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New View of Tectonic Plates
August 26, 2010
Computational scientists and geophysicists at the University of Texas at Austin and the California Institute of Technology have developed new computer algorithms that, for the first time, allow for the simultaneous modeling of the Earth's mantle flow, large-scale tectonic plate motions, and behavior of individual fault zones, to produce an unprecedented view of plate tectonics and the forces that drive it.
California Institute of Technology
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