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Mega-tsunami, what is the greatest possible height of a tsunami?
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The height will be limited by the maximum height of the rim wall. For a Chicxulub like scenario the rim wall will be at least a km high. The initial impact will off course cause some water to ...

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What are the differences between implicit and explicit methods when applied to modelling Earth systems?
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Here are some excerpts from my answer here at scicomp ... "You have to solve a linear system of the type Ax=b in the implicit scheme where as in the explicit scheme you do not, Your time step in the ...

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How would plate tectonics differ if Earth had no water?
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The short answer is that we don't really know for sure. In the larger scheme of things, a plate is simply a thin (and cool) boundary layer at the top of a convecting cell. Plates are a result of ...

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Is it feasible to use depleted oil wells for geothermal production?
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Geothermal reservoirs are very different from hydrocarbon reservoirs. A geothermal reservoir is made of highly fractured igneous/metamorphic rocks which have low intrinsic permeability. Fluids get ...

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What tectonic structures delineate the split between the Australian and Indian tectonic plates?
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The structures are not mature or well defined and deformation was thought to be diffused, i.e., distributed over a large area. Earthquakes such as the M8.6 2012 Indian Ocean earthquake (largest strike-...

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Similarities between grand circulation solvers and mantle convection solvers
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The only similarity that they are fluids and therefore NS applies. Actually, to be fair mantle is solid as it allows shear waves to propagate through. However, on geologic time scales it behaves like ...

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How are Earth's rotational changes due to large earthquakes calculated?
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Earthquakes, specially those at subduction zones, result in redistribution of mass (as one plate slides on top of the other). This change in distribution of mass causes changes in gravitational field ...

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Is earthquake prediction possible?
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See it is relatively easy to predict where a large earthquake might occur, assuming you have been monitoring deformation for a long enough period, more or less equal to the average inter-seismic ...

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What are the physical upper bounds on the magnitude of an earthquake?
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Earthquakes involve slip on faults, most of which occur on plate boundaries. Now the width of a fault is usually limited by the downdip limit of the brittle ductile transition. E.g., in case of ...

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