Dr Xiaolong Ma

Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Experience:

2020-now : Postdoctoral researcher, RSES, Australian National University

2017-2019: Postdoctoral researcher, Institute of Geophysics, Münster University


2011-2017: PhD in Seismology, GIG, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

2007-2011: B.Sc. in Geo-information Science and Technology, Zhejiang University

Research interests

Correlation Wavefield; Seismic Scattering; Waveform Modeling; Seismic Structure in the Lowermost Mantle

I am an observational seismologist. My current research centers on correlation seismology and its applications in exploring the Earth's structure to better understand the dynamic and evolution of the Earth. My previous research is to improve the resolution of Earth's structure by using high-frequency scattered seismic waves based on array processing and waveform modeling methods.


Ma X., and Thomas C., 2020. Small-scale scattering heterogeneities in the lowermost mantle From a global analysis of PKP precursors. J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 125, e2019JB018736.

Ma X., and Huang Z., 2020. Attenuation of High-Frequency P and S Waves in the Crust of Central and Western Tien Shan. Pure Appl. Geophys.,177, 4127-4142.

Ma X., and Huang Z., 2020. Small-scale scattering heterogeneities beneath the northern Tien Shan from the teleseismic P wavefield. Earth Planets Space, 72:13.

Ma X., Sun X., and Thomas C., 2019. Localized ultra-low velocity zones at the eastern boundary of Pacific LLSVP. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 507, 40-49.

Ma X., Sun X., 2017. Ultra-low velocity zone heterogeneities at the core-mantle boundary from diffracted PKKPab waves. Earth Planets Space, 69:115.

Ma X., Sun X., Wiens D.A., Wen L., Nyblade A., Anandakrishnan S., Aster R., Huerta A., and Wilson T., 2016. Strong seismic scatterers near the core-mantle boundary north of the Pacific Anomaly. Phys. Earth Planet. Inter., 253, 21-30.