MIT EAPS Directory

Aurelien Mordret

Postdoctoral Associate

Aurelien’s research interests focus on different aspects of seismology including, but not limited to: utilization of ambient seismic noise correlations, volcano seismology, surface-wave analysis for near-surface characterization and local scale tomography, seismic anisotropy. He is very interested to work with very dense seismic networks which are new tools that he believes will allow us to make tremendous progress in seismology.

In his research, Aurelien was also involved in micro-seismicity analysis as well as near-surface studies using Ground Penetrating Radar, gravimetry, GPS and Electrical Resistivity Tomography. Aurelien joined EAPS at ERL in August of 2014 as a Postdoctoral Fellow.


Mordret, A., D. Rivet, M. Landès, and N. M. Shapiro (2015). Three‐dimensional shear velocity anisotropic model of Piton de la Fournaise Volcano (La Réunion Island) from ambient seismic noise. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 120(1), 406-427., doi:10.1002/2014JB011654.

K. Jaxybulatov, N. M. Shapiro, I. Koulakov, A. Mordret, M. Landès, and C. Sens-Schönfelder, 31 October 2014. A large magmatic sill complex beneath the Toba caldera, Science : 346 (6209), 617-619, doi:10.1126/science.1258582.

Mordret, A., N. M. Shapiro and S. Singh, 2014. Seismic-noise-based time lapse monitoring of the Valhall overburden, Geophysical Research Letter, 41, doi: 10.1002/2014GL060602.

Mordret, A., M. Landès, N. M. Shapiro, S. Singh and P. Roux, 2014. Ambient noise surface-wave tomography to determine the shallow shear velocity structure at Valhall: depth inversion with a Neighbourhood Algorithm, Geophysical Journal International, 198 (3): 1514-1525, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggu217.

Mordret, A., N. M. Shapiro, S. Singh, P. Roux, J.P. Montagner and O. I. Barkved, 2013. Azimuthal anisotropy at Valhall: the Helmholtz equation approach, Geophysical Research Letter, 40(11), 2636-2641, doi: 10.1002/grl.50447.

Mordret, A., N. M. Shapiro, S. Singh, P. Roux, and O. I. Barkved, 2013. Helmholtz Tomography of ambient noise surface wave data to estimate Scholte wave phase velocity at Valhall Life of the Field, Geophysics, 78(2), WA99–WA109. doi: 10.1190/geo2012-0303.1.

Mordret, A., M. Landès, N. M. Shapiro, S. Singh, P. Roux, and O. Barkved, 2013. Studying seabed above the Valhall oil field with Ambient Noise Surface Wave Tomography: Geophysical Journal International, 193(3): 1627-1643, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggt061.

Mordret A., Jolly A.D., Duputel Z. and Fournier N., (2010). Monitoring of phreatic eruptions using Interferometry on Retrieved Cross–Correlation Function from Ambient Seismic Noise: Results from Mt Ruapehu, New Zealand, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 191, 46-59,

Contact Information

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MSc in Seismology, Ecole et Observatoire des Sciences de la Terre (EOST), Strasbourg University, 2010
PhD, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, France, 2014; Thesis: “Imaging and monitoring using correlations of seismic noise in an industrial context: application to the Valhall network”