The Seismology Section presented the following outstanding student paper awards at the 1998 AGU Spring Meeting in Boston, Mass., last May.
Shu-Huei Hung presented a paper titled “Can a Low-velocity Column of High Melt Concentration be Hidden Beneath the East Pacific Rise?” Shu- Huei received a B.S. in geology in 1991 and an M.S. in geophysics in 1993 from National Taiwan University. She completed her Ph.D. in geophysics at Brown University in May 1998, under the supervision of Donald Forsyth. Her thesis involved the development of an inversion procedure for comparative- event, moment tensor determination and of a parallel multi-domain pseudospectral method for simulation of seismic wave propagation in inhomogeneous and anisotropic media. She has combined waveform modeling with seismic observations to characterize the nature of intraplate earthquakes, lithospheric anisotropy, and mantle upwelling in the MELT Experiment area across the Southern East Pacific Rise. As a postdoc research associate at Princeton University, Shu- Huei works on three-dimensional waveform travel-time sensitivity kernels explored from different renovated methodologies to improve our understanding of wave scattering and diffraction in heterogeneous Earth structures.