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  • G. Morra, D. A. Yuen, S.M. Lee, S. D. King, 2015, Preface. The Impact of Subduction Dynamics on Mantle Flow, Continental Tectonics and Seismic Hazard, in AGU Geophysical Monograph Series, Subduction Dynamics, Eds. Morra, Yuen, King, Lee, and Stein, Wiley, in Press
  • G. Morra, D. A. Yuen, S.M. Lee, S. Zhang, 2015, Cenozoic Volcanism in Eastern Asia from partial melts in the transition zone, in AGU Geophysical Monograph Series, Subduction Dynamics, Eds. Morra, Yuen, King, Lee, and Stein, Wiley, in Press
  • J. F. Justo, G. Morra and D. A. Yuen, 2015, Viscosity hills in the lower-mantle: the role of iron spin transition, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, in press
  • L. Fourel, S. Goes, G. Morra, 2014, The Role of Elasticity in Slab Bending, Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 15 (11), 4507-4525
  • N. P. Butterworth, R. D. Muller, L. A. Quevedo, J.M.B. O’Connor, K.C. Hoernle, G. Morra, 2014, Pacific Plate slab pull and intraplate deformation in the early Cenozoic, Solid Earth Discussions, 6, 1–45, 2014, doi:10.5194/sed-6-1-2014
  • Y. van Dinther, Taras V. Gerya, P. Martin Mai, Luis A. Dalguer, G. Morra, 2013 The seismic cycle at subduction thrusts: insights from coupled seismo-thermo-mechanical geodynamic models, Journal of Geophysical Research, V 118, I 12, P 6183–6202
  • G. Morra, D. Muller, L. Quevedo, M. Seton, 2013, Organization of the tectonic plates in the last 200 Myrs, accepted for publication on Earth and Planetary Science Letters, V 373, P 93–101
  • G. Morra, R. Geller, S. T. Grilli, S.-I. Karato, S. King, S.-M. Lee, P. Tackley, and D. A. Yuen, 2013, Growing Understanding of Subduction Dynamics Indicates Need to Rethink Seismic Hazards, EOS Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, V 94(13), P 125–126, doi: 10.1002/2013EO130008
  • G. Morra, D. A. Yuen and S.-M. Lee, 2012, Subduction: From Mantle Flow to Great Earthquakes, EOS Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, V 93(45), P 457, doi:2012EO450007
  • L. Quevedo, B. Hansra, G. Morra, N. Butterworth, R. D. Mueller, 2012, Oblique Mid Ocean Ridge Subduction Modelling with the Parallel Fast Multipole Boundary Element Method, Computational Mechanics, doi:10.1007/s00466-012-0751-5
  • L. Quevedo, G. Morra, R. D. Mueller, 2012, Global Paleo-Lithospheric Models for Geodynamical Analysis of Plate Reconstructions, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, V 212–3, P 106–13
  • N. Butterworth, L. Quevedo, G. Morra, R. D. Mueller, 2012, Influence of overriding plate geometry and rheology on subduction, Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, V 13, Q06W15, doi:10.1029/2011GC003968
  • Y. van Dinther, G. Morra, F. Funiciello, F. Rossetti, C. Faccenna, 2012, Exhumation and subduction erosion in orogenic crustal wedges: insights from numerical models, Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, V 13, Q06003, doi:10.1029/2011GC004011
  • G. Morra, L. Quevedo, R. D. Mueller, 2012, Spherical dynamic models of top-down tectonics, Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, V 13, Q03005, doi: 10.1029/2011GC003843
  • F. A. Capitanio and G. Morra, 2012, The bending mechanics in a dynamic subduction system: Constraints from numerical modelling and global compilation analysis, Tectonophysics, V 522–3, P 224–234, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2011.12.003
  • S. Goes, F. A. Capitanio and G. Morra, 2011, Signatures of downgoing plate-buoyancy driven subduction in Cenozoic plate motions, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, V 184(1–2), P 1–13, doi:10.1016/j.pepi.2010.10.007
  • G. Morra, L. E. Quevedo, D. A. Yuen, P. Chatelain, 2011, Ascent of Bubbles in Magma Conduits Using Boundary Elements and Particle, in Procedia Computer Science, V 4, P 1554–1562, doi: 10.1016/j.procs.2011.04.168
  • G. Morra, D. A. Yuen, L. Boschi, P. Chatelain, P. Koumoutzakos and P. Tackley, 2010, The fate of the slabs interacting with a smooth viscosity discontinuity in the mid lower mantle, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, V 180(3–4), P 271–282, doi:10.1016/j.pepi. 2010.04.001
  • F. A. Capitanio, G. Morra, S. Goes, R. F. Weinberg and L. Moresi, 2010, India-Asia convergence driven by the subduction of the Greater Indian continent, Nature Geoscience, V 3, P 136–9, doi: 10.1038/NGEO725
  • L. Quevedo, G. Morra, R. D. Mueller, 2010, Parallel Fast Multipole Boundary Element Method for Crustal Dynamics, Proceeding 9th World Congress and 4th Asian Pacific Congress on Computational Mechanics, doi: iopscience.iop.org/1757-899X/10/1/012012
  • Y. van Dinther, G. Morra, F. Funiciello and C. Faccenna, 2009, Role of the overriding plate in the subduction process: Insights from numerical models, Tectonophysics, V 484(1–4), P 74–86, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2009.08.038
  • F. A. Capitanio, G. Morra and S. Goes, 2009, Dynamics of plate bending at the trench and slab-plate coupling, Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, V 10, Q04002, doi: 10.1029/2008GC002348
  • K. Regenauer-Lieb, T. Poulet, D. Siret, F. Fusseis, J. Liu, K. Gessner, O. Gaede, G. Morra, B. Hobbs, A. Ord, H. Muhlhaus, D. A. Yuen, R. Weinberg, G. Rosenbaum, 2009, First Steps Towards Modeling a Multi-Scale Earth System, in Advances in Geocomputing, Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences, V 119, P 1–25
  • C. F. Hieronymus, S. Goes, M. Sargent, and G. Morra, 2008, A dynamical model for generating Eurasian lithospheric stress and strain rate fields: effect of rheology and cratons, Journal of Geophysical Research, V 113, B07404, doi: 10.1029/2007JB004953
  • H. Schmeling, A. Babeyko, A. Enns, C. Faccenna, F. Funiciello, T. Gerya, G. Golabek, S. Grigull, B. Kaus, G. Morra, S. M. Schmalholz and J. van Hunen, 2008, A benchmark comparison of spontaneous subduction models: towards a free surface, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, V 171(1-4), P 198–223, doi: 10.1016/j.pepi.2008.06.028
  • G. Morra and D. A. Yuen, 2008, The role of Korteweg stresses in geodynamics, Geophysics Research Letters, V 35, L07304, doi: 10.1029/2007GL032860
  • M. OzBench, K. Regenaur-Lieb, D. Stegman, G. Morra, L. Bourgouin, J. Freeman, R. Farrington, H. Muhlhaus and L. Moresi, 2008, A model comparison study of wide subduction zones: 3D-flow, slab morphology and mantle feedback, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, V 171(1–4), P 224–34
  • G. Morra, P. Chatelain, P. Tackley and P. Koumoutzakos, 2008, Earth sphericity effects on subduction morphology, Acta Geotechnica, V 4(2), P 95–105, doi: 10.1007/ s11440-008-0060-5
  • S. Goes, F. A. Capitanio and G. Morra, 2008, Evidence of lower mantle slab penetration phases in plate motions, Nature, V 451, doi: 10.1038/nature06691
  • F. A. Capitanio, G. Morra and S. Goes, 2007, Dynamic models of downgoing plate- buoyancy driven subduction: Subduction motions and energy dissipation, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, V 262, P 284–97
  • F. A. Capitanio, S. Goes, G. Morra, and D. Giardini, 2007, Dynamic interpretation of global subduction motions and implications for seismic coupling, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, V 262, P 298–306
  • G. Morra, P. Chatelain, P. Tackley and P. Koumoutzakos, 2007, Large scale three- dimensional boundary element simulation of subduction, in Proceeding Int. Conf. on Computational Science, Part III, LNCS 4489, P 1122–29
  • G. Morra, K. Regenauer-Lieb and D. Giardini, 2006, Curvature of oceanic arcs, Geology, V 34(10), P 877–80
  • G. Morra, K. Regenauer-Lieb, 2006, A coupled solid-fluid method for modelling subduction, Philosophical Magazine, TPHM, V 86(21–22), P 3307–23
  • K. Regenauer-Lieb, B. Hobbs, D. A. Yuen, A. Ord, Y. Zhang, H. B. Mulhaus and G. Morra, 2006, From point defects to plate tectonic faults, Philosophical Magazine, TPHM, V 86(21–22), P 3373–92
  • F. Funiciello, G. Morra, K. Regenauer-Lieb and D. Giardini, 2003, Dynamics of retreating slabs. Part 1: Insights from 2-D numerical experiments, Journal of Geophysical Research, 2003, V 108(B4), 2206