My work is focused on full-waveform seismic imaging of Earth's interior at global scales.
The overall goal of my research is to deepen our understanding of the dynamic processes that continue to shape our planet.
Coordinated with the release of our paper "Waveform Tomography Reveals Channeled Flow at the Base of the Oceanic Asthenosphere" on Science Express, we are making the SEMum2 model available for download here.
Yuan, H., S. French, P. Cupillar, and B. Romanowicz (2013), Lithospheric expression of geologic units in central and eastern North America from full waveform tomography, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, accepted.
French, S.W., V. Lekic, and B. Romanowicz (2013), Waveform Tomography Reveals Channeled Flow at the Base of the Oceanic Asthenosphere, Science, 342, 227-230.
Lekic, V., S.W. French, and K.M. Fischer (2011), Lithospheric Thinning Beneath Rifted Regions of Southern California, Science, 334, 783-787.
Abt, D., K.M. Fischer, S.W. French, H.A. Ford, H.Y. Yuan, and B. Romanowicz (2010), North American lithospheric discontinuity structure imaged by Ps and Sp receiver functions, Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, B09301.
French, S.W., L.M. Warren, K.M. Fischer, G.A. Abers, W. Strauch, J.M. Protti, and V. Gonzalez (2009), Constraints on upper plate deformation in the Nicaraguan subduction zone from earthquake relocation and directivity analysis, Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 11, Q03S20.
French, S.W., K.M. Fischer, E.M. Syracuse, and M.E. Wysession (2009), Crustal structure beneath the Florida-to-Edmonton broadband seismometer array, Geophysical Research Letters, 36, L08309.
In my copious spare time, I also enjoy both cooking and coding.
If you're a fan of functional languages (primarily Haskell and Scala at the moment) you may find the latter interesting.