The Geodynamic Modeling provides expertise in cutting-edge thermo-mechanical modeling of solid Earth dynamic processes at a large range of spatial (from regional to global) and temporal (from geological to human) scales. Particular focus is on the following themes:
- Coupled thermo-mechanical and petrophysical modeling of lithosphere-scale deformation processes at plate boundaries.
- Modeling of mutual interaction of processes operating at different spatial and temporal scales (cross-scale modeling), particularly
(i) interaction between global- and regional-scale deformation processes and
(ii) geological timescale deformation and seismic-cycle deformation processes.
- Modeling activity aimed at understanding and assessment of natural hazards like earthquakes and tsunamis.
- Modeling support for multidisciplinary projects carried out by the GFZ.
- Modeling the interaction of global plate motions, large-scale mantle flow and mantle plumes.