Harriet Lau

Harriet Lau

Title
Assistant Professor
Department
Dept of Earth and Planetary Science
Research Expertise and Interest
Earth's mantle, material properties of Earth
Research Description

Harriet Lau is interested in understanding the large-scale properties of Earth, but in particular, the anelastic/viscous and buoyancy structure of the mantle. Her work involves studying processes across different timescales, from solid earth tides (~ hours) to post-glacial rebound (~ 10,000 years), making sure that our theoretical understanding of these dissipative processes is consistent across this broad spectrum. With such a framework, observations may then be used to infer various material properties of the Earth, from the long-wavelength buoyancy structure of the deep mantle to the transient nature of Earth's rheology.

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