2020 Tectonics Modeling Tutorial


2020 Tectonics Modeling Tutorial

20-24 July 2020

Virtual Online


The 2020 CIG Tectonics Modeling Tutorial will provide an opportunity for both new and experienced modelers to receive hands-on training on the fundamentals of long-term tectonic modeling. The training modules will cover a range of topics, including basic examples of mantle convection and lithospheric deformation, viscoelastic-plastic deformation, two-phase flow, and complex model design. Additional topics may include overviews of version control, best coding practices, and HPC computing. Participants will have the opportunity to complete example problems as well as get advice on, and set-up their own models.  Participants are encouraged to share their research through e- lightning talks and/or e-posters.

Tutorials will be taught using the CIG-supported code ASPECT. This workshop provides an opportunity for new users to become familiar with the code and its community. We encourage advanced users and prospective developers to contribute to ASPECT through github and participation in hackathons.

Given the virtual nature of the meeting and the wide range of time zones for the participants, formal daily sessions will be limited to 2-3 hours each day and will be held in the morning within the Pacific Time zone. Additional sessions will be available before and after the formal sessions for discussion of tutorial materials and one-on-one virtual assistance with individual participant projects.

Registration Opens: March 20, 2020
Registration Closes: June 30, 2020 


Wolfgang Bangerth, Colorado State University
Juliane Dannberg, U. Florida
Menno Fraters, UC Davis
Rene Gassmoeller, UC Davis
Anne Glerum, GFZ Potsdam
Timo Heister, Clemson University
Lorraine Hwang, UC Davis
John Naliboff, UC Davis

Workshop Report [pdf] 


Workshop Information


July 20-25. The workshop will convene with instructor lead, online tutorials and keynote talks during the mornings in the Pacific Time zone.  Afternoons will be used for special topics, online collaboration, small group work, and independent work time.

The workshop starts at 7 AM PDT (14:00 GMT) and ends at 10:30 PDT (17:30 GMT) Mon-Fri. [agenda]


This tutorial will take place online using zoom.  If you have not used zoom before, please test your connection prior to the event. [zoom test]


Registration is closed


See here for technical directions and requirements: [technical requirements]


Tutorial materials are already available, but will be updated during the week of the tutorial. To get a finalized version, please revisit the pages after the tutorial.

The presentations are available in a shared Dropbox folder: Download slides

The tutorial models are available in a Github repository: See here




Tags: LTT  Aspect  
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