Crust: Support for the Oceanic Plateau Model of Continental Growth, Rev. Geophysics, Supplement, (U.S. National Report to IUGG), 231-242. See PDF
    17. Hildenbrand, T.G., Schweig, R., Catchings, R.D., Langenheim, V.E., Mooney, W.D., Pratt, T.L., and Stanley, W.D., 1995, Crustal Geophysics gives Insights into the New Madrid Seismic Zone, EOS, 76, 65-69.
    18. Elizabeth L. Ambos, Walter D. Mooney, and Gary S. Fuis, 1995, Seismic refraction measurements within the Peninsular Terrane, south central Alaska, , Journal of Geophysical Research, 100(B3):4079-4095 See PDF
    19. (P) Durrheim, R., and Mooney, W.D., 1994, Evolution of Precambrian lithosphere: Seismological and geochemical constraints, J.G.R., 99, 15, 359-15, 374. See PDF
    20. (P) Miller, K. and Mooney, W.D., 1994, Crustal structure and composition of the southern Foothills Metamorphic Belt, Sierra Nevada, California, JGR.
    21. (P) Mooney, W.D., and Christensen, N.I., 1994, Composition of the crust beneath the Kenya Rift, Tectonophysics, 236, 391-408. See PDF
    22. (P) Beaudoin, B.C., Fuis, G.S., Moore, T., Mooney, W.D., Christensen, 1994, Crustal structure of the northern Yukon-Tanana Uplands, GSA Bulletin, See PDF
    23. (P) Keller, G.R., Mechie, J., Braile, L.W., Mooney, W.D., and Prodehl, C., 1994, Seismic structure of the uppermost mantle beneath the Kenya Rift, Tectonophysics, 236, 201-216. See PDF
    24. (P) Trehu, A.M., Asudeh, I., Brocher, T.M., Luetgert, J. Mooney, W.D., Nebalek, and Nakamura, 1994, Crustal Architecture of the Cascadia Forearc, Science, 265, 237-243. See PDF
    25. (P) Prodehl, C., Mechie, J., Keller, G.R., Khan, M.A., and Mooney, W.D., 1994, The KRISP 90 seismic experiment, Tectonophysics, 236, 33-60. See PDF
    26. (P) Mechie, J., Keller, G.R., Prodehl, C., and Mooney, W.D., 1994, Crustal structure beneath the Kenya rift from axial profile data, Tectonophysics, 236, 179-200. See PDF
    27. (P) Keller, G. R. Prodehl, C. and eleven others, including W. D. Mooney, 1994, The East African rift system in the light of KRISP 90, Tectonophys. 236, 465-483. See PDF
    28. (P) Mooney, W.D. and Schapper, S., 1994, Seismic Refraction Profiles at Yucca Mountain, Nv., U.S. Geol. Surv. Prof. Paper, Regional Geophysics of Yucca Mountain, Nv. Proposed Repository Site.
    29. (P) Beaudoin, B.C., Fuis, G.S., Mooney, W.D., Nokleberg, W. J., and Christensen, 1993, Thin, low-velocity crust beneath the southern Yukon-Tanana terrane, east-central Alaska: results from TACT refraction/wide-angle reflection data, J.G.R., 97, 1921-1942.
    30. (P) Jarchow, C., Thompson, G.A., Catchings, R., and Mooney, W.D., 1993, Seismic detection of active magmatic underplating beneath the Basin and Range Province, Western United States, J.G.R., 98, 22,095-22,108.
    31. Ulrich Achauer, P. K. H. Maguire, James Mechie, W. V. Green, Claus Prodehl, Karl Fuchs, M. A. Khan, G. R. Keller, W. D. Mooney, B. Jacob, Hans Thybo, I. O. Nyambok, J. Patel, L. W. Braile, G. A. Thompson, D. J. Gajewski, R. P. Meyer, P. M. Davis, and D. Riaroh KRISP Working Group, 1992, Some remarks on the structure and geodynamics of the Kenya Rift, Tectonophysics (October 1992), 213(1-2):257-268 See PDF
    32. (P) Holbrook, W.S., Mooney, W.D., and Christensen, N.I., 1992, Seismic velocities in the lower continental crust, The Lower Continental Crust, edited by D.M. Fountain, Elsevier, Amsterdam, pp. 1-43.
    33. (P) Mooney, W.D., and Meissner, R., 1992, Multi-genetic origin of crustal reflectivity: a review of seismic reflection profiling of the continental lower crust and Moho, The Lower Continental Crust, edited by D.M. Fountain, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 39-52. See PDF
    34. (P) Durrheim, R. and Mooney, W. D., 1992, Archean and Proterozoic crustal evolution: evidence from crustal seismology Reply, Geology, 20, 665-666.
    35. (P) Fuis, G.S., Ambos, E.L., Mooney, W.D., and Christensen, N.I., 1991. Crustal structure of accreted terranes in the Chugach mountains and Copper River basin, southern Alaska from seismic refraction results, J.G.R., 96, 4187-4227.
    36. (P) Catchings, R.D., and Mooney, W.D., 1991, Basin and Range crustal and upper mantle structure along the 40 N. parallel, Northwest Nevada, J.G.R., 96, 6247-6267.
    37. (P) Durrheim, R. and Mooney, W.D., 1991, Archean and Proterozoic crustal evolution: Evidence from crustal Seismology, Geology, 19, 606-609. See PDF
    38. (P) KRISP Working Party incl. W.D. Mooney, 1991, Large-scale variation in lithospheric structure along and across the Kenya Rift, Nature, 354, 223-227.
    39. (P) Mooney, W.D., and Meissner, R., 1991, Continental Crustal evolution: observations, EOS Trans., AGU 72, 537-540.
    40. (P) Meissner, R. and Mooney, W.D., 1991, Speculations on continental crustal evolution, EOS Trans., AGU, 72, 585-586.
    41. (P) Benz, H.M., Smith, R.B., and Mooney, W.D., 1990, Crustal structure of the western Basin-Range Province Nevada from seismic refraction data: results from the 1986 IRIS-PASSCAL Investigation,J.G.R., 95, 21,823 - 21,842.
    42. (P) Fuis, G.S., and Mooney, W.D., 1990, Lithospheric structure of California along the San Andreas fault system, from seismic and other data, in Wallace, R.E., edit., the San Andreas fault system: USGS Prof. Paper 1515, 207-236.
    43. (P) Hamilton, R.M., and Mooney, W.D., 1990, Seismic-wave attenuation associated with crustal faults in the New Madrid Seismic zone, Science, 248, 351-354. See PDF
    44. (P) Stanley, P., Mooney, W.D., and Fuis, G.S., 1990, Deep crustal structure of the Cascade Range and surrounding regions from seismic and magentotelluric data, J.G.R., 95, 19,419 - 19,438.
    45. (P) Ambos, E.L., Mooney, W.D., and Fuis, G.S., 1989, Seismic refraction measurements within the Wrangellia-Peninsular (composite) terrane south-central Alaska, J.G.R., 94, 1,110-1,123.
    46. (P) Pakiser, L.C., and Mooney, W. D., 1989, Introduction to Geophysical Framework of the Continental U.S.A., GSA Memoir 172, 1-9.
    47. (P) Flueh, E.R., Mooney, W.D., Fuis, G.S., and Ambos, E. L., 1989, A study of pge-leg multiples from low-velocity zones in the Chugach Mountains, southern Alaska, J.G.R., v. 94, p. 16,023-16,035.
    48. (P) Mooney, W.D., and C. Weaver, 1989, Crustal structure and tectonics of the Pacific Northwest States, in Pakiser, L.C., and Mooney, W.D., editors, Geophysical Framework of the Continental United States, G.S.A. Memoir 172, 139-152.
    49. (P) Mooney, W.D., 1989, Seismic methods for determining earthquake source parameters and lithospheric structure, in Pakiser, L.C., and Mooney, W.D., editors, Geophysical Framework of the Continental United States, G.S.A. Memoir 172, 11-34. See PDF
    50. (P) Mooney, W.D., and Pakiser, L.C., 1989, Geophysical Framework of the Continental U.S.A.: Progress, problems, and opportunities, in Pakiser, L.C., and Mooney, W.D., editors, Geophysical Framework of the Continental United States, G.S.A. Memoir 172, 799-811.
    51. (P) Mooney, W.D., and Braile, L. W., 1989, The seismic structure of the continental crust and upper mantle of North America, Vol. A, DNAG - An overview, Geological Society of America, 39-52.
    52. (P) Catchings, R.D., and W. D. Mooney, 1988, Crustal structure of east-central Oregon relation between Newberry Volcano and regional crustal structure, J.G.R., 93, 10,081-10,094.
    53. (P) Passcal Basin and Range Working Group, 1988, (Catchings, R.D., and twenty others) The 1986 PASSCAL Basin and Range Lithospheric seismic experiment, EOS, v. 69, 593-598.
    54. (P) Catchings, R.D., and Mooney, W.D., 1988, Crustal structure of the Columbia Plateau: Evidence for continental rifting, Journal of Geophysics Res., 93, 459-474.
    55. A. S. Meltzer, A. R. Levander, and W. D. Mooney, 1987, Upper crustal structure, Livermore Valley and vicinity, California coast ranges, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 77: 1655 - 1673.See PDF
    56. (P) Mooney, W.D., and Brocher, T.M., 1987, Coincident seismic refraction and reflection measurements of the continental lithosphere: A global review, Review of Geophysics, 25, pp. 723-742. See PDF
    57. (P) Meltzer, A.S., Levander, A.R., and Mooney, W.D., 1987, Interpretation of seismic refraction profiles east of Livermore, California, Bulletin of the Seismology Society of America, 77, pp. 1655-1673.
    58. (P) Wentworth C., Zoback, M. Griscom, A., Jackens, R., and Mooney, W.D., 1987, Crustal structure of central California from seismic and potential fields data, Geophys. Journal Royal Astro. Society, 89, pp. 73-78.
    59. (P) Fuis, G.S., E. Ambos, T. M. Brocher, M. Fisher, W. D. Mooney, and R. Page, 1987, Crustal structure beneath exposed accreted terranes of southern Alaska, Geophys. J. Royal Astro. Soc., 89, 73-78.
    60. (P) Mooney, W.D., and Brocher, T.M., 1987, Coincident seismic refraction and reflection measurements of the continental lithosphere: A global review, Geophys. J. Royal Astro. Soc., 89, 1-6.
    61. (P) Ackermann, H., Mooney, W.D., Sutton, V.D., and Snyder, D., 1987, Interpretation of seismic refraction and gravity studies west of Yucca Mountain, Nevada and California, USGS Circular "Studies of the Southern Great Basin," M. Carr (edit.)
    62. (P) Holbrook, S. and Mooney, W.D., 1987, The crustal structure of the axis of the Great Valley, California, from seismic refraction measurements, Tectonophysics, 140, 49-63. See PDF
    63. (P) Mooney, W.D., 1987, Seismology of the continental crust and upper mantle, Review of Geophysics, 25, 1168-1176.
    64. (P) Fuis, G.S., Zucca, J.J., Mooney, W.D., and Milkereit, B.,1987, A geological interpretation of seismic refraction results from Northeastern California, Bulletin of the Geological Society of America 98, pp. 53-65.
    65. (P) Gettings, M.E., Blank, H.R., Mooney, W.D., and Healy, J.H., 1986, Crustal structure of Saudi Arabia, Journal of Geophysical Research 91, pp. 6491-6512.
    66. (P) Zucca, J.J., Fuis, G.S., Milkereit, B., Mooney, W.D., and Catchings, R.D., 1986, Crustal structure of Northeastern California from seismic refraction data, Journal of Geophysical Research 91, pp. 7359-7382.
    67. (P) Page, R. A., Plafker, G., Fuis, G.S., Nokleberg, W.J., Ambos, E. L., Mooney, W.D., and Campbell, D.L., 1986, Accretion and subduction tectonics in the Chugach Mountains and Copper River Basin, Alaska: Initial results of the Trans-Alaska Crustal Transect, Geology, v. 14, 1 pp. 501-505.
    68. (P) Hwang, L.J., and Mooney W.D., 1986, Velocity and Q structure of the Central Valley, California, based on synthetic seismogram modeling of seismic refraction data, Bulletin of Seismology Society of America 76, pp. 1053-1067. See PDF
    69. (P) Valdez, C.M., Mooney, W.D., Singh, S.K., Meyer, R.P., Lomnitz, C., Luetgert, J.H., Helsley, C., and Lewis, B.T.R., 1986, Crustal structure of Oxaca, Mexico from seismic refraction measurements,Bulletin of Seismology Society of America, 76, pp. 547-563. See PDF
    70. (P) Kan, R. J., Hu, H.X., Zeng, R.S., Mooney, W.D., and McEvilly, T.V., 1986, Crustal Structure of Yunnan Province, People's Republic of China, from seismic refraction profiles, Science, 234, pp. 433-437. See PDF
    71. (P) Mooney, W.D., and Ginzburg, A., 1986, Seismic measurements of the internal properties of fault zones, The Internal Properties of Fault Zones, C.Y. Wang (edit.), PAGEOPH, 124, pp. 141-157. See PDF
    72. (P) Colburn, R., and Mooney W.D., 1986, Two-dimensional velocity structure along the synclinal axis of the Great Valley, California, Bulletin of Seismological Society of America, 76, pp. 1305-1322. See PDF
    73. (P) Luetgert, J.H., and Mooney, W.D., 1985, Crustal refraction profile of the long caldera, from the January 1983 Mammoth Lakes earthquake swarm, Bulletin Seismology Society of America 75, pp. 211-222. See PDF
    74. (P) Mooney, W.D., 1985, Crustal velocity structure in the vicinity of the Morgan Hill, California, California Division of Mines and Geology, Special Volume 68, pp. 123-136.
    75. (P) Andrews, M.C., Mooney, W.D., and Meyer, R.P., 1985, Relocation of microearthquakes from the Northern Mississippi Embayment, Journal of Geophysical Resources 90, 1985, pp. 10,223-10,236.
    76. (P) Blumling, P., Mooney, W.D., and Lee, W.H.K., 1985, Crustal structure of the Southern Calaveras fault zone, Central California, Bulletin of Seismology Society of America 75, pp. 193-210. See PDF
    77. (P) Milkereit, B., Mooney, W.D., and Kohler, W.M., 1985, Inversion of seismic refraction data in planar dipping-layer structure, Geophysics Journal of Royal Astrological Society 82, pp. 81-103.
    78. (P) Mooney, W.D., Gettings, M.E., Blank, H.R., and Healy, J.H., 1985, Saudi Arabian seismic refraction profile: A traveltime interpretation of crustal and upper mantle structure, Tectonophysics, 111, p. 173-246. See PDF
    79. (P) Mooney, W.D., and Colburn, R.H., 1985, A seismic refraction profile across the San Andreas, Sargent and Calaveras faults, West Central California Bulletin of Seismology Society of America 75, pp. 175-192. See PDF
    80. (P) McMechan, G.A., Luetgert, J.H., and Mooney, W.D., 1985, Imaging of earthquake sources in Long Valley Caldera, California, 1983, Bulletin of Seismology Society of America 75, no. 4, pp. 1005-1020.See PDF
    81. (P) Fuis, G.S., Mooney, W.D., Healy, J.H., McMechan, G.A., and Lutter, W. J., 1984, A seismic refraction survey of the Imperial Valley region, California, Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 89, pp. 1165-1189.
    82. (P) Leaver, D.S., Mooney, W.D., and Kohler, W.M., 1984, A seismic refraction study of the Oregon Cascades, Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 89, pp. 3121-3134.
    83. (P) Lee, W.H.K., Luk, F., and Mooney, W.D., 1984, Applications of seismic ray-tracing techniques to the study of earthquake focal regions, in , inverse problems of acoustic and elastic waves, F. Santosa, Y-H. Pao. W. W. Symes and C. Holland, editors, Soc. Ind. and Applied Math, pp. 360-365.
    84. (C) Fuis, G.S., Ambos, E.L., Mooney, W.D., Page, R.A., and Campbell, D.L., 1984, Preliminary Results of TACT 1984 seismic-refraction survey of Southern Alaska, US Geological Survey in Alaska, accomplishments during 1984: US Geological Survey 1984, pp. 56-60.
    85. Milkereit, B., Mooney, W.D., Kohler, W.M., 1984, Inversion of seismic refraction data in planar dipping structure, Geophysical J. R. astr. Soc., 82, 81-103 See PDF
    86. (P) Mooney, W.D., Fuis, G.S., and Healy, J.H., 1984, Seismic refraction studies of a sedimentary basin, Southern California, USA-Methods and Results, Journal Association of Exploratory Geophysics (India), Vol. IX, no., 3, pp. 1-11.
    87. (P) Mooney, W.D., and Gettings, M.E., 1984, One-dimensional velocity depth functions determined for the Arabian Shield and the Southwestern Red Sea: A comparison of models, Proceedings of the 1980 Workshop of the International Association of Seismology and Physics of the Earth's Interior on the Seismic Modeling of Laterally Varying Structures: Contributions Based on Data from the 1978 Saudi Arabian Refraction Profile, Walter D. Mooney and Claus Prodehl, Editors, US Geological Survey Circular 937, pp. 125-139.
    88. (P) Mooney, W.D., and Prodehl, C.,1984, A comparison of crustal sections: Arabian Shield to the Red Sea, Proceedings of the 1980 Workshop of the International Association of Seismology and Physics of the Earth's Interior on the Seismic Modeling of Laterally Varying Structures: Contributions Based on Data from the 1978 Saudi Arabian Refraction Profile, Walter D. Mooney and Claus Prodehl, Editors, US Geological Survey Circular 937, pp. 125-139.
    89. (P) Mooney, W.D.,1984, An interpretation of synthetic seismograms for a two-dimensional structure, workshop proceedings: Interpretation of seismic wave propagation in laterally heterogeneous structures, Australian Bureau and Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics Report 258, pp. 159-165.
    90. (P) Mooney, W.D., Andrews, M.C., Ginzburg, A., Peters, D., and Hamilton, R.M., 1983, Crustal structure of the Northern Mississippi Embayment and a comparison of other continental rift zones,Tectonophysics 94, pp. 327-348. See PDF
    91. (P) Walter, A.W. and Mooney, W.D., 1983, Preliminary report on the crustal velocity structure near Coalinga, California, as determined from seismic refraction surveys in the region, California Division of Mines and Geology, Special Paper 66, pp. 127-136.
    92. (P) Fuis, G.S., Mooney, W.D., Healy, J.H., McMechan, G.A., and Lutter, W., 1982, Crustal structure of the Imperial Valley Region, in The Imperial Valley Earthquake of 1979, U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1254. 
    93. (P) Mooney, W.D., and McMechan, G.A., 1982, Synthetic seismograms modeling for the laterally varying structure in Central Imperial Valley, Johnson, C.E., Sharp, R., and Rohan, C., eds.: US Geological Survey Professional Paper 1254.
    94. (P) McMechan, G.A., Clayton, R., and Mooney, W.D., 1982, Application of wave field continuation to the inversion of refraction data, Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 87, no. B2, pp. 927-935.
    95. (P) Mooney, W.D., and Luetgert, J.H., 1982, A seismic refraction study in the Santa Clara Valley and Southern Santa Cruz Mountains, West Central california Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, v. 72, no. 3, 901-909. See PDF
    96. (P) Walter, A.W., and Mooney, W.D., 1982, Crustal structure of the Diablo and Gabilan Ranges, Central California, a re-interpretation of existing data, Bulletin of Seismological Society of America, v. 72, no. 5, p. 1569-1590. See PDF
    97. (O) Healy, J.H., Mooney, W.D., Blank, H.R., Gettings, M.E., Kohler, W.M., Lamson, R.J., and Leone, L.E., 1982, Saudi Arabian seismic deep-refraction profile: Final project report, US Geological Survey Saudi Arabian Mission and Directorate General of Mineral Resources (Saudi Arabia) Open-File 02-37, 432 pp.
    98. (P) Ginzburg, A., Mooney, W.D., Walter, A.W., Lutter, W.J., and Healy, J.H., 1982, Deep structure of the Northern Mississippi Embayment, Bulletin of American Association of Petroleum Geologists, 67, pp. 2031-2046.
    99. (P) Banda, E. and Mooney, W.D., 1982, Present and future trends in controlled-source seismology: A partical view, Terra Cognita, v. 2, pp. 355-362. 
    100. (O) Fuis, G.S., Mooney, W.D., Healy, J.H., McMechan, G.A., and Lutter, W.J., 1981, Seismic-refraction studies of the Imperial Valley Region, California -Profile models, a traveltime contour map, and a gravity model, US Geological Survey Open-File Report 81-270, p. 73.
    101. (P) Mooney, W.D., 1980, An east Pacific-Caribbean ridge during the Jurassic and Cretaceous and the evolution of Western Colombia, in the Origin of the Gulf of Mexico and the early opening of the Central North Atlantic, a symposium, March 3-5, 1980, Louisiana Geological Survey, Department of Geology, Louisiana State University.
    102. (P) McMechan, G.A., and Mooney, W.D., 1980, Asymptotic ray theory and synthetic seismograms for laterally varying structures: Theory and application to the Imperial Valley, California,Seismological Society of America Bulletin, v. 70, no. 6, p. 2021-2035. See PDF
    103. (P) Pennington, W.D., Mooney, W.D., von Hissenhoven, R., Meyer, H.J., Ramirez, J.E., and Meyer, R.P., 1979, Results of a reconnaissance microearthquake survey of Bucaramamga, Columbia,Geophysical Research Letter, v. 6, no. 2, p. 65-68.
    104. (P) Mooney, W.D., Meyer, R.P., Laurence, J.P., Meyer, H. J., and Ramirez, J.E., 1979, Seismic refraction studies of the western Cordillera, Columbia, Seismological Society of America Bulletin, v. 69, no. 6, p. 1745-1761. See PDF
    105. (P) Mooney, W.D., and Prodehl, C., 1978, Crustal structure of the Rhenish Massif and adjacent areas, a reinterpretation of existing seismic-refraction data, Journal of Geophysics, v. 44, p. 573-601.

(P) Meyer, R.P., Mooney, W.D., Hales, A. L., Helsey, C.E., Woollard, G. P., Hussong, D.M., and Ramirez, J.E., 1976, Project Narino III: Refraction observations across a leading edge, Malpelo Island to the Colombian Cordillera Occidental, Geophysics of the Pacific Ocean Basin and its margin: American Geophysical Union Geophysical Monograph 19, p. 105-132.