Recent publications

2005

Van Thienen, P., J. van Summeren, R.D. van der Hilst, A.P. van den Berg, and N.J. Vlaar (2005) Numerical study of the origin and stability of chemically distinct reservoirs deep in Earth's mantle in: "TheStructure, Evolution and Composition of Earth's Mantle", AGU Geophysical Monograph Series pp. 117-136.

Van Thienen, P., N.J. Vlaar and A.P. van den Berg (2005) Assessment of the cooling capacity of plate tectonics and flood volcanism in the evolution of Eart h, Mars and Venus Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors 150, pp. 287-315

A.P. van den Berg, E.S.G. Rainey and D.A. Yuen (2005) The Combined Influences of Variable Thermal Conductivity, Temperature- and Pressure-Dependent Viscosity and Core-Mantle Coupling on Thermal Evolution. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors 149, pp. 259-278

2004

A.P. van den Berg, D.A. Yuen and E.S.G. Rainey (2004) The influence of variable viscosity on delayed cooling due to variable thermal conductivity , Physics of the Earth and planetary Interiors , 142, pp. 283-295

Van Thienen, P., A.P. van den Berg and N.J. Vlaar (2004) On the formation of continental silicic melts in thermochemical mantle convection models: implications for early Earth , Tectonophysics , 394, pp. 111-124.

Van Thienen, P., N.J. Vlaar and A.P. van den Berg (2004) Plate tectonics on the terrestrial planets , Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors , 142:1-2, pp. 61-74.

Van Hunen, J., A.P. van den Berg and N.J. Vlaar (2004) Various mechan isms to induce present-day shallow flat subduction and implications for the younger E arth: a numerical parameter study , Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interi ors , 146, pp 179-194

Van Thienen, P., A.P. van den Berg and N.J. Vlaar (2004) Prod uction and recycling of oceanic crust in the early Earth , Tectonophysics , 386:1-2, pp. 41-65

2003

Jacobs, M.H.G. and B.H.W.S. de Jong (2003) The high-temperature and high-pressure behavior of MgO derived from lattice vibration calculations. Kieffer's model revisited , Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. , 5, pp. 2056-2065.

Van Thienen, P., A.P. van den Berg, J.H. de Smet, J. van Hunen and M.R. Drury (2003) Interaction between small-scale mantle diapirs and a continental root , Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst. , 4 (2), doi:10.1029/2002GC000338. animation 1 , animation 2 .

Van Thienen, P. (2003) Evolving dynamical regimes during secular cooling of terrestrial planets: insights and inferences from numerical models, PhD thesis, Geologica Ultraiectina, No. 236, Utrecht University. abstracts and chapters in separate files

Van Summeren, J. (2003) Long term survival of compositionally layered mantle convection - a numerical modelling study, Master thesis, Utrecht University. cover.pdf (0.2MB) report_grey.pdf (0.4MB) report_colour.pdf (11MB) report_page6.pdf (0.4MB)

2002

An article in Intermediair (in Dutch) about the work of our group: Mars is nog lang niet dood by science journalist Govert Schilling.

Cizkova, H., J. van Hunen, A.P. van den Berg and N.J. Vlaar (2002) The influence of rheological weakening and yieldstress on the interaction of slabs with the 670 km discontinuity , Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 199, 447-457

Schott, B., D.A. Yuen and A. Braun (2002) The Influences of Composition- and Temperature-Dependent Rheology in Thermal-Chemical Convection on Entrainment of the D''-layer , Phys. Earth Planet. Interior, 129 (1-2), pp. 43-65.

Schott, B., A.P. van den Berg and D.A. Yuen. (2002) Slow secular cooling and long lived volcanism on Mars, explained . Lunar and Planetary Science XXXIII , abstract.

Van den Berg, A.P., D.A. Yuen and J.R. Allwardt (2002) Non-linear effects from variable thermal conductivity and mantle internal heating: implications for massive melting and secular cooling of the mantle , Phys. Earth Planet. Inter., 129, 359-357

Van den Berg, A.P. and D.A. Yuen (2002) Delayed cooling of the Earth's mantle due to variable thermal conductivity and the formation of a low conductivity zone, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. , 199, 403-413

Van Hunen, J., A.P. van den Berg and N.J. Vlaar (2002) The impact of the South-American Plate motion and the Nazca Ridge subduction on the flat subduction below South Peru, Geophysical Research Letters , 29(14).

Van Hunen, J., A.P. van den Berg and N.J. Vlaar (2002) On the role of subducting oceanic plateaus in the development of shallow flat subduction, Tectonophysics, 352, 317-333.

2001

Arnold, J., W.R. Jacoby, H. Schmeling and B. Schott (2001) Continental collision and the dynamic and thermal evolution of the Variscan orogenic crustal root , J. Geodynamics, 31(3), 273-291.

Drury, M., J.H. de Smet, H. van Roermund, D.A. Carswell, A.P. van den Berg and N.J. Vlaar (2000) Emplacement of deep mantle peridotites into cratonic lithosphere by convection and diapiric upwelling, Journal of Petrology, 42 (1), 131-140.

Jacobs, M.H.G. and H.A.J. Oonk (2001) Reply to the `comment on "A new equation of state based on Grover, Getting and Kennedy's relation between volume and bulk modulus. The high-pressure thermodynamics of MgO" ' by S. Raju, E. Mohandas and K. Sivasubramanian, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 3, 1391 , Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 3, 1394-1395. Click here for the comment itself.

Jacobs, M.H.G. and H.A.J. Oonk (2001) The Gibbs energy formulation of the alpha, beta and gamma forms of Mg2SiO4, using Grover, Getting and Kennedy's empirical relation between volume and bulk modulus Phys. Chem. Minerals , 28, 572-585

Jacobs, M.H., B.H.W.S. de Jong and H.A. Oonk (2001), Gibbs energy formulation of alpha, gamma and liquid Fe2SiO4 using Grover, getting and Kennedy's empirical relation between volume and bulk modulus Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta , 65, 22, 4231-4242.

Koyi, H.A. and B. Schott (2001) Stress estimations from fault geometries applied to sand-box accretionary wedges. Geophysical Research Letters , 28 (6), 1087-1090.

Oude Essink, G.H.P. (2001) Saltwater intrusion in 3D large-scale aquifers: a Dutch case , Phys. Chem. Earth (B) , 26, 337-344.

Schott, B., A.P. van den Berg and D.A. Yuen (2001) Focussed Time-Dependent Martian Volcanism From Chemical Differentiation Coupled With Variable Thermal Conductivity , Geophysical Research Letters, 28, 22, 4271

Schott, B. and H.A. Koyi (2001) Estimating basal friction in accretionary wedges from the geometry and spacing of frontal faults , Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 194 (1-2), pp. 221-227.

Van den Berg, A.P., D.A. Yuen and V. Steinbach (2001) The effects of variable thermal conductivity on mantle heat-transfer, Geophys. Res. Lett., 28, 5, 875-878

Van Hunen, J. (2001) Shallow and buoyant lithospheric subduction: causes and implications from thermo-chemical numerical modelling, PhD thesis, Geologica Ultraiectina, No. 211, Utrecht University.

Van Hunen, J., A.P. van den Berg and N.J. Vlaar (2001) Latent heat effects of the major mantle phase transitions on low-angle subduction, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 190, pp. 125-135.

Wang, Z., B. Schott, P. Lazor and S.K. Saxena (2001) Improved equations for addressing the high pressure melting of metastable silicate perovskites , J. Alloys Compounds, 315, 51-58.

2000

De Smet, J.H., A.P. van den Berg, N.J. Vlaar and D.A. Yuen (2000) A characteristics-based method for solving the transport equation and its application to the proces of mantle differentiation and continental root growth, Geophysical Journal International, 140, pp. 651-659

De Smet, J.H., A.P. van den Berg and N.J. Vlaar (2000) Early formation and long-term stability of continents resulting from decompression melting in a convecting mantle, Tectonophysics, 322, 1-2, pp. 19-33

Jacobs, M.H.G. and H.A.J. Oonk (2000) A new equation of state based on Grover, Getting and Kennedy's relation between volume and bulk modulus. The high-pressure thermodynamics of MgO , Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. , 2, 2641-2646

Jacobs, M.H.G. and H.A.J. Oonk, (2000) A realitic equation of state for solids. The high pressure and high temperature thermodynamic properties of MgO, Calphad , 24, 133-148.

Oude Essink, G.H.P. (2000) Zoutwaterintrusie in het grondwatersysteem van de Kop van Noord-Holland. Een toepassing van de drie-dimensionale computer code MOCDENS3D. Vakblad van de Nederlandse Hydrologische Vereniging, 6(3), 9-21.

Oude Essink, G.H.P. and R.H. Boekelman (2000) Saltwater intrusion in coastal aquifers, in: Katsifaris (ed.), Groundwater contamination control, Computational Mechanics Publications. Advances in Water Resources, 145-210.

Schoofs, S., Trompert, R.A., and U. Hansen (2000) Thermohaline convection in and beneath intracratonic basins: Onset and effects, Journal of Geophysical Research, 105, B11, pp. 25567-25587

Schoofs, S., and U. Hansen (2000) Depletion of a brine layer at the base of ridge-crest hydrothermal systems, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 180, 3-4, pp. 341-353

Schoofs, S., Trompert, R.A., and U. Hansen (2000) The formation and evolution of layered structures in porous media: Effects of porosity and mechanical dispersion, Physics of Earth and Planetary Interiors, 118, pp. 205-225

Van Hunen, J., A.P. van den Berg and N.J. Vlaar (2000), A thermo-mechanical model of horizontal subduction below an overriding plate, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 182, 2, 157-169

Vlaar, N.J. (2000) Continental emergence and growth on a cooling earth , Tectonophysics, 322, pp. 191-202

1999

Cizkova, H., O. Cadek, A.P. van den Berg and N.J. Vlaar (1999) Can lower mantle slab-like seiemic anomalies be explained by the thermal coupling between the upper and lower mantles?, Geophys. Res. Lett., 26, 10, pp. 1501-1504

De Smet, J.H., A.P. van den Berg and N.J. Vlaar (1999) The evolution of continental roots in numerical thermo-chemical mantle convection models including differentiation by partial melting. Lithos 48, pp. 153-170

De Smet, J.H. (1999) Evolution of the continental upper mantle: numerical modelling of thermo-chemical convection including partial melting, Ph.D. Thesis, Geologica Ultraiectina, No. 172, Utrecht University

Drury, M., J.H. de Smet, H.L.M. van Roermund, A.P. van den Berg and N.J. Vlaar (1999) Emplacement of deep mantle rocks into cratonic lithosphere by convection and diapiric upwelling, Ofioliti , 24 (1A), 93-94.

Oude Essink, G.H.P. (1999) Simulating 3D density dependent groundwater flow: with the adapted MOC3D code, in: Proceedings of the 15th Salt Water Intrusion Meeting, May 25-29, 1998, Gent (Belgium), 69-79.

Oude Essink, G.H.P. (1999) Impact of sea level rise in the Netherlands, in: J. Bear et al. (eds.), Seawater intrusion in coastal aquifers; Concepts, methods and practices , Kluwer Academic Publishers, 507-530.

Schoofs, S., Spera, F.J., and U. Hansen (1999) Chaotic thermohaline convection in low-porosity hydrothermal systems, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 174, pp. 213-229

Schoofs, S. (1999) Thermochemical Convection in Porous Media: An Application to Hydrothermal Systems and Magmatic Intrusions , Ph.D. Thesis, Geologica Ultraiectina, No. 179, Utrecht University

Steinbach, V. and D.A. Yuen (1999) Viscous heating: a potential mechanism for the formation of the ultralow velocity zone , Earth and Planetary Science Letters , 172, 213-220.

1998

Cadek, O. and A.P. van den Berg (1998) Radial profiles of temperature and viscosity in the Earth's mantle inferred from the geoid and lateral seismic structure , Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 164, pp. 607-615

De Smet, J.H., A.P. van den Berg and N.J. Vlaar (1998) Stability and growth of continental shields in mantle convection models including recurrent melt production. Tectonophysics 296, nr. 1-2

Schoofs, S., R.A. Trompert and U. Hansen (1998) The formation and evolution of layered structures in porous media. J. Geophys. Res. 103, pp. 20843-20858

Steinbach, V. and D.A. Yuen (1998) The Influences of surface temperature on upwellings in planetary convcection with phase transitions, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 162, 15-25

Van den Berg, A.P. and D.A. Yuen (1998) Modelling planetary dynamics by using the temperature at the core-mantle boundary as a control variable: effects of rheological layering on mantle heat transport, Phys. Earth Planet. Inter., 108, 3, pp. 219-234

Vlaar, N.J. (1998) Prelude to a geological paradigm, Proc. Kon. Ned. v. Wetensch. (Centenary issue), 100, pp.317-320

A list of publications for our faculty is also available:
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