Thread: AGU Session: Characterizing the evolution of craton margins

Started: 2016-07-18 02:51:54
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Topics: AGU Meetings
Dear Colleagues,

We would like to bring to your attention the Tectonophysics Session T005, "Characterizing the evolution of craton margins" at the upcoming AGU Fall Meeting (December 12-16) in San Francisco. Please note the abstract deadline of Wednesday August 3rd. 

We encourage submissions from all domains of the geosciences. Invited speakers include Huaiyu Yuan (Macquarie University) and Maggie Benoit (The College of New Jersey).
The session description is below.

Best Regards,
Andrew Schaeffer, Claire Currie, Jeffrey Gu and Catherine Cooper.


Session Title:
 Characterizing the evolution of craton margins

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Session Description:
 Cratonic lithosphere underlies the stable, largely un-deformed cores of most continents globally. Archean cratons are often assumed to have a relatively simple internal architecture, with more complex structure (Moho topography and deep crust) in slightly younger Proterozoic blocks. In a number of locations around the globe, these thick, rheologically strong lithospheric blocks are juxtaposed immediately adjacent to regions of ongoing or geologically recent upper mantle deformation, such as the Cordilleras of North and South America. This sharp contrast in physical properties (e.g., temperature, viscosity, composition) leads to relatively unique dynamic conditions which have significant impact on the evolution of both the stable cratonic lithosphere and deformation within the tectonically active margin.
We invite contributions from different domains (seismology, geodynamics, geodesy, petrology, geochemistry, etc) to share their results which examine the crustal and lithospheric evolution of craton margins, including both the craton itself and the neighbouring tectonically active region.

Andrew Schaeffer
NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow
uOttawa Geophysics

Email: andrew.schaeffer<at>
Phone: +1 (613) 562-5800 x4761
University of Ottawa
FSS Hall, Room 15032
Ottawa, Canada
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