This is Personal Webpage of Abdolreza Ghods


Associate Professor of Geophysics,

Department of Earth Sciences,

Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS), Zanjan, Iran

Photo of Abdolreza Ghods in 2013/03

Abdolreza Ghods in 2013/03

Contact information:

Department of Earth Sciences,

Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS)

No. 444, Yousef Sobouti Blvd.(Gava Zang St.)

P. O. Box 45195-1159 Zanjan Iran

Postal Code 45137-66731




Ph.D. in Geophysics ( 1994-1999), McGill University, Montreal, Canada

M.Sc. in Geophysics ( 1992-1994), McGill University, Montreal, Canada

B.Sc. in Geology (1985-1989), Kerman University, Iran

Research Interests:

Two phase flow, melt migration within upper mantle

Melt focusing beneath mid-ocean ridges and above subducting plate



Maheri-Peyrov M., A. Ghods , M. Abbasi, E. Bergman, F. Sobouti, ML Shear Wave Velocity Tomography for the Iranian Plateau, accepted in Geophysical Journal International, 2015.

Elliott, J. R., E. Bergman, A. C. Copley, A. Ghods , E. K. Nissen, B. Oveisi, M. Tatar, R. J. Walters & F. Yamini-Fard (in press) The 2013 Mw 6.2 Khaki-Shonbe (Iran) Earthquake: insights into seismic and aseismic shortening of the Zagros sedimentary cover, Earth & Space Sciences, doi:10.1002/2015EA000098.

Yaghmaei-Sabegh, S., Ghods, A. , "A Comparative Study on Ground Motion Attenuation in the 2012 Varzaghan-Ahar Doublet Event, Northwest of Iran", Journal of Earthquake Engineering, 19: (6), 1-37, 2015.

Ghods, A. , E. Shabanian, E. Bergman, M. Faridi, S. Donner, G. Mortezanejad, A. Aziz Zanjany, "The Varzaghan–Ahar, Iran, Earthquake Doublet (Mw 6.4, 6.2): implications for the geodynamics of northwest Iran ", Geophysical Journal International, 203: (1), 522-540, 2015.

Donner S., A. Ghods , F. Kruger, D. Rossler, A. Landgraf, and P. Ballato, (2014), The Ahar-Varzeghan earthquake doublet (Mw 6.4 and 6.2) of 11th August 2012- Regional seismic moment tensors and a seismotectonic interpretation, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America , 105: (1), 1-17, 2015

Donner, S., F. Krüger, D. Rößler, A. Ghods , "Combined Inversion of Broadband and Short-Period Waveform Data for Regional Moment Tensors: A Case Study in the Alborz Mountains, Iran", Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 104: (3), 1-16, 2014.

Aziz Zanjani A, A. Ghods , F. Sobouti, E. Bergman, G. Mortezanejad, K. Priestley, S. Madanaipour and M. Rezaeian, Seismicity in the western coast of the South Caspian Basin and the Talesh Mountains, doi:1093/gih/ggt299, 2013. (pdf)

Walker, R. T., E. A Bergman, J.R. Elliott, E.J. Feilding, A. Ghods, M. Ghoraishi, J. Jackson, H. Nazari, M. B. Nemati, M. Oveisi, M. Talebian and R. J. Walters., "The 2010–2011 South Rigan (Baluchestan) earthquake sequence and its implications for distributed deformation and earthquake hazard in southeast Iran", Geophys. J. Int, 192, 1-26, (2013).

Motaghi, K., A. Ghods, A., "Attenuation of Ground-Motion Spectral Amplitudes and Its Variations across the Central Alborz Mountains", Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 102: (4), 1-13, (2012),(pdf).

Ghods, A., Rezapour, E. Bergman, G. Mortezanejad, and M. Talebian, Relocation of the 2006 Mw 6.1 Silakhour, Iran, Earthquake Sequence: Details of Fault Segmentation on the Main Recent Fault, BSSA, 102, 398-416, 2012.

Ghods A. and J. Arkani-Hamed, Effects of the Borealis impact on the mantle dynamics of Mars, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 188, 37-46, 2011.

Arkani-Hamed, J. and A. Ghods, Could giant impacts cripple core dynamos of small terrestrial planets?, Icarus, 212, 920-934, 2011. (pdf)

Askari, R., A. Ghods, and F. Sobouti, Calibration of an Ml scale in the Alborz region, northern Iran, Bull. Seismological Society of Am., 99, 268-276, 2009. (pdf)

Gholamy S.A., A. Javaherian and A. Ghods, Automatic detection of interfering seismic wavelets using fractal methods, J. Geophys. Eng., 5 338-347 doi: 10.1088/1742-2132/5/3/009, 2008. (pdf)

Ghods A. and J. Arkani-Hamed, Large Impact-induced convection as the main mechanism for formation of mare basalts, 112,E03005,doi:10.1029/2006JE002709, J. Geophysical Research, 2007. (pdf)

Nahal A., J. Mostafavi-Amjad, A. Ghods, M.R.H. Khajehpour, S.N.S. Reihani, and M. R. Kolahchi, Laser-induced dendritic micro-structures on the surface of Ag+-doped glass, Journal of Applied Physics, 2006.(pdf)

Ghods A. and J. Arkani-Hamed, Impact-induced convection and melt production in the Lunar mantle: Source of Mare Basalt, Int. Lunar Conf. Proc. , 2005.

Ghods A. and F. Sobouti, "Quality assessment of seismic recording: Tehran seismic telemetry network", Asian Journal of Earth Sciences, 25, 687-694, 2005. (pdf)

Ghods A., Is small scale convection responsible for the formation thick igneous crust along volcanic passive margins?, Geophysical Research Letters, 10.1029/2001GL014408,2002.(pdf)

Ghods A., and J. Arkani-Hamed, Effect of melt migration on the dynamics and melt generation of diapirs ascending through asthenosphere, J. Geophysical Res.,107, No1 , 2002. (pdf)

Sobouti F., A. Ghods and J. Arkani-Hamed, A New Numerical Method for the Advection of Material Interfaces in Geodynamic Problems, J. Geodynamics, 31,459-480, 2001. (pdf)

Ghods A., and J. Arkani-Hamed, Melt migration beneath mid-ocean ridges, Geophys. J. Inter. , 2000. (pdf)

Ghods A., F. Sobouti, and J. Arkani-Hamed, An improved second moment method for solution of pure advection problems, Int. J. Numer. methods fluids , 32(8),959-977, 2000. (pdf )

Ghods A., and J. Arkani-Hamed, Interpretation of the satellite magnetic anomaly of the Nova Scotia marginal basin, Can. J. Earth Sci. ,35, 162-174, 1998.

Dyment, J., J. Arkani-Hamed, and A. Ghods, Contribution of serpentinized ultramafics to marine magnetic anomalies at slow and intermediate spreading centers: insights from the shape of the anomalies, Geophys. J. Int., 129 , 691-701, 1997.

Teaching Experiences:



Computational Physics

Gravity and Magnetic methods

Educational Resources:

What is Geophysics in Farsi

GMT Tutorials in Farsi

Plate Tectonics in Farsi

Seisan Tutorial in Farsi

Seismology for everyone in Farsi

Bash Programming for Geophysicists

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