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Dr. Jianghai Xia

Senior Scientist, Exploration Services Section, Kansas Geological Survey


Address Information

Kansas Geological Survey
1930 Constant Avenue
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66047-3724
Phone: 785-864-2057
FAX: 785-864-5317
e-mail:jxia@kgs.ku.edu
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Selected Professional Activities

  • Associate Editor, Near Surface Geophysics.
  • Guest Editor, Journal of Earth Science, June Issue of 2009.
  • Guest Editor, Near-Surface Geophysics (EAGE), June Issue of 2008.
  • Guest Editor, Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics (EEGS), June Issue of 2006.
  • Editor, Near-Surface Geophysics and Human Activity: Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Environmental and Engineering Geophysics (ICEEG), June 15-20, 2008, Wuhan, China, Science Press USA Inc. 653 p.
  • Editor, Geophysical Solutions for Environment and Engineering: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Environmental and Engineering Geophysics (ICEEG), June 4-9, 2006, Wuhan, China, Science Press USA Inc. (two volumes). 1166 p.
  • Editor, Progress in Environmental and Engineering Geophysics: Proceedings of the 2004 International Conference on Environmental and Engineering Geophysics (ICEEG), June 6-9, Wuhan, China, Science Press USA Inc., 614 p.
  • Co-Chair, The 4th International Conference on Environmental and Engineering Geophysics (ICEEG), Chengdu, China, 2010.
  • Co-Chair, The 3rd International Conference on Environmental and Engineering Geophysics (ICEEG), Wuhan, China, 2008.
  • Co-Chair, The 2nd International Conference on Environmental and Engineering Geophysics (ICEEG), Wuhan, China, 2006.
  • Co-Chair, The 1st International Conference on Environmental and Engineering Geophysics (ICEEG), Wuhan, China, 2004.
  • Referee for 28 professional journals and scientific organizations.

Peer-reviewed Publications

Surface wave

Zeng, C., Xia, J., Miller, R.D., and Tsoflias, G.P., in review, An improved vacuum formulation for finite-difference 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 group-velocity dispersion of high-frequency Rayleigh waves for near-surface 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 near-surface seismic modeling with Rayleigh waves: Geophysics.

Xia, J., and Miller, R.D., 2010, Estimation of near-surface shear-wave velocity and quality factor by inversion of high-frequency Rayleigh waves: in Advances in Near-surface Seismology and Ground Penetrating Radar, the publication of Society of Exploration Geophysicists. 17-36. ISBN 978-1-56080-224-2 (volume); ISBN 978-0-931830-41-9 (series)

Xia, J., Xu, Y., Miller, R.D., and Zeng, C., 2010, A trade-off solution between model resolution and covariance in surface-wave inversion: Pure and Applied Geophysics, DOI: 10.1007/s00024-010-0107-z [online].

Luo, Y., Xia, J., Xu, Y., Zeng, C., and Liu, J., 2010, Finite-difference modeling and dispersion analysis of high-frequency Love waves for near-surface applications: Pure and Applied Geophysics, DOI: 10.1007/s00024-010-0144-7 [online].

Luo, Y., Xia, J., Miller, R.D., Xu, Y., Liu, J., and Liu, Q., 2009, Rayleigh-wave mode separation by high-resolution 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, High-frequency Rayleigh-wave method: Journal of Earth Science, 20(3), 563-579.

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), 339-351.

Luo, Y., Xia, J., Xu, Y., Zeng, C., Miller, R.D., and Liu, Q., 2009, Dipping Interface mapping using mode-separated Rayleigh waves: Pure and Applied Geophysicss, 166(3), 353-374.

Luo, Y., Xia, J., Liu, J., Xu, Y., and Liu, Q., 2009, Research on the middle-of-receiver-spread assumption of the MASW method: Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 29(1), 71-79.

Xia, J., Miller, R.D., and Xu, Y., 2008, Data-resolution matrix and model-resolution matrix for Rayleigh-wave inversion using a damped least-square method: Pure and Applied Geophysics, 165(7), 1227-1248.

Luo, Y., Xia, J., Miller, R.D., Xu, Y., Liu, J., and Liu, Q., 2008, Rayleigh-wave dispersive energy imaging by high-resolution linear Radon transform: Pure and Applied Geophysics, 165(5), 903-922.

Luo, Y., Xia, J., Liu, J., Xu, Y., and Liu, Q., 2008, Generation of a pseudo-2D shear-wave velocity section by inversion of a series of 1D dispersion curves: Journal of Applied Geophysics, 64(3-4), 115-124.

Luo, Y., Xia, J., Liu, J., Liu, Q., and Xu, S., 2007, Joint inversion of high-frequency surface waves with fundamental and higher modes: Journal of Applied Geophysics, 62(4), 375-384.

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), 941-956.

Xia, J., J.E. Nyquist, Y. Xu, M.J.S. Roth, and R.D. Miller, 2007, Feasibility of detecting near-surface feature with Rayleigh-wave diffraction: Journal of Applied Geophysics, 62(3), 244-253.

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), SM147-SM153.

Xia, J., Xu, Y., Miller, R.D., and Chen, C., 2006, Estimation of elastic moduli in a compressible Gibson half-space by inverting Rayleigh wave phase velocity: Surveys in Geophysics, 27(1), 1-17.

Xia, J., Xu, Y., Chen, C., Kaufmann, R.D., and Luo, Y., 2006, Simple equations guide high-frequency surface-wave investigation techniques: Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering. 26(5), 395-403.

Xu, Y., Xia, J., and Miller, R.D., 2006, Quantitative estimation of minimum offset for multichannel surface-wave survey with actively exciting source: Journal of Applied Geophysics, 59(2), 117-125.

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), 83-94.

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 refraction-traveltime problem: Geophysics, 71(6), R131-R138.

Xia, J., Chen, C., Tian, G., Miller, R.D., and Ivanov, J., 2005, Resolution of high-frequency Rayleigh-wave data: Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, 10(2), 99-110.

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), 87-98.

Ivanov, J., Park, C.B., Miller, R.D., and Xia, J., 2005, Analyzing and filtering surface-wave energy by muting shot gathers: Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, 10(3), 307-321.

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), 323-334.

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), 17-27.

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, 185-201.

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), 45-57.

Tian, G., Steeples, D.W., Xia, J., and Spikes, K.T., 2003, Useful resorting in surface wave method with the autojuggie: Geophysics, 68(6), 1906-1908.

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), 243-247.

Xia, J., Miller, R.D., Park, C.B., and Tian, G., 2002, Determining Q of near-surface materials from Rayleigh waves: Journal of Applied Geophysics, 51(2-4), 121-129.

Xia, J., Miller, R.D., Park, C.B., Wightman, E., and Nigbor, R., 2002, A pitfall in shallow shear-wave refraction surveying: Journal of Applied Geophysics, 51(1), 1-9.

Xia, J., Miller, R.D., Park, C.B., Hunter, J.A., Harris, J.B., and Ivanov, J., 2002, Comparing shear-wave velocity profiles from multichannel analysis of surface wave with borehole measurements: Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 22(3), 181-190.

Xia, J., Miller, R.D., Park, C.B., Hunter, J.A., and Harris, J.B., 2000, Comparing shear-wave velocity profiles from MASW with borehole measurements in unconsolidated sediments, Fraser River Delta, B.C., Canada: Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, 5(3), 1-13.

Xia, J., Miller, R.D., and Park, C.B., 1999, Estimation of near-surface shear-wave velocity by inversion of Rayleigh wave: Geophysics, 64, 691-700.

Park, C.B., Miller, R.D., and Xia, J., 1999, Multi-channel analysis of surface waves: Geophysics, 64, 800-808.

Reflection and refraction

Hunter, J.A., Motazedian, D., Crow, H.L., Brooks, G.R., Miller, R.D., Pugin, A.J-M., Pullan, S.E., and Xia, J., 2010, Near-surface shear wave velocity measurements for soft soil earthquake hazard assessment: Some Canadian mapping examples: in Advances in Near-surface Seismology and Ground Penetrating Radar, the publication of Society of Exploration Geophysicists. 339-360. ISBN 978-1-56080-224-2 (volume); ISBN 978-0-931830-41-9 (series)

Ivanov, J., Miller, R.D., Xia, J., Dunbar, J.B., and Walters, S., 2010, Refraction nonuniqueness studies at levee sites using the refraction-tomography and JARS methods: in Advances in Near-surface Seismology and Ground Penetrating Radar, the publication of Society of Exploration Geophysicists. 327-338. ISBN 978-1-56080-224-2 (volume); ISBN 978-0-931830-41-9 (series)

Miller, R.D., Xia, J., and Steeples, D.W., 2009, Seismic reflection characteristics of naturally-induced subsidence affecting transportation: Journal of Earth Science, 20(3), 496-512.

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 non-destructive detection: Journal of Applied Geophysics, 62(3), 270-280.

Xia, J., Geier, N.A., Miller, R.D., and Tapie, C.R., 2005, Orthogonal vibroseis sweeps: Geophysical Prospecting, 53(5), 677-688.

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., Near-Surface Geophysics, p. 663-679.

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., Near-Surface Geophysics, p. 681-694.

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), 707-716.

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), 447-459.

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 three-layer model: Pure and Applied Geophysics, 162(3), 461-477.

Xia, J., and Miller, R.D., 2000, Fast estimation of parameters of a layered-dipping earth model by inverting reflected waves: Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, 5(2), 21-29.

Xia, J., and Miller, R.D., 2000, Design of a hum filter for suppressing power-line noise in seismic data: Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, 5(2), 31-38.

Miller, R.D., and Xia, J., 1998, Large near-surface velocity gradients on shallow seismic reflection data: Geophysics, 63, 1348-1356.

Doll, W.E., Miller, R.D., and Xia, J., 1998, A non-invasive shallow seismic source comparison on the Oak Ridge Reservation, Tennessee: Geophysics, 63, 1318-1331.

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), 957-964.

GPR

Xia, J., Franseen, E.K., Miller, R.D., and Weis, T.V., 2004, Application of deterministic deconvolution of ground-penetrating radar data in a study of carbonate strata: Journal of Applied Geophysics, 56(3), 213-229.

Xia, J., Franseen, E.K., Miller, R.D., Weis, T.V., and Byrnes, A.P., 2003, Improving ground-penetrating radar data in sedimentary rocks using deterministic deconvolution: Journal of Applied Geophysics, 54(1-2), 15-33.

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, 267-276.

Xia, J., and Miller, R.D., 2007, Integrated geophysical survey in defining subsidence features on a golf course: Journal of Geophysics and Engineering, 4, 443-451.

Chen, C., Xia, J., Liu, J., and Feng, G., 2006, Nonlinear inversion of potential-field data using a hybrid-encoding genetic algorithm: Computers and Geosciences, 32(2), 230-239.

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 high-resolution airborne magnetic data: Geophysics, 70(4), G69-G76.

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, 883-895.

Zou, S., Xia, J., and Koussis, A.D., 1996, Analytical solutions to non-fickian subsurface dispersion in uniform groundwater flow: Journal of Hydrology, 179, 237-258.

Xia, J., and Sprowl, D.R., 1995, Moho depths in Kansas from gravity inversion assuming exponential density contrast: Computers & Geosciences, 21, 237-244.

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, M-41A. [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, M-41B. [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, M-41C. [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, M-41D. [Available online]

Xia, J., Miller, R.D., Steeples, D.W., and Adkins-Heljeson, D., 1995, Residual Bouguer gravity map of Kansas, the second order regional trend removed: Kansas Geological Survey Map Series, M-41E. [Available online]

Xia, J., Miller, R.D., Steeples, D.W., and Adkins-Heljeson, D., 1995, Residual aeromagnetic map of Kansas, second order regional trend removed: Kansas Geological Survey Map Series, M-41F. [Available online]

Xia, J., Sprowl, D.R., and Adkins-Heljeson, D., 1993, Correction of topographic distortions in potential-field data: a fast and accurate approach: Geophysics, 58, 515-523.

Xia, J., and Sprowl, D.R., 1992, Inversion of potential field data by iterative forward modeling in the wavenumber domain: Geophysics, 57, 126-130.

Xia, J., Yarger, H., Lam, C., Steeples, D.W., and Miller, R.D., 1992, Bouger gravity map of Kansas: Kansas Geological Survey Map Series, M-31.

Xia, J., and Sprowl, D.R., 1991, Correction of topographic distortions in gravity data: Geophysics, 56, 537-541.


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