Physics

Continental and Planetary Dynamics

A salar (or salt pan) with the Andes mountains in background. The white around the salar is salt; the salt occurs because the evaporation rate is much higher than precipitation rate. We believe that some of the salars are associated with subsidence during lithosphere removal. Photo by Claire Currie.

A salar (or salt pan) with the Andes mountains in background. The white around the salar is salt; the salt occurs because the evaporation rate is much higher than precipitation rate. We believe that some of the salars are associated with subsidence during lithosphere removal. Photo by Claire Currie.

Faculty Members

Photograph Name Areas of Interest
Claire Currie, University of Alberta Currie,
Claire
global geodynamics and seismology, geophysics, geodynamics, subduction, continental lithosphere, cordillera, thermal structure, mantle dynamics, orogenesis, gravitational instability, numerical modeling, crustal deformation
Mathieu Dumberry, University of Alberta Dumberry,
Mathieu
global geodynamics and seismology, geophysics, space, earth's core, earth's rotation, geomagnetism, geodynamics, jupiter, zonal jets, fluid dynamics, numerical models, thermal convection
 Jeffrey (Yu) Gu Gu,
Jeff (Yu)
Seismology, induced earthquakes, monitoring, detection, seismic sources, crustal structure, inversions, ground motion simulation, regional network, stress drop
Moritz Heimpel, University of Alberta Heimpel,
Moritz

planetary interiors, planetary magnetism, geodynamo magnetohydrodynamics, convection, computational modelling, earth core. paleomagnetism, giant planets, exoplanet
Vadim Kravchinsky, University of Alberta Kravchinsky,
Vadim

paleomagnetism, apparent polar wander path, plate tectonics, continental drift, mantle plume, geophysic
Martyn Unsworth, University of Alberta

Unsworth,
Martyn

geophysics, fluids, volcano, geothermal energy, tectonics, magnetotellurics, solid earth sciences