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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.

Plate tectonics from a perspective of continental crustal growth

Plate tectonics from a perspective of continental crustal growth

Understanding the plate tectonics initiation can give us incredible opportunity to guess the physical state of the early Earth. This week, Hee Choi, a Ph.D. candidate, takes us on a journey on initiation of plate tectonics and how continental crustal growth is related to it. Our planet Earth is the only place where plate tectonics takes place. No other planet or rocky moon in our solar system has ...[Read More]

Earthquakes within the plates

Earthquakes within the plates

As fascinating as the plate tectonics and its accompanying dynamics are, continental interiors are no quiescent zones. The tectonics within these interiors are apparent in the occurrence of numerous intraplate earthquakes, and this week, EGU blog editor Arushi Saxena briefly discusses them and their mechanisms. Earthquakes are a fairly common occurrence here on Earth’s crust. Although most are ess ...[Read More]

Across Borders and Sectors

By Tony Hisgett from Birmingham, UK - Oil PumpUploaded by tm, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=27389398

Moving a country for a new job is a big step, but at the same time changing from an industry job to academics is definitely a leap in the unknown. This week Arushi Saxena, currently a post-doc at the University of Florida,  writes about her experience taking these two steps at the same time. As geodynamicists, we are well aware that our numerical models are a function of the input parameters. A re ...[Read More]