Thread: Slabs in the Mantle and the Fate of Subducted Material (AGU Session DI013)

Started: 2016-08-02 16:16:24
Last activity: 2016-08-02 16:16:24
Topics: AGU Meetings
Forwarded on behalf of:
Caroline Eakin
Australian National University

Dear colleagues,

Please consider submitting your abstracts to the AGU session DI013:

Slabs in the Mantle and the Fate of Subducted Material

Subducting slabs are not only the primary source for chemical and thermal heterogeneity within the Earth’s mantle due to their dominating role in Earth’s mass transport, but are also the main drivers of both flow in their surroundings and global mantle convection. Constraining the behavior, chemistry, and physical properties of slabs is therefore crucial for insights into the overall evolution and dynamics of the Earth’s interior. In this session, some key areas of interest are slab rheology and deformation, slab-mantle interaction (e.g., transition zone barrier), transport of water and volatiles to the deep mantle, subduction life-cycle including the slab graveyard, and separation of the oceanic crust with associated implications for mantle mixing and composition. We welcome therefore contributions from a wide range of disciplines including seismology, mineral and rock physics, petrology, geochemistry, and geodynamics.

Invited Speakers:
Margarete Ann Jadamec (University of Houston, Houston, TX)
Greg Hirth (Brown University, Providence, RI)

Caroline M. Eakin, Australia National University, Australia,
Fabio Crameri, University of Oslo, Norway,
Mainak Mookherjee, Florida State University, United States,
Ikuo Katayama, Hiroshima University, Japan

We hope to see you at AGU!

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