Thread: IAG-IASPEI abstract submission

Started: 2017-01-24 16:39:51
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Topics: IASPEI Meetings
Nick Falco
2017-01-24 16:39:51
Forwarded on behalf of:
Christine Thomas
University of Münster
tine<at>earth.uni-muenster.de
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Dear colleagues,

The IAG-IASPEI joint assembly will be held from July 30 to August 4 2017 in Kobe, Japan.
I would like to draw your attention to IASPEI Symposia, and especially the session S14 on the mantle transition zone.

"Upper mantle and transition zone dynamics and structure"
The main features of the upper mantle and transition zone are the seismic discontinuities that define it. The discontinuities are believed primarily due to phase changes in the olivine component of the peridotitic mantle, and to a lesser extent from non-olivine components. The radial structure is disrupted by plumes and subducted lithospheric slab material that can often be imaged tomographically. Scattered waves seen in the coda of direct arrivals indicate the presence of smaller scale heterogeneities as well. Both the large-scale and small-scale structure are products of the dynamical evolution of the mantle but also of mineralogical variations. We welcome contributions to this session from observational and theoretical seismology, geodynamics and mineral physics that yield insights into the upper mantle's dynamical processes and composition.
The invited speaker is Nick Schmerr, University of Maryland

We look forward to seeing many of you in Kobe.

The scientific program is posted at the conference website:
http://www.iag-iaspei-2017.jp/


The abstract submission deadline is on February 8, 2017.
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