Articles | Volume 17, issue 10
Development and technical paper
21 May 2024
Development and technical paper |  | 21 May 2024

Benchmarking the accuracy of higher-order particle methods in geodynamic models of transient flow

Rene Gassmöller, Juliane Dannberg, Wolfgang Bangerth, Elbridge Gerry Puckett, and Cedric Thieulot


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-2765', Anonymous Referee #1, 05 Jan 2024
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-2765', Anonymous Referee #2, 09 Jan 2024
  • AC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-2765', Rene Gassmoeller, 13 Mar 2024

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Rene Gassmoeller on behalf of the Authors (13 Mar 2024)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (26 Mar 2024) by Boris Kaus
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (26 Mar 2024)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (08 Apr 2024)
ED: Publish as is (08 Apr 2024) by Boris Kaus
AR by Rene Gassmoeller on behalf of the Authors (12 Apr 2024)  Manuscript 
Short summary
Numerical models that use simulated particles are a powerful tool for investigating flow in the interior of the Earth, but the accuracy of these models is not fully understood. Here we present two new benchmarks that allow measurement of model accuracy. We then document that better accuracy matters for applications like convection beneath an oceanic plate. Our benchmarks and methods are freely available to help the community develop better models.