Large-scale three dimensional deformation of the lithosphere by subduction and mantle flow

  • Moresi, Louis (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Stegman, David (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Lenardic, Adrian (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

We will model subduction zones - places where the ocean floor dives into the Earth's deep interior - to understand the balance of forces acting among shallow mantle flow, the dynamically evolving subducting slab in the deep mantle, and the deforming over-riding plate. The outcome will be a suite of dynamic regional subduction models based on regional data which can be used as the basis for more detailed simulation by the geological community.
Effective start/end date2/01/0831/12/10


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$229,800.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$153,200.00
  • Monash University
  • University of Melbourne