Xiaodong Song’s Research

My research involves primarily the application of seismic observations in modeling and imaging the structure and dynamics of the Earth's interior, including studies of structure and dynamics of the Earth's core, determination of the inner core super-rotation, mapping the fine structure of the inner core anisotropy and heterogeneity, structure near the inner core-fluid core boundary, and lateral variation of the lowermost mantle and core-mantle boundary, lithosphere structure and tectonics of China and East Asia, seismic noise interferometry, and joint inversion of crust and upper mantle structure. I'm interested in inter-disciplinary research and most of my research has been conducted in collaborations with talented students and collaborators. Motivated students are encouraged to contact me directly. 


Original Research Publications

List of Peer-Reviewed Publications

Selected Publications on the Earth’s Core and Deep Mantle (pdf files in ZIP)

Selected Publications on the Asian Lithosphere and Tectonics (pdf files in ZIP)

Selected news reports on some research works


Invited Research Review Papers 
(most on Earth's core, some in Chinese. pdf files in ZIP)


Popular Science Writings
(pieces on Earth's interior for encyclopedia, science reports, and newspapers, some in Chinese. pdf files in ZIP)


Research Products