Articles | Volume 25, issue 1
Research article
16 Feb 2018
Research article |  | 16 Feb 2018

Ensemble Kalman filter for the reconstruction of the Earth's mantle circulation

Marie Bocher, Alexandre Fournier, and Nicolas Coltice


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AR by Marie Bocher on behalf of the Authors (28 Nov 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (30 Nov 2017) by Olivier Talagrand
RR by Jeffrey Anderson (12 Dec 2017)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (20 Dec 2017)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (02 Jan 2018) by Olivier Talagrand
Short summary
We propose a new method to reconstruct the circulation in the Earth's mantle for the last 300 Myr. This method is based on the sequential assimilation of plate layouts obtained from plate tectonic reconstructions into mantle convection models. This method allows us to take into account uncertainties in plate tectonic reconstructions, and provides an estimation of the uncertainties in the final result. We test and validate this method in a controlled environment by using synthetic experiments.