Articles | Volume 10, issue 5
Method article
29 Oct 2019
Method article |  | 29 Oct 2019

The Geodynamic World Builder: a solution for complex initial conditions in numerical modeling

Menno Fraters, Cedric Thieulot, Arie van den Berg, and Wim Spakman


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AR by Menno Fraters on behalf of the Authors (10 Jul 2019)  Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (19 Jul 2019) by Taras Gerya
ED: Publish as is (19 Jul 2019) by Federico Rossetti (Executive editor)
AR by Menno Fraters on behalf of the Authors (24 Jul 2019)  Manuscript 
Short summary
Three-dimensional numerical modelling of geodynamic processes may benefit strongly from using realistic 3-D starting models that approximate, e.g. natural subduction settings in the geological past or at present. To this end, we developed the Geodynamic World Builder (GWB), which enables relatively straightforward parameterization of complex 3-D geometric structures associated with geodynamic processes. The GWB is an open-source community code designed to easily interface with geodynamic codes.