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Simulations show how mantle plumes decelerate seismic waves and how plumes appear in seismic tomographic images of Earth's mantle.

Mantle plume simulations could help guide future experiments and save cost of large-scale ocean-bottom seismometer deployments to image deep Earth.

XSEDE Extended Collaborative Support Services, Campus Champions, Stampede1 supported mantle plume simulations.

Novel use of numerical models detail how mantle plumes form and how they rise in the Earth with estimates of their seismic structure.

XSEDE allocation on Stampede2 by Principal Investigator Jeroen Ritsema, University of Michigan, will continue geodynamic and 3D synthetic seismic waveform modeling of mantle plumes.


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