“This book comes from one of the leading experts of the field, and unfolds his research experiences in earthquake-based, seismic tomography for the study of Earth’s (and Moon’s) interior in local, regional and global scales. … All tomographic images are in color, which is very helpful for the reader. … this book is well written, enjoyable to read, and it is an excellent addition to the bookshelf of every student or scientist interested in Earth’s and Lunar interior.” (Petros Bogiatzis, Pure and Applied Geophysics, Vol. 174, 2017)
Dapeng Zhao is a professor at the Department of Geophysics, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan. He received his B.Sc. (1984) from Peking University, and his M.Sc. (1988) and Ph.D. (1991) from Tohoku University. He was a post-doctoral fellow at the California Institute of Technology during 1992–1995, and associate professor during 1998–2002 and professor during 2003–2007 at Ehime University. In April 2007, he moved to Tohoku University as a professor. His research interests include earthquake seismology, seismic tomography, Earth structure and dynamics from local to global scales, subduction zones, hotspots, mantle plumes, moonquakes, and lunar interior structure. He has published more than 200 research papers in refereed international journals with his coworkers, which have been cited over 8,000 times (H-index = 49). According to his SCI publications during 2000 to 2010, Prof. D. Zhao was selected to be one of the world Top-10 earthquake researchers by Thomson-Reuters. He has been awarded the 2014 Island Arc Award by the Geological Society of Japan. To date, Prof. D. Zhao has advised more than 40 graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. Now he is an editor of the Journal of Asian Earth Sciences.