Inverse models of plate coupling and mantle rheology: Towards a direct link between large-scale mantle flow and mega thrust earthquakes

Michael Gurnis1, Vishagan Ratnaswamy1, Georg Stadler2, Johann Rudi3, Xi Liu4 and Omar Ghattas5, (1)California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States, (2)New York University, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York, NY, United States, (3)ICES, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States, (4)California Institute of Technology, Seismological Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (5)The University of Texas at Austin, ICES, Austin, TX, United States