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2012 Mantle Convection and Lithospheric Dynamics Workshop

This workshop is the 4th CIG sponsored workshop intended to bring together researchers who study the dynamics of the Earth’s mantle and lithosphere through numerical modeling. This workshop follows the meetings in Boulder, Colorado (2005), UC Davis (2008) and UC San Diego (2010). The meeting will focus on new numerical techniques, showcase existing and publicly supported software, and demonstrate scientific advances made using these computational techniques. There will be a balance between scientific presentations, technical discussions, hands-on opportunities and benchmark discussions. Technical issues of particular interest are: 1) Adaptive Mesh Refinement (AMR); 2) robust energy and Stokes’ equations solvers; 3) the interface of mantle and lithosphere dynamics and the role of melting and faulting; 4) implementation of multi-scale physics.

We expect to be able to host up to 90 participants and provide partial support for airfare and accommodation to US-based participants and provide support for accommodation to international participants. We expect that we can provide between $250 and $500 towards participants’ travel, with higher priority of funding to graduate students, postdocs and early career scientists. We recommend that participants book their air travel early.


  • Peter van Keken, University of Michigan (
  • Shijie Zhong, University of Colorado (
  • Roger Buck, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (
  • Marc Spiegelman, Columbia University (
  • Claire Currie, University Alberta (
  • Mousumi Roy, University of New Mexico (
  • Louise Kellogg, University of California at Davis (
  • CIG contact: Ariel Shoresh (


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