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Glacial Isostasy

This animation depicts the changes that occur in the mantle and crust when undergoing glacial isostasy. The animation covers both the thickening of the glacier and its subsequent melting.

Farallon Plate Remnants

This image and short video from the NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio shows the remnants of the Farallon Plate based on seismic tomography studies. The studies were conducted by Hans-Peter Bunge ...

Geologic History of the San Andreas Fault System

This page from the USGS resource This Dynamic Earth (online edition) describes the evolution of the western coast of North America. A series of block diagrams shows how the subduction zone along the ...

The Farallon Plate

In this animation from NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio, the Farallon Plate sinks beneath North American Plate and scrapes along bottom of continent for 1,500 kilometers before sinking again.

Late Jurassic Tectonics and Paleogeography (145 Ma)

These side-by-side images from Northern Arizona University show tectonic conditions of Western margin of North America alongside a paleotopography map.

Subducting Farallon Plate under North America

Three-dimensional seismic tomography image showing the subducting farallon plate beneath the crust of western North America. Part of Princeton University's 'Art of Science 2009' gallery.

Plate Tectonics and the Evolution of Central America and the Caribbean

A series of illustrations with explanatory text from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay showing the tectonic evolution of Central America and the Caribbean region from 170 Ma to present.

Cenozoic to Recent plate configurations in the Pacific Basin: Ridge subduction and slab window magmatism in western North America

These are figures show in an article from Geosphere by Madsen et al. Several of the figures show hypothetical reconstructions of the tectonic evolution in the area of the plate margin on the west ...

Tectonic Evolution of Western North America

This narrative set of cartoons illustrate a hypothesized sequence of events in Western North America's recent geologic history beginning at 30 Ma. Each cartoon is accompanied by explanatory text to ...

Temporal evolution of the Farallon slab

Figure 1 from "Reconstructing Farallon Plate Subduction Beneath North America Back to the Late Cretaceous" by Liu et al, published in Science [2008, 322(5903), 934]. This figure ...

Evolution of the Farallon subduction from the Late Cretaceous to the Early Tertiary

Figure 3 from 'Reconstructing Farallon Plate Subduction Beneath North America Back to the Late Cretaceous' by Liu et al, published in Science [2008, 322(5903), 934]. This figure shows the map view ...

Mantle Convection

This page discusses thermal convection as it applies to the Earth's mantle and includes three QuickTime movies for three different cases of convection: heating from below, heating from within, and a ...

Thermal Structure from Models of Mantle Convection with Surface Plates, Temperature-dependent and Radially Stratified Viscosity

This animation shows the evolution of thermal structure within the mantle over a period of about 4 transit times (equivalent to ~200 Ma). The scale of thermal structure is controlled by surface ...

Mantle Convection

This page from LMU Munich provides a text description of mantle convection with illustrations showing the relative effects of viscosity layering, phase changes, and heating conditions.

Mantle Convection Modeling

This research page provides links to two animations of modeled mantle convection, showing the progression of convection over millions of years. There are also links to other work and publications by ...

Leaky Layers

Figure from the Nature Geoscience article, Geodynamics: Layer cake or plum pudding? by Paul Tackley (Nature Geoscience 1, 157 - 158 (2008)). The figure shows the current understanding of the ...

Thermal evolution and mantel convection

This page from the DLR Institute of Planetary Research provides some background on thermal convection as well as links to some 2D and 3D animations of mantle convection.

Mantle Convection Models in the GEON IDV

This page about the GEON Integrated Data Viewer examines its use in visualizing mantle convection. There are also links to six animations of convection that were created using IDV with different ...

Visualization of 3D Mantle Data

A series of simulations from the Yuen Research group of the Minnesota Supercomputer Institute at the University of Minnesota. There are three animations showing models of temperature and velocity ...

Convection Movies

This page, on the website of Stephane Labrosse of ENS Lyon, presents some examples of flow motions resulting from convection calculations in different situations. All are for infinite Prandtl number ...

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