Thread: Announcement of the JpGU2018 session "Probing the Earth's interior with geophysical observation on seafloor"

Started: 2018-01-30 10:20:33
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Dear colleagues,

I would like to announce that the submission of abstracts has started for the following JpGU-EGU-AGU joint session in the 2018 JpGU meeting.

The session title is "Probing the Earth's interior with geophysical observation on seafloor" (the session ID is S-IT24).

The submission deadline is 8:00 (UTC) on Feb 19.

If you are interested in the session, please access the JpGU2018 home page as bellow.<

Submission to the session "The lithosphere and the asthenosphere" (S-IT28) convened by Hitoshi Kawakatsu et al. is also open until the same deadline on Feb. 19.

We are looking forward to seeing you there.

=========Session scope of S-IT24===========================
Probing the Earth's interior with geophysical observation on seafloor

Most important sites for plate tectonics and mantle dynamics studies
(e.g., subduction zones, spreading ridges, and hot spots) are located in
oceanic regions. The coverage of seismic stations is concentrated in
land areas, which cover only one-third of Earth's surface. Since 1990s,
technology for seafloor geophysical instruments to explore deep earth
structure have been advanced, such as broadband ocean bottom
seismographs (BBOBSs), ocean bottom electro-magnetometers (OBEMs), and
pressure gauge, because observation network in oceanic regions is
essential for major breakthroughs in Earth sciences. Technical advance
in the instruments including cabled realtime seafloor networks have made
the seafloor observation more common and reliable, which promotes a
number of seafloor observations, both temporary and permanent networks,
in the last decade. We call for papers on recent scientific results from
such observation projects, including those on crust and mantle structure
beneath subduction zones, hot spots, Large Igneous Provinces, and
spreading ridges. Technical advances for observation in oceanic regions,
including seafloor instruments and drifting float, proposals and plans
for innovative observations are also welcome.

Invited speakers: G Barruol (IPGP), C Rychert (U Southermpton), R Evans

Conveners: D Suetsugu, G Barruol, H Kawakatsu, D Wiens

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