ETH Zurich scientists have for the first time succeeded in realistically simulating how an oceanic plate sinks of its own accord under an adjacent plate. At the same time they showed why only one of the plates rather than both subducts into the Earth’s mantle, and how this process affects the dynamics of the Earth’s interior.
In this video we interviewed Fabio Crameri of the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics of ETH Zurich about his research results.
The Swiss television also interviewed Prof. Paul Tackley and Fabio about they research work (in Swiss German).
For additional information about this research project you can read the article on CSCS web pages »