Thread: AGU Session: Multidisciplinary approaches to outstanding questions in Andean tectonics

Started: 2017-07-05 19:07:20
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Dear colleagues,

We would like to draw your attention to the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting
session “*T027.
Multidisciplinary approaches to outstanding questions in Andean tectonics*”.
We hope to bring together contributions from multiple disciplines
(e.g., geology,
geophysics, tectonics, and geodynamics) to highlight recent advances in
understanding the evolution of Andean tectonics as well identifying
outstanding problems. Please see below for details.

Submission deadline: *Wednesday, 2nd August 23:59 EDT.*

Please submit your abstracts to:

We look forward to seeing you in December!


Nicholas Perez, Joel E. Saylor, and Kevin M. Ward


*T027. Multidisciplinary approaches to outstanding questions in Andean

*Session ID#:*


*Session Description:*

The Andes are linked to diverse issues that include lithosphere through
surface interactions, seismic hazards, biotic diversity, resources, and
global climate. However, debate persists regarding the temporal and spatial
patterns of orogenesis. Resolving the interactions among subduction
geometries, inherited crustal architecture, deformation, arc volcanism,
basin subsidence, and surface uplift requires consideration of multiple
subdisciplines. We invite contributions from geophysics, geochemistry,
geochronology, geomorphology, structural geology, stratigraphy, and
geodynamic modeling that investigate the long-term and/or along-strike
variation and evolution of the Andean margin. We are particularly
interested in studies that integrate varied or complementary datasets, and
examine or expand concepts generated from single-discipline datasets. We
also encourage contributions that leverage a growing multidisciplinary
community interest in developing a subduction zone 4D initiative to address
outstanding questions in Andean tectonics and convergent margin geodynamics.

*Primary Convener: *

Nicholas Perez, Texas A&M University College Station, College Station, TX,
United States

*Conveners: *

Joel Edward Saylor, University of Houston, Houston, TX, United States and
Kevin Michael Ward, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, United States

*Co-Organized with:*

Tectonophysics, and Seismology


EP - Earth and Planetary Surface Processes

S - Seismology

V - Volcanology, Geochemistry and Petrology

*Index Terms:*

7218 Lithosphere [SEISMOLOGY]

8108 Continental tectonics: compressional [TECTONOPHYSICS]

8169 Sedimentary basin processes [TECTONOPHYSICS]

8170 Subduction zone processes [TECTONOPHYSICS]

*Kevin M. Ward*
Postdoctoral Scholar
Department of Geology and Geophysics
The University of Utah
282 Frederick Albert Sutton Building
115 South 1460 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

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