IGPP Seminar Series

Thermal conductivity of silicate perovskite at high pressures and temperatures and implications for heat flow in the Earth's mantle

by Abby Kavner
UCLA Institute of Geophysics & Planetary Physics and Department of Earth & Space Sciences

Abstract

Thermal conductivity of silicate perovskite at high pressures and temperatures and implications for heat flow in the Earth's mantle Over the last decade physics-based models of the space environment progressed considerably. Today, there is growing recognition that large-scale numerical models contribute considerably to space physics research by putting spatially and temporally limited observations in global context. This talk will use the experience of the space plasma modeling group at the University of Michigan to show the progress, successes, failures and challenges of the end-to-end space weather modeling effort. 
Tuesday, 08 March 2011
3853 Slichter Hall
Refreshments at 3:45 PM
Lecture at 4:00 PM