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Pritchard, M. E., R. M. Allen, T. W. Becker, M. D. Behn, E. E. Brodsky, R. B├╝rgmann, C. Ebinger, J. T. Freymueller, M. Gerstenberger, B. Haines, Y. Kaneko, S. D. Jacobsen, N. Lindsey, J. J. McGuire, M. Page, S. Ruiz, M. Tolstoy, L. Wallace, W. R. Walter, W. Wilcock, and H. Vincent, New Opportunities to Study Earthquake Precursors, Seismological Research Letters, DOI: 10.1029/2019JB018796, 2020.

Waldhauser, F., W.S.D. Wilcock, M. Tolstoy, C. Baillard, Tan, Y.J., and D. Schaff, Precision Seismic Monitoring and Catalog Production at Axial Seamount Using Real-Time Double-Difference (RTDD) Methods, J. Geophys. Res., DOI: 10.1029/2019JB018796, 2020.


Baillard, C., W.S.D. Wilcock, A. Arnulf, M. Tolstoy, F. Waldhauser, A Joint Inversion for Three-dimensional P- and S-wave Velocity Structure and Earthquake Locations Beneath Axial Seamount, J. Geophys. Res.,, 2019.

Tan, Y.J., F. Waldhauser, M. Tolstoy, and W.S.D. Wilcock, Axial Seamount: Periodic tidal loading reveals stress dependence of the earthquake size distribution (b value), Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., DOI: https://10.1016/j.epsl.2019.01.047, 2019.


Tan, Y.J., M. Tolstoy, F. Waldhauser, D.R. Bohnenstiehl, Tidal triggering of microearthquakes over an eruption cycle at 9deg50'N East Pacific Rise, Geophys. Res. Lett., 10.1002/2017GL076497, 2018.

Tolstoy, M., W.S.D.Wilcock, Y.J. Tan, F. Waldhauser, A tale of two eruptions: How data from Axial Seamount led to a discovery on the East Pacific Rise, Oceanography, 31(1):124-125,, 2018.

Wilcock, W.S.D., R.P. Dziak, M. Tolstoy, W. Chadwick, S. Nooner, D.R. Bohnenstiehl, J. Caplan-Auerbach, F. Waldhauser, C. Baillard, A. Arnulf, Y.J. Tan, The Recent Volcanic History of Axial Seamount: Geophysical Insights into Past Eruption Dynamics with an Eye Toward Enhanced Observations of Future Eruptions, Oceanography 31(1):114-123,, 2018.

Levy, S., D.R Bohnenstiehl, P. Sprinkle, M.S. Boettcher, W.S.D. Wilcock, M. Tolstoy and F. Waldhauser,, The mechanics of fault re-activation surrounding the 2015 eruption of Axial Seamount, Geology, 46 (5): 447-450. DOI:, 2018.


Crone, T.J., M. Tolstoy, J.C. Gibson, G. Mountain, Acoustic Radiation of the R/V Marcus G. Langseth's Seismic Source in the Shallow Waters of New Jersey's Continental Shelf, PLoS ONE 12(8): e0183096., 2017.

Abadi, S.H., M. Tolstoy, W.S.D. Wilcock, Range estimation of baleen whale calls using a dual-line hydrophone streamer during mitigating procedures in seismic reflection surveys, PLoS ONE, 2017.


Wilcock, W.S.D., M. Tolstoy, F. Waldhauser, et al., 3D caldera fault structure and magma-intrusion dynamics in the context of the first well-constrained timing of lava reaching the seafloor, doi: 10.1126/science.aah5563, Science, 2016.

Tan, Y.-J., M. Tolstoy, F. Waldhauser, W.S.D. Wilcock, Plate boundary unzipped: Dynamics of a seafloor spreading episode at the East Pacific Rise, doi:10.1038/nature20116, Nature, 2016.

Tolstoy, M., Comment on 'Sensitivity of seafloor bathymetry to climate-driven fluctuations in mid-ocean ridge magma supply', doi: 10.1126/science.aaf0625, Science, 2016.

Bhatnagar, T. M. Tolstoy, F. Waldhauser, Influence of fortnightly tides on earthquake triggering at the East Pacific Rise, DOI: 10.1002/2015JB012388, J. Geophys. Res., 2016.


Abadi, S.H., W.S.D. Wilcock, M. Tolstoy, T.J. Crone, S.M. Carbotte, Estimating Sound Power Levels and Mitigation Radii for the R/V Marcus G. Langseth Using an 8-km Long MCS Streamer, J. Acoust. Soc. Amer., 138, 1762, doi:10.1121/1.4937768 2015.

M. Tolstoy, Mid-ocean ridge eruptions as a climate valve, doi:10.1002/2014GL063015, Geophys. Res. Lett. 2015.


Crone, T.J., M. Tolstoy, H. Carton, Estimating Sound Power Levels and Mitigation Radii for the R/V Marcus G. Langseth Using an 8-km Long MCS Streamer, doi: 10.1002/2014GC005420, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 2014.

Toomey, D.R. R.M. Allen, A.H. Barclay, S.W. Bell, P.D. Bromirski, R.L. Carlson, X. Chen, J.A. Collins, R.P. Dziak, B. Evers, D.W. Forsyth, P. Gerstoft, E.E.E. Hooft, D. Livelybrooks, J.A. Lodewyk, D.S. Luther, J.J. McGuire, S.Y. Schwartz, M. Tolstoy, A.M. Trehu, M. Weirathmueller, and W.S.D. Wilcock,, The Cascadia Initiative: A Sea Change In Seismological Studies of Subduction Zones, 27(2):138-150, Oceanography, 2014.


Fornari, D.J., S.E. Beaulieu, J.F. Holden, L.S. Mullineaux, and M. Tolstoy, Introduction to the Sepcial Issue: From RIDGE to Ridge 2000, 25(1):12-17, Oceanography, 2012 .

Fornari, D.J., K.L. Von Damm, J.G. Bryce, J.P. Cowen, V. Ferrini, A. Fundis, M.D. Lilley, G.W. Luther III, L.S. Mullineaux, M.R. Perfit, M.F. Meana-Prado, K.H. Rubin, W.E. Seyfried Jr., T.M. Shank, S.A. Soule, M. Tolstoy, and S.M. White, The East Pacific Rise Between 9deg and 10degN: Twenty-Five Years of Integrated, Multidisciplinary Oceanic Spreading Center Studies, 25(1):18-43, Oceanography, 2012.


Crone, T.J., M. Tolstoy, D. Stroup, The Permeability Structure of Young Ocean Crust from Poroelastically Triggered Earthquake, doi:10.1029/2011GL046820, Geophys. Res. Lett., 2011.

Waldhauser, F., M. Tolstoy, Seismogenic Structure and Processes Associated with Magma Upwelling and Hydrothermal Circulation Beneath the East Pacific Rise at 9deg50'N, 2, Q08T10, doi:10.1029/2011GC003568, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 2011.

Stafford, K.M., D. Harris, E. Chapp,, D.R. Bohnenstiel, M.Tolstoy, Seasonal Detection of Pygmy Blue Whale Calls in the Indian Ocean, DOI: 10.1111/j.1748-7692.2010.00437.x, Conservation Biology, 2011.


Diebold, J. B., M. Tolstoy, L. Doermann, S. L. Nooner, S. C. Webb, and T. J. Crone, R/V Marcus G. Langseth seismic source: Modeling and calibration, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 11, Q12012, doi:10.1029/2010GC003216, 2010.

Crone, T.J., M. Tolstoy, Assessing the Magnitude of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Leak Using Optical Plume Velocimetry, 10.1126/science.1195840, Science, 2010.

Holmes, R.C., M. Tolstoy, A.J. Harding, J.A. Orcutt, AustralianAntarctic Discordance as a Simple Mantle Boundary, doi:10.1029/2010GL042621, Geophys. Res. Lett., 2010.

Tolstoy, M., What Lies Beneath, Perspective, Science, 10.1126/science.1188090, 2010.


Tolstoy, M., J. Diebold, L. Doermann, S. Nooner, S.C. Webb, D.R. Bohnenstiehl, T.J. Crone, R.C. Holmes, Broadband Calibration of the R/V MarcusG. Langseth four-string seismic sources, 10, Q08011, doi:10.1029/2009GC002451, Geochem., Geophys. and Geosyst., 2009.

Monigle, P., D.R. Bohnenstiehl, M. Tolstoy, F. Waldhauser, Seismic tremor at the 9?50N East Pacific Rise eruption site, doi:10.1029/2009GC002561, Geochem., Geophys. and Geosyst., 2009.

Baran, J.M., J.R. Cochran, R.C. Holmes, M. Tolstoy, S.M. Carbotte, Constraints on the mantle temperature gradient along the Southeast Indian Ridge from crustal structure and isostasy: Implications for the transition from anaxial high to an axial valley, Geophys. J. Int., doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2009. 04300.x, 2009.

Stroup, D., M. Tolstoy, T.J. Crone, A. Malinverno, D.R. Bohnenstiehl, F. Waldhauser, Systematic Along-Axis Tidal Triggering of Microearthquakes Constrains Crustal Permeability, doi:10.1029/2009GL039493, Geophys. Res. Lett.,2009.

Dziak, R.P., D.R. Bohnenstiehl, H. Matsumoto, M. Fowler, J. Haxel, M. Tolstoy, F. Waldhauser, Recent Volcanic Eruptions, Properties and Behaviour of the EPR 8 degrees-11degrees N, Geochem., Geophys. and Geosyst., 10, Q06T06, doi:10.1029/2009GC002388, 2009.

Tolstoy, M., Where there's smoke there's fire, News and Views,Nature Geoscience, July 2009.


Tolstoy, M., F. Waldhauser, D.R. Bohnenstiehl, R.T. Weekly, W.-Y . Kim, Seismic identification of along-axis hydrothermal flow on the East Pacifi c Rise, Nature, doi:10.1038/nature06424, 2008.

Tolstoy, M., Seismological constraints on magmatic and hydrother mal processes at ridges, AGU Geophysical Monograph Series: Modeling Hydrothermal Processes at Mid-Ocean Ridges, eds. R.P. Lowell, M. Perfit, J. Seewald, A. Meta xas, 178, GM1784436, 2008.

Holmes, R.C., M. Tolstoy, J.R. Cochran, J.S. Floyd, Crustal Thickness Variations Along the Southeast Indian Ridge (100deg-116degE, 47deg-51degS) From 2-D Body Wave Tomography, Geochem., Geophys. and Geosyst., 9, Q12020, doi:10.1029/2008GC002152, 2008.

Bohnenstiehl, D.R., F. Waldhauser, M. Tolstoy, Frequency-magnitude distribution of microearthquakes beneath the 9deg50' N region of the East Pacific Rise, October 2003 through April 2004, doi:10.1029/2008GC002128, Geochem.,Geophys. and Geosyst., 2008.

Lutz, R.A., T.M. Shank, G.W. Luther III, C. Vetriani, M. Tolstoy, D.B. Nuzzio, T.S. Moore, F. Waldhauser, M. Crespo-Medina, A. Chatziefthimou, E.R. Anis, A.J. Reed, Interrelationships between vent fluid chemistry, temperature, seismic activity and biological community structure at a mussel-dominated, deep-sea hydrothermal vent along the East Pacific Rise, Journal of Shellfish Research, 27, 177-190, 2008.


Cowen, J.P., D. J. Fornari, T. M. Shank, B. Love, B. Glazer, A. H. Treusch, R. C. Holmes, S.A. Soule, E. T. Baker, M. Tolstoy and K. R. Pomrani ng, Volcanic Eruptions at East Pacific Rise Near 9deg50'N, EOS Trans. AGU, 88:81 -83, 2007.

Stroup, D., D.R. Bohnenstiehl, M. Tolstoy, F. Waldhauser, R.T. W eekly, The Pulse of the Seafloor: Tidal triggering of microearthquakes at 9deg50 'N East Pacific Rise, Geophys. Res. Lett., 34:L15301, doi:10.1029/2007GL030088, 2007.


Tolstoy, M. and D.R. Bohnenstiehl. Hydroacoustic Co ntributions to understanding the December 26th 2004 Great Sumatra-Andaman Earthq uake, Surveys in Geophysics, doi: 10.1007/s10712-006-9003-6, 2006.(PDF)

Tolstoy, M., J.P. Cowen, E.T. Baker, D.J. Fornari, K.H. Rubin, T.M. Shank, F. Waldhauser, D.R. Bohnenstiehl, D.W. Forsyth, R.C. Holmes, B. Lov e, M.R. Perfit, R.T. Weekly, S.A. Soule, and B. Glazer, A Seafloor Spreading Eve nt Captured by Seismometers, Science, DOI: 10.1126/science.1133950, 2006.(PDF)


Tolstoy, M. and D.R. Bohnenstiehl. Hydroacoustic Constraints on the Rupture Duration, Length and Speed of the Great Sumatra-Andaman Earthquake, Seis. Res. Lett., 76:419-425, 2005.

Chapp, E., D.R. Bohnenstiehl, and M. Tolstoy, Sound-Channel Observations of Ice-Generated Tremor in the Indian Ocean, Geochem., Geophys. and Geosyst., 6:Q06003, doi:10.1029/2004GC000889, 2005.


Dziak, R.P., D. Smith, D. Bohnenstiehl, C. Fox, D. Desbruyeres, H. Matsumoto, M. Tolstoy, and D. Fornari, Evidence of a recent magma dike intrusion at the slow-spreading Lucky Strike segment, Mid-Atlantic Ridge, Journal of Geophysical Research, 109:B12102, doi:10.1029/2004JB003141, 2004.

Bohnenstiehl, D.R., R. P. Dziak, M. Tolstoy, C. Fox, and M. Fowler, Temporal and Spatial History of the 1999-2000 Endeavour Seismic Series, Juan de Fuca Ridge, Geochem., Geophys. and Geosyst., 5:Q09003, doi:10.1029/2004GC000735, 2004.

Tolstoy, M., J.B. Diebold, S.C. Webb, D.R. Bohnenstiehl, E. Chapp, R.C. Holmes, and M. Rawson, Broadband Calibration of the R/V Ewing Seismic Sources, Geophys. Res. Lett., 31:L14310, doi:10.1029/2004GL020234, 2004.

Stafford, K.M., D.R. Bohnenstiehl, M. Tolstoy, E. Chapp, D. K. Mellinger, S. E. Moore, Antarctic-type blue whale calls recorded at low latitudes in the Indian and the eastern tropical Pacific Oceans, Deep-Sea Research Part I, 51/10:1337-1346, 2004.

Bohnenstiehl, D.R., M. Tolstoy, E. Chapp, Breaking into the Plate: A Mega Fracture Zone Earthquake Adjacent to the Central Indian Ridge, Geophys. Res. Lett., 31:L02615, doi:10.1029/2003GL018981, 2004.

Smith, D.K., R. P. Dziak, H. Matsumoto, C. G. Fox, and M. Tolstoy, Data now available from hydrophone array monitoring seismic activity at the northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge, 85:1-5, EOS Trans. AGU, (note: EOS Article, not abstract), 85(1), 1, 10.1029/2004EO010001, 2004.

Dziak, R. P., D. R. Bohnenstiehl, H. Matsumoto, C. G. Fox, D. K. Smith, M. Tolstoy, T-K Lau, J. H. Haxel, and M. J. Fowler, P- and T-wave Detection Thresholds, Pn Velocity Estimate, and Detection of Lower Mantle and Core P-waves on Ocean Sound-Channel Hydrophones at the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, Bull. Seis. Soc. Am., 95:665-677, 2004.


Bohnenstiehl, D.R., and M. Tolstoy, Comparison of teleseismically and hydroacoustically derived earthquake locations along the north-central Mid-Atlantic Ridge and Equatorial East Pacific Rise, Seismol. Res. Lett., 74:790-801, 2003.

West, M., W. Menke, and M. Tolstoy, Focused magma supply at the intersection of the Cobb hotspot and Juan de Fuca ridge, Geophys. Res. Lett., 31:L14310, doi:10.1029/2003GL017104, 2003.

Bohnenstiehl, D.R., M. Tolstoy, D.K. Smith, C.G. Fox, and R. Dziak, Time-clustering behavior of spreading-center seismicity between 15-35 N on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge: Observations from hydroacoustic monitoring, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 138:147-161, 2003.

Smith, D.K., M. Cannat, J. Escartin, M. Tolstoy, C.G. Fox, D.R. Bohnenstiehl, S. Bazin, Spatial and temporal distribution of seismicity along the northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge (15-35N), Journal of Geophysical Research, 108(B3): 2167, 10.1029/2002JB001964, 2003.


Tolstoy, M., Vernon, F.L., Orcutt, J.A. and F.K. Wyatt, The Breathing of the Seafloor: Tidal correlations of seismicity on Axial volcano, 30:503-506, Geology, 2002.

Floyd, J.S., M. Tolstoy, J.C. Mutter, and C. Scholz, Seismotectonics of mid-ocean ridge propagation in Hess Deep, 298:1765-1768, Science, 2002.

Smith, D.K., M. Tolstoy, C.G. Fox, D.R. Bohnenstiehl, H. Matsumoto, M. J. Fowler, Hydroacoustic Monitoring of Seismicity at the Slow Spreading Mid-Atlantic Ridge, 29(11):10.1029/2001GL013912, Geophysical Research Letters, 2002.

Bohnenstiehl, D.R., M. Tolstoy, D.K. Smith, C.G. Fox, and R. Dziak, Aftershock sequences in the mid-ocean ridge environment: An analysis using hydroacoustic data, 354:49-70, Tectonophysics, 2002.

Menke, W., M. West, M. Tolstoy, Shallow crustal magma chamber beneath the axial high of the Coaxial Segment of Juan de Fuca Ridge at the "Source Site" of the 1993 eruption, 30:359-362, Geology, 2002.


Tolstoy, M., D. Bohnenstiehl, M. Edwards, and G.Kurras, The seismic character of volcanic activity at the ultra-slow spreading Gakkel Ridge, 29:1139-1142,Geology, 2001. (PDF)

West, M.E., W. Menke,, and M. Tolstoy, S.C. Webb, and R. Sohn, Magma storage beneath Axial volcano on the Juan de Fuca mid-ocean ridge 413:833-836, Nature, 2001. (PDF)

Edwards, M.H., G.J. Kurras, M. Tolstoy, D.R. Bohnenstiehl, B.J. Coakley, and J.R Cochran, Evidence of recent volcanic activity on the ultra-slow spreading Gakkel Ridge, Nature, 409:808-812, 2001. (PDF)

2000 and earlier

Bazin, S., H. van Avendonk, A.J. Harding, J.A. Orcutt, J.P. Canales, R.S. Detrick, L.M. Dorman, D.W. Forsyth, J. Phipps-Morgan, D.S. Scheirer, M. Tolstoy, and S.C. Webb, Crustal structure of the flanks of the East Pacific Rise: Implications for overlapping spreading centers, Geophysical Research Letters, 25:2213-2216, 1998.

Tolstoy, M., S. Constable, J.A. Orcutt, H. Staudigel, and F.K. Wyatt, Short and Long Baseline Tiltmeter Measurements on Axial Seamount, Juan De Fuca Ridge, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 108:131-143, 1998. (PDF)

Tolstoy, M., A.J. Harding and J.A. Orcutt, Deepening of the Axial Magma Chamber toward the Garret Fracture Zone from multichannel data, Journal of Geophysical Research, 102:3097-3108, 1997. (PDF)

Michael, P.J., D.W. Forsyth, D.K. Blackman, P.J. Fox, B.B. Hanan, A.J. Harding, K.C. MacDonald, G.A. Neumann, J.A. Orcutt, M. Tolstoy, C.M. Weiland, Mantle Control of a Dynamically Evolving Spreading Center, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 121:451-468, 1994.

Tolstoy, M., A Comparison of Slow and Fast Spreading Ridge Axis Structure from Seismic Data, PhD Thesis, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD, Oct. 1994.

Tolstoy, M., A.J. Harding and J.A. Orcutt, Crustal Thickness on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge - Bull's Eye Gravity Anomalies and Focused Accretion, Science, 262:726-729, 29 Oct. 1993.

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