I tried my hand at a Geodynamics 101 post! It appears that weak seeds are still quite relevant today, so I adapted parts of my guided research into this blog post. I discuss the several methods used to initiate deformation in numerical models of the lithosphere and whether or not this influences the model evolution.
I visited LMU Munich for the third time from October 9-13, 2017 in order to work on the coupling of the STM method and SeisSol with Alice-Agnes Gabriel and Stephanie Wollherr. We managed to book some progress and are currently trying to determine the final model for the coupling paper.
The proposal for the continuation of our CIDER project ORCHID will be funded! This means that we will be able to meet for a week in Austin, Texas early 2018 to polish and finalise our results, and write the first draft of the paper (to be submitted late spring 2018).
I attended the XV International Workshop on Numerical Modelling of Mantle and Lithosphere Dynamics (or NetherMod for short) in Putten, The Netherlands from August 27 - August 31, 2017. It was a great week with lots of interesting talks, posters, and discussions. I met a lot of new people (some of whom had ... Read more
Another week, another blog post! I edited the blog post of Maurits Metman. He discusses the dynamics of the core and the geomagnetic field in our latest Geodynamics 101 feature: the world's largest magnet.
What exactly is the relationship between studying geodynamics and singing karaoke? And when did all these geophysical fields such as geodynamics, tectonophysics, and seismology come into existence? I figure it out in my newest blog post karaoke, geodynamics, and a bit of history.
I attended the CIDER Summer School 2017 on 'Subduction zone structure and dynamics' from June 25 to July 21, 2017. After two weeks of lectures on subduction zones, different project groups were made to facilitate interdisciplinary research on a subduction zone related topic. The group I ended up in ... Read more