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Iris van Zelst

Iris van Zelst

Iris is a postdoc at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom. Her current research revolves around intermediate-depth seismicity and the geodynamic modelling of subducting plates. Her recently completed PhD was on the modelling of tsunamigenic earthquakes using a range of interdisciplinary modelling approaches, such as geodynamic, dynamic rupture, and tsunami modelling. Iris is Editor-in-chief of the GD blog team. You can reach Iris via email. For more details, please visit Iris' personal webpage.

Geodynamics – What does it really mean?

Geodynamics – What does it really mean?

We are all studying geodynamics, but what does that really mean? Do we limit ourselves to the mantle? The lithosphere? The equations we solve? In this Wit & Wisdom post, Colin Hardy, PhD student in fluid dynamics at the University of Leeds, United Kingdom, makes his case for an often forgotten boundary condition of mantle geodynamicists: the core. Let us start with the basics and break down th ...[Read More]

Introducing the social media team!

Introducing the social media team!

Did you know the EGU Geodynamics division has a social media team? No? Well, now you do! A small, but incredibly dedicated team, these are the people shouting geodynamics from the online rooftops every single day! They are responsible for the posts on facebook and the lively tweets on twitter. What? You don’t follow us on social media yet? Well, I’ll forgive you if you take a second to ...[Read More]

Should we still study LLSVPs?

Should we still study LLSVPs?

All blobs are equal, but some blobs are more interesting than other blobs. In this new Wit & Wisdom post, Jamie Ward, PhD student in seismology at the University of Leeds, United Kingdom, explores this age-old saying and discusses whether or not LLSVPs are the most important blobs in our lives. Also, there is a picture of a dog. It makes sense, I promise. Large Low Shear Velocity Provinces (LL ...[Read More]

New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions

Hello everyone and a very belated Happy New Year to y’all! We are back completely refreshed from our little break and ready to posts countless of blog posts! Of course, posting blog posts is our number one New Year’s resolution, but the EGU Geodynamics Blog Team also has a couple of others. Happy 2020! Iris van Zelst 1. Take (all my) holidays (for a change) 2. Go to the theatre a lot a ...[Read More]