|Title||The Time-Dependant Evolution of Subduction Zones: Interactions of the Lithosphere and Mantle|
|Afilliation||Scientific Computing, Scientific Computing|
|Publication Type||Talks, invited|
|Year of Publication||2007|
|Location of Talk||http://www.geophysik.uni-muenchen.de/teaching/seminars/talkdetails/394|
The process of subduction is one of the main ways that the mantle and the Earth's surface interact. Digital or analogue models of this process have lacked detailed constraints derived from surface observables and the time-evolution of subduction has been little understood. This research has provided a user-interactive methodology for combining mantle models with observables. The results have implications for the relative importance of the upper mantle in vertical displacements of the Earth's surface. Finally, self-evolving models of subduction have been used to understand the time-evolution of the crust overriding the down-going plate.