Modern Topics in Computational Geodynamics

  • Published: 2014-12-08
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First day
Overview of Geodynamics today ( one hour )
Global Earth Structure ( 1.5 hour )
Second day
Mantle Viscosity Structures ( from geophysical inferences) ( one hour )
Mantle Rheology ( different creep mechanisms ) ( 1.5 hour )
Third day
Thermal Conductivity ( one hour )
Equation of state and mantle phase transitions ( 1.5 hour )
Fourth day
Introduction to nonlinear systems ( one hour )
Nonlinear Systems and Feedback ( two hours )
Fifth Day
Introduction to equations of ( one hour )
Mantle convection: various levels of approximation ( two hours )
Sixth Day
Numerical methods in mantle ( one hour )
Numerical Results in mantle convection ( slabs upper-mantle plumes, superplumes ) ( two hours )
seventh day
visualization and post-processing ( one hour )
large-scale computing in geophysics ( two hours )
eighth day
student oral exams ( three hours )

Reference
Karato, S., The Dynamic Structure of the Deep Earth, Princeton
University Press, 2003.
Schubert, G., Turcotte, D.L. and P. L. Olson, Mantle Convection,
Cambridge Univ. Press, 2001.
Cohen R., E., Ed., High-Performance Computing Requirements for
the Computational Solid Earth Sciences, 96 pp, 2005
http://www.geo-prose.com/computational_SES.html
Hansen C.D. and C.R. Johnson ( Eds )., The Visualization Handbook,
962 pp., Elsevier Press, Amsterdam , Holland, 2005.
Yuen, D.A., Maruyama, S., Karato, S.-I. and B.J. Windley, Superplumes: Beyond Plate Tectonics, Springer Verlag, 2007.


David A. Yuen