CSDMS 2017 annual meeting: Modeling Coupled Earth and Human Systems - The Dynamic Duo

Introduction to coupled geodynamics-surface process modeling with SiStER

Jean-Arthur Olive

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, United States

This clinic will provide an introduction to the MATLAB-based geodynamic modeling code SiStER (Simple Stokes solver with Exotic Rheologies, available at:, with particular emphasis on problems that couple solid-Earth deformation and surface processes. Attendees will develop and run simulations where fault evolution (in rifts or orogens), lithospheric flexure and/or mantle flow interact with surficial mass redistribution through erosion and sedimentation.

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Of interest for:
  • Terrestrial Working Group
  • Geodynamics Focus Research Group