Margarete A. Jadamec


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Margarete A. Jadamec


Margarete A. Jadamec


Associate Professor
Director of the Computational and Data-Enabled Science and Engineering PhD Program
Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Data Science


Geodynamics, Tectonics, Numerical modeling, High performance computing, 3D virtual reality for scientific applications


PhD, Geodynamics, University of California, Davis - 2009

Research Interests

My interests are in the broad category of solid state deformation of the Earth, with an emphasis on the geodynamics governing plate and mantle deformation at plate boundaries.

I use data-driven high-resolution numerical models to understand how the process of subduction affects and is affected by mantle rheology and complex 3D slab geometries.

Recent Publications

Jadamec, M. A., O. Kreylos, B. Chang, K. M. Fischer, and B. M. Yikilmaz. A Visual Survey of Global Slab Geometries with ShowEarthModel and Implications for a Three-dimensional Subduction Paradigm. Earth and Space Science, vol. 5, 18 pp. doi:10.1002/2017EA000349, 2018. Video download: Video stream:  

MacDougall, J., M. A. Jadamec, K. M. Fischer. The zone of influence of the subducting slab in the asthenospheric mantle. Journal of Geophysical Research, 26 pp. doi:10.1002/2017JB014445, 2017.

Haynie, K. L. and M. A. Jadamec. Tectonic drivers of the Wrangell block: Insights on forearc sliver processes from 3D geodynamic models of Alaska. Tectonics, 36, doi:10.1002/2016TC004410, 2017.

Jadamec, M. A. Insights on slab-driven mantle flow from advances in three-dimensional modelling.Journal of Geodynamics, vol. 100, p. 51-70, doi:10.1016/j.jog.2016.07.004, 2016.

Sharples, W. K, L. N. Moresi, M. Velic, M. A. Jadamec, D. A. May. Simulating faults and plate boundaries with a transversely isotropic plasticity model. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, vol. 252, p. 77-90, doi:10.1016/j.pepi.2015.11.007, 2016.

Jadamec, M. A. Slab driven mantle weakening and rapid mantle flow. in AGU Geophysical Monograph Series, Subduction Dynamics, Eds. G. Morra, D. A. Yuen, S. King, S-M. Lee, and S. Stein, AGU Wiley, vol. 211, doi:10.1002/9781118888865.ch7, 2016.

Sharples, W. K., L. N. Moresi, M. A. Jadamec, J. Revote. Styles of rifting and fault spacing in numerical models of crustal extension. Journal of Geophysical Research Solid Earth, 120, doi/10.1002/2014JB011813, 2015.

Sharples, W. K., M. A. Jadamec, L. N. Moresi, F. A. Capitanio. Overriding plate controls on subduction evolution. Journal of Geophysical Research Solid Earth, 119:6684-6704, 2014.