Computers and Geosciences – Plate Reconstructions with Continuously Closing Plates

Gurnis, M., Turner, M., Zahirovic, S., DiCaprio, L., Spasojevic, S., Müller, R. D., … & Bower, D. J. (2012). Plate tectonic reconstructions with continuously closing plates. Computers & Geosciences, 38(1), 35-42. doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2011.04.014. We present a new algorithm for modeling a self-consistent set of global plate polygons. Each plate polygon is composed of a finite list … Read more…

Earth and Planetary Science Letters – Testing absolute plate reference frames and the implications for the generation of geodynamic mantle heterogeneity structure

Shephard, G. E., Bunge, H. P., Schuberth, B. S., Müller, R. D., Talsma, A. S., Moder, C., & Landgrebe, T. C. W. (2012). Testing absolute plate reference frames and the implications for the generation of geodynamic mantle heterogeneity structure. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 317, 204-217. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2011.11.027. Download the paper – pdf

Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors – Signatures of downgoing plate-buoyancy driven subduction in Cenozoic plate motions

Goes, S., Capitanio, F. A., Morra, G., Seton, M., & Giardini, D. (2011). Signatures of downgoing plate-buoyancy driven subduction in Cenozoic plate motions. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 184(1), 1-13. doi:10.1016/j.pepi.2010.10.007. Link to download the paper from Science Direct

EarthByte to attend AGU 2011

EarthByte group members Dietmar Müller, Adriana Dutkiewicz, Nicolas Flament, Leonardo Quevedo, Maria Seton, Simon Williams, Nathaniel Butterworth, Kayla Maloney and Kara Matthews are attending the AGU Fall Meeting 2011 in San Francisco, USA from 5-9 December, 2011. Click here for more details about the AGU Fall Meeting

Nature Geoscience – Origin of Indian Ocean Seamount Province by shallow recycling of continental lithosphere

Hoernle, K., Hauff, F., Werner, R., van den Bogaard, P., Gibbons, A. D., Conrad, S., & Müller, R. D. (2011). Origin of Indian Ocean Seamount Province by shallow recycling of continental lithosphere. Nature Geoscience, 4(12), 883-887. doi:10.1038/ngeo1331. Download the paper – link

Indian Ocean cocktail party leaves trail of party hats behind

Ana Gibbons, Dietmar Müller and colleagues from IfM-GEOMAR Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences, Germany research into Indian Ocean Cocktail Party leaves trail of party hats behind has been highlighted on the USyd News page. See the USyd News article ‘Indian Ocean Cocktail Party leaves trail of party hats behind’ here

DICTA – A spatio-temporal knowledge-discovery platform for Earth-Science data

Landgrebe, T. C. W., & Muller, R. D. (2011, December). A Spatio-Temporal Knowledge-Discovery Platform for Earth-Science Data, Digital Image Computing Techniques and Applications (DICTA). In 2011 International Conference on (pp. 6-8). doi:10.1109/DICTA.2011.73. Download the paper – pdf

Maria Seton successfully bids for $1m ship time

Congratulations to Maria Seton and her team who have been successful in a bid for ~$1M in ship time on the Southern Surveyor, the Australian Marine National Facility. Maria and her team will investigate the ‘Tectonic framework for the easternmost Coral Sea and northern extent of the Lord Howe hotspot’ during a ~3-week long cruise … Read more…

EarthByte welcomes Florian Wobbe

The EarthByte Group would like to welcome PhD student Florian Wobbe who is visiting our research group for 2 months from AWI Bremerhaven, Germany working on circum-Antarctic palaeo-bathymetry reconstructions.

EarthByte to attend GSA Fragile Earth conference 2011

EarthByte group members Dietmar Müller, Christian Heine, Nicolas Flament, Aedon Talsma, Logan Yeo and Grace Shephard are attending the GSA Fragile Earth conference in Munich, Germany from 4-7 September, 2011. Click here for details about the GSA conference

EarthByte welcomes Fabian Stenzel

The EarthByte group welcomes research student Fabian Stenzel from the Technical University Munich (Germany) who was awarded a competitive “RISE worldwide” scholarship (Research assistantships in Science and Engineering) from the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD. Fabian will be staying with the group for about 3 months and work together with Christian on assimilating global datasets … Read more…