The latest advances in computational science now allow resolutions at sub 1-km scales as shown in this zoom-in of the New Hebrides and Tonga slabs in a global model of mantle flow. Such models incorporate laboratory-based rheology models, assimilate data at a variety of scales and can made predictions in deformation and state of stress at fines scales while also predicting global plate motions. From Stadler et al. .
Details: From GeoPRISMS Draft Science Plan
Media Type: Illustration
Data Type: Interpretation:Geologic
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Investigator: Michael Gurnis