Wenke Sun
PhD, Professor
College of Earth Science
University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
Telephone: 8825-6484
Address: 19A, Yuquanlu, Shijingshanqu, Beijing
Postcode: 100049

Research Areas

Dislocation theory, gravity onservation and interpretion, GRACE application


Docent, Geodesy, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, 1998 
Ph.D., Geophysics, ERI, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, 1992 
M.Sc., Geophysics, State Seismological Bureau, Wuhan, China, 1984 
B.Sc., Geodesy, Wuhan Technical Univ. of Surv. and Map., Wuhan, China, 1982


2010.01-now Professor, Graduate University, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
2000.08-2010.01 Associate Professor, Earthquake Research Institute (ERI), University of Tokyo, 
                             Tokyo, Japan
1996.05-2000.07 Research Associate (Associate Professor), Department of Geodesy and 
                             Photogrammetry, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
1993.10-1996.04 Post-Doctorate Fellow, Department of Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering, 
                             University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, N.B., Canada
1984.12-1987.12 Assistant Professor, Center for analysis and Prediction, State Seismological 
                             Bureau (SSB), Beijing, China


Yang JunYan, Xin Zhou, Shuang Yi, Wenke Sun, Determining dislocation
       Love numbers using GRACE satellite mission gravity Data,
       Geophys. J. Int. (2015) 203, 257-269, 2015. (SCI)
Shuang Yi, Wenke Sun, Kosuke Heki and An Qian, An increase in the rate
       of global mean sea level rise since 2010, Geophys. Res. Lett., 42,
       3998-4006, 2015, doi: 10.1002/2015GL063902. (SCI)
Shuang Yi and Wenke Sun, The characteristics of gravity signal and loading
       effect in China, Geodesy and Geodynamics, 6 (4), 280-285, 2015.
Jianchuan Zhou, Wenke Sun and Jie Dong, A Correction to the article
      “Geo-center movement caused by huge earthquakes” by Wenke Sun and
       Jie Dong, Journal of Geodynamics, 87 (2015) 67-73. (SCI)
Kazama, T., S. Okubo, T. Sugano, S. Matsumoto, W. Sun, Y. Tanaka, and
       E. Koyama (2015), Absolute gravity change associated with magma mass
       movement in the conduit of Asama Volcano (Central Japan), revealed by
       physical modeling of hydrological gravity disturbances,
      J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 120, doi:10.1002/2014JB011563. (SCI)
Xu Changyi, Wenke Sun and Ben Chao, Co-seismic changes in Earth rotation
      and low-degree gravity field based on the spherical-Earth dislocation
      theory, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 119, 9031-9041, 2014,
      doi:10.1002/2014JB011328. (SCI)
Xu Changyi, Wenke Sun, Earthquake-origin expansion of the Earth inferred
      from a spherical-Earth elastic dislocation theory, Geophys. J. Int. (2014)
     199, 1655–1661. (SCI)
Jie Dong, Wenke Sun, Xin Zhou, Rongjiang Wang, Effects of the layer
      structure, self-gravity and curvature on coseismic deformations,
      Geophys. J. Int. (2014) 199, 1442–1451. (SCI)
Zhou X., Cambiotti G., Sun W. and Sabadini R., The coseismic slip distribution
      of a shallow subduction fault constrained by prior information: the example
      of 2011 Tohoku (Mw 9.0) megathrust earthquake, Geophys. J. Int., (2014)
     199, 981–995. (SCI)
      东北大地震(Mw9.0)为例,地球物理学报,57, 8, 2530-2540, 2014。(SCI)
Jiangcun Zhou, Wenke Sun, Heping Sun, Jianqiao Xu, Xiaoming Cui,
      Coseismic Change of Length of Day Based on the Dislocation Theory for
      a SNREI Earth, Journal of Geodynamics 79 (2014) 18–22 . (SCI)
Wenke Sun, Jie Dong,Geo-center Movement Caused by Huge Earthquakes,
      Journal of Geodynamics, 76, 1-7, 2014, doi: 10.1016/j.jog.2014.02.008.
Yi, S., and W. Sun (2014), Evaluation of glacier changes in high-mountain Asia
      based on 10 year GRACE RL05 models, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth,
      119, 2504–2517, doi:10.1002/2013JB010860. (SCI)
Wuxing WANG, Wenke Sun; Yanqiang Wu; Guohua Gu, Modification of fault
      slip models of the Mw 9.0 Tohoku Earthquake by far field GPS
      observations, Journal of Geodynamics, 75 (2014) 22–33. (SCI)
Sun W. and X. Zhou, Computing Scheme of Co-seismic Change of Deflection 
      of the Vertical and Applied in the 2010 Chile Earthquake, Proceedings of
      the IAG General Assembly, Melbourne, Australia, June 28 - July 2, 2011.
      Series: International Association of Geodesy Symposia, Vol. 139. Rizos,
      Chris; Willis, Pascal (Eds.), 269-271, 2014.
      doi:10.1007/978-3-642-32998-2_5. (CPCI-S)
Lin, X., W. Sun, H. Zhang, X. Zhou, and Y. Shi, 2013: A feasibility study of an
       FEM simulation used in co-seismic deformations: A case study of a
      dip-slip fault. Terr. Atmos. Ocean. Sci., 24(4), 637-647,
      doi: 10.3319/TAO.2013.01.16.01 (TibXS). (SCI)
Xu, C., W. Sun, and X. Zhou, 2013: Effects of huge earthquakes on Earth
      rotation and the length of day. Terr. Atmos. Ocean. Sci., 24(4), 649-656,
      doi: 10.3319/TAO.2013.01.16.02 (TibXS). (SCI)
Sun Wenke and Xin Zhou, Advances, Problems and Prospects of Modern
      Geodesy Applied in Tibetan Geodynamic Changes. ACTA GEOLOGICA
      SINICA (English edition), Vol. 87, No. 2 318-332, 2013. (SCI)
Sun Wenke and Jie Dong, Relation of Dislocation Love Numbers and
      Conventional Love Numbers and Corresponding Green Functions for a
      Surface Rupture in a Spherical Earth Model, Geophys. J. Int. (2013) 193,
      717–733, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggt030 (SCI) (EI)
Zhou, Jiangcun, Wenke Sun, Heping Sun, Jianqiao Xu, Reformulation of
      Co-seismic Polar Motion Excitation and Low Degree Gravity Changes:
      Applied to the 2011 Tohoku-Oki Earthquake (Mw9.0), Journal of
      Geodynamics, 63, 20-26, 2013. (SCI)
Fu Guang-Yu, SUN Wen-Ke. Effects of earth’s lateral heterogeneity on
      co-seismic gravity changes at deformed earth surface and space-fixed
      point. Chinese J.Geophys. (in Chinese),2012,55(8): 2728-2746,
      doi: 10.6038/j.issn.0001-5733.2012.08.025. (SCI)
Zhou, X., W. Sun, B. Zhao, G. Fu, J. Dong, and Z. Nie (2012), Geodetic
      observations detecting coseismic displacements and gravity changes
      caused by the Mw = 9.0 Tohoku-Oki earthquake, J. Geophys. Res., 117,
      B05408, doi:10.1029/2011JB008849. (SCI)
Sun W. and X. Zhou, Co-seismic Deflection Change of Vertical Caused by
      the 2011 Tohoku-Oki Earthquake (Mw9.0), Geophys. J. Int. (2012) 189,
      937–955, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2012.05434.x (SCI) (EI)
Sato, T., S. Miura, W. Sun, T. Sugano, J. T. Freymueller, C. F. Larsen, Y. Ohta,
      H. Fujimoto, D. Inazu, and R. J. Motyka (2012), Gravity and uplift rates
      observed in southeast Alaska and their comparison with GIA model
      predictions, J. Geophys. Res.,117, B01401, doi:10.1029/2011JB008485.
Sato, T., C.F. Larsen, Satoshi, M., Ohta, Y., Fujimoto, H., Sun, W., Motyka,
      R.J., Freymueller, J.T., (2011) Reevaluation of the viscoelastic and elastic
      responses to the past and present-day ice changes in Southeast Alaska,
      Tectonophysics, Volume 511, Issues 3-4, 10 November 2011, Pages
      79-88,doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2010.05.009. (SCI) (EI)
Sun Wenke, Takashi Hasegawa, Xinlin Zhang, Yoichi Fukuda, C.K. Shum
      and Lei Wang, Effects of Gaussian filter in processing GRACE data:
      Gravity rate of change at Lhasa, southern Tibet, SCIENCE CHINA Earth
      Sciences Volume 54, Number 9, 1378-1385, 2011, DOI: 10.1007
      /s11430-011-4233-y (SCI) (EI)
Zhou Xin, SUN Wen-Ke, FU Guang-Yu.Gravity satellite GRACE detects
      coseismic gravity changes caused by 2010 Chile Mw8.8 earthquake,
      Chinese J.Geophys.(in Chinese),2011,V54(7): 1745-1749,
      DOI: 10.3969/j.issn.0001-5733.2011.07.007 (SCI)
Wang W X, Shi Y L, Sun W K, et al. Viscous lithospheric structure beneath
      Sumatra inferred from post-seismic gravity changes detected by GRACE.
      Sci China Earth Sci, 2011, 54: 1257–1267, doi: 10.1007/s11430-011-
      4217-y;(SCI) (EI)
Sun, W., Q. Wang, H. Li, Y. Wang, and S. Okubo, 2011: A reinvestigation of
      crustal thickness in the Tibetan Plateau using absolute gravity, GPS and
      GRACE data. Terr. Atmos. Ocean. Sci., Vol. 22, No. 2, 109-119,
      doi: 10.3319/TAO.2010.06.07.01 (TibXS). (SCI) (CPCI-S)
Sun W., G. Fu and S. Okubo, Co-seismic Gravity Changes Computed for a
      Spherical Earth Model Applicable to GRACE Data, Proceedings of the IAG
      International Symposium on Gravity, Geoid & Earth Observation 2008,
      23-27 June 2008. Venetian Arsenali, Centre of Mediterranean Architecture,
      Chania, Crete, Greece. Series: International Association of Geodesy
      Symposia, Vol. 135, 11-17, S.P. Mertikas (ed.), 2010, DOI 10.1007/978-3-
      642-10634-7_2, Springer. (CPCI-S)
Yoshiyuki Tanaka, Aitaro Kato, Takayuki Sugano, G. Fu, Xinlin Zhang, Masato
      Furuya, Wenke Sun, Shuhei Okubo, Shigeo Matsumoto, Masaki Honda,
      Yasuhiro Sugawara, Isao Ueda, Masaaki Kusaka and Misao Ishihara,
      Gravity change detected during a slow slip event–evidence of high-
      pressure-fluid flow, Earth Planets Space, Vol. 62 (No. 12), pp. 905-913,
      2010, doi:10.5047/eps.2010.11.003 (SCI)
Sun, W., S. Miura, T. Sato, T. Sugano, J. Freymueller, M. Kaufman,
      C. F. Larsen,R. Cross, and D. Inazu (2010), Gravity measurements
      in southeastern Alaska reveal negative gravity rate of change caused by
      glacial isostatic adjustment, J. Geophys. Res., 115, B12406,
      doi:10.1029/2009JB007194. (SCI)
Fu, Guangyu, Wenke Sun and Yoichi Fukuda, Surface Co-seismic
      Displacements Caused by Point Dislocations in a 3-D Heterogeneous,
      Spherically Earth Model, Geophysical Journal International, 183, 706–726,
      doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2010.04757.x, 2010. (SCI)
Sun, W., S. Okubo, G. Fu and A. Araya, General Formulations of Global
      Co-seismic Deformations Caused by an Arbitrary Dislocation in a
      Spherically Symmetric Earth Model –Applicable to Deformed Earth
      Surface and Space-Fixed Point, Geophysical Journal International, 177,
      817-833, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2009.04113.x, 2009. (SCI)
Sun, W., Q. Wang, H. Li, Y. Wang, S. Okubo, D. Shao, D. Liu, and G. Fu (2009),
      Gravity and GPS measurements reveal mass loss beneath the Tibetan
      Plateau: Geodetic evidence of increasing crustal thickness, Geophys.
      Res. Lett., 36, L02303, doi:10.1029/2008GL036512. (SCI)
Wang, W., W. Sun and Z. Jiang, Comparison of Fault Models of the 2008
      Wenchuan Earthquake (Ms8.0) and Spatial Distributions of Co-seismic
      Deformations, Tectonophysics, 491, 85-95, 2010,
      doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2009.08.035. (SCI)