Stéphane Rondenay

STÉPHANE RONDENAY Professor of Geophysics

Department of Earth Science
University of Bergen
Allegaten 41, N-5007 Bergen, Norway
Phone: +(47) 55 58 34 23
Fax: +(47) 55 58 36 60
rondenay (at)


Ph.D. Geophysics, University of British Columbia, 2001.
M.Sc.A. Génie minéral, École Polytechnique de Montréal, 1996.
B.Ing. Génie géologique, École Polytechnique de Montréal, 1994.
cv (last update: september 2018)



  • Boyce, A., I.D. Bastow, E.M. Golos, S. Rondenay, S. Burdick and R.D. van der Hilst, Variable modification of continental lithosphere during the Proterozoic Grenville orogeny: Evidence from teleseismic P-wave tomography, EPSL, 525, 2019. [link]

  • Ogden, C.S., I.D. Bastow, A. Gilligan and S. Rondenay, A Reappraisal of the H-κ stacking technique: Implications for global crustal structure, GJI, 219, 1491-1513, 2019. [link]

  • Schiffer, C., T. Eken, S. Rondenay and T. Taymaz, Localised crustal deformation along the central North Anatolian Fault Zone revealed by joint inversion of P-receiver functions and P-wave polarisations, GJI, 217, 682-702, 2019. [link]

  • Halpaap, F. S. Rondenay, A. Perrin, S. Goes, L. Ottemöller, H. Austrheim, R. Shaw and T. Eeken, Earthquakes track subduction fluids from slab source to mantle wedge sink, Science Advances, 5, eaav7369, 2019. [link]

  • Mann, M.E., G.A. Abers, K. Crosbie, K. Creager, C. Ulberg, S. Moran and S. Rondenay, Imaging subduction beneath Mount St. Helens: implications for slab dehydration and magma transport, GRL, 46, 3163-3171, 2019. [link]

  • Wang, H., R. Huismans and S. Rondenay, Water migration in the subduction mantle wedge: a two-phase flow approach, JGR, 124, 9208-9225, 2019. [link]

  • Millet, F., T. Bodin and S. Rondenay, Multi-mode 3D Kirchhoff migration of receiver functions at continental scale, JGR, 124, 8953-8980, 2019. [link]

  • Perrin, A., S. Goes, J. Prytulak, S. Rondenay and D. Rhodri Davies, Mantle wedge temperatures and their potential relation to volcanic arc location, EPSL, 501, 67-77, 2018. [link]

  • Halpaap, F., S. Rondenay and L. Ottemöller, Seismicity, deformation and metamorphism in the Western Hellenic Subduction Zone - New constraints from tomography, J. Geophys. Res., 123, 3000-3026, 2018. [link]

  • Spieker, K., S. Rondenay, R. Ramalho, C. Thomas and G. Helffrich, Constraints on the structure of the crust and lithosphere beneath the Azores Islands from teleseismic receiver functions, Geophys. J. Int., 212,824-835, 2018. [link].

  • Boyce A., I.D. Bastow, S. Rondenay and R. van der Hilst, From relative to absolute arrival-times, Bull. Seismol. Soc. Am., 107(5), 2511-2520, 2017. [link]

  • Rondenay, S., K. Spieker, L. Sawade, F. Halpaap and M. Farestveit, GLImER - A new global database of teleseismic receiver functions for imaging Earth structure, Seismol. Res. Lett., 88, 39-48, 2017. [link]

  • Hopper, E., K.M. Fischer, S. Rondenay, R.B. Hawman and L.S. Wagner, Imaging crustal structure beneath the southern Appalachians with wavefield migration, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 12054-12062, 2016. [link]

  • McGary, R.S., R.L. Evans, P.E. Wannamaker, J. Elsenbeck and S. Rondenay, Pathway from subducting slab to surface for melt and fluids beneath Mount Rainier, Nature, 511, 338-340, 2014. [link]

  • Kim Y., G.A. Abers, J. Li, D. Christensen, J. Calkins, and S. Rondenay, Alaska Megathrust 2: Imaging the megathrust zone and Yakutat/Pacific plate interface in the Alaska subduction zone, J. Geophys. Res., 119, 1924-1941, 2014. [link]

  • Seher, T., S. Rondenay, and H. Djikpesse, Tube wave to shear wave conversion at borehole plugs, Geophysical Prospecting, in press, 2014. [pdf]

  • Olive, J.-A., F. Pearce, S. Rondenay, and M.D. Behn, Pronounced zonation of seismic anisotropy in the Western Hellenic subduction zone and its geodynamic significance, Earth Planet. Sc. Lett, 391, 100-109, 2014. [pdf]

  • Unsworth, M., and S. Rondenay, Actively observing fluid movement in the mid to deep crust and lithospheric mantle utilizing geophysical methods, solicited chapter in "Metasomaptism and Metamorphism: The role of fluids in crustal and upper mantle processes", edited by D. Harlov and H. Austrheim, 535-598, Lecture Notes in Earth System Sciences, Springer, 2013. [pdf]

  • Pearce, F.D., S. Rondenay, M. Sachpazi, M. Charalampakis, and L.H. Royden, Seismic investigation of the transition from continental to oceanic subduction along the western Hellenic Subduction Zone, J. Geophys. Res., 117, B07306, doi:10.1029/2011JB009023, 2012. [pdf]

  • Poliannikov, O.V., S. Rondenay, and L. Chen, Interferometric imaging of the underside of a subduction crust, Geophys. J. Int., 189, 681-690, 2012. [pdf]

  • Perozzi, L, E. Gloaguen, S. Rondenay, A. Leite, G. McDowell and R. Wheeler, Using Stochastic Crosshole Seismic Velocity Tomography and Bayesian Simulation to Estimate Ni Grades: Case Study from Voysey’s Bay, Canada, J. App. Geophys., 78, 85-93, 2012. [pdf]

  • Klemd, R., T. John, E.E. Scherer, S. Rondenay, and J. Gao, Changes in dip of subducted slabs at depths: petrological and geochronological evidence from HP-UHP rocks (Tianshan, NW-China), Earth Planet. Sc. Lett., 310, 9-20, 2011. [pdf]

  • Calkins, J.A., G.A. Abers, G. Ekström, K.C. Creager, and S. Rondenay, Shallow structure of the Cascadia subduction zone beneath western Washington from spectral ambient noise correlation, J. Geophys. Res., 116, B07302, doi:10.1029/2010JB007657, 2011. [pdf]

  • MacKenzie, L., G.A. Abers, S. Rondenay, and K.M. Fischer, Imaging a steeply dipping subducting slab in southern Central America, Earth Planet. Sc. Lett, 296, 459-468, 2010. [pdf]

  • Rondenay, S., L.G.J. Montési, and G.A. Abers, New geophysical insight into the origin of the Denali volcanic gap, Geophys. J. Int., 182, 613-630, 2010. [pdf][supplement]

  • Chen, C.-W., D.E. Miller, H.A. Djikpesse, J.B.U. Haldorsen, and S. Rondenay, Array-conditioned deconvolution of multiple component teleseismic recording, Geophys. J. Int., 182, 967-976, 2010. [pdf]

  • Rondenay, S., V.F. Cormier, and E.M. Van Ark, SKS and SPdKS sensitivity to two-dimensional ultra-low velocity zones, J. Geophys. Res., 115, B04311, doi:10.1029/2009JB006733, 2010. [pdf][supplement]

  • Chen, C.-W., S. Rondenay, R.L. Evans, and D.B. Snyder, Geophysical detection of relict metasomatism from an Archean (ca 3.5 Ga) subduction zone, Science, 326, 1089-1091, 2009. [pdf][supplement]

  • Bleibinhaus, F., and S. Rondenay, Effects of Surface Scattering in Full-Waveform Inversion, Geophysics, 74 (6), WCC69-WCC77, 2009. [pdf]

  • Abers, G.A., L.S. MacKenzie, S. Rondenay, Z. Zhang, A.G. Wech, and K.C. Creager, Imaging the source region of Cascadia tremor and intermediate-depth earthquakes, Geology, 37, 1119-1122, 2009. [pdf]

  • Rondenay, S., Upper mantle imaging with array recordings of converted and scattered teleseismic waves, Surv. Geophys., 30, 377-405, 2009. [pdf][link to journal article]

  • Suckale, J., S. Rondenay, M. Sachpazi, M. Charalampakis, A. Hosa, and L.H. Royden, High-resolution seismic imaging of the western Hellenic subduction zone using teleseismic scattered waves, Geophys. J. Int, 178, 775-791, 2009. [pdf]

  • Rondenay, S., G.A. Abers, and P.E. van Keken, Seismic imaging of subduction zone metamorphism, Geology, 36, 275-278, 2008. [pdf][supplement]

  • Xu, L., S. Rondenay, and R.D. van der Hilst, Structure of the crust beneath the Southeastern Tibetan Plateau from teleseismic receiver functions, Phys. Earth Planet. Int., 165, 176-193, 2007. [pdf]

  • Frederiksen, A.W., S.-K. Miong, F.A. Darbyshire, D.W. Eaton, S. Rondenay, and S. Sol, Lithospheric Variations Across the Superior Province, Ontario, Canada: Evidence from Tomography and Shear-Wave Splitting, J. Geophys. Res, 112 (B7),B07318, doi:10.1029/2006JB004861, 2007. [pdf]

  • Rychert, C.A., S. Rondenay, and K.M. Fischer, P-to-S and S-to-P imaging of a sharp lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary beneath eastern North America, J. Geophys. Res, 112 (B8), B08314, doi:10.1029/2006JB004619, 2007. [pdf]

  • Chen, C.-W., S. Rondenay, D. Weeraratne, and D.B. Snyder, New constraints on the upper mantle structure of the Slave craton from Rayleigh wave inversion, Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L10301, doi:10.1029/2007GL029535, 2007. [pdf]

  • Fouch, M.J., and S. Rondenay, Seismic anisotropy beneath stable continental interiors, Phys. Earth Planet. Int., 158, 292-320, 2006. [pdf]

  • Rossi, G., G.A. Abers, S. Rondenay, and D.H. Christensen, Unusual mantle Poisson’s ratio, subduction and crustal structure in central Alaska, J. Geophys. Res, 111, B09311, doi:10.1029/2005JB003956, 2006. [pdf]

  • Rondenay, S., Bostock, M.G., and Fischer K.M., Multichannel inversion of scattered teleseismic body waves: practical considerations and applicability, in Seismic Earth: Array analysis of broadband seismograms, edited by A. Levander and G. Nolet, AGU Geophysical Monograph Series, 157, 2005. [pdf]

  • Rychert, C.A., K.M. Fischer, and S. Rondenay, A sharp lithosphere asthenosphere boundary imaged beneath eastern North America, Nature, 436, 542-545, 2005. [pdf]

  • Snyder, D.B., S. Rondenay, M.G. Bostock and G.D. Lockhart, Mapping the Mantle Lithosphere for Diamond Potential, Lithos, 77, 859-872, 2004. [pdf]

  • Rondenay, S., and Fischer K.M., Constraints on localized CMB structure from multichannel, broadband SKS-coda analysis, J. Geophys. Res., 108 (B11), 2537, 2003. [pdf]

  • Bostock, M. G., R. D. Hyndman, S. Rondenay, and S. M. Peacock, An inverted continental Moho and serpentinization of the forearc mantle, Nature, 417, 536-538, 2002. [pdf]

  • Bostock, M. G., S. Rondenay, and J. Shragge, Multiparameter two-dimensional inversion of scattered teleseismic body waves, 1, Theory for oblique incidence, J. Geophys. Res., 106, 30,771-30,782, 2001. [pdf]

  • Shragge, J., M. G. Bostock, and S. Rondenay, Multiparameter two-dimensional inversion of scattered teleseismic body waves, 2, Numerical examples, J. Geophys. Res., 106, 30,783-30,794, 2001. [pdf]

  • Rondenay, S., M. G. Bostock, and J. Shragge, Multiparameter two-dimensional inversion of scattered teleseismic body waves, 3, Application to the Cascadia 1993 data set, J. Geophys. Res., 106, 30,795-30,808, 2001. [pdf]

  • Rondenay, S., M. G. Bostock, T. M. Hearn, D. J. White and R. M. Ellis, Lithospheric assembly and modification of the SE Canadian Shield: Abitibi-Grenville Teleseismic Experiment, J. Geophys. Res., 105, 13,735-13,754, 2000. [pdf]

  • Rondenay, S., M. G. Bostock, T. M. Hearn, D. J. White, H. Wu, G. Sénéchal, S. Ji, M. Mareschal, Teleseismic studies of the lithosphere below the Lithoprobe Abitibi-Grenville Transect, Can. J. Earth Sci., 37, 415-426, 2000. [pdf]

  • Bostock, M. G. and S. Rondenay, Migration of scattered teleseismic body waves, Geophys. J. Int., 137, 732-746, 1999. [pdf]

  • Crumeyrolle, P., P. Imbert, O. Plisson and S. Rondenay, Le Cône sous-marin actuel du Rhône; un modèle architectural pour l’exploration des réservoirs profonds (Modern Rhone submarine fan; an architectural model for deep reservoir exploration), Pétrole et Techniques, 407, 21-22, 1997.

  • Sénéchal, G., S. Rondenay, M. Mareschal, J. Guilbert and G. Poupinet, Seismic and electrical anisotropies in the lithosphere across the Grenville Front, Canada, Geophys. Res. Lett., 23, 2255-2258, 1996. [pdf]

  • Ji, S., S. Rondenay, M. Mareschal and G. Sénéchal, Obliquity between seismic and electrical anisotropies as a potential indicator of movement sense for ductile shear zones in the upper mantle, Geology, 24, 1033-1036, 1996. [pdf]

  • Boerner, D. E., R. D. Kurtz, J. A. Craven, S. Rondenay and W. Quian, Buried Proterozoic foredeep under Western Canada Sedimentary Basin?, Geology, 23, 297-300, 1995. [pdf]