Publications 1981 - 1999

Anderson, Don L., 1982, Isotopic evolution of the mantle; the role of magma mixing: Earth Planetary Science Letters, v. 57, p. 1-12.

Anderson, Don L., 1982, Rise of deep diapirs; Reply: Geology, 10, p. 561-562.

Anderson, Don L., and Dziewonski, A. M., 1982, Upper mantle anisotropy; evidence from free oscillations: Geophys. Jour. Royal Astron. Soc., v. 69, p. 383-404.

Anderson, Don L., 1982, The chemical composition and evolution of the mantle: Advances in Earth and Planet. Sci., v. 12, High-Pressure Research in Geophysics, edited by S. Akimoto and M. H. Manghnani, p. 301-318. 

Anderson, Don L., 1982, Isotopic evolution of the mantle; a model: Earth Planetary Science Letters, v. 57, p.13-24.

Dziewonski, A. M., and Anderson, Don L., 1982, Travel times and station corrections for P waves at teleseismic distances: Jour. Geophys. Res., v. 88, no. B4, p. 3295-3314. 

Nakanishi, I., and Anderson, Don L., 1982, Worldwide distribution of group velocity of mantle Rayleigh waves as determined by spherical harmonic inversion, Seismol. Soc. America Bull., v. 72, p. 1185-1194. 

Anderson, Don L., 1982, Hotspots, polar wander, mesozoic convection, and the geoid: Nature, v. 297, no. 5865, p. 391-393. 

Anderson, Don L., and Given, J. W. 1982, Absorption band Q model for the Earth: Jour. Geophys. Res., v. 87, no. B5, p. 3893-3904. 

Chael, E. P., and Anderson, Don L., 1982, Global Q estimates from antipodal Rayleigh waves: Jour. Geophys. Res., v. 87, no. B4, p. 2840-2850. 

Rayleigh, C. B., Sieh, K., Sykes, L., and Anderson, Don L., 1982, Forecasting Southern California earthquakes: Science, v. 217, no. 4565, p. 1097-1104. 

Anderson, Don L., 1983, A new look at the inner core of the Earth: Nature, v. 302, no. 5910, p. 660. 

Anderson, Don L., and Regan, J., 1983, Upper mantle anisotropy and the oceanic lithosphere:
Geophys. Res. Lett., v. 10, no. 9, p. 841-844. 

Nakanishi, I., and Anderson, Don L., 1983, Measurements of mantle wave velocities and inversion for lateral heterogeneity and anisotropy: Part I, Analysis of Great Circle phase velocities: Jour. Geophys. Res., v. 88, no. B12, p. 10,267-10,283. 

Anderson, Don L., 1983, Kimberlite and the evolution of the mantle: Proc. Third Int'l. Kimberlite Conf., "Developments in Petrology" (1982), in Kimberlites and Related Rocks, J. Kornprobst, ed., p. 395-403. 

Anderson, Don L., 1983, Chemical composition of the mantle: Jour. Geophys. Res., v. 88 supplement, p. B41-B52. 

Anderson, Don L., 1983, Solid earth geophysics: Geology, v. 11, no. 12, p. 680-681. 

Anderson, Don L., 1984, The Earth as a planet: paradigms and paradoxes: Science, v. 223, no. 4634, p. 347-355. 

Anderson, Don L., 1984, Chemical inhomogeneity of mantle above 670 km transition: Nature, v. 307, no. 5947, p. 114. 

Nakanishi, I., and Anderson, Don L., 1984a, Aspherical heterogeneity of the mantle from phase velocities of mantle waves: Nature, v. 307, p. 117-121. 

Nakanishi, I., and Anderson, Don L., 1984b, Measurements of mantle wave velocities and inversion for lateral heterogeneity and anisotropy - II. Analysis by the single-station method: Geophys. Jour. Royal Astron. Soc., v. 78, p. 573-617. 

Nataf, H.-C., Nakanishi, I., and Anderson, Don L., 1984, Anisotropy and shear velocity heterogeneities in the upper mantle: Geophys. Res. Lett., v. 11, no. 2, p. 109-112. 

Dziewonski, A. M., and Anderson, Don L., 1984, Structure, elastic and rheological properties and density of the Earth's interior, gravity, and pressure, in Numerical Data and Functional Relationships in Science and Technology, v. 2a, Geophysics of the Solid Earth, the Moon and the Planets, K. Fuchs and H. Soffel, eds. Landolt Bornstein, p. 84-96. 

Bass, J. D., and Anderson, Don L., 1984, Composition of the upper mantle: Geophysical tests of two petrological models: Geophys. Res. Lett. , v. 11, no. 3, p. 237-240. 

Anderson, Don L., 1984, Surface wave tomography: EOS, v. 65, no. 16, p. 147. 

Tanimoto, T., and Anderson, Don L., 1984, Mapping convection in the mantle: Geophys. Res. Letts., v. 11, no. 4, p. 287-290. 

Anderson, Don L., 1984, Seismic cross sections of the upper mantle: EOS, p. 346. 

Regan, J., and Anderson, Don L., 1984, Anisotropic models of the upper mantle: Phys. Earth Planet. Interiors, v. 35, p. 227-263. 

Anderson Don L., and Dziewonski, A. M., 1984a, Seismic tomography: Sci. Am., v. 251, no. 4, p.60-68. 

Anderson, Don L., and Bass, J. D., 1984, Mineralogy and composition of the upper mantle: Geophys. Res. Lett., v. 11, p. 637-640. 

Dziewonski, A. M., and Anderson, Don L., 1984, Seismic tomography of the Earth's interior: Am. Scientist, v. 72, no. 5, p. 483-494. 

Anderson, Don L., 1984, The Earth's interior is the new frontier: Geotimes, v. 29, no. 9, p. 16-17. 

Anderson, Don L., and Dziewonski, A. M., l984b, The Earth's interior: A new frontier and a new challenge for earth scientists: in Global Change, no. 5, eds. T. F. Malone and J. G. Roederer, ICSU Press, p. 345-353. 

Anderson, Don L., 1985, Hotspot magmas can form by fractionation and contamination of MORB, Nature, v. 318, p. 145-149. 

Tanimoto, T., and Anderson, Don L., 1985, Lateral heterogeneity and azimuthal anisotropy of the upper mantle: Love and Rayleigh waves 100-250 sec: Jour. Geophys. Res., v. 90, p. 1842-1858. 

Anderson, Don L., 1986, Earth sciences and public policy, Geotimes, v. 31, no. 10, p. 5. 

Nataf, H.-C., Nakanishi, I., and Anderson, Don L., 1986, Measurements of Mantle Wave Velocities and Inversion for Lateral Heterogeneities and Anisotropy, Part III: Inversion, Jour. Geophys. Res., v. 91, no. B7, p. 7261-7307. 

Anderson, Don L., and Bass, J. D., 1986, Transition region of the Earth's upper mantle, Nature, v. 320, p. 321-328. 

Anderson, Don L., 1987, Book Review of  "Origin of the Moon" by W. K. Hartmann, R. J. Phillips and G. J. Taylor, eds., Icarus, v. 72, no. 3. 

Anderson, Don L., 1987a, The Depths of Mantle Reservoirs, in Magmatic Processes, ed. B. O. Mysen, Spec. Publ. No. 1, Geochem. Soc. 

Anderson, Don L., 1987b, Exploring Earth's Inner Space, 1987 Science Year, The World Book Annual Science Supplement, World Book, Inc., Chicago, p. 196-209. 

Anderson, Don L., 1987c, A Seismic Equation of State II. Shear Properties and Thermodynamics of the Lower Mantle, Phys. Earth Planet. Interiors, v. 45, p. 307-323. 

Anderson, Don L., 1987d, Global Mapping of the Uppermantle by Surface Wave Tomography, in Composition, Structure and Dynamics of the Lithosphere Asthenosphere-System, eds. K. Fuchs and C. Froidevaux, Geodynamics Series v. 16, American Geophysical Union, Washington, D.C., pp. 327. 

Anderson, Don L., 1987e, Thermally induced phase changes, lateral heterogeneity of the mantle, continental roots and deep slab anomalies, Jour. Geophys. Res., v. 92, p. 13,968-13,980.  Correction article here.

Anderson, Don L., Bolt, B. A., and Morse, S. A., 1987, The Lehmann Discontinuity, EOS, 68, p.1593. 

Anderson, Don L., 1987, Corrections: Thermally induced phase changes, lateral heterogeneity of the mantle, continental roots and deep slab anomalies, Jour. Geophys. Res., v. 92, B13, p. 13,968-13,980. 

Anderson, Don L., 1988, Evolution of Earth Structure and Future Directions of 3D Modeling, Asphericity, Anisotropy, and Anelasticity of the Mantle: in The VELA Program, Twenty Five Year Review of Basic Research, DARPA, Arlington, VA., p. 399-418. 

Anderson, Don L., 1988, Book Review, "The Earth's Core," 2nd Ed., by J. A. Jacobs, Nature,
332, p. 27. 


Anderson, Don L., 1988, Temperature and pressure derivatives of elastic constants with application to the mantle, Jour. Geophys. Res., v. 93, p. 4688-4700. 

Anderson, Don L., 1988, Response to Presentation of Arthur L. Day Medal, Bull. Geol. Soc. Am., 100, p. 971-973. 

Anderson, Don L., 1988, Book Review "The Behavior of the Earth; Continental and Seafloor Mobility" by Claude Allégré, The Scientist. 

Anderson, Don L., 1988, Terrascope Could Shake Up Future Earthquake Science, The Scientist, (10/3/88), p. 13-15. 

Duffy, T. S., and Anderson, Don L. 1989, Seismic velocities in mantle minerals and the mineralogy of the upper mantle, Jour. Geophys. Res., v. 94, p. 1895-1912. 

Heaton, T. H. and Anderson, Don L., Arabasz, W. J., Buland, R., Ellsworth, W. L., Hartzell, S. H., Lay, T., and Spudich, P. 1989, National Seismic System Science Plan, U. S. Geological Survey Circular 1031, U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington. 

Montagner, J.-P. and Anderson, Don L., 1989, Constrained Reference Earth Model, Phys. Earth Planet. Interiors, v. 58, p. 205-227. 

Anderson, Don L., 1989, Composition of the Earth, Science, v. 243, p. 367-370. 

Anderson, Don L., 1989, Theory of the Earth, Blackwell Scientific Publications, Boston, 366 pp. 

Montagner, J.-P., and Anderson, Don L., 1989, Petrological constraints on seismic anisotropy, Phys. Earth Planet. Interiors, v. 54, p. 82-105. 

Anderson, Don L., 1989, Where on Earth is the Crust?, Physics Today, March, p. 38-46. 

Anderson, Don L., 1989, The Loma Prieta Earthquake: Lessons Learned, Statement to the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Science and Technology, December 4, 1989, San Francisco, Congressional Records, U. S. Government Printing Office, 1990. 

Zhou, H.-W., and Anderson, Don L., 1989, Search for Deep Slabs in the Northwest Pacific Mantle, Proc. of the N.A.S., U.S.A., 86, 8602-8608. 

Anderson, Don L., 1989, A Fault Line We Could Fix, The New York Times, October 20, 1989, A15. 

Montagner, J.-P., and Anderson, Don L., 1989, Constrained reference mantle model, Phys. Earth Planet. Interiors, v. 58, p. 205-227. 

Anderson, Don L., 1990, North America - From Crust to Core, From Then to Now, Gustavus Adolphus Nobel Conference Proceedings, November 1988, 112-134, in The Restless Earth, K. Carlson (Ed.) Harper and Row, San Francisco, 201 pp. 

Zhou, H.-W., Anderson, Don L., and Clayton, R. W., 1990, Modeling of Residual Spheres for Subduction Zone Earthquakes. I. Apparent Slab Penetration Signatures in the NW Pacific Caused by Deep Diffuse Mantle Anomalies, Jour. Geophy. Res., v. 95, p. 6799-6828. 

Anderson, Don L., 1990, Book review of "Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences", edited by G. W. Wetherill, A. L. Albee, and F. G. Stehli, Annual Reviews 1990, 676 pages. 

Kanamori, H., Mori, J., Anderson, Don L,. and Heaton, T., 1990, Seismic Excitation by the Space Shuttle Columbia, Nature, v. 349, p. 781-782. 

Anderson, Don L., 1990, Geophysics of the continental mantle: an historical perspective, in Continental Mantle, ed., M. Menzies, Clarendon Press, Oxford. 

Anderson, Don L., 1990, Planet Earth, Chapter 6, in The New Solar System, 3rd Edition, ed., J. Kelley Beatty and Andrew Chaikin, Cambridge Univ. Press, 326 pp. 

Solomon, S. C., Anderson, Don L., Banerdt, W. B., Butler, R. G., Davis, P. M., Duennebier, F. K., Nakamura, Y., Okal, E. A. and Phillips, R. J., 1990, Scientific rationale and requirements for a global seismic network on Mars, LPI Tech. Report 91-02, Lunar and Planetary Interiors, Houston, TX., 51pp. 

Anderson, Don L., 1991, Book review of "Origin of the Earth" edited by Horton E. Newsom, John H. Jones, et al., Science, v. 252, p. 729. 

Anderson, Don L., 1991, Bowie Medal Award, Response to Citation, EOS, 72, p. 257. 

Anderson, Don L., 1991, Chemical Boundaries in the Mantle, in Glacial Isostacy, Sea-Level and Mantle Rheology, eds., R. Sabadini, K. Lambeck, and E. Boschi, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, p. 379-401. 

Anderson Don L. 1991, The inside story (Book Review of), Introduction to the Physics of the Earth's Interior by Jean-Paul Poirier, Cambridge University Press, 264 pp., Physics Today, October, p. 46-47. 

Anderson, Don L., Tanimoto, T., and Zhang,Y.-S., 1992, Plate tectonics and hotspots: The third dimension, Science, v. 256, p. 1645-1650. 

Scrivner, C. and Anderson, Don L., 1992, The effect of post Pangea subduction on global mantle tomography and convection, Geophys. Res. Lett., vol. 19, no. 10, p. 1053-1056. 

Anderson, Don L., 1992, Citation for 1992 Bowie Medal to Alfred O. C. Nier, EOS, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, 73, no. 26, p. 273. 

Anderson, Don L., 1992, The Earth's interior, in: Understanding the Earth, a new synthesis Chapter 3, Geoff Brown, Chris Hawkesworth and Chris Wilson, eds., Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. p. 44-66. 

Anderson, Don L., 1992, Citation for the Thirteenth Award of the Medal of the Seismological Society of America to Hiroo Kanamori, Seismol. Soc. America Bull., v. 82, No. 3, p. 1554. 

Kanamori, H., Mori, J., Sturtevant, B., Anderson, D. L., and Heaton, T. 1992, Seismic excitation by space shuttles, Shock Waves, v. 2, p. 89-96. 

Anderson, Don L., Zhang, Y.-S., Tanimoto, T., 1992, Plume heads, continental lithosphere, flood basalts and tomography, in: Magmatism and the Causes of Continental Break-up, B. C. Storey, T. Alabaster and R. J. Pankhurst, eds., Geological Society Special Publication, No. 68. 

Anderson, Don L., 1993, 3He from the mantle; primordial signal or cosmic dust?, Science, v. 261,
p. 170-176. 

Watada, S., Kanamori, H., and Anderson, Don L., 1993, An analysis of Nearfield normal mode amplitude anomalies of the Landers earthquake, Jour. Geophys. Res., v. 20, no. 23, p. 2611-2614,. 

Kedar, S., Anderson, D. L., and Stevenson, D. J., 1993, Relationship between hotspots and mantle structure: Correlation with whole mantle seismic tomography, in: Flow and Creep in the Solar System: Observations, Modeling and Theory, D. B. Stone and S. K. Runcorn (eds.), Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands, p. 249-259. 

Ray, T. W., and Anderson, Don L., 1994, Spherical disharmonics in the Earth sciences and the spatial solution; Ridges; ridges, hotspots, slabs, geochemistry and tomography correlations, Jour. Geophys. Res., v. 99, B5, p. 9605-9614.

 Anderson, Don L., 1994, Superplumes or Supercontinents?, Geology, v. 22, p. 39-42. 

Anderson, Don L., 1994, Lithosphere and flood basalts, Nature, v. 367, p. 226. 

Anderson, Don L., 1994, The sublithospheric mantle as the source of continental flood basalts, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 123, p. 269-280. 

Zhao, Y., and Anderson, Don L., 1994, Mineral physics constraints on the chemical composition of the Earth's lower mantle, Phys. Earth Planet. Interiors, v. 85, p. 273-292. 

Anderson, Don L., 1994, Komatiites and picrites: Evidence for a depleted "plume" source, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 128, p. 303-311. 

Anderson, Don L., 1994, Superplumes or Supercontinents? Reply to Dr. Sheridan, Geology, v. 22,
p. 763-765. 

Anderson, Don L., 1994, Superplumes or Supercontinents? Reply to Dr. Kent, Geology, v. 22,
p. 1055-1056.

Anderson, D. L., 1995. Book review of "A History of the Earth" by John J. W. Rogers, American Scientist, 83, 86-87.


Anderson, D. L., 1995. Through the Glass Lightly; Viewpoint, Science, 267, 1618.

Anderson, D. L., 1995. Lithosphere, asthenosphere and perisphere, Reviews of Geophysics, 33, 125-149.

King, S. D. and D. L. Anderson, 1995. An Alternative Mechanism of Flood Basalt Formation, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 136, 269-279.

Polet, J. and D. L. Anderson, 1995. Depth extent of cratons as inferred from tomographic studies, Geology, 23, 205-208.

Wen, L. and D. L. Anderson, 1995. The Fate of Slabs Inferred from Seismic Tomography and 130 Million Years of Subduction, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 133, 185-198.


Anderson, D. L., 1996. Book review of "Equations of State of Solids for Geophysics and Ceramic Science" by Heinrich D. Holland and Ulrich Petersen, American Scientist, 84, 296-298.

Anderson, D. L., 1996. Book review of "Petrology: The Study of Igneous, Sedimentary & Metamorphic Rocks" by Loren A. Raymond, American Scientist, 84, 398-400.

Anderson, D. L., 1996. Book review of  "Living Dangerously: The Earth, Its Resources, and the Environment" by Heinrich D. Holland and Ulrich Peterson, American Scientist, 85, 71-72.

Anderson, D. L., 1996. Enriched Asthenosphere and Depleted Plumes, International Geology Review, 38, 1-21.

Hardeback, J. and D. L. Anderson, 1996. Eustasy as a test of a Cretaceous superplume hypothesis, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 137, 101-108.

Heller, P. L., D. L. Anderson and C. L. Angevine, 1996. Is the Middle Cretaceous Pulse of Rapid Seafloor Spreading Real or Necessary?, Geology, 24, 491-494.

Anderson, D. L., Feb. 4, 1997. Citation for 1996 William Bowie Medal to Eugene Shoemaker, EOS, 53.

Anderson, D. L., 1997. Book review of  "Volcanoes of the Solar System" by Charles Frankel and "Planetary Volcanism: A Study of Volcanic Activity in the Solar System" by Peter Cattermole, Physics Today, 77.

Wen, L. and D. L. Anderson, 1997. Slabs, hotspots, cratons and mantle convection revealed from residual seismic tomography in the upper mantle, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 99, 131-143.

Wen, L. and D. L. Anderson, 1997. Layered mantle convection: A model for geoid and topography and seismology, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 146, 367-377.

Wen, L. and D. L. Anderson, 1997. Present-day Plate Motion Constraint on Mantle Rheology and Convection, Journal of Geophysical Research, 102, 24,639-24,653.

Anderson, D. L., 1998. The Scales of Mantle Convection, Tectonophysics, 284, 1-17.

Anderson, D. L., 1998. The Helium Paradoxes, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 95, 4822-4827.


Anderson, Don L., 1998. A Model to Explain the Various Paradoxes Associated with Mantle Noble Gas Geochemistry, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 95, 9087-9092.

Anderson, D. L., 1998. The EDGES of the Mantle, The Core-Mantle Boundary Region, Michael Gurnis, Michael E. Wysession, Elise Knittle and Bruce A. Buffett, eds., American Geophysical Union, Washington, D.C., 255-271.

Kanamori, H., D. L. Anderson and T. H. Heaton, 1998. Frictional Melting During the Rupture of the 1994 Bolivian Earthquake, Science, 279, 839-842.

King, S. D. and D. L. Anderson, 1998. Edge-driven convection. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 160, p. 289-296.

Anderson, Don L., 1999. The First Ten Million Millennia or So, Physics Today, 49-51.


Anderson, D. L., 1999. A Theory of the Earth: Hutton and Humpty-Dumpty and Holmes. In: Craig, G.Y. & Hull, J.H. (eds.) James Hutton - Present & Future, Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 150, 13-35.

Anderson, D. L., 1999. The Inside of Earth: Deep-Earth Science from the Top Down, Engineering & Science, 62(1/2), 10-19.

Anderson, D. L., 1999. A Tale of Two Planets, International Geology Review, 41, 1051-1057.  (Original submission can be found here).