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By Louis Moresi, Shijie Zong, Lijie Han, Clint Conrad, Eh Tan, Michael Gurnis, Eun-seo Choi, Pururav Thoutireddy, Vlad Manea, Allen McNamara, Thorsten Becker, Wei Leng, Luis Armendariz

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We use CitcomS 3.3.1 ( Tan et al., 2006; Zhong et al., 2000; McNamara and Zhong, 2004; Moresi et al., 2014) published under the GPL2 license.


We thank the Computational Infrastructure for Geodynamics ( which is funded by the National Science Foundation under awards EAR-0949446 and EAR-1550901.

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Moresi, Louis, Zhong, Shijie, Han, Lijie, Conrad, Clint, Tan, Eh, Gurnis, Michael, Choi, Eunseo, Thoutireddy, Pururav, Manea, Vlad, McNamara, Allen, Becker, Thorsten, Leng, Wei, & Armendariz, Luis. (2014). CitcomS v3.3.1 (v3.3.1). Zenodo.

Primary References

Tan, E.; Choi, E.; Thoutireddy, P.; Gurnis, M.; Aivazis, M. (2006), GeoFramework: Coupling multiple models of mantle convection within a computational framework, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 7 (6) , Q06001, doi: 10.1029/2005GC001155, url:

Zhong, S.; Zuber, M.T.; Moresi, L.; Gurnis, M. (2000), Role of temperature-dependent viscosity and surface plates in spherical shell models of mantle convection, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 105 (B5) , 11063-11082, doi: 10.1029/2000JB900003, url:

McNamara, A.K.; Zhong, S. (2004), Thermochemical structures within a spherical mantle: Superplumes or piles?, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 109 (B7) , B07402, doi: 10.1029/2003JB002847, url:


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