Thread: AGU fall meeting session - T013: Exploring the Characteristics and Dynamics of Oceanic Plates Entering Subduction Zones

Started: 2017-07-10 19:56:39
Last activity: 2017-07-10 19:56:39
Topics: AGU Meetings
Dear Colleagues:

We invite you to consider submitting an abstract to the AGU Fall Meeting session T013: Exploring the Characteristics and Dynamics of Oceanic Plates Entering Subduction Zones.

https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm17/preliminaryview.cgi/Session24328

Session Description:
Oceanic plates entering subduction zones play a key role in transporting material from Earth’s surface to the deep interior. In the last decade, several marine geophysical studies have revealed new high-resolution observations of bending-induced normal faults and additional structural variations suggesting infiltration of water into the crust and mantle of the downgoing plate. This session aims to highlight these findings as well as examine the relationship between large outer-rise earthquakes, megathrust events, compositional variations in the incoming plate and forearc, and the tectonic forces acting on the downgoing plate and the plate boundary interface. We also welcome presentations based on geophysical and geological studies of incoming oceanic plates, analyses of rock samples, effects of plate bending on the earth’s volatile cycle and igneous activities in the incoming plate, and numerical modeling studies that aim to elucidate the key tectonic processes within the incoming plate.

Sincerely,

Suichi Kodaira - JAMSTEC, Yokohama, Japan
Douglas Wiens - Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO, USA
Asuka Yamaguchi, University of Tokyo, Bunkyo-ku, Japan
John Naliboff, University of California Davis, Davis, CA, USA
03:10:47 v.ad6b513c