Magma Working Group plans to contribute a general multi-physics modeling capability for plate-boundary scale magma-dynamics problems. The group will document and release TerraFERMA (TF) as an open source CIG code. In support of this release, the group plans on developing a core of alpha users and integrate the developemnt of TF with core PETSc development for multi-physics problems.
- General proposal for magma dynamics development was formulated and approved by CIF. Start date depends on initial release of TerraERMA (TF)
- Cian Wilson and Marc Spiegelman, previewed TF at the Mantle convection/Lithospheric Deformation Workshop in Davis.
- Wilson has continued major development on TF which will be described in two manuscripts (supported by GeoPrisms). The first is a general description of TF design , implementation and benchmarking to accompany the open-source release. The second is a science paper that uses TF to explore coupled fluid-solid flow in subduction zones.
- Wilson and Spiegelman have begun discussion on next phase of development with Matt Knepely and Jed Brown, including a phased migration of some of the lower level functionality of TF from FEniCS (Dolfin) to PETSc.