Ling-Yun Chiao
  • Ling-Yun Chiao


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  • Research Room: Room 211, Institute of Oceanography
  • Field: Marine Geophysics, Geophysical Inverse Theory, Geodynamics
  • Academic Background:
    • 1991/10 Ph.D., Geophysics Program, University of Washington, Seattle
    • 1992/02 ~ 2003/07 Associate Professor, Institute of Oceanography, National Taiwan University
    • 2003/08 ~ Professor, Institute of Oceanography, National Taiwan University
  • Research Achievements/Publications:
      Publications (2003~)
    • Chen, L., Chiang, H.T., Wu, J.N., Chiao, L.-Y., Shyu, C.T., Liu, C.S., Wang, Y.S.E, Chen, S.C. (2020) The focus thermal study around the spreading center of southwestern Okinawa trough. Tectonophysics, 796, 228649.
    • Peng, C. C., Kuo, B. Y., Faccenda, M., Chiao, L. Y. (2020) Mantle flow entrained by the Hindu Kush continental subduction inferred from source-side seismic anisotropy. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 530, 115905.
    • Wu, J.N., H.T. Chiang, L.-Y. Chiao*, C.T. Shyu, C.S. Liu, Y.S. Wang, S.C. Chen (2019) Revisiting the data reduction of seafloor heat-flow measurement: The example of mapping hydrothermal venting site around Yonaguni Knoll IV in the South Okinawa Trough. Tectonophysics, 767, UNSP 228159.
    • Chen, Y.N.*, Y.C. Gung, L.-Y. Chiao, and J. Rhie (2017) Intrinsic noise level of noise cross-correlation functions and its implication to source population of ambient noises. Geophysical Journal International, 209 (1), 141-151.
    • Chen, Y.L., S.H. Hung*, J.S. Jiang, and L.-Y. Chiao (2016) Systematic correlations of the earthquake frequency-magnitude distribution with the deformation and mechanical regimes in the Taiwan orogeny. Geophysical Research Letters, 43 (10), 5017-5025.
    • Huang, T.Y., Y.-C. Gung*, B.Y. Kuo, L.-Y. Chiao, and Y.N. Chen (2015) Layered deformation in the Taiwan orogeny, Science, 349(6249), 720-723.
    • Chiao, L.-Y.*, and Q. Liu (2014) Dependence of sandpile avalanche frequency–size distribution on coverage extent and compactness of embedded toppling threshold heterogeneity: implications for the variation of Gutenberg–Richter b value. Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics, 21(6), 1185-1193.
    • Chiao, L.-Y.*, Y.-N. Chen, and Y. Gung (2014) Constructing empirical resolution diagnostics for kriging and minimum curvature gridding. Journal of Geophysical Research Solid Earth, 119, 3939-3954.
    • Chiao, L.-Y.*, C.-H. Hsieh, and T.-S. Chiu (2012) Exploring spatiotemporal ecological variations by the multiscale interpolation, Ecological Modeling, 246, 26-33.
    • Chiao, L.-Y.* (2012) Variational dynamics of the complex topology of a seimicity network, Physica A - Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 391, 497-507.
    • Huang, T.-Y., Y.-C. Gung*, W.-T. Liang, L.-Y. Chiao, and L.-S. Teng (2012) Broad-band Rayleigh wave tomography of Taiwan and its implications on gravity anomalies, Geophysical Research Letters, 39, L05305.
    • Hung, S.-H.*, W.-P. Chen, and L.-Y. Chiao (2011) A data-adaptive, multiscale approach of finite-frequency, traveltime tomography with special reference to P and S wave data from central Tibet. Journal of Geophysical Research, 116(B6), B06307.
    • Chen, Y.-N.*, Y. Gung, S.-H. You, S.-H. Hung, L.-Y. Chiao, T.-Y. Huang, Y.-L. Chen, W.-T. Liang, and S. Jan (2011) Characteristics of short period secondary microseisms (SPSM) in Taiwan: The influence of shallow ocean strait on SPSM. Geophysical Research Letters, 38, L04305.
    • Chen, P.F.*, B.S. Huang, and L.-Y. Chiao (2011) Upper mantle seismic velocity anomaly beneath southern Taiwan as revealed by teleseismic relative arrival times. Tectonophysics, 498(1-4), 27-34.
    • You S.-H.*, Y.-C. Gung, L.-Y. Chiao, Y.-N. Chen, C.-H. Lin, W.-T. Liang, and Y.-L. Chen (2010) Multiscale ambient noise tomography of short-period Rayleigh waves across northern Taiwan. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 100(6), 3165-3173.
    • Hung, S.-H.*, W.-P. Chen, L.-Y. Chiao, and T.-L. Tseng (2010) First multi-scale, finite-frequency tomography illuminates 3-D anatomy of the Tibetan Plateau. Geophysical Research Letters, 37, L06304.
    • Chiao, L.-Y.*, H.-Y. Fang, Y.-C. Gung, Y.-H. Chang, and S.-H. Hung (2010) Comparative appraisal of linear inverse models constructed via distinctive parameterizations (comparing distinctly inverted models). Journal of Geophysical Research, 115(B7), B07305.
    • Gung, Y.*, Y.-T. Hsu, L.-Y. Chiao, and M. Obayashi (2009) Multiscale waveform tomography with two-step model parameterization. Journal of Geophysical Research, 114(B11), B11301.
    • Chou, H.-C., B.-Y. Kuo*, L.-Y. Chiao, D. Zhao, and S.-H. Hung (2009) Tomography of the westernmost Ryukyu subduction zone and the serpentinization of the fore-arc mantle. Journal of Geophysical Research, 114(B12), B12301.
    • Chen, C.-C.*, L.-Y. Chiao, Y.-T. Lee, H.-W. Cheng, and Y.-M. Wu (2008) Long-range connective sandpile models and its implication to seismicity evolution. Tectonophysics, 454(1-4), 104-107.
    • Chen, C.-C*., Y.-T. Lee, and L.-Y. Chiao (2008) Intermittent criticality in the long-range connective sandpile (LRCS) model. Physics Letters A, 372(24), 4340-4343.
    • Lee, Y.-T., C.-C. Chen*, Y.-F. Chang, and L.-Y. Chiao (2008) Precursory phenomena associated with large avalanches in the long-range connective sandpile (LRCS) model. Physica A –Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 387(21), 5263-5270.
    • Pai, S.-C.*, Y.-H. Lai, L.-Y. Chiao and T. Yu (2007) Dispersion-convolution model for simulating peaks in a flow injection system. Journal of Chromatography A, 1139(1), 109-120.
    • *Pai, S.-C., and L.-Y. Chiao (2007) Temporal shift: a hidden key to the skewed peak puzzle. Journal of Chromatography A, 1139(1), 104-108.
    • Pai, S.-C.*, and L.-Y. Chiao (2007) Exchange of comments on "Temporal shifting: a hidden key to the skewed peak puzzle". Journal of Chromatography A, 1148(2), 262-263.
    • Wu, Y.-M.*, and L.-Y. Chiao (2006) Seismic quiescence before the 1999 Chi-Chi, Taiwan, Mw7.6 earthquake, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 96(1), 321-327.
    • Chen, P.-F.*, L.-Y. Chiao, P.H. Huang, Y.J. Yang and L.G. Liu (2006) Elasticity of magnesite and dolomite from a genetic algorithm for inverting Brillouin spectroscopy measurements, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 155, 73-86.
    • Chou, H.C.*, B.Y. Kuo, S.H. Hung, L.-Y. Chiao, D. Zhao, and Y.-M. Wu (2006) The Taiwan-Ryukyu subduction-collision complex: Folding of a viscoelastic slab and the double seismic zone. Journal of Geophysical Research, 111(B4), B04410.
    • Chiao, L.-Y.*, J.-R. Lin, Y.-C. Gung (2006) Crustal magnetization equivalent source model of Mars constructed from a hierarchical multiresolution inversion of the Mars Global Surveyor data. Journal of Geophysical Research, 111(E12), E10210.
    • Lin, S.-C.*, B.-Y. Kuo, L.-Y. Chiao, and P.E. van Keken (2005) Thermal plume models and melt generation in East Africa: A dynamic modeling approach. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 237(1-2), 175-192.
    • Hung, S.-H.*, E.J. Garnero, L.-Y. Chiao, B.-Y. Kuo, and T. Lay (2005) Finite-frequency tomography of D” shear velocity heterogeneity beneath the Caribbean. Journal of Geophysical Research, 110(B7), B07305.
    • Chiao, L.-Y.*, and Y.-H. Wang (2004) Multiresolution interpolation and detiding of the ADCP data. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 21(1), 122-134.
    • Wang, Y.H.*, L.-Y. Chiao, M.M.L. Kamazima, and D.-P. Wang (2004) Analysis of flow at the gate of Taiwan Strait. Journal of Geophysical Research, 192(C2), C02025.
    • Font, Y.*, H. Kao, S. Lallemand, C.-S. Liu, and L.-Y. Chiao (2004) Hypocentre determination offshore of eastern Taiwan using the Maximum Intersection method, Geophys. J. Int., 158, 655-675.
    • Hung, S.-H.*, Y. Shen, and L.-Y. Chiao (2004) Imaging Seismic Velocity Structure beneath the Iceland Hotspot - A Finite-Frequency Approach. Journal of Geophysical Research, 109B8), B08305.
    • Ma, K.- F.*, Chiao, and L.-Y. Chiao (2004) Rupture behavior of the 1999 Chi-Chi, Taiwan, earthquake - slips on a curved fault in response to the regional plate convergence. Engineering Geology, 71(1-2), 1-11.
    • Chiao, L.-Y.*, and W. Liang (2003) Multiresolution parameterization for geophysical inverse problems., Geophysics, 68(1), 199-209.
    • Pai, S.-C.*, C.-S. Chern, and L.-Y. Chiao (2003) Further clarification of the parcel model. Journal of Chromatography A, 1018(1), 123-125.
    • Font, Y.*, H. Kao, C.S. Liu, and L.-Y. Chiao (2003) A comprehensive 3D seismic velocity model for the eastern Taiwan-southernmost Ryukyu regions. TAO, 14, 159-182.
  • Teaching:
      1.Geophysical Theory
      2.Geophysical Inverve Theory
      3.Mantle dynamics
      4.Marine Geophysics
      5.Discrete Wavelet

  • Supervised Dissertations:
      PhD: Chen,Y.-N.
      Ms: Kao, C.-H.; Yeh, C.-Y.; Chang, Y.-Y.; Huang, B.-Y.; Huang, Y.-T.