Thread: AGU session: From trench to back-arc: Dynamics of the Hikurangi subduction zone

Started: 2020-07-01 13:13:01
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Topics: AGU Meetings
Dear colleagues,

For those interested in subduction zone topics in New Zealand, we invite
you to submit abstracts to the following AGU session:

Session Title - From trench to back-arc: Dynamics of the Hikurangi
subduction zone

Abstract: The Hikurangi subduction zone off New Zealand's North Island
exhibits intriguing variations in volcanic, tectonic, and megathrust slip
processes making it an outstanding natural laboratory to probe these
processes. With support from NSF, IODP, GeoPRISMS, and numerous New Zealand
and international agencies, many geophysical, geological, and geochemical
studies have recently been carried out to investigate the interplay of
these variations, especially as they relate to plate boundary tectonics and
the diverse controls on volcanism. We welcome submissions that improve our
understanding of the Hikurangi subduction system, including the role of
fluids, volatiles, and sediments in subduction and volcanic processes,
factors controlling megathrust earthquakes and slow slip events, offshore
gas hydrates and slope instability, the generation and transport of magma,
and comparative studies from other subduction margins. We encourage a
diversity of methods for addressing these topics, such as electromagnetism,
seismology, geodesy, gravity, numerical modeling, scientific drilling,
petrology, and structural geology.

Section - Tectonophysics

Session Details -

Best wishes,

Session conveners:

Christine Chesley, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Andrew Gase, University of Texas at Austin

Laura Wallace, GNS Science and University of Texas at Austin

Geoff Kilgour, GNS Science

Andrew Gase
Ph.D. Candidate
The University of Texas at Austin
Jackson School of Geosciences
Institute for Geophysics
Office: ROC 3.102 J

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