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Understanding subduction zone topography through modelling of coupled shallow and deep processes


Constraints on slab deformation

Mechanical constraints on slab deformation

Geodynamics Central Apennines

Quantification of controls on topographic and geological evolution of the Central Apennines

Erosional strain localisation

Quantification of erosion required for strain localisation in back arc settings

Forearc anatomy and seismicity

Relationship between forearc anatomy and seismogenic behaviour

Network Progress Report

Review of status of network including report on recruiting and initiation of interaction with industry partners and classroom partners, and initial deliverables.


Articles published in peer-reviewed journals – from Month 21

Topographic evolution concept

Concept for topographic evolution of subduction zones

Controls on subduction initiation

Assessment of key controls on subduction initiation

Geodynamics Crete

Constrained model for the tectonics of Crete

Model of orocline dynamics

New model of orocline dynamics

Geomechanic controls on topography

Calibrated, quantitative expressions of geomechanical controls over erosion and topography

Dynamics of subduction polarity

Concept for dynamics of subduction system with lateral polarity changes

Topographic evolution Carpathians

Reconstructions of the topographic evolution of the Carpathians

Subduction in landlocked basins

Quantitative models for subduction initiation and evolution in landlocked settings

Messinian gateway dynamics

Quantitative understanding of Atlantic-Mediterranean gateway evolution during Messinian

Tectonic evolution W. Mediterranean

Enhanced reconstruction of tectonic evolution of western Mediterranean

Generation of microplates

Generic and applied models for evolution of microcontinents

Supervisory Board

Members of supervisory board confirmed, meeting of supervisory board at kickoff meeting.

Conference contributions

Presentations of SUBITOP research in scientific meetings – from Month 15

Announcement ESR opportunities

Advertisement of ESR vacancies

SUBITOP social media accounts

: SUBITOP social media accounts – from Month 3

Assorted outreach products

Assorted outreach products from individual projects – from Month 15

SUBITOP website

SUBITOP website

SUBITO! newsletter

SUBITO! News – from Month 9, every four months

SUBITOP social media content

SUBITOP social media content – from Month 6

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Smart Speed Imaging in Digital Image Correlation: Application to Seismotectonic Scale Modeling

Author(s): Michael Rudolf, Matthias Rosenau, Thomas Ziegenhagen, Volker Ludwikowski, Torsten Schucht, Horst Nagel, Onno Oncken
Published in: Frontiers in Earth Science, 6, 2019, ISSN 2296-6463
Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
DOI: 10.3389/feart.2018.00248

Lithospheric mantle buoyancy: the role of tectonic convergence and mantle composition

Author(s): K. Boonma, A. Kumar, D. Garcia-Castellanos, I. Jiménez-Munt, M. Fernández
Published in: Scientific Reports, 9/1, 2019, ISSN 2045-2322
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-54374-w

Deep seated density anomalies across the Iberia‐Africa plate boundary and its topographic response

Author(s): I. Jiménez‐Munt, M. Torne, M. Fernàndez, J. Vergés, A. Kumar, A. Carballo, D. García‐Castellanos
Published in: Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 2019, ISSN 2169-9313
Publisher: AGU
DOI: 10.1029/2019jb018445

The Formation of Continental Fragments in Subduction Settings: The Importance of Structural Inheritance and Subduction System Dynamics

Author(s): J.M. Broek, V. Magni, C. Gaina, S.J.H. Buiter
Published in: Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 125/1, 2020, ISSN 2169-9313
Publisher: American Geophysical Union /Wiley
DOI: 10.1029/2019jb018370

Cretaceous‐Paleogene Tectonics of the Pelagonian Zone: Inferences From Skopelos Island (Greece)

Author(s): Kristóf Porkoláb, Ernst Willingshofer, Dimitrios Sokoutis, Iverna Creton, Dimitrios Kostopoulos, Jan Wijbrans
Published in: Tectonics, 38/6, 2019, Page(s) 1946-1973, ISSN 0278-7407
Publisher: American Geophysical Union
DOI: 10.1029/2018tc005331

Upper plate deformation and trench retreat modulated by subduction-driven shallow asthenospheric flows

Author(s): Manar Alsaif, Fanny Garel, Frédéric Gueydan, D. Rhodri Davies
Published in: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 532, 2020, Page(s) 116013, ISSN 0012-821X
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2019.116013

Topographic Fingerprint of Deep Mantle Subduction

Author(s): Arthur Briaud, Roberto Agrusta, Claudio Faccenna, Francesca Funiciello, Jeroen Hunen
Published in: Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 125/1, 2020, ISSN 2169-9313
Publisher: AGU
DOI: 10.1029/2019jb017962

LitMod2D_2.0: An Improved Integrated Geophysical‐Petrological Modeling Tool for the Physical Interpretation of Upper Mantle Anomalies

Author(s): Ajay Kumar, Manel Fernàndez, Ivone Jiménez‐Munt, Montserrat Torne, Jaume Vergés, Juan Carlos Afonso
Published in: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 21/3, 2020, ISSN 1525-2027
Publisher: Geochemical Society
DOI: 10.1029/2019gc008777

On the Relationship Between Offshore Geodetic Coverage and Slip Model Uncertainty: Analog Megathrust Earthquake Case Studies

Author(s): Ehsan Kosari, Matthias Rosenau, Jonathan Bedford, Michael Rudolf, Onno Oncken
Published in: Geophysical Research Letters, 47/15, 2020, ISSN 0094-8276
Publisher: American Geophysical Union
DOI: 10.1029/2020gl088266