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Energetics of the Earth's mantle
computed using data tomographic
techniques on the departmental
BEOWULF high performance
computer cluster by senior MESci
student Rhodri Davies as part of
his research project. In the diagram
the first 1500km of the mantle is
removed. Blue is cold, red is hot,
and the colour scale is linear.
Isolated downwellings from the
upper boundary layer dominate
the planform. These appear to
be linear features, which extend
to a great depth. Convection
also appears influenced by isolated
upwellings, again linear in planform.