Thread: T036: Subduction Dynamics Across the Scales

Started: 2017-07-22 02:20:35
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Topics: AGU Meetings
Gabriele Morra
2017-07-22 02:20:35
Dear colleagues, we would like to bring to your attention the following
session at this year’s AGU Fall meeting in New Orleans, on subduction zone
dynamics and seismic cycle. There is an early deadline for abstract
submission, July 26, and a late deadline, August 2.

*Subduction Dynamics Across the Scales*
Subduction zones display a wide variety of tectonic and earthquake
behaviors across a range of timescales. Seismic tomography, laboratory and
numerical models have helped to understand plate boundary evolution at the
geological time-scale. However many aspects of short-term subduction
dynamics remain unclear. The series of thrust megathrust earthquakes of the
last 15 years, besides highlighting the social relevance of geodynamic
studies, has opened a window into the dynamics of subduction zones at the
seismic cycle time-scale. The combination of seismic, geodetic and
numerical modeling has helped to understand the physical characteristics of
the megathrust earthquakes and the role of the fault geometry, temperature,
fluid circulation, petrology and seismic/aseismic energy partitioning to
the dynamics convergent margins. We welcome contributions from
geodynamicists, seismologists, geodesists and geologists aiming at
exploring the relationship between subduction zone dynamics and seismic
cycle.

*The invited speakers:*
Belle Philibosian, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris
Marcel Thielmann, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Jessica Hawthorne, University of Leeds, UK


*The conveners:*
Gabriele Morra, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Emma Hill, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Thorsten W Becker, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
Ylona van Dinther, ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, CH

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