# Benchmarking

### From SIAG-GS

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**Nuclear waste management**

MOMAS is a French GDR (groupement de recherche) on the topic MOdeling, MAthematics and numerical Simulations related to nuclear waste management problems. Benchmark tests are available at

http://www.gdrmomas.org/benchmarks-en.html

**Magma Migration**

http://www.geodynamics.org/cig/workinggroups/magma/workarea/benchmark

**Short Term Tectonics**

http://www.geodynamics.org/cig/workinggroups/copy_of_short/workarea/benchmarks

**Mantle Convection**

http://www.geodynamics.org/cig/workinggroups/mc/workarea/benchmark

Papers on mantle convection benchmarks are:

Blankenbach et al., A benchmark comparison for mantle convection codes, J Geophysical Journal of Royal Astronomical Society, volume 98, pages 23-38, 1989

Busse et al., 3D Convection at Infinite Prandtl Number in Cartesian Geometry - A Benchmark Comparison, J Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics, volume 75, pages 39-59, 1993

Travis et al., A benchmark comparison of numerical methods for infinite Prandtl number thermal convection in two-dimensional cartesian geometry, J Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics, volume 55, pages 137-160, 1990