Image by Manea et al.; Nature Communications, 2013
This shortcourse focuses on geodynamic aspects and its relevance for plate tectonics and addresses important consequences (e.g., earthquakes and tsunamis). For this, basic methods of physico-mathematical formulations of geodynamic problems will be introduced and described by its numeric solutions. In the end, the participants should be able to solve basic geodynamic problems (e.g., heat conduction in the lithosphere) by using "public domain" software packages (see CIG repository).