Mantle wedge flow pattern and thermal structure

Using geodynamic models, we quantify the effects of various factors, such as slab-mantle viscous coupling, slab geometry, and subduction obliquity, on the mantle wedge flow pattern and the thermal structure of subduction zones. The results are used in the interpretation of geophysical, geochemical, and petrological data, including seismic velocity, attenuation, and anisotropy structures, arc lava compositions, and thermobarometry of exhumed rocks. 


Hikurangi Subduction Zone

This video was created by Trey Brink as one of his 2018 summer internship projects.

Read about "A Detailed Investigation of Inputs and Outputs of Volatiles at New Zealand's Hikurangi Margin"