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Geodynamics

edited by Arushi Saxena

Arushi Saxena is a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Florida. She is interested in developing self-consistent global mantle flow models to best-match the surface plate motions.

To go or not to go (to my PhD graduation)?

To go or not to go (to my PhD graduation)?

You’ve come to the end of your PhD and after years and years of hard work, one last question remains: “Should I go to my PhD graduation?”. This week, we have one of our editors Kiran Chotalia sharing her two cents after she finally attended her in-person graduation this year after it was delayed by the pandemic (TLDR; definitely go!). In March 2020, after four and a half years of hard work, meetin ...[Read More]

Join in our Mag-netZ !

Join in our Mag-netZ !

For better or for worse, online seminars have stealthily become part of our routine. This week, Daniele Thallner from the University of Florida, “attracts” our attention to a seminar series on geomagnetism and geodynamo modeling — Mag-netZ! The 2022 season of the MagNetZ seminar series is live! The MagNetZ (Magnetic NetworkZ) online seminar series was started in early 2020 to serve as ...[Read More]

Why do some slabs stagnate?

Why do some slabs stagnate?

Mechanisms for stab stagnation are essential for understanding the mantle circulation patterns. This week, Diandian Peng, a graduate student from University of Illinois explores how dynamic pressure gradients can pull the slabs sideways stagnating them at the Mantle Transition Zone. Seismic imaging provides critical constraints on the structure and evolution of subducted slabs. Numerous tomographi ...[Read More]

AGU times

AGU times

The first hybrid AGU meeting has everything one expects from the AGU – a long line to the registration desk and, a mile walk between the two ends of the conference hall, a large exhibit hall with NASA and their most-desirable calendars at the nexus, and our favorite poster hall to “network” with others – but with an added confusion, palatable emptiness, and no beer in sight! This week is a short b ...[Read More]