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About the Group

Public Description

The Long Term Tectonics Working Group aims to provide numerical tools to researchers who investigate the behavior of the lithosphere and upper mantle over time scales on the order of 104-9 years. Studies undertaken by the LTT community commonly focus on subduction of the tectonic plates, creation and evolution of mid-ocean ridges, upwelling and self-spreading of sub-lithospheric mantle plumes, and large-scale continental deformation. Such simulations are complex and involve multiple scales of interaction between materials of widely varying rheologies, from linear/non-linear viscous to brittle faulting, as well as other multi-physics problems like two-phase flow of melts or other fluids and chemical evolution during the above processes.


Committee Members

  • Jolante van Wijk, co-Chair (New Mexico Tech)
  • Cedric Thieulot co-Chair (Utrecht University)
  • Mark Behn (Boston College)
  • Susanne Buiter (Norwegian Geological Survey)
  • Claire Currie, (University of Alberta)
  • Lijun Liu (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
  • Eric Mittelstaedt (University of Idaho)
  • John Naliboff (UC Davis)
Created by Lorraine Hwang Last Modified Tue December 29, 2020 3:42 pm by Lorraine Hwang