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* student or postdoc

In review

S-1. *Harris, C.W., Miller, M.S., *Porritt, R.W., (2017), Rotational rollback of the east Caribbean Lesser Antilles slab: Insights from P-wave tomography, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, in review.

S-2. Miller, M.S., *O’Driscoll, L.J., *Porritt, R.W., Roeske, S.M., Multi-scale crustal architecture of Alaska inferred from P receiver functions, (2017), Lithosphere, in review.

In press

P-1.  Ebinger, C., Keir, D., Bastow, I., Whaler, K., Hammond, J., Ayele, A., Miller, M.S., Tiberi, C., Haurot, S., (2017), Crustal structure of active deformation zones in Africa: Implications for global crustal processes, Tectonics, accepted.


57. Cooper, C.M., Miller, M.S., Moresi, L., (2017), The structural evolution of the deep continental lithosphere, Tectonophysics695, 100-121 doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2016.12.004.


56.  Miller, M.S., *O’Driscoll, L.J., Roosmawati, N., *Harris, C.W., *Porritt, R.W., Teofilo de Costa, L., Soares, E., Widiyantoro, S., Becker, T.W., and West, A.J. (2016), The Banda Arc experiment: Transitions in the Banda Arc – Australian continent collision, Seismological Research Letters, 87(6), 1-7, doi:10.1785/0220160124.

55 -*Porritt, R.W., Miller, M.S., *O’Driscoll, L.J.,*Harris, C.W., Roosmawati, N., and Teofilo de Costa, L.  (2016), Continent–arc collision in the Banda Arc imaged by ambient noise tomography, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 449, 246-258, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2016.06.011.

54 – Sun, D., Helmberger, D., Miller, M.S., and Jackson, J.M. (2016), Major disruption of D” beneath Alaska, Journal of Geophysical Research,  121(5), 3435-3556, doi:10.1002/2015JB012534.

53 – Jessel, M., Begg, G., and Miller, M.S. (2016), The geophysical signatures of the West African Craton, Precambrian Research, 274, 3-24, doi:10.1016/j.precamres.2015.08.010.


52 – Miller, M.S., *O’Driscoll, L.,*Butcher, A.J., and Thomas, C. (2015), Imaging Canary Island hotspot material beneath the lithosphere of Morocco and southern Spain, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 431, 186–194, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2015.09.026.

51 – *Gerault, M., Husson, L., Miller, M.S., and Humphreys, E. (2015), Flat-slab subduction, topography, and mantle dynamics in southwestern Mexico, Tectonics, 34(9), 1892–1909, doi:10.1002/2015TC003908.

50 – *Porritt, R.W., Miller, M.S., and Darbyshire, F. (2015) Lithospheric architecture beneath Hudson Bay, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 16(7), 2262–2275, doi: 10.1002/2015GC005845.

49 –  *Hodges, M. and Miller, M.S. (2015), Mantle flow at the highly arcuate northeast corner of the Lesser Antilles subduction zone: constraints from shear wave splitting, Lithosphere, 7, 579-587, doi:10.1130/L440.1.

48 – *O’Driscoll, L.J. and Miller, M.S. (2015), Lithospheric thickness in Alaska determined by Sp receiver functions, Tectonics, 34, 1-21, doi:10.1002/2014TC003669.

47 – van Hunen, J. and Miller, M.S. (2015), Collisional processes and links to episodic changes in subduction zones, Elements, 11, 119-124, doi:10.2113/gselements.11.2.119.

46 –  Betts, P.G., Moresi, L.,  Miller, M.S., Willis, D. (2015), Geodynamics of oceanic plateau and plume head accretion and their role in Phanerozoic orogenic systems of China, Geoscience Frontiers, 6(1), 49-59, doi:10.1016/j.gsf.2014.07.002.


45 – *Sun, D., Miller, M.S., *Holt, A.F., and Becker, T.W. (2014), Hot upwelling conduit beneath the Atlas Mountains, Morocco, Geophysical Research Letters, 41, 8037-8044, doi:10.1002/2014GL061884.

44 –  Levander, A., Bezada, M.J., Niu, F., Humphreys, E.D., Palomeras, I.,  Thurner, S.M., Masy, J., Schmitz, M., Gallart, J., Carbonell, R., Miller, M.S. (2014), Subduction-driven recycling of continental margin lithosphere, Nature, 515, 253-256.

43 – Piana Agostinetti, N. and Miller, M.S. (2014), The fate of the downgoing oceanic plate: insight from the Northern Cascadia subduction zone, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 408, 237-251, doi:10.1016.j.epsl.2014.10.01.016.

42 –  Faccenna, C., Becker, T.W., Miller, M.S., Serpelloni, E., Willett, S. (2014), Isostasy, dynamic topography, and the elevation of the Apennines of Italy, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 407, 163-174, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2014.09.027.

41 – Kim, Y., Lim, H., Miller, M.S., Pearce, F., and Clayton, R. (2014),  Evidence of an upper mantle seismic anomaly opposing the Cocos slab beneath the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Mexico, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 15(7), 3021-3034, doi:10.1002/2014GC005320.

40 – Bianchi, I., Miller, M.S., Bokelmann, G. (2014), Lithospheric discontinuities below the Eastern Alps, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 403, 199-209, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2014.06.051.

39 – Miller, M.S. and Becker, T.W. (2014), Reactivated lithospheric-scale discontinuities localize dynamic uplift of the Moroccan Atlas Mountains: Comment – Reply, Geology, 42, e338, doi:10.1130/G35715Y.1.

38 – Moresi, L., Betts, P.G., Miller, M.S., and Cayley, R.A. (2014), The dynamics of continental accretion, Nature, doi:10.1038/nature13033, 508(7495), 245-248.

37 – *Sun, D., Miller, M.S., Piana Agostinetti, N., Asimow, P.D., and Li, D.  (2014), High frequency waves and slab structure beneath Italy, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2014.01.034, 391, 212-223.

36 – Cooper, C.M. and Miller, M.S. (2014), Craton formation: internal structure inherited from closing of the early oceans, Lithosphere, 6(1), 35-42.

35 – Miller, M.S, *Zhang, P., and Dolan, J.F. (2014), Moho structure across the San Jacinto fault zone: insights into strain localization at depth, Lithosphere, 6(1), 43-47.

34 – Miller, M.S. and Becker, T.W. (2014), Reactivated lithospheric-scale discontinuities localize dynamic uplift of the Moroccan Atlas Mountains, Geology, doi:10.1130/G34959, 42, 35-38.


33 – Becker, T.W., Faccenna, C., Humphreys, E.D., Lowry, A., and Miller, M.S. (2013), Static and dynamic support of western U.S. topography, Earth and Planetary Science Lettersdoi:10.1016/j.epsl.2013.10.012.

32 – Miller, M.S., Niu, F., and Vanacore, E. (2013), Aspherical structural heterogeneity within the uppermost inner core: insights into the hemispherical boundaries and core formation, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors,  doi:10.1016/j.pepi.2013.02.001, 223, 8-20.

31 – *Sun, D. and Miller, M.S. (2013), Study of the western edge of African large low shear velocity province, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 14, doi:10.1002/ggge.20185.

30 – *Alpert, L. A., Miller, M. S., Becker, T. W., and *Allam, A. A. (2013) Structure beneath the Alboran from geodynamic flow models and seismic anisotropy. Journal of Geophysical Research, 118, 8, doi:10.1002/jgrb.50309.

29 – Miller, M.S., *Allam, A.A., Becker, T.W., *Di Leo, J., and Wookey, J. (2013), Constraints on geodynamic evolution of the westernmost Mediterranean and northwest Africa from shear wave splitting analysis, Earth and Planetary Science Lettersdoi:10.1016/j.epsl.2012,05.036, 375, 234-243.


28 – Miller, M.S. and Becker, T.W. (2012), Mantle flow deflected by interactions between subducted slabs and cratonic keels, Nature Geoscience, 10, 726-730, doi:10.1038/NGEO1553.

27 – Miller, M.S. and Piana Agostinetti, N. (2012), Insights into the evolution of lithospheric structure of Italy from S receiver functions, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 345-348, 49-59.

26 – Levander, A. and Miller, M.S., (2012), Evolutionary aspects of lithosphere discontinuity structure in the western U.S.,  Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 13, doi:10.1029/2012GC004138.

25 – *Kim. Y-H., Miller, M.S., *Pearce, F., and Clayton, R.W. (2012) Seismic imaging of the Cocos plate subduction system in central Mexico, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 13, doi:10.1029/2012GC004033.

24 –  Reid, M.R., Bouchet, R.A., Blichert-Toft, J., Levander, A., *Liu, K., Miller, M.S. and Ramos, F.C., (2012), Melting under the Colorado Plateau, USAGeology, 40, 387-390.

23 – *Bailey, I.W., *Alpert, L.A., Becker, T.W., Miller, M.S., (2012), Co-seismic deformation of deep slabs based on summed CMT data, Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, doi:10.1029/2011JB008943.

22 – *Bailey, I.W., Miller, M.S., Levander, A., *Liu, K. (2012), VS and density structure beneath the Colorado Plateau constrained by gravity anomalies and joint inversions of receiver function and phase velocity data,  Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, doi:10.1029/2011JB008522.


21 –  Miller, M.S. and Piana Agostinetti, N. (2011), Erosion of continental lithosphere at the cusps of the Calabrian arc: Evidence from S receiver function analysis, Geophysical Research Letters, 38,  doi:10.1029/2011GL049455.

20 – *Liu, K., Levander, A., Niu, F., Miller, M.S. (2011), Imaging crustal and upper mantle structure beneath the Colorado Plateau using finite-frequency Rayleigh wave tomography, Geophysics, Geochemistry, Geosystems, 12, doi:10.1029/2011GC003611.

19 – Levander, A., *Schmandt, B., Miller, M.S., *Liu, K., Karlstom, K. E., *Crow, R. S., Humphreys, E. D. (2011), Continuing Colorado Plateau uplift by delamination-style lithospheric downwellingNature, 472 (7344), 461-465.

18 – Miller, M.S. and Levander, A., (2011), Imaging the lithospheric structure in the Western U.S. using S receiver functions. IRIS Annual Report, 24-25.


17 – Miller, M.S. and Eaton, D.W. (2010),  Formation of cratonic mantle keels by arc accretion: evidence from S-receiver functions, Geophysical Research Letters, 37, doi:10.1029/2010GL044366.

16 – *Mason, W.G., Moresi, L., Betts, P.G., Miller, M.S. (2010), Three-dimensional numerical models of the influence of a buoyant oceanic plateau on subduction zones, Tectonophysics, 483, 71-79.


15 – Miller, M.S. and Levander, A. (2009), Receiver function images of the Western U.S. lithosphere. Earthscope Onsite Newsletter, Summer 2009, 1-3.

14 – Miller, M.S., Levander, A., Niu, F., Li, A. (2009), Upper mantle structure beneath the Caribbean – South American plate boundary from surface wave tomography, Journal of Geophysical Research, 114, B01312, doi:10.1029/2007JB005507.


13 – Miller, M.S. (2008), Breaking the slab? Nature Geoscience, 1 (11), 730-731.

12 – Miller, M.S. and Lee, C.-T.A. (2008), Possible chemical modification of oceanic lithosphere by hotspot magmatism: seismic evidence from the junction of Ninety-east Ridge and the Sumatra-Andaman arc, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 265 (3-4), 386-395.

11 – Clark, S., Sobiasiek, M., Zelt, C.A., Magnani, M.B., Miller, M.S., Bezada, M.J., Levander, A. (2008), Identification and tectonic implication of a tear in the South American plate at the southern end of the Lesser Antilles, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 9 (11), Q11004, doi:10.1029/2007JB00507.

10 – Rosenbaum, G., Gasparon, M., Lucente, F.P., Peccerillo, A., and Miller, M.S. (2008), Kinematics of slab tear faults during subduction segmentation and implications for Italian magmatism, Tectonics, 27, TC2008, doi:10.1029/2007TC002143.

9 – Miller, M.S., and Niu, F. (2008), Bulldozing the core-mantle boundary: localized seismic scatterers beneath the Caribbean Sea, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 170, 89-94.


8 – Miller, M.S. and Kennett, B.L.N. (2006), Evolution of mantle structure beneath the Northwest Pacific: evidence from seismic tomography and paleogeographic reconstructions, Tectonics, 25, doi:10.1029/2005TC001909.

7 – Miller, M.S., Kennett, B.L.N., and Toy, V. (2006), Spatial and temporal evolution of the subducting Pacific Plate structure along the Western Pacific margin, Journal of Geophysical Research, 111, doi:10.1029/2005JB003705.

6 – Miller, M.S., Kennett, B.L.N., and Gorbatov, A. (2006), Morphology of the distorted subducted Pacific slab beneath the Hokkaido corner, Japan, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 156, 1-11.

5 – Miller, M.S., Gorbatov, A., and Kennett, B.L.N. (2006), Three-dimensional visualization of a near vertical slab tear beneath the southern Mariana Arc, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 7, Q06012, doi:10.1029/2005GC001110.


4 – Miller, M.S., Gorbatov, A., and Kennett, B.L.N. (2005), Heterogeneity within the subducting Pacific slab beneath the Izu-Bonin-Mariana arc: evidence from tomography using 3D ray-tracing inversion techniques. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 235 (1-2), 331-342.

3 – Miller, M.S. (2005), Active seismicity in the Flinders Ranges. in: Aikman, A., Lilly, K., Celerier, J., Kovacs, I., and Estermann, G. (eds). An excursion guide to the Flinders Ranges, South Australia. Journal of the Virtual Explorer, Electronic Edition, ISSN 1441-8142, 20, Paper 18.


2 – Miller, M.S., Kennett, B.L.N., and Lister, G.S. (2004), Imaging changes in morphology, geometry, and physical properties of the subducting Pacific plate along the Izu-Bonin-Mariana arc, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 224 (3-4), 363-370.


1 – Miller, M.S., and Powell, K. (2001), Seismic Interpretation and Processing Applications, in M. Poulton (ed), Computational Neural Networks for Geophysical Data Processing: Pergamon, p. 101-118.