Professor Donna Whitney

CSENG Earth Sciences, Dept of
College of Science & Engineering
Twin Cities
Project Title: 
Modeling Crustal Flow and Mantle-to-Surface Dynamics of Landscapes

These researchers are conducting 2D thermo-mechanical modeling that has two main areas of focus:

  • The geodynamic processes that occur during flow of continental crust (investigation of deep-crust lateral flow and ascent trajectories, rates, durations, thermal/mechanical consequences). The researchers are using Underworld 1 and its most recent update, Underworld 2,  a 3D-parallel geodynamic modeling framework.
  • Landscape evolution in response to large-changes in crust/mantle geotherms (for example, uplift and subsequence erosion). The group is using Pecube and possibly other modeling packages. 

Project Investigators

Jennifer Taylor
Professor Donna Whitney
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