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Mantle flow and descent of slabs in the Indian Ocean

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Professor

Affiliation

Caltech

 

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Research Interests and Current Projects

Mantleconvection,platetectonics,earth’sdeepinterior,forwardandinversemodeling.Linkageofmantledynamicstosurfaceprocesses

Title of the URP

MantleflowanddescentofslabsintheIndianOcean

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URP Start Time

June6,2016

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Brief Description of the URP

Willlearntheuseofourfiniteelementmodelingtoolsforstudyingmantleconvection.Wewilladdressthequestionoftherateofslabdescentthroughthemantleandcomparewithseismictomography.WewillspecificallyaddressthequestionastowhysomeslabsseemtodescendslowlyintheIndianOcean.

Requirements for Students

and Prerequisite Courses

 

MustalreadybeverycapablewithPython,C(orC++),Linuxandgeneralcomputing.     Shouldhavesomeexperiencethroughcourseworkingeophysics.