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Mingming Li

I use the tool of numerical modeling, in collaboration with seismologists, geochemists, petrologists and mineral physicists to investigate the nature of mantle convection, and its links to surface observations. I am also interested in understanding how other solar and extrasolar planets evolve differently than the Earth. Below is an artistic image made by myself, showing a geodynamist's fantasy about Earth's interior. I also enjoy developing methods and writting codes to apply to important, unexplored science questions.

Linking Surface Volcanism To Deep Mantle Processes

Although most surface volcanism on the Earth is found at plate boundaries and is caused by shallow mantle processes, some surface volcanoes (e.g, Hawaii) occur far away from plate boundaries. It has been suggested that the formation of the intraplate […]