Mantle Convection Movies

Press one of the images below to view one of our movies. Please note that the movies are in one of the following formats: Quick Time (QT or mov), MPEG, Animated GIF (GIF), or AVI formats.

"Convective instability of a High Bulk Moduls Layer" (2011) by Eh Tan et al. (QuickTime file size 57 MB). Find out more from our paper On the location and mobility of thermo-chemical structures with high bulk modulus in the 3-D compressible mantle

"Mantle Convection with Yielding" (2008) by C. Burstedde et al. (QuickTime file size 22 MB). Find out more from our paper Scalable adaptive mantle convection simulation on petascale supercomputers,

"An example of multiple models of convection (CitcomS) coupled with the Pyre framework" (2004) by Eh Tan et al. (GIF file size 12.3 MB). Find out more from our paper GeoFramework: Coupling multiple models of mantle convection within a computational framework.

"The Initiation of Subduction at an Old Fracture Zone" (2002) by C. Hall, M. Gurnis, and L. Lavier (AVI Size: 1.3 Mbytes). Find out more by reading about the science behind this movie.

"Superplume Formation Beneath an Ancient Slab" (2001) by E. Tan and M. Gurnis (GIF Size: 4.8 Mbytes). Find out more by reading about the science behind this movie.

"Demise of the Farallon Plate Beneath North America" (2001) by L. Han, E. Tan and M. Gurnis (GIF Size: 680Kbytes). Find out more by reading about the science behind this movie.

"The Ups and Downs of Australia" (1998) by M. Gurnis, R. D. Mueller, and L. Moresi (QT Size: 5.3 MBytes). We have more movies about the Vertical Motion of Australia. Find out more by reading about the science behind this movie.

"Dynamic Model of an Oceanic Plate with 3-D Faults" (1996) by S. Zhong and M. Gurnis (GIF Size: 0.9 MBytes). Find out more by seeing other models and reading about the science behind this movie.

"Dynamic models of Tectonic Plates and Convection" (1994) by S. Zhong and M. Gurnis (QT Size: 1.7 MBytes). Find out more by reading about the science behind this movie. We have a series of movies showing related behavior.

"Examples of stirring by mantle convection" (1991) by G.F. Davies, C. Trengove, and M. Gurnis (MPEG Size: 8.4 Mbytes). Find out more by reading about the science behind this movie.

"Plate-mantle coupling and continental flooding" (1990) by M. Gurnis (MPEG Size: 2.2 MBytes). Find out more by reading about the science behind this movie.

"Supercontinent Aggregation and Dispersal" (1988) by M. Gurnis, B. H. Hager, and A. Raefsky (MPEG Size: 1.9 Mbytes). Find out more by reading about the science behind this movie.

 
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