Articles | Volume 13, issue 3
Review article
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17 Mar 2022
Review article | Highlight paper |  | 17 Mar 2022

101 geodynamic modelling: how to design, interpret, and communicate numerical studies of the solid Earth

Iris van Zelst, Fabio Crameri, Adina E. Pusok, Anne Glerum, Juliane Dannberg, and Cedric Thieulot

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Geodynamic modelling provides a powerful tool to investigate processes in the Earth’s crust, mantle, and core that are not directly observable. In this review, we present a comprehensive yet concise overview of the modelling process with an emphasis on best practices. We also highlight synergies with related fields, such as seismology and geology. Hence, this review is the perfect starting point for anyone wishing to (re)gain a solid understanding of geodynamic modelling as a whole.