The Geodynamics group at Boston College investigates the dynamics of Earth deformation in glacial, marine, and terrestrial environments.  We use a wide range of geophysical techniques to study deformation and fluid migration in rocks and ice.  In particular, we develop geodynamic models that relate laboratory-based rheologic and petrologic models to the large-scale behavior of the Earth.  These models are then applied to a spectrum of problems, including faulting, mantle convection, and melting and melt migration in the Earth’s mantle, as well as to societally-relevant issues, such as the dynamic response of ice sheets to climate change, global geochemical cycling, and hazards associated with earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.  

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