Sep, 2008 – Jul, 2013
Ph.D. student (geodynamics)
School of Earth and Space Science, University of Science and Technology of China
Dissertation: Numerical simulations on the evolution of the thermochemical anomalies in the lowermost mantle (in Chinese)
Supervisor: Rongshan Fu
Sep, 2004 – Jul, 2008
B.S student (geophysics)
School of Geodesy and Geomatics, Wuhan University
Dec, 2018 –
Department of Earth and Space Sciences, Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China
Dec, 2016 – Dec, 2018
research fellow (geodynamics)
School of Earth Science, University of Melbourne, Australia
Supervisor: Louis Moresi
Jul, 2013 – Oct, 2016
postdoc scholar (geodynamics)
Seismological Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, USA
Supervisor: Michael Gurnis
Geodynamics aims at unifying patchy observations from different subjects with basic physical and chemical theories and providing spatially- and temporally- continuous scenarios of Earth’s evolution. To achieve a better understanding of Earth’s dynamics, I’m interested in two aspects at present. One is constraining the material properties, state and evolution history of the Earth’s mantle and lithosphere; the other is providing possible qualitative and quantitative predictions with geodynamic models and simulations. New observations will enable us to test, update, or rebuild the geodynamic models. I have worked on these projects during the last few years:
· Contrasted East Asia and South America tectonics driven by deep mantle flow
· Cenozoic tectonic evolution in Northeast Asia and the rapidly-aging Pacific Plate
Ting Yang, Louis Moresi, Michael Gurnis, Shaofeng Liu, Dan Sandiford, Simon Williams, and Fabio A. Captanio, Contrasted East Asia and South America tectonics driven by deep mantle flow. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 2019, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2019.04.025
Ting Yang, Louis Moresi, Dapeng Zhao, Dan Sandiford, Joanne Whittaker. Cenozoic lithospheric deformation in Northeast Asia and the rapidly-aging Pacific Plate. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2018.03.057.
Michael Gurnis, Ting Yang, John Cannon, Mark Turner, Simon Williams, Nicolas Flament, Dietmar Muller. Global Tectonic Reconstructions with Continuously Evolving Deforming and Rigid Plates. Computers and Geosciences, 2018, doi: 10.1016/j.cageo.2018.04.007.
Ting Yang, Louis Moresi, R. Dietmar Muller, Michael Gurnis. Oceanic residual topography agrees with mantle flow predictions at long wavelengths. Geophysical Research Letter, 2017, doi: 10.1002/2017GL074800.
Ting Yang, Michael Gurnis, Zhongwen Zhan. Trench motion-controlled slab morphology and stress variations: Implications for the isolated 2015 Bonin Islands deep earthquake. Geophysical Research Letter. 2017, doi: 10.1002/2017GL073989.
Ting Yang, Michael Gurnis, Sabin Zahirovic. Slab avalanche-induced tectonics in self-consistent dynamic models. Tectonophysics, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2016.12.007.
Ting Yang, Michael Gurnis. Dynamic topography, gravity and the role of lateral viscosity variations from inversion of global mantle flow. Geophysical Journal International, 2016, 207, 1186–1202.
Ting Yang, Michael Gurnis, Sabin Zahirovic. Mantle-induced subsidence and compression in SE Asia since the early Miocene. Geophysical Research Letter, 2016, doi: 10.1002/2016GL068050.
Ting Yang, Wei Leng. Dynamics of hidden hotspot tracks beneath the continental lithosphere. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 401(2014), 294-300.
Ting Yang, Rongshan Fu, Chuan Huang, Lei Ban. The interaction between the continental lithosphere, surrounding mantle and thermochemical piles in the lowermost mantle. Chinese Journal Geophysics (in Chinese), 57(2014): 1049-1061
Ting Yang, Rongshan Fu. Thermochemical piles in the lowermost mantle and their evolution. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 236(2014), 109-116.
Ting Yang, Rongshan Fu. Jinshui Huang. Effective elastic thickness of continental lithosphere in China with Moho topography admittance method. Chinese Journal Geophysics (in Chinese), 56(2013): 1877-1886
Ting Yang, Rongshan Fu. Jinshui Huang. On the inversion of effective elastic thickness of lithosphere with Moho relief and topography data. Chinese Journal Geophysics (in Chinese), 55(2012): 3671-3680.