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COLTICE Nicolas

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  • I am a geodynamicist using numerical modelling to bridge theoretical models with observations. I had the chance to explore various fields of geosciences, from geochemistry of the carbon cycle, to sedimentology of Archean basins, or global tectonics. These past years, I have been focused on the AUGURY project (www.augury.eu), which aims at building inverse methods to realise tectonic reconstructions. The particularity of the approach is our use of convection models producing plate-like behaviour self-consistently. We develop data assimilation codes (sequential and variational) starting from the code StagYY initiated by Paul J. Tackley (ETH Zurich), and using the data base of the EarthByte group in Sydney.