Intraplate volcanism triggered by bursts in slab flux

Long-lived, widespread intraplate volcanism without age progression is one of the most controversial features of plate tectonics. Previously proposed edge-driven convection, asthenospheric shear, and lithospheric detachment fail to explain the ~5000-km-wide intraplate volcanic province from eastern Australia to Zealandia. We model the subducted slab volume over 100 million years and find that slab flux drives … Read more…

PhD Scholarship in Spatio-Temporal Data Mining for Mineral Exploration

Postgraduate research scholarship at the EarthByte Group Up to $105,000 stipend scholarship to support a PhD student to research spatio-temporal data mining for mineral exploration. Highlights Value Eligibility Open date Closing date $35,000 pa (for up to 3 years) Full-time PhD student at the School of Geosciences Hold an honours or master’s degree 1 September 2020 … Read more…

EarthByte and the Basin GENESIS Hub welcome Dr Ben Mather

EarthByte and the Basin GENESIS Hub welcome Dr Ben Mather who started last week as a postdoc working on Badlands-Underworld integration, landscape evolution modelling of the Sydney Basin, and implementing new groundwater flow capabilities in Underworld. Ben will be with the team until the end of 2020. Welcome to the EarthByte and the Basin GENESIS Hub, Ben! … Read more…