Thread: AGU Session DI005: A Unified View on the Composition, Structure and Dynamics of the Lithosphere

Started: 2018-07-10 06:10:15
Last activity: 2018-07-10 06:10:15
Topics: AGU Meetings
Dear all,

We invite you to submit to the following AGU session:

*DI005: A Unified View on the Composition, Structure, and Dynamics of the

Session Description:

Lithosphere, the rigid, outermost shell of the dynamic earth, plays a
central role in the development of the Plate Tectonics theory. Its birth
and demise act as the major driving force of plate motion, and a key
mechanism of the water and carbon cycle throughout the planet earth.
Understanding the interaction of the lithosphere with the underlying
asthenosphere and the deep mantle is critical to understanding the secular
evolution of the earth system, and requires knowledge of the compositional,
elastic/anelastic, and thermal structures of the lithosphere. We welcome
contributions from geophysics, geodynamics, and petrology/mineralogy that
help to build a unified view on the dynamical evolution of the lithosphere.
Example topics include, but are certainly not limited to variations in
lithospheric properties as a function of tectonics and dynamics,
lithospheric structure of the oceans or continents, and lithosphere
recycling and its dynamic implications.

Confirmed invited presenters:

*Cathrine Cooper, *School of Environment, Washington State University,
Pullman WA, USA
*Graham Pearson, *Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, University of
Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


Weisen Shen, Stony Brook University, Geosciences, Stony Brook NY, United
Heather A. Ford, University of California Riverside, Department of Earth
Sciences, Riverside CA, United States
Lukas Fuchs, Institute for Geophysics at the University of Texas, Austin,
TX, United States
Lijun Liu, the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL,
United States

*Weisen Shen*

*Assistant Professor*

*Department of Geosciences*

*Stony Brook University*

Office: 631.632.8212

Cell: 303.547.2021


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