[aspect-devel] Mantle Convection group / greetings from the newest member

Wolfgang Bangerth bangerth at tamu.edu
Mon Dec 1 13:15:15 PST 2014


> I am a graduate student in Bosphorus University, (Istanbul) studying
> Geophysics, especially convection in the earth’s mantle.
> Having started reading the article “*Convection in the earth’s mantle:
> towards a numerical simulation, by D.P McKENZEI, J.M. ROBERTS and
> N.O.WEISS”*,  (It may be the oldest comprehensive paper in this field )
> I am highly eager to contribute on the works that has been done so far.
> If you have any advice about the study material on mantle convection
> that I should consider, please let me know.

Mantle convection is a wide and mature field. There is no single paper 
anyone would agree upon is the logical next step for you. But I will 
nevertheless suggest that you take a look at the two volumes of books by 
Schubert, Turcotte and Olson "Mantle Convection in the Earth and 
Planets". They give a pretty comprehensive overview of the field. There 
are a number of other, more recent books about numerical computations 
also worth checking out.


Wolfgang Bangerth               email:            bangerth at math.tamu.edu
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