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ge·o·dy·nam·ics

 (jē′ō-dī-năm′ĭks)
n.
1. (used with a sing. verb) The branch of dynamics that is concerned with the causes and effects of forces and motions involving the earth's interior, including rotation, plate tectonics, volcanic eruptions, and seismic modeling.
2. (used with a pl. verb) The forces and motions involving the earth's interior.

geodynamics

(ˌdʒiːəʊdaɪˈnæmɪks)
n
(Geological Science) (functioning as singular) the branch of geology concerned with the forces and processes, esp large-scale, of the earth's interior, particularly as regards their effects on the crust or lithosphere
ˌgeodyˈnamic, ˌgeodyˈnamical adj
ˌgeodyˈnamicist n

geodynamics

the science of the forces at work within the earth. — geodynamic, adj.
See also: Earth
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The velocities of the Global Positioning System (GPS) stations are widely employed for numerous geodynamical studies.
Mesozoic and cenozoic volcanic rocks from central and southern Tibet: 39 Ar-40 Ar dating, petrological characteristics and geodynamical significance.
Through this multidisciplinary project I aim at the first assessment of how transform-ridge system guides the evolution of plates for long periods with the scope of keeping Europe at the vanguard of the tectonics and geodynamical modeling research.
Our scientists study geodynamical processes to gain insight into the structure and composition of the Earth and the redistribution of mass associated with both tidal and nontidal sources of forcing.
The Italian peninsula is a rather interesting natural laboratory for geodynamical investigations since its tectonic evolution is driven by the interaction of the African and Eurasian plates.
Even though this time window is quite wide comparatively to other periods of neotectonic activity considered for more active regions, it is appropriate for the current geodynamical setting of the Portuguese mainland, where the active faults have slow slip rates and long seismic cycles.
Following the standards of International GPS Service (IGS) aiming at precise geodynamical applications, at present, permanent GPS station VILNIUS is equipped with Ashtech GPS receiver Z-12 continuously tracking all visible GPS satellites making measurements using C/A-code, P-code and the carrier phase on both frequencies L1 and L2 and with Ashtech chock ring GPS antenna having Dorne Margolin element (Fig.
If this study is continued with GPS installation on the bed rocks for geodynamical investigations than it can be expected to understand the mechanisms which produce and shift the seismic activity to other regions.
These details are important for geodynamical modelling, which may one day predict complex geological processes such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
The results will likely have an impact on geodynamical studies of active orogens that have been glaciated, and can provide insights into the magnitude and fluctuation of sediment loading on the continental margin (e.