Thread: IAG-IASPEI Kobe 2017 meeting announcement

Started: 2017-01-20 17:00:18
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Nick Falco
2017-01-20 17:00:18
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Dear colleagues,

IAG-IASPEI joint assembly will be held from July 30 to August 4 this year in Kobe, Japan. I would like to draw your attention to IASPEI Symposia, and the session on the outer core, S17: Outer Core Structure and Dynamics. Please see the session summary and considering contributing an abstract to it. We look forward to seeing many of you in Kobe.

The scientific program is posted at the conference website:

The abstract submission deadline is on February 8, 2017.

S17 Outer core structure and dynamics

The outer core is believed to be liquid iron-nickel alloy with around 10 wt% of additional light elements such as Si, C, S, H, P or N. While its density and wavespeed profile is very close to being one of a homogeneous composition in uniform self-compression, recent seismological studies suggest lower wavespeeds near the core-mantle boundary and the inner core boundary. In this session we invite contributions bearing on the chemical homogeneity of the outer core. Contributions from seismology, geomagnetism, core dynamics, mineral physics, geochemistry and experimental petrology are welcome.

Invited speaker: Prof. Satoshi Kaneshima (U. Kyushu)


George Helffrich
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