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Andreas Fichtner

ETH Zurich
Dept. of Earth Sciences
Sonneggstrasse 5
8092 Zurich
Switzerland

e-mail: andreas.fichtner@erdw.ethz.ch
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This website is not maintained anymore. Its last update roughly dates from March 2017. You can find up-to-date information on the website of my research group at ETH Zurich or on my personal website.

Additional material and resources:

Research summary
List of publications (including pdfs of many papers)
Production, research and educational codes
Google Scholar (including pdfs of many papers)



BOOKS
[B] Andreas Fichtner , 2010. Full seismic waveform modelling and inversion.
Spinger-Verlag, Heidelberg.

[A] Wolfgang Sproessig, Andreas Fichtner , 2005. Vektoranalysis.
Eagle Publishing, Leipzig.






ARTICLES AND CHAPTERS

2017

[65] Yesim Cubuk-Sabuncu, Tuncay Taymaz, Andreas Fichtner, 2017.
3-D crustal velocity structure of western Turkey: constraints from full-waveform tomography
Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, in press.
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[64] Andreas Fichtner, Laura Ermert, Alexey Gokhberg, 2017.
Seismic noise correlation on heterogeneous supercomputers
Seismological Research Letters, doi:10.1785/0220170043.
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[63] Evan Delaney, Laura Ermert, Korbinian Sager, Alexander Kristski, Sascha Bussat, Andreas Fichtner, 2017.
Passive seismic monitoring with nonstationary noise sources
Geophysics, 82, KS57-KS70.
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[62] Babak Hejrani, Hrvoje Tkalcic, Andreas Fichtner, 2017.
Centroid moment tensor catalogue using a 3D continental-scale Earth model: application to earthquakes in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands
Journal of Geophysical Research, in press.
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[61] Nienke Blom, Christian Boehm, Andreas Fichtner, 2017.
Synthetic inversions for density using seismic and gravity data
Geophysical Journal International, 209, 1204-1220.
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[60] Andreas Fichtner, Shravan Hanasoge, 2017.
Discrete wave equation upscaling
Geophysical Journal International, 209, 353-357.
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[59] Naiara Korta, Christian Boehm, Nicolas Vinard, Ivana J. Balic, Andreas Fichtner, 2017.
Optimal experimental design to position transducers in ultrasound breast imaging
2017 SPIE Conference Proceedings.
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[58] Andreas Fichtner, Laurent Stehly, Laura Ermert, Christian Boehm, 2017.
Generalised interferometry - I: Theory for interstation correlations
Geophysical Journal International, 208, 603-638.
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2016

[57] Agnieszka Plonka, Nienke Blom, Andreas Fichtner, 2016.
The imprint of crustal density heterogeneities on regional seismic wave propagation
Solid Earth, 7, 1591–1608
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[56] Rob Govers, Andreas Fichtner, 2016.
Signature of slab fragmentation beneath Anatolia from full-waveform tomography
Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 450, 10-19.
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[55] Christian Boehm, Mauricio Hanzich, Josep de la Puente, Andreas Fichtner, 2016.
Wavefield compression for adjoint methods in full-waveform inversion
Geophysics, 81, R385-R397.
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[54] Michael Afanasiev, Christian Boehm, Dave May, Andreas Fichtner, 2016.
Using effective medium theory to better constrain full waveform inversion
First Break, 34, 93-94.
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[53] Michael Afanasiev, Christian Boehm, Alexey Gokhberg, Andreas Fichtner, 2016.
Automatic global multiscale seismic inversion: Insights into model, data, and workflow management
ACM Digital Library, doi:10.1145/2929908.2929910.
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[52] Ross Maguire, Jeroen Ritsema, Peter E. van Keken, Andreas Fichtner, Saskia Goes, 2016.
P and S wave delays caused by thermal plumes
Geophysical Journal International, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggw187.
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[51] Alexey Gokhberg, Andreas Fichtner, 2016.
Full-waveform inversion on heterogeneous HPC systems
Computers and Geosciences, 89, 260-268.
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[50] Saule Simute, Hamish Steptoe, Laura Cobden, Andreas Fichtner, 2016.
Full-waveform inversion of the Japanese Islands region
Journal of Geophysical Research, 121, 3722-3741.
pdf

[49] Laura Ermert, Antonio Villasenor, Andreas Fichtner, 2016.
Cross-correlation imaging of ambient noise sources
Geophysical Journal International, 204, 347-364.
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[48] Michael Afanasiev, Daniel Peter, Korbinian Sager, Saule Simute, Laura Ermert, Lion Krischer, Andreas Fichtner, 2016.
Framework for a multiscale collaborative Earth model
Geophysical Journal International, 204, 39-58.
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2015

[47] Andreas Fichtner, Tristan van Leeuwen, 2015.
Resolution analysis by random probing
Journal of Geophysical Research, 120, 5549-5573.
pdf

[46] Andreas Fichtner, Antonio Villasenor, 2015.
Crust and upper mantle of the western Mediterranean - Constraints from full-waveform inversion
Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 428, 52-62.
pdf

[45] Andreas Fichtner, 2015.
Source-structure trade-offs in ambient noise correlations.
Geophysical Journal International, 202, 678-694.
pdf

[44] Lion Krischer, Saule Zukauskaite, Andreas Fichtner, Heiner Igel, 2015.
Large-scale seismic inversion framework.
Seismological Research Letters, 86, 1-10.
pdf

[43] Laura J. Cobden, Andreas Fichtner, Vicent C. H. Tong, 2015.
Waveform tomography in geophysics and helioseismology.
In: Extraterrestrial Seismology, Cambridge University Press, 365-377.



2014

[42] Nicholas Rawlinson, Andreas Fichtner, Malcolm Sambridge, Mallory Young, 2014.
Tomography and the assessment of uncertainty.
Advances in Geophysics, 55, 1-76.
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[41] Andreas Fichtner, Rene-Edouard Plessix, Clement Fleury, Biondo Biondi, 2014.
Advances in finite-frequency imaging and inversion - Introduction.
Geophysics, 79, WA1-WA2.
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[40] Andreas Fichtner, Martin van Driel, 2014.
Models and Frechet kernels for frequency-(in)dependent Q.
Geophysical Journal International, 198, 1878-1889.
pdf

[39] Moritz Bernauer, Andreas Fichtner, Heiner Igel, 2014.
Reducing non-uniqueness in finite source inversion using rotational ground motions.
Journal of Geophysical Research, 119, 4860-4875.
pdf

[38] Moritz Bernauer, Andreas Fichtner, Heiner Igel, 2014.
Optimal observables for multi-parameter seismic tomography.
Geophysical Journal International, 198, 1241-1254.
pdf

[37] Andreas Fichtner, 2014.
Source and processing effects on noise correlations.
Geophysical Journal International, 197, 1527-1531.
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2013

[36] Alison Malcolm, Andreas Fichtner, 2013.
Taming snakes and dragons in the Earth.
SIAM News, 11.


[35] Lorenzo Colli, Andreas Fichtner, Hans-Peter Bunge, 2013.
Full waveform tomography of the upper mantle in the South Atlantic region: Imaging a westward fluxing shallow asthenosphere?
Tectonophysics, 604, 26-40.
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[34] Nian Wang, Jean-Paul Montagner, Andreas Fichtner, Yann Capdeville, 2013.
Intrinsic versus extrinsic anisotropy: The radial anisotropy in reference Earth models.
Geophysical Research Letters, 40, 4284-4288.
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[33] Andreas Fichtner, Erdinc Saygin, Tuncay Taymaz, Paul Cupillard, Yann Capdeville, Jeannot Trampert, 2013.
The deep structure of the North Anatolian Fault Zone
Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 373, 109-117.
pdf

[32] Denise de Vos, Hanneke Paulssen, Andreas Fichtner, 2013.
Finite-frequency sensitivity kernels for two-station surface wave measurements
Geophysical Journal International, 194, 1042-1049.
pdf

[31] Jeannot Trampert, Andreas Fichtner, 2013.
Global imaging of the Earth's deep interior: Seismic constraints on (an)isotropy, density and attenuation
Physics and Chemistry of the Deep Earth (Wiley, edited by S.-I. Karato)


[30] Andreas Fichtner, Brian L N. Kennett, Jeannot Trampert, 2013.
Separating intrinsic and apparent anisotropy
Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 219, 11-20.
pdf

[29] Andreas Fichtner, Jeannot Trampert, Paul Cupillard, Erdinc Saygin, Tuncay Taymaz, Yann Capdeville, Antonio Villasenor, 2013.
Multi-scale full waveform inversion
Geophysical Journal International, 194, 534-556.
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[28] Paul Kaeufl, Andreas Fichtner, Heiner Igel, 2013.
Probabilistic full waveform inversion based on tectonic regionalization - development and application to the Australian upper mantle
Geophysical Journal International, 193, 437-451.
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[27] Jeannot Trampert, Andreas Fichtner, Jeroen Ritsema, 2013.
Resolution tests revisited: the power of random numbers
Geophysical Journal International, 192, 676-680.
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[26] Brian L. N. Kennett, Andreas Fichtner, Stewart Fishwick, Kazunori Yoshizawa, 2013.
Australian Seismological Reference Model (AuSREM): mantle component
Geophysical Journal International, 192, 871-887.
pdf

[25] Florian Rickers, Andreas Fichtner, Jeannot Trampert, 2013.
The Iceland-Jan Mayen plume system and its impact on mantle dynamics in the North Atlantic region: Evidence from full-waveform inversion
Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 367, 39-51.
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2012

[24] Brian L. N. Kennett, Andreas Fichtner, 2012.
A unified concept for comparison of seismograms using transfer functions
Geophysical Journal International, 191, 1403-1416.
pdf

[23] Moritz Bernauer, Andreas Fichtner, Heiner Igel, 2012.
Measurements of translation, rotation and strain: new approaches to seismic processing and inversion
Journal of Seismology, 16, 669-681.
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[22] Florian Rickers, Andreas Fichtner, Jeannot Trampert, 2012.
Imaging mantle plumes with instantaneous phase measurements of diffracted waves
Geophysical Journal International, 190, 650-664.
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[21] Andreas Fichtner, Stewart Fishwick, Kazunori Yoshizawa, Brian L. N. Kennett, 2012.
Optimal spherical spline filters for the analysis and comparison of regional-scale tomographic models
Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 190-191, 44-50.
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2011

[20] Simon Kremers, Andreas Fichtner, Gilbert B. Brietzke, Heiner Igel, Carene Larmat, L. Huang and Martin Kaeser, 2011.
Exploring the potentials and limitations of the time-reversal imaging of finite seismic sources
Solid Earth, 2, 95-105.
pdf

[19] Andreas Fichtner, Jeannot Trampert, 2011.
Resolution analysis in full waveform inversion
Geophysical Journal International, 187, 1604-1624.
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[18] Andreas Fichtner, Jeannot Trampert, 2011.
Hessian kernels of seismic data functionals based upon adjoint techniques
Geophysical Journal International, 185, 775-798.
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[17] Myall Hingee, Hrvoje Tkalcic, Andreas Fichtner, Malcolm Sambridge, 2011.
Seismic moment tensor inversion using a 3-D structural model: applications for the Australian region
Geophysical Journal International, 184, 949-964.
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[16] Andreas Fichtner, Paul Kaeufl, Brian L. N. Kennett, Jeannot Trampert, Heiner Igel, Hans-Peter Bunge, 2011.
Developments in full seismic waveform tomography on continental scales
Mitteilungen der Deutschen Geophysikalischen Gesellschaft, 1/2011, 15-23.



2010

[15] Andreas Fichtner, Brian L. N. Kennett, Heiner Igel, Hans-Peter Bunge, 2010.
Full waveform tomography for radially anisotropic structure: New insights into present and past states of the Australasian upper mantle
Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 290, 270-280.
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[14] Andreas Fichtner , Maarten De Wit, Manfred van Bergen, 2010.
Subduction of continental lithosphere in the Banda Sea region: Combining evidence from full waveform tomography and isotope ratios
Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 297, 405-412.
pdf

[13] Andreas Fichtner, Hrvoje Tkalcic, 2010.
Insights into the kinematics of a volcanic caldera drop: Probabilistic finite-source inversion of the 1996 Bárdarbunga, Iceland, earthquake
Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 297, 607-615.
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[12] Verena Hermann, Nguyen Dinh Pham, Andreas Fichtner, Simon Kremers, Hans-Peter Bunge, Heiner Igel, 2010.
Advances in modelling and inversion of seismic waveforms
in High Performance Computing in Science and Engineering , 3, 293-306. Spinger-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg



2009

[11] Andreas Fichtner, Brian L. N. Kennett, Heiner Igel, Hans-Peter Bunge, 2009.
Full waveform tomography for upper-mantle structure in the Australasian region using adjoint methods
Geophysical Journal International, 179, 1703-1725.
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[10] Andreas Fichtner, Heiner Igel, 2009.
Sensitivity densities for rotational ground motion measurements
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 99, 1302-1314.
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[9] Moritz Bernauer, Andreas Fichtner, Heiner Igel, 2009.
Inferring Earth structure from combined measurements of rotational and translational ground motions
Geophysics, 74, WCD41-WCD47.
pdf

[8] Andreas Fichtner, Heiner Igel, Hans-Peter Bunge, Brian L. N. Kennett, 2009.
Simulation and inversion of seismic wave propagation on continental scales based on a spectral-element method
Journal of Numerical Analysis, Industrial and Applied Mathematics, 4, 11-22.


[7] Andreas Fichtner, 2009.
Full waveform inversion for structural and source parameters
PhD Thesis, LMU Munich.


2008

[6] Andreas Fichtner, Heiner Igel, 2008.
Efficient numerical surface wave propagation through the optimization of discrete crustal models - a technique based on non-linear dispersion curve matching (DCM)
Geophysical Journal International, 173, 519-533.
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[5] Andreas Fichtner, Brian L. N. Kennett, Hans-Peter Bunge, Heiner Igel, 2008.
Theoretical background for continental and global scale full-waveform inversion in the time-frequency domain.
Geophysical Journal International, 175, 665-685.
Winner of the GJI student paper award 2008.
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2006

[4] Andreas Fichtner, Hans-Peter Bunge, Heiner Igel, 2006.
The adjoint method in seismology: I - Theory.
Physics of The Earth and Planetary Interiors, 157(1-2), 86-104, doi:10.1016/j.pepi.2006.03.016.
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[3] Andreas Fichtner, Hans-Peter Bunge, Heiner Igel, 2006.
The adjoint method in seismology: II - Applications: traveltimes and sensitivity functionals.
Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 157(1-2), 105-123, doi:10.1016/j.pepi.2006.03.018.
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2005

[2] Andreas Fichtner, 2005.
Seismic noise recorded at broadband station MELI.
Technical Report. Real Instituto y Observatorio, San Fernando, Espana.

[1] Andreas Fichtner, 2005.
Adjoint models in seismology: waveform inversion beyond the ray approximation.
Proceedings of the International Conference on Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics, 918-921.