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45. [pdf] Hayashi, K., Lorenzo , J.M., Gostic*, A., 2018. Application of 2D ambient noise tomography to levee safety assessment in New Orleans. The Leading Edge, v. 37, no. 10, p 740-745 .

44. [pdf] Clift, P. D., Olson*, E. D., Lechnowsky*j, A. , Moran*, M. G., Barbato*, A. and Lorenzo, J. M.., 2018. Grain size variability within a mega-scale point-bar system, False River, Louisiana. Sedimentology. . doi:10.1111/sed.12528

43. [pdf] Crane*, J., Lorenzo , J.M., Shen*, J., White, C.D. 2018. The competing effects of stress and water saturation on in-situ Q for shallow (< 1 m), unconsolidated sand, evaluated with a modified spectral ratio method. Near Surface Geophysics.v. 16, no. 2, p 1-14.

42. [pdf]   Sun*, T., Shuai*, Y., White, C., Lorenzo, J., Chollett*. S. 2017. Integration of seismic first arrival times to estimate water-air contact and initial water saturation: Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, v 45., p. 391 - 398.

41. [pdf] Lorenzo , J.M., Watkins*, T., Dahi-Taleghani, A. 2017. Recommendations From Error Analysis of Single Well Microseismic Data With Full-Wavefield Moment Tensor Inversion: A Case Study. SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference, Austin, TX USA, 24ľ26 July 2017. (Reviewed manuscript, est. 30 % acceptance).

40. [pdf] Shen*, J., Lorenzo , J.M., 2016. Seismic velocity inversion for patchy and homogeneous fluid-distribution conditions in shallow, unconsolidated sands: Geophysics, v. 81, no. 5, p. U51-U60.

39. [pdf] Shen*, J.; Crane*, J. M., Lorenzo, J. M., and White, C. D., 2016. Seismic Velocity Prediction in Shallow (<30 m) Partially Saturated, Unconsolidated Sediments Using Effective Medium Theory: Journal of Environmental & Engineering Geophysics, v. 21, no. 2, p. 67-78.

38. [pdf] Omale*, A.P. Lorenzo, J.M. 2015 Using Fault kinematics to evaluate the relationship between Cenozoic fault activity, sedimentation rates and salt movement: A comparison between southwestern and southeastern Louisiana. GCAGS Journal V. 4

37. [pdf] Shen*, J.; Lorenzo, J.; White, C.; Tsai, F. 2015 Soil density, elasticity and the soil water characteristic curve inverted from field-based seismic P- and S-wave velocity in shallow (< 25 m) near-saturated (> 99%) layered soils. Geophysics,  v. 80, p. WB11-WB19, published online May 8, 2015, doi:10.1190/geo2014-0119.1

36. [pdf] Taleghani, A.D., Gonzalez*, M., Puyang*, P., Lorenzo, J.M., 2014  Post-treatment assessment of induced fracture network Hydraulic Fracturing Journal. V1/3, 24-33.

35.[pdf] Lorenzo, J.M., Hicks*, J., Vera, E.E.,  2014  Integrated seismic and Cone Penetration Testing observations at a distressed earthen levee: Marrero, Louisiana, U.S.A. Engineering Geology. Journal of Engineering Geology 168C,  59-68 DOI: 10.1016/j.enggeo.2013.10.019. Published online: 21-Nov-2013.

34.[pdf] Taleghani, A.D., Gonzalez*, M., Puyang*, P., Lorenzo, J.M., 2013 Post-treatment assessment of induced fracture networks SPE Annual Technical Conference and exhibition, Sept. 30- Oct. 2, New Orleans. 166354

33. [pdf]  Crane*, J.M., Lorenzo, J.M., and  Harris, J.B., 2013. A new electrical and mechanically detonatable shear wave source for near surface (0-30m) seismic acquisition. Journal of Applied Geophysics, 91,1-8.

[pdf] Lorenzo, J.M., Smolkin*, D.E., White, C., Chollett*, S.R., Sun*, T. 2013 Benchmark hydrogeophysical data from a physical seismic model Computers & Geosciences 50,44-51, DOI: 10.1016/j.cageo.2012.07.034 Published online: 19 August 2012  Data sets , downloadable from (

[pdf]  Londono*, J., Lorenzo, J., Ramirez, V.  2012. Lithospheric flexure an related base-level stratigraphic cycles in continental foreland basins: An example from the Putumayo Basin, Northern Andes. in D. Gao, ed., Tectonics and sedimentation: Implications for petroleum systems: AAPG Memoir 100, p. 357-375.

[pdf] Taleghani, A.D., Lorenzo, J.M. 2011 An alternative interpretation of microseismic events during hydraulic fracturing SPE Hydraulic fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition The Woodlands, TX Jan 24-26, 2011 31.

.[pdf]  Lorenzo, J.M., 2010. Seismology in Sport Seismological Research Letters.V 81/3, 526-529.

28. [pdf] Jeanloz, R., Beck, S.L., Lisowski, M., Lorenzo, J.M., Mora, C.I., Rimstidt, J.D., Shirey, S.B.S., S., and Wirth, K., 2008. Earth science instrumentation and facilities program review: EOS, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, v. 89, p. 61-72.

[pdf]  Lorenzo , Juan M.   A. Saanumi
* , Westbrook*, C. Egnew , S., Bentley, S.  and Vera, E.E., 2006.  Extensive testing of sledÔÇÉmounted geophone arrays for nearÔÇÉsurface (0-4m) layers in floodplain sedimentary facies: Atchafalaya Basin, Indian Bayou, Louisiana. SEG, Expanded Abstracts, 25 , no. 1, 1495-1499.

[pdf] Londono*, John, Lorenzo, Juan M. 2004. Geodynamics of continental plate collision during late Tertiary foreland basin evolution in the Timor Sea: constraints from foreland sequences, elastic flexure and normal faulting, Tectonophysics, V392/1-4, p.37-54.

25.[pdf]  Tandon*, K., Lorenzo, J.M., Widiyantaro, S. and O'Brien, G.W. 2002 Variations in inelastic failure of subducting continental lithosphere and tectonic development: Australia-Banda Arc Convergence. American Geophysical Union Geodynamic Series on Plate Boundary Zones, Vol. 30 Eds. Stein, S.A., Freymuller, J.T., p. 341-357.

24. [pdf] Tandon*, K., Lorenzo, Juan,M., O'Brien, G.W., 2000 Effective elastic thickness of the Australian continental lithosphere subducting beneath the Banda orogen (Indonesia): Inelastic failure at the start of continental subduction. Tectonophysics Vol. 329, 1-4, p.39-60.

23. [pdf] Clift, P. D.; Lorenzo, J. M. 1999 Flexural unloading and uplift along the C´┐Żte d'Ivoire--Ghana Transform Margin, equatorial Atlantic J. Geophys. Res. Vol. 104 , No. B11 , 25257-25274.

22. [pdf1, pdf2] Lorenzo, J.M., O'Bien, G.W., Stewart, J., & Tandon*, K., 1998. Inelastic yielding and forebulge shape across a modern foreland basin: North West Shelf of Australia, Timor Sea.,Geophys. Res. Lett., 25/9, 1455-1458. 

21.  [pdf] Tandon, K., Lorenzo, J.M. and de la Linde Rubio, J. 1998 Timing of rifting in the Alboran Sea Basin -- Correlation of borehole (ODP Leg 161 and Andalucia A-1) to seismic reflection data: implications for basin formation. Marine Geology. 144/4, p.275-294.

[pdf] Clift, P.D., Lorenzo, J.M., Carter, A., Hurford, A.J., & Bouillin, J.P. 1997 Transform tectonics and thermal rejuvenation on the C´┐Żte d'Ivoire margin, West Africa. Journal of the Geological Society of London. 154: 483-489. 

19. [pdf] Lorenzo, J.M. 1997 Sheared continent-ocean margins: An overview. Geo-Marine Letters 17:1-3. 

18.  [pdf] Lorenzo, J.M., Wessel P. 1997 Flexure across a continent-ocean fracture zone-- The northern Falkland Plateau, South Atlantic. Geo-Marine Letters. 17:110-118. 

17. [pdf] Lorenzo, J.M. & Hesselbo, S. 1996. Seismic-to-well correlation at ODP 150 continental slope sites. Proc. Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results 150: 293-307. 

16. Mountain, G., Damuth, J., McHugh, C., Lorenzo;  J.M., & Fulthorpe, C. 1996 Origin, re-burial and significance of a mid-Miocene canyon, New Jersey continental slope. Proc. Ocean Drilling Program, Leg Scientific Results 150: 283-292 

15. [pdf] Miller, K.G., Mountain, G.S. and Leg 150 Shipboard Scientific Party (Lorenzo, J.M.), 1996. Sequences of the New Jersey continental slope tied to glacioeustasy: A synthesis of ODP Leg 150 Science, 271 (5252), 1092-1095. 

14. [pdf] Mountain, G, Lorenzo, J.M. , McHugh, C., 1994 Underway Geophysics In Mountain, Miller, Blum., et al., Proc. ODP, Initial Scientific Results, 150, p.43-50. 

13. Leg 150 Shipboard Scientific Party (Lorenzo, J.M.), 1994. Sea-level changes and slope processes reflected off New Jersey EOS, American Geophysical Union Transactions, 75, 212-214. 

12. Leg 150 Scientific Party (Lorenzo, J.M.),1994. ODP cores "Icehouse" sediments, Leg 150 Geotimes, May, p.8-9. 

11. [pdf] Lorenzo, J.M. and Vera, E.E., 1992, Correlation between Diverse Seismic and Physical Properties Data Sets: ODP Leg 122, Site 763, Southern Exmouth Plateau, In von Rad, U., Haq, B.U., et al., Proc. ODP, Scientific Results, 122. 

10. [pdf] Swift, M., Boyd, R., O'Brien, D., Lorenzo, J. , 1992, Heat Flow and Thermal History of the Exmouth Plateau, In von Rad, U., Haq, B.U., et al., Proc. ODP, Scientific Results, 122. 

9. [pdf] Lorenzo, J. M. and Vera, E.E. 1992, Thermal Uplift and Erosion across the Continent-Ocean Transform Boundary of the Southern Exmouth Plateau, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 108, 79-82. 

8. Hopper, J.C. and 10 others (Lorenzo, J.M.), 1992, Magmatism amd rift margin evolution: Evidence from northwest Australia, Geology, 20, 853-857. 

7. [pdf-text pdf-foldout] Lorenzo, J.M.and 10 others (Lorenzo, J.M.), 1991, Development of the Continent-Ocean Transform Boundary of the Southern Exmouth Plateau, North West Australia, Geology, 19, 843-846. 

6. Mutter, J.C. and 10 others (Lorenzo, J.M.), 1989, Extension of the Exmouth Plateau, offshore northwestern Australia: Deep seismic reflection/refraction evidence for simple and pure shear mechanisms. Geology, 17, pp. 15-18. 

5. Leg 122 Shipboard Scientific Party (Lorenzo, J.M.), 1989. Breakup of Gondwanaland. Nature, Jan., pp. 209-210. 

4.[pdf] Lorenzo, J.M., and Mutter, J.C., 1988. Seismic Stratigraphy and Tectonic Evolution of the Falkland/Malvinas Plateau, Revista Brasileira de Geociencias, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 191-200. 

3. ODP Leg 122 Scientific Party (Lorenzo, J.M.), 1988. ODP Leg 122 Looks at Exmouth Plateau. Geotimes, Dec., pp. 10-13. 

2. Lorenzo, J.M., 1983. Introducci´┐Żn a la Geolog´┐Ża de la Alta Cuenca de los R´┐Żos Sill y Luna. El Calecho, No. 0, pp. 12 -15. Le´┐Żn, Spain. 

1. Lorenzo, J.M., 1983. Introducci´┐Żn a la Geolog´┐Ża. Los F´┐Żsiles. El Calecho, No. 1, pp. 1-2. Le´┐Żn, Spain. 

Book Review

[pdf] Lorenzo, Juan M. (2014) A book review of Near-Surface Applied Geophysics by Mark E. Everett, Letter to the Editor, Marine geophysical Researches Marine Geophysical Research: Volume 35, Issue 2 , Page 175