Research School of Earth Sciences
The Australian National University
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My work is mainly on mantle dynamics and related topics. Mantle
dynamics includes mantle convection,
the dynamics of plate tectonics and
rising mantle plumes. Related
topics are the interaction of mantle convection with chemical
heterogeneties in the mantle, and the thermal
evolution of the earths interior, which controls the tectonic
evolution of the earth.
The work is mainly computational, with simpler theoretical modelling when
possible. The modelling is always guided by broader fluid dynamical principles
and by observational constraints from geophysics, geochemistry and broader
fields of geology.
Several movies illustrate various
aspects of this work. (These movies are between 1Mb and 4Mb in size)
See also my book Dynamic Earth:
Plates, Plumes and Mantle Convection.