Progress has been made in recent weeks. A major highlight is the addition of the mass conservative slab temperature model together with the half space cooling temperature model for the oceanic plate by Magali Billen. Another highlight is fixing slabs and faults beyond the -180 and 180 range.
A big change which I am now working on is defining the radius in spherical coordinates while keeping ensuring consistency between the world builder and the calling program (see https://github.com/GeodynamicWorldBuilder/WorldBuilder/issues/331).
I am happy to announce the release of version 0.4.0 (Cascadia) of the Geodynamic World Builder. Besides a lot of other things (see the changelog), the most notable new features of this release is the new continuous slab. This allows for much more smooth and realistic slabs to be made.
The code name Cascadia comes from the Cascadia subduction zone. Find out more at https://github.com/GeodynamicWorldBuilder/WorldBuilder/releases/tag/v0.4.0 Enjoy!
The movies showing models of Crystal Preferred Orientation (CPO) development in a 3D subduction zone and a ridge model from my submitted paper can be found on https://tube.mfraters.net/video-channels/science/videos. The submitted paper itself is available on a preprint sever: doi.org/10.1002/essoar.10506908.1.
I recently wrote a blog post for the EGU geodynamics blog about trying out new program languages for your research. I hope I can convince you to try at least one of them: https://blogs.egu.eu/divisions/gd/2021/04/21/expand-your-toolbox-three-new-programming-languages-to-try-out/
I am a post-doc at UC Davis (California). My research is about modeling plate tectonics and mantle flow. I use and develop open source community sofware such as ASPECT and the Geodynamic World Builder.
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