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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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While some previous studies proposed such a rapid viscosity increase at that depth, the two new papers provide a clear confirmation that the viscosity increase exists, says geodynamicist Lijun Liu of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, who was not involved with either study.
This work isn't the final word, says geodynamicist Brad Foley of the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, D.
The two findings together suggest that the bend's initial origin story was off the mark, says geodynamicist Lijun Liu of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.