Ping Zhang

PhD student

Education:

2018-present     

Ph.D. student, Australian National University, Australia

Supervisor Chair: Prof. Meghan S. Miller

Supervisor Panel: Prof. B.L.N. Kennett, Prof. Malcolm Sambridge, Dr. Caroline M. Eakin

2014-2017        

M.S. in Geophysics, University of Science and Technology of China, China

Thesis Title:  Receiver Function Imaging and Joint Inversion Method: Theory and Application

Supervisor: Prof. Huajian Yao, Prof. Ling Chen

2010-2014         

B.S. in Geophysics (Graduate with Honors), Jilin University, China

Research interests

  • Arc-continent collision (Banda Arc-Australian Continent Collision)
  • Subduction zone processes
  • Cratonic stabilization/reactivation (North China Craton)
  • Receiver function imaging
  • Joint seismological inversion (methodology & application)

Groups

ORCID IDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-1425-3925

Google Scholarhttps://scholar.google.com/citations?user=M05A644AAAAJ&hl=en

Journal Articles

  • Zhang, P., Miller, M.S., Schulte-Pelkum, V., Tectonic Fabric in the Banda Arc-Australian Continent Collisional Zone Imaged by Teleseismic Receiver Functions. (accepted on 30 Jan, 2022), Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems.
  • ​​​​Jiang C.X., Zhang, P., White M.C.A, Pickle R., Miller, M.S. (2022) A detailed earthquake catalogue for Banda arc – Australian plate collision zone using machine-learning phase picker and an automated workflow. The Seismic Record. 2(1), 1-10, doi: https://doi.org/10.1785/0320210041.
  • Zhang, P., Miller, M.S. (2021) Seismic Imaging of the Subducted Australian Continental Margin Beneath Timor and the Banda Arc Collision Zone. Geophysical Research Letters. 48(4), e2020GL089632. doi: https://doi.org/10.1029/2020GL089632.
  • Miller, M.S., Zhang, P., Dahlquist M.P., West, A.J., Beck, T.W., Harris, C.W. (2021) Inherited lithospheric structures control arc-continent collisional heterogeneity. Geology. 49(6), 652-656. doi: https://doi.org/10.1130/G48246.1.
  • Zhang P., Yao, H.J., Chen, L., Fang, L.H., Wu, Y., & Feng, J.K. (2019) Moho depth variations from receiver function imaging in the Northeastern North China Craton and its tectonic implications. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. doi: https://doi.org/10.1029/2018JB016122.
  • Zhang P., Yao H.J., (2017) Stepwise joint inversion of surface wave dispersion, ZH ratio and receiver function data for 1-D crustal shear wave velocity structure. Earthquake Science, 1-10, doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11589-017-0197-0.
  • Yang, Y., Yao, H.J., Wu, H.X., Zhang, P., & Wang, M.M. (2019). A new crustal shear-velocity model in Southwest China from joint seismological inversion and its implications for regional crustal dynamics. Geophysical Journal International. 220(2), 1379-1393. https://doi.org/10.1093/gji/ggz514.
  • Yang, Y., Yao, H.J., Zhang, P., & Chen, L. (2018). Crustal azimuthal anisotropy in the trans-North China orogen and adjacent regions from receiver functions. Science China Earth Sciences, 1-11, doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11430-017-9209-9.
  • Zhang C., Yao H.J., Liu Q.Y., Zhang P., Yuan Y., Feng J.K., Fang L.H., (2018) Linear array ambient noise adjoint tomography reveals intense crust-mantle interactions in North China Craton. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth123(1), 368-383, doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/2017JB015019.
  • Qiao, L., Yao, H.J., Lai, Y. C., Huang, B. S., & Zhang, P., (2018) Crustal structure of southwest China and northern Vietnam from ambient noise tomography: implication for the large‐scale material transport model in SE Tibet. Tectonicsdoi: https://doi.org/10.1029/2018TC004957.
  • Feng J.K., Yao H.J., Poli P., Fang L.H., Wu Y., Zhang P., (2017). Depth variations of 410 km and 660 km discontinuities in Eastern North China Craton revealed by ambient noise interferometry. Geophysical Research Letters, 44(16), 8323-8335, doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/2017GL074263.

Conference Abstracts

  • Chengxin Jiang, Ping Zhang, Malcom C.A. White, Robert C. Pickle, Meghan S. Miller, (2021) A detailed earthquake catalogue for Timor and Eastern Indonesia using machine-learning phase picker and an automated workflow. In 2021 AGU Fall Meeting Abstract. 
  • Ping Zhang, Meghan S. Miller. (2021) Seismic imaging of the subducted Australian continental margin beneath Timor and the Banda Arc collision zone (Keynote talk). In Australian Earth Sciences Convention 2021 Abstract. 
  • Ping Zhang, Meghan S. Miller, Vera Schulte-Pelkum, (2020) Crustal structure and its tectonic implications to the Banda Arc-Australian continent collision revealed by teleseismic receiver functions (Oral). In 2020 AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts. T047-06.
  • Meghan S Miller, Ping Zhang, Maxwell Phillip Dahlquist, A. Joshua West, Thorsten W Becker, Cooper William Harris (2020). Inherited lithospheric structures control arc-continent collisional heterogeneity. In 2020 AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts. T047-07.
  • Hanxiao Wu, Ping Zhang, Huajian Yao (2020). Stepwise joint inversion for 1-D crustal Vp/Vs structure using surface wave dispersion, Rayleigh wave ZH ratio, and receiver function data. In 2020 AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts. S064-0011.
  • Ping Zhang, Meghan S Miller, (2019) Transition in the Banda Arc-Australian continental collision revealed by joint tomography with body and surface wave data. In 2019 AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts.
  • Ping Zhang, Meghan S Miller, (2019) Transition in the Banda Arc-Australian continental collision revealed by surface wave tomography (Poster). 2019 SAGE/GAGE Workshop in Portland, U.S. & Passive Imaging Summer School in Cargese, France.
  • Meghan S Miller, Lisa A Alpert, Thorsten W Becker, Maxwell Phillip Dahlquist, Cooper William Harris, Adam Francis Holt, Yuwei Li, Hendro Nugroho, Leland O’Driscoll, Robert Porritt, Nova Roosmawati, A. Joshua West, Sri Widiyantoro, and Ping Zhang. (2019) On the cusp of a tear: Continental subduction in the Banda Arc. In 2019 AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts
  • Meghan S Miller, Cooper William Harris, Robert Porritt, Daoyuan Sun, Ping Zhang, Sri Widiyantoro, Pepen Supendi, Thorsten W Becker, (2019). Insights into the transitions in the Banda Arc-Australian continental collision from seismic imaging of deep slab structures. 2019 EGU General Assembly & 2019 SSA Meeting.
  • Zhang, P., Yao, H., Chen, L., Wang, X., Fang, L., (2017). Exploring Moho sharpness in the Northeastern North China Craton with frequency-dependence analysis of Ps receiver function (Poster). In AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts. S21C-0723.
  • Yao, H., Zhang, P., Chen, L., Wu, Y., Fang, L., (2017). Moho Depth Variations in the Northeastern North China Craton Revealed by Receiver Function Imaging (Oral). In JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting Abstracts. SIT30-03.
  • Zhang, C., Yao, H., Liu, Q., Yuan, Y., Zhang, P., Feng, J., Fang, L., (2017). Ambient noise adjoint tomography for a linear array in North China (Poster). In AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts. S51D-0625.
  • Zhang, P., Chen, L., Yao, H., Fang, L. (2016). Moho Depth Variations in the Northeastern North China Craton Revealed by Receiver Function Imaging (Poster). In AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts. S43B-2820.
  • Yao H., Zhang, P., Fang, H., Zhang, H. (2016). Constrain depth-dependent Vp/Vs ratio in the crust from joint seismological inversion (Oral). In AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts. S32C-02.
  • Yao, H., & Zhang, P. (2015, December). Joint Inversion of Receiver Function, Surface Wave Dispersion and ZH Ratio for Crustal Structure Based on Tikhonov Regularization (Poster). In AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts. N551A-1962.