I’ll be heading to the University of Aberdeen‘s School of Geosciences on the 6th and 7th November to give a departmental seminar and to hold discussions on numerical modelling.
It will be my first return to Aberdeen since 2006!
Title and Abstract are below!
Beyond the crust: the role of the mantle lithosphere in plate tectonic processes
The mantle lithosphere is often overlooked in plate tectonic theory due to its difficulty to image and uncertainty in rheological makeup. However, lithosphere imaging has shown potential scarring in continental mantle lithosphere to be ubiquitous, which has complicated our knowledge of the interaction between the lithospheric layers over long timescales. Here, I analyse intraplate deformation driven by mantle lithosphere heterogeneities from ancient Wilson Cycle processes and compare this to crustal inheritance deformation in 2D and 3D numerical simulations.