Assimilating lithosphere and slab history in 4-D Earth models

@inproceedings{Bower2015AssimilatingLA,
  title={Assimilating lithosphere and slab history in 4-D Earth models},
  author={Dan J. Bower and Michael Gurnis and Nicolas Flament},
  year={2015}
}
We develop methods to incorporate paleogeographical constraints into numerical models of mantle convection. Through the solution of the convection equations, the models honor geophysical and geological data near the surface while predicting mantle flow and structure at depth and associated surface deformation. The methods consist of four constraints determined a priori from a plate history model: (1) plate velocities, (2) thermal structure of the lithosphere, (3) thermal structure of slabs in… CONTINUE READING

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