Liu magnetotellurics paper appears in Science

Posted on 10.19.2016
Figure from Liu Paper

Prof. Lijun Liu, with co-author Derrick Hasterok of the University of Adelaide, has published a paper in Science, titled:"High-resolution lithosphere viscosity and dynamics revealed by magnetotelluric imaging."

In the paper, the Liu and Hasterok argue that viscosity variations can be accurately approximated from electrical resistivity, and the resulting viscosity map leads to a geodynamic model that accurately predicts surface topography, lithospheric deformation, and mantle upwelling beneath recent volcanic centers.

 The paper can be found on the Science web site:
http://science.sciencemag.org/content/353/6307/1515