Thread: IASPEI 2017 - S16 Large Low Shear Velocity Provinces and deep mantle structure

Started: 2017-01-24 04:25:15
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Dear All,

The abstract deadline for the 2017 Joint IAG-IASPEI meeting in Kobe, Japan is fast approaching – Feb 8. The meeting takes place from July 30 through August 4, 2017.

More information about the meeting can be found at:

Please consider submitting to session S16 Large Low Shear Velocity Provinces and deep mantle structure.

Convener: Allen K. McNamara (Michigan State University)

Large low shear velocity structures (LLSVPs) are characteristic of seismic wavespeeds in the lowermost mantle. They comprise a few percent of the volume of the Earth and thus are a significant component of its structure. LLSVPs exhibit features suggesting that they are compositionally different to the bulk of the mantle, though their origins are unclear. In this session, we invite contributions from observational seismology, geodynamics and mineral physics with the aim of understanding the locations, origins and behavior of LLSVPs.

I hope to see you in Kobe!

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