Publication list


Publications in international journals :


[49] Renou, J., M. Vallée and P. Dublanchet, How does seismic rupture accelerate? Observational insights from earthquake source time functions. J. Geophys. Res., in press, 2019. (doi) (PDF) (supp)

[48] Sainte-Marie, J., S. Allgeyer, M.-O. Bristeau, D. Froger, R. Hamouda, A. Mangeney, F. Souillé and M. Vallée, Numerical approximation of the 3d hydrostatic Navier-Stokes system with free surface, ESAIM: M2AN, in press, 2019. (doi) (PDF)

[47] Vaca, S., M. Vallée, J.-M. Nocquet and A. Alvarado, Active deformation in Ecuador enlightened by a new waveform-based catalog of earthquake focal mechanisms, J. S. Am. Earth Sci., 93, 449-461, 2019. (doi) (PDF)

[46] Vallée, M., J. P. Ampuero, K. Juhel, P. Bernard, J.-P. Montagner and M. Barsuglia, Comment on “Earthquake-induced prompt gravity signals identified in dense array data in Japan” by Kimura et al., Earth Planets Space, 71, 51, 2019. (doi) (PDF)

[45] Vallée, M., and K. Juhel, Multiple observations of the prompt elastogravity signals heralding direct seismic waves, J. Geophys. Res., 124, 2970-2989, 2019. (doi) (PDF) (Supplemental material)

[44] Juhel, K., J.-P. Montagner, M. Vallée, J. P. Ampuero, M. Barsuglia, P. Bernard, E. Clévédé, J. Harms, and B. F. Whiting, Normal mode simulation of prompt elastogravity signals induced by an earthquake rupture, Geophys. J. Int., 216, 935-947, 2019. (doi) (PDF)

[43] Juhel, K., J. P. Ampuero, M. Barsuglia, P. Bernard, E. Chassande-Mottin, D. Fiorucci, J. Harms, J.-P. Montagner, M. Vallée, and B.F Whiting, Earthquake early warning using future generation gravity strainmeters, J. Geophys. Res., 123, 10,889–10,902, 2018. (doi) (PDF)

[42] Chounet, A., and M. Vallée, Global and inter-region characterization of subduction interface earthquakes derived from source time functions properties, J. Geophys. Res., 123, 5831–5852, 2018. (doi) (PDF)

[41] Chounet, A., M. Vallée, M. Causse and F. Courboulex, Global catalog of earthquake rupture velocities shows anticorrelation between stress drop and rupture velocity, Tectonophysics, 733, 148-158, 2018. (doi) (PDF with supplemental material)

[40] Rolandone, F., J.-M. Nocquet, P.A. Mothes, P. Jarrin, M. Vallée, N. Cubas, S. Hernandez, M. Plain, S. Vaca, and Y. Font, Areas prone to slow slip events impede earthquake rupture propagation and promote afterslip, Science Advances, 4, eaao6596, 2018. (doi(PDF)

[39] Vaca, S., M. Vallée, J.-M. Nocquet, J. Battaglia, and M. Régnier, Recurrent slow slip events as a barrier to the northward rupture propagation of the 2016 Pedernales earthquake (Central Ecuador), Tectonophysics724, 80-92, 2018. (doi(PDF)

[38] Vallée, M., J. P. Ampuero, K. Juhel, P. Bernard, J.-P. Montagner and M. Barsuglia, Observations and modeling of the elastogravity signals preceding direct seismic waves, Science, 358, 1164-1168, 2017. (doi) (Abstract), (View PDF Reprint) (Full text on the Science website), (Supplemental material) (Download accepted version with supplemental material)

[37] Champenois, J., S. Baize, M. Vallée, H. Jomard, A. Alvarado, P. Espin, G. Ekström and L. Audin, Evidences of surface rupture associated with a low-magnitude (Mw5.0) shallow earthquake in the Ecuadorian Andes, J. Geophys. Res., 122, 8446–8458, 2017. (doi) (PDF with supplemental material)

[36] Grandin, R., M. Vallée, and R. Lacassin, Rupture process of the Mw 5.8 Pawnee, Oklahoma, earthquake from Sentinel-1 InSAR and seismological data, Seismol. Res. Lett., 88, 994-1004, 2017. (doi) (PDF)

[35] Beauval, C., J. Marinière, A. Laurendeau, J.-C. Singaucho, C. Viracucha, M. Vallée, E. Maufroy, D. Mercerat, H. Yepes, M. Ruiz, and A. Alvarado, Comparison of observed ground-motion attenuation for the 16 April 2016 Mw 7.8 Ecuador megathrust earthquake and its two largest aftershocks with existing ground-motion prediction equations, Seismol. Res. Lett., 88, 287-299, 2017. (doi) (PDF)

[34] Nocquet, J.-M., P. Jarrin, M. Vallée, P. A. Mothes, R. Grandin, F. Rolandone, B. Delouis, H. Yepes, Y. Font, D. Fuentes, M. Régnier, A. Laurendeau, D. Cisneros, S. Hernandez, A. Sladen, J.-C. Singaucho, H. Mora, J. Gomez, L. Montes, and P. Charvis, Supercycle at the Ecuadorian subduction zone revealed after the 2016 Pedernales earthquake, Nature Geoscience, 10, 2, 145-149, 2017. (doi) (PDF) (Supplemental material)

[33] Vallée, M., and V. Douet, A new database of source time functions (STFs) extracted from the SCARDEC method, Phys. Earth Planet. Inter., 257, 149-157, 2016. (doi) (PDF)

[32] Courboulex, F., M. Vallée, M. Causse, and A. Chounet, Stress-drop variability of shallow earthquakes extracted from a global database of Source Time Functions, Seismol. Res. Lett., 87, 912-918, 2016. (doi) (PDF)

[31] Zhang, G., E.A. Hetland, X. Shan, M. Vallée, Y. Liu, Y. Zhang, and C. Qu, Triggered slip on a back reverse fault in the Mw6.8 2013 Lushan, China earthquake revealed by joint inversion of local strong motion accelerograms and geodetic measurements, Tectonophysics, 672-673, 24-33, 2016. (doi) (PDF)

[30] Villegas-Lanza, J.C., J.-M. Nocquet, F. Rolandone, M. Vallée, H. Tavera, F. Bondoux, T. Tran, X. Martin and M. Chlieh, A mixed seismic–aseismic stress release episode in the Andean subduction zone, Nature Geoscience, 9, 150-154, 2016. (doi) (PDF)

[29] Grandin, R., M. Vallée, C. Satriano, R. Lacassin, Y. Klinger, M. Simoes and L. Bollinger, Rupture process of the Mw=7.9 2015 Gorkha earthquake (Nepal):insights into Himalayan megathrust segmentation, Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, 8373–8382, 2015. (doi) (PDF)

[28] Bletery, Q., A. Sladen, B. Delouis, M. Vallée, J.M. Nocquet, L. Rolland and J. Jiang, A detailed source model for the Mw9.0 Tohoku-Oki earthquake reconciling Geodesy, Seismology and tsunami records, J. Geophys. Res., 119, 7636–7653, 2014. (doi) (PDF)

[27] Chlieh, M., P.A. Mothes, J.-M. Nocquet, P. Jarrin, P. Charvis, D. Cisneros, Y. Font, J.-Y. Collot, J.-C. Villegas-Lanza, F. Rolandone, M. Vallée, M. Regnier, M. Segovia, X. Martin, and H.Yepes, Distribution of discrete seismic asperities and aseismic slip along the Ecuadorian megathrust, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 400, 292–301, 2014. (doi) (PDF)

[26] Vallée, M., and C. Satriano, Ten-year recurrence time between two major earthquakes affecting the same fault segment, Geophys. Res. Lett., 41, 2312–2318, 2014. (doi) (PDF)

[25] Nocquet, J.-M., J. C. Villegas-Lanza, M. Chlieh, P. A. Mothes, F. Rolandone, P. Jarrin, D. Cisneros, A. Alvarado, L. Audin, F. Bondoux, X. Martin, Y. Font, M. Régnier, M. Vallée, T. Tran, C. Beauval, J. M. Maguiña Mendoza, W. Martinez, H. Tavera, and H. Yepes, Motion of continental slivers and creeping subduction in the northern Andes, Nature Geoscience, 7, 287–291, 2014. (doi) (PDF)

[24] Vallée, M., Source time function properties indicate a strain drop independent of earthquake depth and magnitude, Nature Communications, 4, 2606, 2013. (doi) (PDF)

[23] Lentas K., A. M. G. Ferreira, and M. Vallée, Assessment of SCARDEC source parameters of global large (Mw >= 7.5) subduction earthquakes, Geophys J. Int., 195, 1989-2004, 2013. (doi) (PDF)

[22] Courboulex, F., A. Dujardin, M. Vallée, B. Delouis, C. Sira, A. Deschamps, L. Honoré and F. Thouvenot, High frequency directivity effect for an Mw 4.1 earthquake, widely felt by the population in southeastern France, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 103, 3347-3353, 2013. (doi) (PDF)

[21] Vallée, M., J.-M. Nocquet, J. Battaglia, Y. Font, M. Segovia, M. Régnier, P. Mothes, P. Jarrin, D. Cisneros, S. Vaca, H. Yepes, X. Martin, N. Béthoux, and M. Chlieh, Intense interface seismicity triggered by a shallow slow-slip event in the Central-Ecuador subduction zone, J. Geophys. Res., 118, 2965-2981, 2013. (doi) (PDF)

[20] Orefice, A., M. Vallée, J. Balestra, B. Delouis, and A. Zollo, Refined rupture velocity estimation of the 2009 L'Aquila earthquake (Mw 6.3, Central Italy) derived from apparent source time functions, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 103, 2474–2481, 2013. (doi) (PDF)

[19] Pageot, D., S. Operto, M. Vallée, R. Brossier and J. Virieux, A parametric analysis of two-dimensional elastic full-waveform inversion of teleseismic data for lithospheric imaging. Geophys. J. Int., 193, 1479-1505, 2013. (doi) (PDF)

[18] Zhang, G., M. Vallée, X. Shan, and B. Delouis, Evidence of sudden rupture of a large asperity during the 2008 Mw7.9 Wenchuan earthquake based on strong motion analysis, Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, L17303, 2012. (doi) (Article in PDF) (Supplements in PDF) (Geophysical Research Letters Highlight) (Nature Research Highlight)

[17] Vallée, M., and E.M. Dunham, Observation of far-field Mach waves generated by the 2001 Kokoxili supershear earthquake, Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, L05311, 2012. (doi) (PDF)

[16] Mercier de Lepinay, B., A. Deschamps, F. Klingelhoefer, Y. Mazabraud, B. Delouis, V. Clouard, Y. M. Hello, J. Crozon, B. Marcaillou, D. Graindorge, M. Vallée, J. Perrot, M.-P. Bouin, J.-M. Saurel, P. Charvis, and M. St-Louis, The 2010 Haiti earthquake: a complex fault pattern constrained by seismologic and tectonic observations, Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L22305, 2011. (doi) (PDF)

[15] Feuillet, N., F. Beauducel, E. Jacques, P. Tapponnier, B. Delouis, S. Bazin, M. Vallée, and G. King, The Mw = 6.3, November 21, 2004, Les Saintes earthquake (Guadeloupe). Tectonic setting, slip model and static stress changes, J. Geophys. Res., 116, B10301, 2011. (doi) (PDF)

[14] Vallée, M., J. Charléty, A.M.G. Ferreira, B. Delouis, and J. Vergoz, SCARDEC  : a new technique for the rapid determination of seismic moment magnitude, focal mechanism and source time functions for large earthquakes using body wave deconvolution, Geophys. J. Int., 184, 338-358, 2011. (doi) (Article in PDF) (Supplements in PDF)

[13] Bouchon M., H. Karabulut, M.P. Bouin, J. Schmittbuhl, M. Vallée, R. Archuleta, S. Das, F. Renard, and D. Marsan, Faulting characteristics of supershear earthquakes, Tectonophysics, 493, 244-253, 2010. (doi) (PDF)

[12] Aksoy M.E., M.A. Meghraoui, M. Vallée, and Z. Cakir, Rupture Characteristics of the 1912 Mürefte (Ganos) Earthquake Segment of the North Anatolian Fault (Western Turkey), Geology, 38, 991-994, 2010. (doi) (PDF)

[11] Delouis, B., J.-M. Nocquet, and M. Vallée, Slip distribution of the February 27, 2010 Mw = 8.8 Maule Earthquake (Central Chile) from static and high-rate GPS, InSAR, and broadband teleseismic data, Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L17305, 2010. (doi) (PDF)

[10] Delouis B., J. Charlety, and M. Vallée, A method for rapid determination of moment magnitude M-w for moderate to large earthquakes from the near-field spectra of strong-motion records (MWSYNTH), Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 99, 1827-1840, 2009. (doi) (PDF)

[9] Vallée, M., M. Landès, N.M. Shapiro, and Y. Klinger, The 2001/11/14 Kokoxili (Tibet) earthquake: high frequency seismic radiation originates from the transitions between subRayleigh and supershear rupture velocity regimes, J. Geophys. Res., 113, B07305, 2008. (doi) (PDF) (Science Editor's choice) (321, 1272, 5 September 2008)

[8] Vallée, M., Rupture properties of the giant Sumatra earthquake imaged by empirical Green function analysis, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 97, S103-114, 2007. (doi) (PDF)

[7] Vallée, M., and F. Di Luccio, Source analysis of the 2002 Molise, southern Italy, twin earthquakes (10/31 and 11/01), Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, L12309, 2005. (doi) (PDF)

[6] Delouis, B., M. Vallée, M. Meghraoui, E. Calais, S. Maouche, K. Lammali, A. Mahsas, P. Briole, F. Benhamouda, and K. Yelles, Slip distribution of the 2003 Boumerdes-Zemmouri earthquake, Algeria, from teleseismic, GPS, and coastal uplift data, Geophys. Res. Lett., 31, L18607, 2004. (doi) (PDF)

[5] Vallée, M., and M. Bouchon, Imaging coseismic rupture in far field by slip patches, Geophys. J. Int., 156, 615-630, 2004. (doi) (PDF)

[4] Vallée, M., Stabilizing the empirical Green function analysis : development of the projected Landweber method, Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 94, 394-409, 2004. (doi) (PDF)

[3] Le Pichon, A., J. Guilbert, M. Vallée, J.X. Dessa, and U. Munkhuu, Infrasonic imaging of the Kunlun mountains during the great 2001 China earthquake, Geophys. Res. Lett., 30(15), 1814, 2003. (doi) (PDF)

[2] Bouchon, M., and M. Vallée, Observation of long supershear rupture during the Ms=8.1 Kunlunshan (Tibet) earthquake, Science, 301, 824-826, 2003. (doi) (PDF)

[1] Vallée, M., M. Bouchon, and S.Y. Schwartz, The 13 January 2001 El Salvador earthquake: a multi-data analysis, J. Geophys. Res., 108(B4), 2203, 2003. (doi) (PDF)


PhD Thesis  :

Vallée, M., Etude cinématique de la rupture sismique en champ lointain: méthodes et résolution, Thèse de doctorat de l’Université Joseph Fourier – Grenoble I, 2003. [ in french, (PDF) ]


HDR («  Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches  »)

Vallée, M., Caractérisation de la source sismique : depuis les études globales jusqu'aux analyses détaillées du processus de rupture, Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches de l’Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis, 2012. [ in french, download documents on this webpage ]