CGEM Journal Publications

The Center for Gravity, Electrical and Magnetic Studies (CGEM) pride ourselves in publishing peer-reviewed papers to disseminate research and to strengthen our graduates’ careers.  

Melo, A., and Y. Li2022Magnetic on-time transient electromagnetic method (MoTEM) for imaging magnetic susceptibility, Geophysical Journal International
Darrh, A., and Y. Li.2022Understanding the effect of 1D dipping anisotropic conductivity on the response and interpretation of magnetotelluric data, Geophysical Journal International, 230, 1948–1965.
Alyousuf, T. and Y. Li.2022Inversion using adaptive physics-based neural network: application to magnetotelluric inversion, Geophysical Prospecting, 70(7), 1252-1272
Gasperikova, E., and Y. Li2022Time-lapse electromagnetic and gravity methods in carbon storage monitoring, The Leading Edge, 40, 442-446
Flamme, H. E., R. A. Krahenbuhl, Y. Li, B. Dugan, J. Shragge, A Graber. D. Sirota, G. Wilson, E. Gonzales, J. Ticona, and A. Minaya2022Integrated geophysical investigation for understanding agriculturally induced landslides in southern Peru, Environmental Earth Sciences
Capriotti, J., and Y. Li2022Joint inversion of gravity and gravity gradient data: A systematic evaluation, Geophysics
Li, Y., J. Sun, S. Li, and M. Leão-Santos2021A paradigm shift in magnetic data interpretation: Increased value through magnetization inversions, The Leading Edge, 40, 89–98
Tang, W., Y. Li, J. Liu, and J. Deng2021Three-dimensional controlled-source electromagnetic forward modeling by edge-based finite element with a divergence correction, Geophysics, 86(6), E367-E382.
Melo, A., and Y. Li2021Geology differentiation by applying unsupervised machine learning to multiple independent geophysical inversions, Geophysical Journal International, 227, 2058-2078.
Maag-Capriotti, E., and Y. Li2021 Understanding the information content in gravity gradiometry data through constrained inversions for salt bodies, Geophysics, 86(4), G35-G53.
Weihermann, J. D., S.P. Oliveira, Y. Li, J.F. Ferreira, A.M. Silva, and R. Fortin2021A Log-barrier approach for airborne gamma-ray spectrometry inversion, Computers and Geosciences, 147, 104682
Xu, K., and Li2020Integrated interpretation of gravity, magnetic, seismic, and well data to image volcanic units for oil-gas exploration in eastern Junggar Basin, northwest China, Interpretation, 8(4), SS113–SS127
Balza, A., and Li.2020Integrating time-lapse gravity, production, and geological structure data in a gas reservoir study, Interpretation, 8(4), SS129–SS143
Melo, A. T., Y. Li, and M. Hitzman2020Is there hidden potential in Carajás? Insights through the geophysical signature of Cristalino deposit, Ore Geology Reviews, 126, pp13
Xu, K., and Li2020Constraining magnetic amplitude inversion with magnetotelluric data to image volcanic units: A case study, Geophysics, 85(3), B63-B75
Li, W., J. Qian, and Li2020Joint inversion of surface and borehole magnetic data: A level-set approach, Geophysics, 85(1), J15-J32
McAliley, W. A., and Li2019Methods to invert temperature data and heat flow data for thermal conductivity in steady-state conductive regimes, Geosciences, 9(7), pp30
Sun, J., and Li2019Magnetization clustering inversion — Part 2: Assessing the uncertainty of recovered magnetization directions, Geophysics, 84(4), J17-J29
Jansen, J. C., C. Andrews-Hanna, C. Milbury, J. W. Head III, Y. Li, H. J. Melosh, J. M. Soderblom, and M. T. Zuber2019Radial gravity anomalies associated with secondary crater chains surrounding the Orientale Basin found in GRAIL data, Icarus, 319, 444-458
Coleman, C., and Li2018Quantifying the error level in computed magnetic amplitude data for 3D magnetization inversion, Geophysics, 83(5), J75-J84
Sun, J., and Li2018Magnetization clustering inversion Part I: Building an automated numerical optimization algorithm, Geophysics, 83(5), J61-J73
Maag, E., and Li2018Discrete-valued gravity inversion using the guided fuzzy c-means clustering technique, Geophysics, 83(4), G59-G77
Li, Y.2018Understanding curvatures of the equipotential surface in gravity gradiometry. Geophysics, 83(4), G35-G45
Li, Y., A. Melo, C. Martinez, and J. Sun2018Geology differentiation: A new frontier in quantitative geophysical interpretation in mineral exploration, The Leading Edge, 38 (1), 60-66
Tang, W., Li, D. W. Oldenburg, and J. Liu2018Removal of galvanic distortion effects in 3D magnetotelluric data by an equivalent source technique, Geophysics, 83(2), E95-E110
Li, Y.2017 From susceptibility to magnetization: Advances in the 3D inversion of magnetic data in the presence of significant remanent magnetization, Proceedings of Exploration’17, Sixth Decennial Conference on Mining Exploration, Toronto
Krahenbuhl, R., and Li2017Investigation of magnetic-inversion methods in highly magnetic environments under strong self-demagnetization effect, Geophysics, 82, No. 6, pp. J83-J97.
Li, W. Lu, J. Qian and Y. Li2017 A multiple level set method for three-dimensional inversion of magnetic data, Geophysics, 83(1), R13-R30
Melo, A. T., J. Sun, and Y Li2017Geophysical inversions applied to 3D geology characterization of an iron oxide copper-gold deposit in Brazil.” GEOPHYSICS, 82(5), K1-K13.
Jansen, J.C., Andrews-Hanna, J.C., Li, Y., Lucey, P.G., Taylor, G.J., Goossens, S., Lemoine, F.G., Mazarico, E., Head, J.W., Milbury, C. and Kiefer, W.S.2017Small-scale density variations in the lunar crust revealed by GRAIL. Icarus, 291, pp.107-123.
Sun, J., and Li2017Joint inversion of multiple geophysical and petrophysical data using generalized fuzzy clustering algorithms, Geophysical Journal International, 208, 1201–1216
Li, Y., and J. Sun20163D magnetization inversion using fuzzy c-means clustering with application to geology differentiation, Geophysics, Vol. 81, No. 5, pp. WC1-WC18,
Martinez, C., and Li2016De-noising of gravity gradient data using an equivalent source technique, Geophysics, Vol. 81, No. 4, pp. G67-G79.
Rim, H., and Li2016Gravity gradient tensor due to a cylinder, Geophysics, 81, No. 4, G59-G66
Foks, N. L., and Li2016Automatic boundary extraction from magnetic field data using triangular meshes, Geophysics, 81, No. 3, J47-J60
Sun, J., and Li2016Joint inversion of multiple geophysical data using guided fuzzy c-means clustering, Geophysics, 81, No. 3, ID37-ID57
Tang, W., Li, A. Swidinsky, and J. Liu2015Three-dimensional controlled-source EM modeling with a well casing as a grounded source: A hybrid method of moments and finite element scheme, Geophysical Prospecting, 63, 1491–1507
McKenna, J., H. Rim, and Li2015 Feasibility and limitations of void detection using gravity gradiometry, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, (appeared in print 2016: 54, 881-891)
Sun, J., and Li2015Multidomain petrophysically constrained inversion and geology differentiation using guided fuzzy c-means clustering, Geophysics, 80, ID1-ID18.
Martinez, C., and Li2015Lithologic characterization using airborne gravity gradient and aeromagnetic data for mineral exploration: A case study in the Quadrilatero Ferrifero, Brazil, Interpretation, 3, SL1-SL13
Capriotti, J., and Li2015Inversion for Permeability Distribution from Time-Lapse Gravity Data, Geophysics, 80, WA69-WA83.
Leao-Santos, M., Li, and R. Moraes2015Application of 3D magnetic amplitude inversion to iron, oxide-copper-gold deposits at low magnetic latitudes: A case study from Carajas Mineral Province, Brazil, Geophysics, 80, B13-B22
Krahenbuhl, R.K., C. Martinez, Li, and G. Flanagan2015Time-lapse monitoring of co2 sequestration: an integrated site investigation based on reservoir properties and seismic with borehole and surface gravity data, Geophysics, 80, WA15-WA24
Reitz, A., R. Krahenbuhl, Li2015Feasibility of time-lapse gravity and gravity gradiometry monitoring for SAGD reservoirs, Geophysics, 80, WA99-WA110
Rim, H., and Li2015Advantages of borehole vector gravity in density imaging, Geophysics, 80, G1-G13
Yaoguo Li, Misac Nabighian, and Douglas W. Oldenburg2014Using an equivalent source with positivity for low-latitude reduction to the pole without striation, 79, J81-J90
Trevor P. Irons and Yaoguo Li 2014Pulse and Fourier transform surface nuclear magnetic resonance: comprehensive modelling and inversion incorporating complex data and static dephasing dynamics, 199, 1372–1394
Jiajia Sun and Yaoguo Li2014Adaptive Lp inversion for simultaneous recovery of both blocky and smooth features in a geophysical model, Geophysical Journal International, 197,
Qing Liang, Chao Chen, and Yaoguo Li2014 3-D inversion of gravity data in spherical coordinates with application to the GRAIL data, 119, 1359–1373
Li, S. and Y. Li2014Inversion of magnetic anomaly on rugged observation surface in the presence of strong remanent magnetization, Geophysics, 79, J11-J19
Anderson, E., Zhou, W., Li, Y., Hitzman, M. W., Monecke, T., Lang, J., and Kelley, K.2014Three-dimensional distribution of igneous rocks near the Pebble porphyry Cu-Au-Mo deposit in southwestern Alaska: Constraints from regional-scale aeromagnetic data, Geophysics, 79, B63-B79
Iron, T., Quinn, M. C., Li, Y., and McKenna, J. R.2014A numerical assessment of the use of surface nuclear magnetic resonance to monitor internal erosion and piping in earthen embankments, Near Surface Geophysics, 12, 325-334
Foks, N., Krahenbuhl, R., and Li2014Adaptive sampling of potential-field data: A direct approach to compressive inversion, Geophysics, 79, IM1–IM9.
Dodds, K., R. Krahenbuhl, A. Reitz, Y. Li, and Susan Hovorkaca2013Evaluating time-lapse borehole gravity for CO2plume detection at SECARB Cranfield, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 18, 421-4129
Davis, K. and Li, Y.2013Efficient 3D inversion of magnetic data via octree-mesh discretization, space-filling curves, and wavelets. Geophysics, 78, J61–J73.
MacLennan, K. and Li, Y.2013De-noising multi-component CSEM data with equivalent source processing techniques, Geophysics, 78, E125-E135
Martinez, C., Li, Y., Krahenbuhl, R., and Braga, M.2013 3D inversion of airborne gravity gradiomentry for iron ore exploration in Brazil, Geophysics, 78, B1-B11
Li, Y., Devriese, S. G. R., Krahenbuhl, R. A., and Davis, K.2013Enhancement of magnetic data by stable downward continuation for UXO application, IEEE Trans. Geo. Sci & Remote Sens, 51, 3605-3614
Liu, D., Hu, X., and Li, Y.2012Understanding the effect of elliptical polarization in surface nuclear magnetic resonance method, Applied Geophysics, 9,
Li, S., Li, Y., Meng, X.2012The 3D magnetic structure beneath the continental magin of the northeastern South China Sea, Applied Geophysics, 9, 237-246
Li, Y., He, Z., and Liu, Y.2012Application of magnetic amplitude inversion in exploration for volcanic units in a basin environment, Geophysics, 77, B219-B225
Rim, H., and Li, Y.2012 Single-hole imaging using borehole gravity gradiometry, Geophysics, 77, G67-76
Krahenbuhl, R. A., and Li, Y.2012Time-lapse gravity: A numerical demonstration of dynamic models, robust inversion, and joint interpretation of surface and borehole 4D data, Geophysics, 77, G33-G43
Davis, K. and Li, Y.2011Joint processing of total-field and gradient magnetic data using equivalent source technique, Exploration Geophysics, 42, 199-206
Kass, M. A., and Li, Y.2011Quantitative analysis and interpretation of transient electromagnetic data via principal component analysis, IEEE Trans. Geosciences and Remote sensing, 99, 1-9
Davis, Kris, Li, Y., Nabighian, M.2011Effect of low-pass filtering on structural index from magnetic data, Geophysics, 76, L23-L28
Davis, K. and Li, Y.2011Fast solution of geophysical inversion using adaptive mesh, space-filling curves, and wavelet compression, Geophysical Journal International, 185, 157-166
Davis, K., Kass, M. A., and Li, Y.2011Rapid gravity and gravity gradiometry terrain corrections via an adaptive quadtree mesh discretization, Exploration Geophysics, 42, 88-97
MacLennan, K. and Li, Y.2011Signal extraction from 4D transient electromagnetic surveys using the equivalent source method.” Geophysics, 76, F147–F155.
Krahenbuhl, R. A., Li, Y., and Davis, T.2011Understanding the applications and limitations of time-lapse gravity for reservoir monitoring, The Leading Edge, September, 1060-1068
Li, Y., and Oldenburg, D.2010Rapid construction of equivalent sources using wavelets, Geophysics, 75, L51-L59.
Li, Y., Shearer, S., Haney, M., Dannemiller, N.2010Comprehensive approaches to 3D inversion of magnetic data affected by remanent magnetization, Geophysics, 75, L1-L11
Davis, K., Li., Y., Nabighian, M.2010Automatic detection of UXO magnetic anomalies using extended Euler deconvolution, Geophysics, 75, G13-G20
Braga, M. A., Carlos, D., Y., Li, Y.2010Exploracao de minerio de ferro utilizando dados de aerogradiometria gravimetrica 3D-FTG e aeromagnetometria no quadrilaterro ferrifero, Minas Gerais, Brasil, Revisla Brasileira de Geofisica, 28, 495-514.
Krahenbuhl, R., A., and Li, Y.2009Hybrid optimization for lithologic inversion and time-lapse monitoring using a binary formulation, Geophysics, 74, I55-I65
Davis, K., Li, Y., and Batzle, M.2008Time-lapse gravity monitoring: A systematic approach with application to aquifer storage and recovery, Geophysics, 73, WA61-WA69.
Kass, M., and Li, Y.2008Practical aspects of terrain correction in airborne gravity gradiometry surveys, Exploration Geophysics, 39, 198-203.
Sanchez, V., Li, Y., Nabighian, M, and Wright, D2008Numerical modeling to identify relative contributions of high-order magnetic moments in UXO discrimination, IEEE Trans. Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 46, 2568-2583
Remke L. Van Dam, J. Bruce J. Harrison, Deidre A. Hirschfeld, Todd M. Meglich, Yaoguo Li, and Ryan E. North2008Mineralogy and Magnetic Properties of Basaltic Substrate Soils: Kaho’olawe and Big Island, Hawaii. Soil Sci Soc Am J 2008 72: 244–257
Kirkendall, B., Li., Y., and Oldenburg, D. W.2007Imaging cargo containers using gravity gradiometry, IEEE Trans. Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 45, 1786-1797
Krahenbuhl, R., A., and Li, Y.2006Inversion of gravity data using a binary formulation, , J. Int., 167, 543-556
Dannemiller, N., and Li, Y.2006 A new method for estimation of magnetization direction, Geophysics, 71, L69-L73.
N. Nabighian, V. J. S. Grauch, R. O. Hansen, T. R. LaFehr, Y. Li, J. W. Peirce, J. D. Phillips, and M. E. Ruder2005The historical development of the magnetic method in exploration, Geophysics, 70, 33-61
N. Nabighian, M. E. Ander, V. J. S. Grauch, R. O. Hansen, T. R. LaFehr, Y. Li, W. C. Pearson, J. W. Peirce, J. D. Phillips, and M. E. Ruder2005Historical development of the gravity method in exploration, Geophysics, 70, 63-89
Lyrio, J., Tenorio, L., and Li, Y.2003Efficient automatic denoising of gravity gradiometry data using wavelet transforms, Geophysics, 69, 772-782
Li, Y. and Oldenburg, D. W.2003Fast inversion of large-scale magnetic data using wavelet transforms and logarithmic barrier method, Geophysical Journal International, 152, 251-265