Thread: T008: Combining Geophysical and Geological Observations to Highlight Lithospheric Processes and the Dynamic Nature of Continental Arc Systems

Started: 2018-07-06 00:15:23
Last activity: 2018-07-06 00:15:23
Topics: AGU Meetings
Dear Colleagues:



We'd like to call your attention to AGU session T008, "Combining Geophysical and Geological Observations to Highlight Lithospheric Processes and the Dynamic Nature of Continental Arc Systems," which we are organizing for the upcoming Fall Meeting in Washington D.C.



Session Title:

Combining Geophysical and Geological Observations to Highlight Lithospheric Processes and the Dynamic Nature of Continental Arc Systems



Session Description:

Recent advances in instrumentation and methodologies have driven a surge of interest in exploring and understanding the processes and evolutions of continental arc systems. Challenges exist in (1) how to utilize geophysical observations to better understand mass-transport processes, thermal and rheological structures, and melt distribution within continental arcs; (2) how to integrate geophysical observations with field, geochemical, and isotopic studies of exhumed arcs to comprehensively address the regional tectono-magmatic and -metamorphic evolution of continental arcs; and (3) how to quantify the interplay among regional-scale tectonic and geodynamic processes, including changes in the angle of subduction, the degree of coupling/decoupling between the crust and mantle, with the evolution of the arc. We seek submissions that highlight novel geophysical, geological, and geodynamic modeling approaches, in particular those that integrate across different disciplines, to understand the dynamic nature of continental arc systems.



Primary Section/Focus Group:

Tectonophysics



Live Stream/On-Demand?

No



Alternate Session Format:

Yes



SubType:

AGU Short Talks



Index Terms:

7240 Subduction zones [SEISMOLOGY]

8104 Continental margins: convergent [TECTONOPHYSICS]

8120 Dynamics of lithosphere and mantle: general [TECTONOPHYSICS]

8178 Tectonics and magmatism [TECTONOPHYSICS]



Sub Sub-Category:

Understanding the Dynamic Interactions among Earth-Surface Processes and Tectonics



Cross-Listing(s):

Yes

S - Seismology

V - Volcanology, Geochemistry and Petrology



Abstract Submission Link:

https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm18/prelim.cgi/Session/49868



Conveners:

Wenrong Cao

Kevin M. Ward

Stacia M. Gordon



Cheers,

Kevin



Dr. Kevin M. Ward

Assistant Professor of Geophysics

304 Mineral Industries Building

Department of Geology and Geological Engineering

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
501 E. St. Joseph St.
Rapid City, SD 57701

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