Numerical Methods for Mantle Convection

S. J. Zhong, David A Yuen, L. N. Moresi

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Abstract

This chapter discusses the commonly used numerical methods in modeling mantle convection. While the general principles of finite-difference, finite-volume, and spectral methods are presented, the focus is on finite-element methods and their implementation. Additionally, the chapter also discusses general strategies in modeling geophysical processes including solid-phase transitions, thermal convection of multiple chemical components, and thermal convection with a power-law rheology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTreatise on Geophysics
PublisherElsevier
Pages227-252
Number of pages26
Volume7
ISBN (Print)9780444527486
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007

Keywords

  • Finite difference
  • Finite elements
  • Finite volume
  • Mantle convection
  • Numerical modeling
  • Spectral methods

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    Zhong, S. J., Yuen, D. A., & Moresi, L. N. (2007). Numerical Methods for Mantle Convection. In Treatise on Geophysics (Vol. 7, pp. 227-252). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-044452748-6.00118-8