Geodynamics is a subfield of geophysics dealing with dynamics of the Earth. It applies physics, chemistry and mathematics to the understanding of how mantle convection leads to plate tectonics and geologic phenomena such as seafloor spreading, mountain building, volcanoes, earthquakes, faulting and so on. It also attempts to probe the internal activity by measuring magnetic fields, gravity, and seismic waves, as well as the mineralogy of rocks and their isotopic composition. Methods of geodynamics are also applied to exploration of other planets. Geodynamics is generally concerned with processes that move materials throughout the Earth. In the Earth’s interior, movement happens when rocks or melts deform and flow in response to a stress field. This deformation may be brittle, elastic, or plastic, depending on the magnitude of the stress and the material’s physical properties, especially the stress relaxation time scale.
Related Journals of Geodynamics
Journal of Geology & Geophysics, Journal of Geography & Natural Disasters, Journal of Climatology & Weather Forecasting, Journal of Geodynamics, Advances in Geophysics, Advances in Astrobiology and Biogeophysics, Applied Geophysics, Geophysical Journal International, Acta Geophysica, Geochemistry International, International Geoinformatics Research and Development Journal