Articles | Volume 10, issue 3
Solid Earth, 10, 969–985, 2019
Solid Earth, 10, 969–985, 2019

Method article 28 Jun 2019

Method article | 28 Jun 2019

Improving subduction interface implementation in dynamic numerical models

Dan Sandiford and Louis Moresi

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This study investigates approaches to implementing plate boundaries within a fluid dynamic framework, targeted at the evolution of subduction over many millions of years.