Dr. Jianghai XiaSenior Scientist, Exploration Services Section, Kansas Geological SurveyAddress Information


Selected Professional Activities
Peerreviewed PublicationsSurface wave Zeng, C., Xia, J., Miller, R.D., and Tsoflias, G.P., in review, An improved vacuum formulation for finitedifference modeling of Rayleigh waves including surface topography and internal discontinuity: Geophysics. Zhang, Y., Xu, Y., and Xia, J., in review, Analysis of dispersion and attenuation of surface waves in poroelastic media: Geophysical Journal International. Zang, K., Luo, Y., Xia, J., and Chen, C., in review, Pseudospectral modeling and dispersion analysis of Rayleigh waves in viscoelastic media: Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering. Luo, Y., Xia, J., Xu, Y., and Zeng, C., in review, Analysis of groupvelocity dispersion of highfrequency Rayleigh waves for nearsurface applications: Journal of Applied Geophysics. Zeng, C., Xia, J., Miller, R.D., and Tsoflias, G.P., in press, Application of the multiaxial perfectly matched layer to nearsurface seismic modeling with Rayleigh waves: Geophysics. Xia, J., and Miller, R.D., 2010, Estimation of nearsurface shearwave velocity and quality factor by inversion of highfrequency Rayleigh waves: in Advances in Nearsurface Seismology and Ground Penetrating Radar, the publication of Society of Exploration Geophysicists. 1736. ISBN 9781560802242 (volume); ISBN 9780931830419 (series) Xia, J., Xu, Y., Miller, R.D., and Zeng, C., 2010, A tradeoff solution between model resolution and covariance in surfacewave inversion: Pure and Applied Geophysics, DOI: 10.1007/s000240100107z [online]. Luo, Y., Xia, J., Xu, Y., Zeng, C., and Liu, J., 2010, Finitedifference modeling and dispersion analysis of highfrequency Love waves for nearsurface applications: Pure and Applied Geophysics, DOI: 10.1007/s0002401001447 [online]. Luo, Y., Xia, J., Miller, R.D., Xu, Y., Liu, J., and Liu, Q., 2009, Rayleighwave mode separation by highresolution linear Radon transform: Geophysical Journal International. Xia, J., Miller, R.D., Xu, Y., Luo, Y., Chen, C., Liu, J., Ivanov, J., and Zeng, C., 2009, Highfrequency Rayleighwave method: Journal of Earth Science, 20(3), 563579. Xu, Y., Xia, J., and Miller, R.D., 2009, Approximation to cutoffs of higher modes of Rayleigh waves for a layered earth model: Pure and Applied Geophysics, 166(3), 339351. Luo, Y., Xia, J., Xu, Y., Zeng, C., Miller, R.D., and Liu, Q., 2009, Dipping Interface mapping using modeseparated Rayleigh waves: Pure and Applied Geophysicss, 166(3), 353374. Luo, Y., Xia, J., Liu, J., Xu, Y., and Liu, Q., 2009, Research on the middleofreceiverspread assumption of the MASW method: Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 29(1), 7179. Xia, J., Miller, R.D., and Xu, Y., 2008, Dataresolution matrix and modelresolution matrix for Rayleighwave inversion using a damped leastsquare method: Pure and Applied Geophysics, 165(7), 12271248. Luo, Y., Xia, J., Miller, R.D., Xu, Y., Liu, J., and Liu, Q., 2008, Rayleighwave dispersive energy imaging by highresolution linear Radon transform: Pure and Applied Geophysics, 165(5), 903922. Luo, Y., Xia, J., Liu, J., Xu, Y., and Liu, Q., 2008, Generation of a pseudo2D shearwave velocity section by inversion of a series of 1D dispersion curves: Journal of Applied Geophysics, 64(34), 115124. Luo, Y., Xia, J., Liu, J., Liu, Q., and Xu, S., 2007, Joint inversion of highfrequency surface waves with fundamental and higher modes: Journal of Applied Geophysics, 62(4), 375384. Xia, J., Y. Xu, and R.D. Miller, 2007, Generating image of dispersive energy by frequency decomposition and slant stacking: Pure and Applied Geophysics, 164(5), 941956. Xia, J., J.E. Nyquist, Y. Xu, M.J.S. Roth, and R.D. Miller, 2007, Feasibility of detecting nearsurface feature with Rayleighwave diffraction: Journal of Applied Geophysics, 62(3), 244253. Xu, Y., Xia, J., and Miller, R.D., 2007, Numerical investigation of implementation of air/earth boundary by acoustic/elastic interface approach: Geophysics, 72(5), SM147SM153. Xia, J., Xu, Y., Miller, R.D., and Chen, C., 2006, Estimation of elastic moduli in a compressible Gibson halfspace by inverting Rayleigh wave phase velocity: Surveys in Geophysics, 27(1), 117. Xia, J., Xu, Y., Chen, C., Kaufmann, R.D., and Luo, Y., 2006, Simple equations guide highfrequency surfacewave investigation techniques: Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering. 26(5), 395403. Xu, Y., Xia, J., and Miller, R.D., 2006, Quantitative estimation of minimum offset for multichannel surfacewave survey with actively exciting source: Journal of Applied Geophysics, 59(2), 117125. Chen, C., Liu, J., Xia, J., and Li, Z., 2006, Integrated geophysical techniques in detecting hidden dangers in river embankments: Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, 11(2), 8394. Ivanov, J., Miller, R.D., Xia, J., Steeples, D.W., and Park, C.B., 2006, Joint analysis of refractions with surface waves: An inverse solution to the refractiontraveltime problem: Geophysics, 71(6), R131R138. Xia, J., Chen, C., Tian, G., Miller, R.D., and Ivanov, J., 2005, Resolution of highfrequency Rayleighwave data: Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, 10(2), 99110. Kaufmann, R.D., Xia, J., Benson, R., Yuhr, L.B., Casto, D.W., and Park, C.B., 2005, Evaluation of MASW data acquired with a hydrophone streamer in a shallow marine environment: Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, 10(2), 8798. Ivanov, J., Park, C.B., Miller, R.D., and Xia, J., 2005, Analyzing and filtering surfacewave energy by muting shot gathers: Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, 10(3), 307321. Park, C.B., Miller, R.D., Ryden, N., Xia, J., and Ivanov, J., 2005, Combined use of active and passive surface waves: Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, 10(3), 323334. Xia, J., Chen, C., Li, P.H., and Lewis, M.J., 2004, Delineation of a collapse feature in a noisy environment using a multichannel surface wave technique: Geotechnique, 54(1), 1727. Zhang, S.X., Chan, L.S., and Xia, J., 2004, The selection of field acquisition parameters for dispersion images from multichannel surface wave data: Pure and Applied Geophysics, 161, 185201. Xia, J., Miller, R.D., Park, C.B., and Tian, G., 2003, Inversion of high frequency surface waves with fundamental and higher modes: Journal of Applied Geophysics, 52(1), 4557. Tian, G., Steeples, D.W., Xia, J., and Spikes, K.T., 2003, Useful resorting in surface wave method with the autojuggie: Geophysics, 68(6), 19061908. Tian, G., Steeples, D.W., Xia, J., Miller, R.D., Spikes, K.T., and Ralston, M.D., 2003, Multichannel analysis of surface wave method with the autojuggie: Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 23(3), 243247. Xia, J., Miller, R.D., Park, C.B., and Tian, G., 2002, Determining Q of nearsurface materials from Rayleigh waves: Journal of Applied Geophysics, 51(24), 121129. Xia, J., Miller, R.D., Park, C.B., Wightman, E., and Nigbor, R., 2002, A pitfall in shallow shearwave refraction surveying: Journal of Applied Geophysics, 51(1), 19. Xia, J., Miller, R.D., Park, C.B., Hunter, J.A., Harris, J.B., and Ivanov, J., 2002, Comparing shearwave velocity profiles from multichannel analysis of surface wave with borehole measurements: Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 22(3), 181190. Xia, J., Miller, R.D., Park, C.B., Hunter, J.A., and Harris, J.B., 2000, Comparing shearwave velocity profiles from MASW with borehole measurements in unconsolidated sediments, Fraser River Delta, B.C., Canada: Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, 5(3), 113. Xia, J., Miller, R.D., and Park, C.B., 1999, Estimation of nearsurface shearwave velocity by inversion of Rayleigh wave: Geophysics, 64, 691700. Park, C.B., Miller, R.D., and Xia, J., 1999, Multichannel analysis of surface waves: Geophysics, 64, 800808. Reflection and refraction Hunter, J.A., Motazedian, D., Crow, H.L., Brooks, G.R., Miller, R.D., Pugin, A.JM., Pullan, S.E., and Xia, J., 2010, Nearsurface shear wave velocity measurements for soft soil earthquake hazard assessment: Some Canadian mapping examples: in Advances in Nearsurface Seismology and Ground Penetrating Radar, the publication of Society of Exploration Geophysicists. 339360. ISBN 9781560802242 (volume); ISBN 9780931830419 (series) Ivanov, J., Miller, R.D., Xia, J., Dunbar, J.B., and Walters, S., 2010, Refraction nonuniqueness studies at levee sites using the refractiontomography and JARS methods: in Advances in Nearsurface Seismology and Ground Penetrating Radar, the publication of Society of Exploration Geophysicists. 327338. ISBN 9781560802242 (volume); ISBN 9780931830419 (series) Miller, R.D., Xia, J., and Steeples, D.W., 2009, Seismic reflection characteristics of naturallyinduced subsidence affecting transportation: Journal of Earth Science, 20(3), 496512. Liu, J., J. Xia, Y. Luo, C. Chen, X. Li, and Y. Huang, 2007, Wave field features of shallow vertical discontinuity and their application in nondestructive detection: Journal of Applied Geophysics, 62(3), 270280. Xia, J., Geier, N.A., Miller, R.D., and Tapie, C.R., 2005, Orthogonal vibroseis sweeps: Geophysical Prospecting, 53(5), 677688. Miller, R.D., Xia, J., and Park, C.B., 2005, Seismic techniques to delineate dissolution features (Karst) at a proposed power plant site: Soc. Explor. Geophys., Investigations in Geophysics no. 13, Dwain K. Butler, ed., NearSurface Geophysics, p. 663679. Miller, R.D., Villella, A., Xia, J., and Steeples, D.W., 2005, Seismic investigation of a salt dissolution feature in Kansas: Soc. Explor. Geophys., Investigations in Geophysics no. 13, Dwain K. Butler, ed., NearSurface Geophysics, p. 681694. Liu, J., Xia, J., Chen, C., and Zhang, G., 2005, Accurate elevation and normal moveout corrections of seismic reflection data on rugged topography: New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, Royal Society of New Zealand. 48(4), 707716. Ivanov, J., Miller, R.D., Xia, J., Steeples, D.W., and Park, C.B., 2005, The inverse problem of refraction traveltimes, part I: Types of geophysical nonuniqueness through minimization: Pure and Applied Geophysics, 162(3), 447459. Ivanov, J., Miller, R.D., Xia, J., and Steeples, D.W., 2005, The inverse problem of refraction traveltimes, part II: Quantifying refraction nonuniqueness using a threelayer model: Pure and Applied Geophysics, 162(3), 461477. Xia, J., and Miller, R.D., 2000, Fast estimation of parameters of a layereddipping earth model by inverting reflected waves: Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, 5(2), 2129. Xia, J., and Miller, R.D., 2000, Design of a hum filter for suppressing powerline noise in seismic data: Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, 5(2), 3138. Miller, R.D., and Xia, J., 1998, Large nearsurface velocity gradients on shallow seismic reflection data: Geophysics, 63, 13481356. Doll, W.E., Miller, R.D., and Xia, J., 1998, A noninvasive shallow seismic source comparison on the Oak Ridge Reservation, Tennessee: Geophysics, 63, 13181331. Miller, R.D., Markiewicz, R.D., Merey, C., Xia, J., and Maples, C.G., 1995, Improvements in shallow high resolution seismic reflection through PC based systems: Computers & Geosciences, 21(8), 957964. GPR Xia, J., Franseen, E.K., Miller, R.D., and Weis, T.V., 2004, Application of deterministic deconvolution of groundpenetrating radar data in a study of carbonate strata: Journal of Applied Geophysics, 56(3), 213229. Xia, J., Franseen, E.K., Miller, R.D., Weis, T.V., and Byrnes, A.P., 2003, Improving groundpenetrating radar data in sedimentary rocks using deterministic deconvolution: Journal of Applied Geophysics, 54(12), 1533. Potential fields Xia, J., Ludvigson, G., Miller, R.D., Mayer, L., and Haj, A., 2010, Feasibility of delineating a volcanic ash body using electrical resistivity profiling: Journal of Geophysics and Engineering, 7, 267276. Xia, J., and Miller, R.D., 2007, Integrated geophysical survey in defining subsidence features on a golf course: Journal of Geophysics and Engineering, 4, 443451. Chen, C., Xia, J., Liu, J., and Feng, G., 2006, Nonlinear inversion of potentialfield data using a hybridencoding genetic algorithm: Computers and Geosciences, 32(2), 230239. Xia, J., Doll, W.E., Miller, R.D., Gamey, T.J., and Emond, A.M., 2005, A moving hum filter to suppress rotor noise in highresolution airborne magnetic data: Geophysics, 70(4), G69G76. Xia, J., Sprowl, D.R., and Steeples, D.W., 1996, A model of Precambrian geology of Kansas from gravity and magnetic data: Computers & Geosciences, 22, 883895. Zou, S., Xia, J., and Koussis, A.D., 1996, Analytical solutions to nonfickian subsurface dispersion in uniform groundwater flow: Journal of Hydrology, 179, 237258. Xia, J., and Sprowl, D.R., 1995, Moho depths in Kansas from gravity inversion assuming exponential density contrast: Computers & Geosciences, 21, 237244. Xia, J., Miller, R.D., and Steeples, D.W., 1995, Aeromagnetic map of Kansas, reduced to the pole with second vertical derivative calculated: Kansas Geological Survey Map Series, M41A. [Available online] Xia, J., Miller, R.D., and Steeples, D.W., 1995, Bouguer gravity map of Kansas, second vertical derivative calculated: Kansas Geological Survey Map Series, M41B. [Available online] Xia, J., Sprowl, D.R., Steeples, D.W., and Miller, R.D., 1995, Model of Precambrian geology of Kansas: Kansas Geological Survey Map Series, M41C. [Available online] Xia, J., Miller, R.D., and Steeples, D.W., 1995, Aeromagnetic map of Kansas, reduced to a horizontal plane and reduced to the pole: Kansas Geological Survey Map Series, M41D. [Available online] Xia, J., Miller, R.D., Steeples, D.W., and AdkinsHeljeson, D., 1995, Residual Bouguer gravity map of Kansas, the second order regional trend removed: Kansas Geological Survey Map Series, M41E. [Available online] Xia, J., Miller, R.D., Steeples, D.W., and AdkinsHeljeson, D., 1995, Residual aeromagnetic map of Kansas, second order regional trend removed: Kansas Geological Survey Map Series, M41F. [Available online] Xia, J., Sprowl, D.R., and AdkinsHeljeson, D., 1993, Correction of topographic distortions in potentialfield data: a fast and accurate approach: Geophysics, 58, 515523. Xia, J., and Sprowl, D.R., 1992, Inversion of potential field data by iterative forward modeling in the wavenumber domain: Geophysics, 57, 126130. Xia, J., Yarger, H., Lam, C., Steeples, D.W., and Miller, R.D., 1992, Bouger gravity map of Kansas: Kansas Geological Survey Map Series, M31. Xia, J., and Sprowl, D.R., 1991, Correction of topographic distortions in gravity data: Geophysics, 56, 537541.
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