Thread: AGU session on fluids in subduction zones

Started: 2017-07-18 14:50:48
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Stephen Hicks
2017-07-18 14:50:48
Dear colleague,

We welcome abstracts for the following session at the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting:

T015: Fluid migration through subduction zones: observations and the consequences on geodynamic processes and natural hazards

Water plays a vital role in the Earth's evolution. At subduction plate boundaries, vast quantities of fluid are exchanged between the Earth, ocean and atmosphere; however, water transport through subduction zones is only partially understood. Volatile cycling is fundamental to the petrogenesis and eruption of arc magmas. Fluids and dehydration reactions may also play a key role in the earthquake cycle. This session will address some key scientific questions of volatile cycling. What is the role of the slab mantle as a vessel for transporting water into the subduction zone? What are the pathways of volatiles through the subduction system thereby impacting geodynamic processes (e.g. mantle flow)? How are volatile pathways manifested in seismic, volcanic and mineralization potential? We welcome contributions from a range of studies on diverse subduction environments from various disciplines (e.g., but not limited to: geophysical imaging, rock physics, geochemistry, geodynamic modelling).

Confirmed invited speakers:

* Geoff Abers, Cornell University

Cross-Listed divisions: Tectonophysics, Seismology, Study of the Earth's Deep Interior, Volcanology, Geochemistry and Petrology

Go to to view the full session details and to submit an abstract.

We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans.

Stephen Hicks, University of Southampton
Lidong Bie, University of Liverpool
Andreas Rietbrock, University of Liverpool

Dr. Stephen Hicks
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Passive Source Seismology
University of Southampton

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