Lijun Liu

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Research Interests

Prof. Liu has a broad interest in the temporal evolution of solid Earth. He takes an interdisciplinary approach to study the history of subduction and mantle convection, and their interactions with Earth's surface. Particular questions Prof. Liu tries to answer include what drives the long-term, large-scale continental vertical motion; how could orogeny be related to mantle dynamics; to what extent major volcanic eruptions are due to abnormal subduction processes. In practice, he applies forward and inverse data-assimilation methods to the construction of geodynamic simulations, using observational data from various fields.

Teaching

  • GEOL 107: Physical Geology
  • GEOL 450: Probing the Earth's Interior
  • GEOL 552: Geodynamics

Education

  • Ph.D. Geophysics, California Institute of Technology, 2010
 

Office Address

3038 Natural History Building

Office Phone

+1.217.300.0378

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Research Output

New insight into East Asian tectonism since the late Mesozoic inferred from erratic inversions of NW-trending faulting within the Bohai Bay Basin

Liu, Y., Liu, L., Wu, Z., Li, W. & Hao, X., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Gondwana Research.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Subduction tectonics vs. Plume tectonics—Discussion on driving forces for plate motion

    Chen, L., Wang, X., Liang, X., Wan, B. & Liu, L., Mar 1 2020, In : Science China Earth Sciences. 63, 3, p. 315-328 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Open Access
  • The elusive mantle dynamic topography

    Liu, L., Feb 1 2020, In : Science China Earth Sciences. 63, 2, p. 312-314 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

    Complex Uppermost Mantle Structure and Deformation Beneath the Northwest Pacific Region

    Lü, Y., Li, J., Liu, L. & Zhao, L. F., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. 124, 7, p. 6866-6879 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Development of a Dense Cratonic Keel Prior to the Destruction of the North China Craton: Constraints From Sedimentary Records and Numerical Simulation

    Liu, L., Liu, L., Xu, Y. G., Xia, B., Ma, Q. & Menzies, M., Dec 1 2019, In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. 124, 12, p. 13192-13206 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle