Clinton Phillips Conrad

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Visiting address Sem Sælands vei 2A ZEB-bygget 0371 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1028 Blindern 0316 OSLO

Akademic interests

Mantle Geodynamics: My research is directed toward gaining a better understanding of the Earth's dynamic interior, with a focus on the mantle, which convects slowly over millions of years, and the lithosphere, which is broken into several tectonic plates that move in response to mantle flow. My research groups uses numerical models and geophysical datasets to understand the dynamical workings of our planet's active interior, and its influence on Earth's surface environment.

For more information: Please visit Clint Conrad's personal webpage.

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Tags: Geodynamics, Tectonics, Geophysics


  • Crameri, Fabio; Conrad, Clinton Phillips; Montési, Laurent & Lithgow-Bertelloni, Carolina (2018). The dynamic life of an oceanic plate. Tectonophysics.  ISSN 0040-1951. . doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2018.03.016 Show summary
  • Heyn, Björn H.; Conrad, Clinton Phillips & Trønnes, Reidar G (2018). Stabilizing effect of compositional viscosity contrasts on thermochemical piles. Geophysical Research Letters.  ISSN 0094-8276. . doi: 10.1029/2018GL078799 Show summary
  • Steinberger, Bernhard; Conrad, Clinton Phillips; Osei Tutu, Anthony & Hoggard, Mark J. (2018). On the amplitude of dynamic topography at spherical harmonic degree two. Tectonophysics.  ISSN 0040-1951. . doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2017.11.032 Show summary
  • Watkins, C. Evan & Conrad, Clinton Phillips (2018). Constraints on dynamic topography from asymmetric subsidence of the mid-ocean ridges. Earth and Planetary Science Letters.  ISSN 0012-821X.  484, s 264- 275 . doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2017.12.028 Show summary
  • Conrad, Clinton Phillips; Selway, K.; Hirschmann, M.M.; Ballmer, M.D. & Wessel, P. (2017). Constraints on volumes and patterns of asthenospheric melt from the space-time distribution of seamounts. Geophysical Research Letters.  ISSN 0094-8276.  44(14), s 7203- 7210 . doi: 10.1002/2017GL074098 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Dangendorf, Sönke; Marcos, Marta; Guy, Wöppelmann; Conrad, Clinton Phillips; Frederikse, Thomas & Riva, Riccardo (2017). Reassessment of 20th century global mean sea level rise. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.  ISSN 0027-8424.  114(23), s 5946- 5951 . doi: 10.1073/pnas.1616007114 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Hansen, Lars N.; Conrad, Clinton Phillips; Boneh, Yuval; Skemer, Philip; Warren, Jessica M. & Kohlstedt, David L. (2016). Viscous anisotropy of textured olivine aggregates: 2. Micromechanical model. Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth.  ISSN 2169-9313.  121(10), s 7137- 7160 . doi: 10.1002/2016JB013240 Show summary
  • Plyusnina, Ekaterina E.; Ruban, Dmitry A.; Conrad, Clinton Phillips; Zerfass, Geise de Santana dos Anjos & Zerfass, Henrique (2016). Long-term eustatic cyclicity in the Paleogene: a critical assessment. Proceedings Geological Association.  ISSN 0016-7878.  127(4), s 425- 434 . doi: 10.1016/j.pgeola.2016.03.006 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Sames, B.; Wagreich, M.; Wendler, J.E.; Haq, B.U.; Conrad, Clinton Phillips; Melinte-Dobrinescu, M.C.; Hu, X; Wendler, I; Wolfgring, E; Yilmaz, I.O. & Zorina, S.O. (2016). Review: Short-term sea-level changes in a greenhouse world — A view from the Cretaceous. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology.  ISSN 0031-0182.  441, s 393- 411 . doi: doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2015.10.045 Show summary
  • Veit, Emeline & Conrad, Clinton Phillips (2016). The impact of groundwater depletion on spatial variations in sea level change during the past century. Geophysical Research Letters.  ISSN 0094-8276.  43, s 3351- 3359 . doi: doi:10.1029/2012GL068118 Show summary
  • Ballmer, M. D.; Conrad, Clinton Phillips; Smith, E. I. & Johnsen, R. (2015). Intraplate volcanism at the edges of the Colorado Plateau sustained by a combination of triggered edge-driven convection and shear-driven upwelling. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems.  ISSN 1525-2027.  16, s 366- 379 . doi: doi:10.1002/2014GC005641 Show summary
  • Becker, T. W.; Schaeffer, A. J.; Lebedev, S. & Conrad, Clinton Phillips (2015). Toward a generalized plate motion reference frame. Geophysical Research Letters.  ISSN 0094-8276.  42, s 3188- 3196 . doi: doi:10.1002/2015GL063695 Show summary
  • Conrad, Clinton Phillips (2015). How climate influences sea-floor topography. Science.  ISSN 0036-8075.  347, s 1204- 1205 . doi: doi:10.1126/science.aaa6813 Show summary
  • Becker, T. W.; Conrad, Clinton Phillips; Schaeffer, A. J. & Lebedev, S. (2014). Origin of azimuthal seismic anisotropy in oceanic plates and mantle. Earth and Planetary Science Letters.  ISSN 0012-821X.  401, s 236- 250 . doi: doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2014.06.014 Show summary
  • Ballmer, M.D.; Conrad, Clinton Phillips; Smith, E.I. & Harmon, N. (2013). Non-hotspot volcano chains produced by migration of shear-driven upwelling toward the East Pacific Rise. Geology.  ISSN 0091-7613.  41, s 479- 482 . doi: doi:10.1130/G33804.1 Show summary
  • Conrad, Clinton Phillips (2013). The solid earth's influence on sea level. Geological Society of America Bulletin.  ISSN 0016-7606.  125, s 1027- 1052 . doi: doi:10.1130/B30764.1 Show summary
  • Conrad, Clinton Phillips; Steinberger, B. & Torsvik, T.H. (2013). Conrad et al. reply. Nature.  ISSN 0028-0836.  503(7477), s E4- E4 . doi: 10.1038/nature1279 Show summary
  • Conrad, Clinton Phillips; Steinberger, B. & Torsvik, T.H. (2013). Stability of active mantle upwelling revealed by net characteristics of plate tectonics. Nature.  ISSN 0028-0836.  498, s 479- 482 . doi: 10.1038/nature12203 Show summary
  • Faccenna, C.; Becker, T.W.; Conrad, Clinton Phillips & Husson, L. (2013). Mountain building and mantle dynamics. Tectonics.  ISSN 0278-7407.  32, s 80- 93 . doi: doi:10.1029/2012TC003176 Show summary
  • Ruban, D. A. & Conrad, Clinton Phillips (2013). Late Silurian-Middle Devonian long-term shoreline shifts on the northern Gondwanan margin: Eustatic versus tectonic controls. Proceedings Geological Association.  ISSN 0016-7878.  124, s 883- 892 . doi: doi:10.1016/j.pgeola.2012.12.004 Show summary
  • van Summeren, J.; Gaidos, E. & Conrad, Clinton Phillips (2013). Magnetodynamo lifetimes for rocky, Earth-mass exoplanets with contrasting mantle convection regimes. Journal of Geophysical Research - Planets.  ISSN 2169-9097.  118, s 938- 951 . doi: doi:10.1002/jgre.20077 Show summary
  • Combes, M.; Grigné, Cecile; Husson, Laurent; Conrad, Clinton Phillips; Le Yaouanq, S.; Parenthoën, M.; Tisseau, C. & Tisseau, J. (2012). Multiagent simulation of evolutive plate tectonics applied to the thermal evolution of the Earth. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems.  ISSN 1525-2027.  13 . doi: doi:10.1029/2011GC004014 Show summary
  • Heuret, A.; Conrad, Clinton Phillips; Funiciello, F.; Lallemand, S. & Sandri, L. (2012). Relation between subduction megathrust earthquakes, trench sediment thickness and upper plate strain. Geophysical Research Letters.  ISSN 0094-8276.  39 . doi: doi:10.1029/2011GL050712 Show summary
  • Husson, L.; Conrad, Clinton Phillips & Faccenna, C. (2012). Plate motions, Andean orogeny, and volcanism above the South Atlantic convection cell. Earth and Planetary Science Letters.  ISSN 0012-821X.  317-318, s 126- 135 . doi: doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2011.11.040 Show summary
  • Husson, Laurent & Conrad, Clinton Phillips (2012). On the location of hotspots in the framework of mantle convection. Geophysical Research Letters.  ISSN 0094-8276.  39 . doi: doi:10.1029/2012GL052866 Show summary
  • Natarov, Svetlana & Conrad, Clinton Phillips (2012). The role of Poiseuille flow in creating depth-variation of asthenospheric shear. Geophysical Journal International.  ISSN 0956-540X.  190, s 1297- 1301 . doi: doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2012.05562.x Show summary
  • Ruban, D.A.; Zorina, S.O.; Conrad, Clinton Phillips & Afanasieva, N.I. (2012). In quest of Paleocene global-scale transgressions and regressions: constraints from a synthesis of regional trends. Proceedings Geological Association.  ISSN 0016-7878.  123, s 7- 18 . doi: doi:10.1016/j.pgeola.2011.08.003 Show summary
  • van Summeren, Joost; Conrad, Clinton Phillips & Lithgow-Bertelloni, C. (2012). The importance of slab pull and a global asthenosphere to plate motions. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems.  ISSN 1525-2027.  13 . doi: doi:10.1029/2011GC003873 Show summary

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  • Heyn, Björn Holger; Conrad, Clinton Phillips & Trønnes, Reidar G (2018). Stabilization of thermochemical piles by compositional viscosity contrasts. EGU Gen. Assembly, EGU2018-12950.
  • Boudinier, G.; Wessel, P. & Conrad, Clinton Phillips (2017). Plume-spotting: Deriving the absolute motion of hotspots and plates.
  • Conrad, Clinton Phillips (2017). Addressing Outstanding Problems in Deep Earth Dynamics Using Data and Models.
  • Conrad, Clinton Phillips (2017). The deep carbon cycle and mantle-lithosphere dynamics: Looking backward from today.
  • Conrad, Clinton Phillips & Domeier, M. (2017). Tracing the edges of the LLSVPs in the spatial distribution of seamount volcanism.
  • Conrad, Clinton Phillips & Hansen, L. (2017). Interplay between Tectonic Plate Motions, Anisotropic Viscosity, and the Development of Rock Fabrics in the Asthenosphere.
  • Conrad, Clinton Phillips; Selway, K.; Hirschmann, M.M.; Ballmer, M.D. & Wessel, P. (2017). Constraints on volumes and patterns of asthenospheric melt from the space-time distribution of seamounts.
  • Conrad, Clinton Phillips; Selway, K.; Hirschmann, M.M.; Ballmer, M.D. & Wessel, P. (2017). Volumes and patterns of asthenospheric melt inferred from the space-time distribution of seamounts.
  • Conrad, Clinton Phillips; Steinberger, B. & Torsvik, T.H. (2017). Sea Level Change due to Time-Dependent Long-Wavelength Dynamic Topography Inferred from Plate Tectonic Reconstructions.
  • Conrad, Clinton Phillips; Steinberger, B. & Torsvik, T.H. (2017). Tectonic reconstructions of dynamic topography and sea level.
  • Conrad, Clinton Phillips; Watkins, C.E.; Steinberger, B. & Torsvik, T.H. (2017). Misshapen Earth: Inferring dynamic topography from bathymetry and plate motions.
  • Dangendorf, S.; Marcos, M.; Wöppelmann, G.; Conrad, Clinton Phillips; Frederikse, T. & Riva, R. (2017). A reconciled estimate of 20th century global mean sea-level rise.
  • Heyn, B.; Conrad, Clinton Phillips & Trønnes, R. (2017). Stabilizing effect of a chemical viscosity contrast on LLSVP structures.
  • Heyn, Björn Holger; Conrad, Clinton Phillips & Trønnes, Reidar G (2017). Stabilizing effect of a chemical viscosity contrast on LLSVP structures Abstr., Gordon Res. Conf. on Chemical and dynamical evolution of Earth's deep interior, from formation to today. Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA.
  • Steinberger, B & Conrad, Clinton Phillips (2017). Are Superplumes a Myth?.
  • Togia, H.F.R.; Conrad, Clinton Phillips; Wessel, P. & Ito, G. (2017). New constraints on temporal variations in Hawaiian plume buoyancy flux.
  • Wessel, P. & Conrad, Clinton Phillips (2017). Assessing Pacific absolute plate and plume motions.
  • Boudinier, G.P.; Wessel, Paul & Conrad, Clinton Phillips (2016). Modeling absolute plate and plume motions.
  • Conrad, Clinton Phillips (2016). Earth Modeling.
  • Conrad, Clinton Phillips (2016). Geodynamics of Earth's Lithosphere and Mantle.
  • Conrad, Clinton Phillips (2016). Inferring Earth’s Long-Wavelength Dynamic Topography from Bathymetry and Plate Motions.
  • Conrad, Clinton Phillips (2016). Water Planet.
  • Conrad, Clinton Phillips; Ballmer, M.D.; Harmon, N. & Smith, E.I. (2016). The shear-driven upwelling: Linking intraplate volcanism to global mantle flow.
  • Conrad, Clinton Phillips; Steinberger, Bernhard & Torsvik, T.H. (2016). Inferring the time history of long-wavlength dynamic topography using tectonic reconstructions and global mantle flow models.
  • Watkins, Clifford Evan & Conrad, Clinton Phillips (2016). Constraints on dynamic topography from asymmetric subsidence across seafloor unperturbed by volcanism surrounding the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and East Pacific Rise.

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Published July 29, 2016 1:07 PM - Last modified Jan. 30, 2018 10:46 AM