CIG Webinar Series 

The CIG Webinar Series draws from a pool of experts from mathematicians, to computer scientists, and to geoscientists, among others to bring together a cross-cutting community of faculty, students and researchers to both inform and disseminate knowledge on the tools and methodologies employed to further the study of problems in geodynamics.

In 2018-2019, our theme covers open source codes in geodynamics including perspectives on the next generation of community codes and open source codes and tools that are available to the community.

The one hour webinars will be held the 2nd Thursday of each month October through May. Webinars will be recorded for later viewing. Reminders and details will be sent out through the cig-all mailing list.

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2018- 2019 Webinar Schedule

TBD - Luc Lavier, UT Austin  *** Cancelled *** 
November 8 – Louis Moresi and Romain Beucher, University of Melbourne, Introduction to thermal-mechanical lithosphere models with surface processes
January 31 –   Louis Moresi, University of Melbourne Introduction to Quagmire - a parallel python module for numerical landscape modeling
February 14 – Eunseo Choi, University of Memphis
March 14 – Mark Ghiorso, OFM Research
April 11 - Cian Wilson, Carnegie Science, DTM
May 9  - Carolina Lithgow-Bertelloni, UCLA

Do you have a suggestion for or have heard a talk recently you think may interest the CIG community? Let us know by contacting  


Thursday January 31  @ 2P PT

Introduction to Quagmire - a parallel python module for numerical landscape modeling

Louis Moresi, University of Melbourne


Past Webinars

Thursday November 8  @ 2P PT

Introduction to thermal-mechanical lithosphere models with surface processes

Louis Moresi and Romain Beucher, University of Melbourne

Surface processes including erosion, transport and sedimentation have the potential to strongly influence crustal and lithospheric deformation whether passively, through isostatic response, or more actively by affecting the thermal structure, the potential energy field, and / or the local stress field. Thermo-mechanical models have proven to be valuable tools to understand the processes involved during deformation of the lithosphere. Coupling state of the art thermo-mechanical models to surface processes model is not without challenges. In this webinar we will briefly give an overview of why we think surface processes must be taken into account, how it can be done using numerical models and what are the remaining challenges. The webinar will cover a range of geodynamic contexts and will present some new models of rifts. [pdf]


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