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Dongping WEI
Professor, PhD in Geophysics 
College of Earth and Planetary Sciences
University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
19A Yuquan Road, Shijingshan District
Beijing 100049, China 
Updated Date: December 31, 2023

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    1994.4-1997.3 Doctor of Science (Subject: Geophysics)
             Department of Earth and Planetary Physics
             The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
    1986.9-1989.6 Master of Science (Subject: Geophysics)
             Graduate School at Hefei
             University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China
    1981.9-1986.8 Bachelor of Science (Subject: Geophysics)
             Department of Earth and Space Science
             University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China

    2002.5-Now Professor,College of Earth and Planetary Sciences 
             University  of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
    1997.11-2002.4 Associate Professor, Department of Earth Sciences 
             Graduate School  of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
    1989.6-1997.10 Assistant Professor, Lecturer, Department of Earth Sciences
             Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
    2006.02 Guest Professor, MTC, BHP Billiton, Australia 
    2005.5-2005.6 Guest Professor, Department of Earth, Atomsphere, and Ocean
             Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, France
    2005.1 Guest Professor, Department of Mathematics
             The HongKong University of Science and Technology
    2001.6-2001.9 Senior Visiting Scholar, Earthquake Research Institute
             The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
    1997.4-1997.7 Visiting Scholar, Earthquake Research Institute
             The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
    1993.10-1994.3 Research Student, Department of Earth and Planetary Physics
             The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

    2007.2 - 2012.3 Dean, College of Earth Sciences 
             University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
    2004.4 - 2007.1 Associate Dean, College of Earth Sciences 
             Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China 
    1999.1 - 2001.7 Associate Director, Department of Earth Sciences 
             Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

1. Fundamentals of Geophysics (60/3):
An introductory course mainly for graduate students with the major in geology, geophysics, and other related geosciences. Topics involve seismic waves, seismic refraction and reflection, earthquake seismology, gravity and isostasy, magnetic interpretation, heat flow, and plate tectonics.

2. Data Analysis and Data Mining in Geosciences (40/2): A course for graduate students mainly with the major in geosciences. We will introduce some related mathematical methods used by a few geologists and geophysicists including elementary statistics, matrix algebra, spatial analysis, cluster analysis, and data classification. (2012-2014)

3. Classical Literature Reading in Geophysics (20/1): A graduate seminar course that reads and discusses very classical observations and discoveries in solid geophysics such as seismology, gravity, Earth’s magnetics. (2010-2014)


Guo Changsheng, Sun Pengchao and Wei DongpingFormation conditions of the young flat-slab in the wedge subduction zone, Tectonophysics,, 2023

Sun, Pengchao; Guo, Changsheng; Wei, Dongping Estimating terrestrial water storage variations in Chile with the effects of earthquakes deducted, Hydrological Sciences Journal, 68:12, 1663-1679, DOI: 10.1080/02626667.2023.2230217, 2023

Sun, P.; Guo, C.; Wei, D. GRACE Data Explore Moho Change Characteristics Beneath the South America Continent near the Chile Triple Junction. Remote Sensing. 14(4), 924; 2022

Guo C, Sun P and Wei D, Numerical Simulation of the Effects of Wedge Subduction on the Lithospheric Thermal Structure and the Seismogenic Zone South of Chile Triple Junction. Frontiers in Earth Science. 9:782458. doi: 10.3389/feart.2021.782458, 2021

Changyi Xu, Xiao Yu, and Dongping Wei, Implicit expansion rate of the Earth in global plate motions, Geodesy and Geodynamics, 10, 228-234, 2019

Yuanjie Li, Qing-Song Liu, Dongping WEI, Sanzhong Li, Yongjae Yu, Variations of Earth Magnetic Field Intensity for the Past 5 Myr Derived From Marine Magnetic Anomalies in a Slow‐to‐Intermediate Spreading South Atlantic Ridge, 123, 7321-7337, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth,, 2018

Yanan SHI, Dongping WEI, Zhong-Hai LI, Ming-Qi LIU, Mengxue LIU, Subduction mode selection during slab and mantle transition zone interaction: Numerical modeling, Pure and Applied Geophysics,, 175(2), 529-548, 2018

Qianqian Liu, Yanan Shi, Dongping Wei, Peng Han, Shunyun Chen, Peixun Liu, and Liqiang Liu, Near-surface Geothermal Gradient Observation and Geothermal Analyses in the Xianshuihe Fault Zone, Eastern Tibetan Plateau, ACTA Geologica Sinica, 91(2), 414-428, 2017

Peng Han, Dongping Wei, Keliang Zhang, Zhentian Sun, and Xiaoya Zhou, Lattice-Preferred orientations of olivine in subducting oceanic lithosphere derived from the observed seismic anisotropies in double seismic zones, Earthquake Science,DOI 10.1007/s11589-016-0160-5,29(4), 243-258,2016

Changyi Xu, Dongping Wei, and Wenke Sun, Contribution of coseismic deformations on the current expansion of the Earth, Original Research Article, Journal of Geodynamics, 99, 10-15, 2016

L iu Qianqian,Wei Dongping, Zhang Xiaohui, Sun Zhentian. Exploration of Regional Surface Average Heat Flow from Meteorological and Geothermal Series. Applied Geophysics. 10(4), 495-505, DOI: 10.1007/s11770-013-0406-0, 2013

Zhang, Xiaohui, Zhiqiu Gao, and Dongping Wei, The Sensitivity of Ground Surface Temperature Prediction to Soil Thermal Properties Using the Simple Biosphere Model (SiB2), Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, 29(3), 623-634, 2012

Zhang K., D. Wei. Correlation between plate age and layer separation of double seismic zones, Earthquake Science, 25: 95-101, doi:10.1007/s11589-012-0835-5, 2012

Zhang K., D. Wei. On the influence factors of double seismic zones (in Chinese with English abstract), Chinese J. Geophys. 54(11): 2838-2850, 2011

Zhang K., Wei D. Implications from the kinematic pattern of the Longmenshan region. Tectonophysics, 504,57-64,2011

Li, X., D. Wei, X. Yuan, R. Kind, P. Kumar, H. Zhou, Details of the doublet Moho structure beneath Lhasa, Tibet, obtained by comparison of P and S receiver functions, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am. 101(3), 1259-1269, 2011

Keliang Zhang, Dongping Wei. A kinematic thermal model for descending slab with velocity boundary layers: a case study for Tonga. Acta Geologica Sinica, 85(1), 211-222, 2011

FENG Xiang-dong, WEI Dong-ping, and CHEN Qi-fu, Discussion on the dynamic mechanics of great Huabei area based on the observed stress data, ACTA Seismologica Sinica, 18(1): 1-11, 2005.

HUANG Xi-ying, WEI Dong-ping, CHEN Qi-fu, CHEN Hong, An analysis on short-wave components of the global stress field, ACTA Seismologica Sinica, 16(1): 42-49, 2003.

Wei, Dongpingand Chen, Qi-fu, Implicit Randomness in Earthquakes, Geophys. Res. Lett., 29(8), 10.1029/2001GL013795, 2002.

Wei, D., Asthenospheric Static Push and Its Implications to Plate Dynamics (in Chinese with English abstract), Journal of Geomechanics, 6(1), 4-13, 2000

Wei, D., H. Zhou, and Z. Wang, Low velocity zone of upper mantle and its effect on PdSwr related to 670-km discontinuity, ACTA Seismologica Sinica, 13(1), 67-74, 2000

Wei D. and Seno T., Determination of the Amurian plate motion. In Flower M, Chung S-L, Lo C-L, and Lee T-Y eds. Mantle Dynamics and Plate Interactions in East Asia. Geodynamics Series 27, 337-346, 1998.

Wei, D., Y. Shi, M. Tang, and W. Dong, Calculation of Heat Flow from Meteorological Data,Chinese Journal of Geophysics, 35(4), 553-560, 1992.