Thread: T04 - Structure and dynamics of the upper mantle: Characterizing the lithosphere-asthenosphere system from crust to transition zone

Started: 2018-07-26 01:13:29
Last activity: 2018-07-26 01:13:29
Topics: AGU Meetings
Dear colleagues,

If you work on anything to do with the upper mantle, please consider
submitting an abstract to the following session at the 2018 AGU Fall
Meeting:

*T04 - Structure and dynamics of the upper mantle: Characterizing the
lithosphere-asthenosphere system from crust to transition zone *
(https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm18/prelim.cgi/Session/49681)

The lithosphere-asthenosphere system accommodates the motions of the
lithospheric plates with respect to the underlying mantle. It is
characterized by some of the largest gradients in physical properties found
in the Earth’s deep interior. These strong contrasts in properties often do
not arise from static structures or a single dominant process but rather
evolve from the complex interplay between geodynamic processes and tectonic
forces. In this session we welcome research contributions that explore the
structure and dynamics of lithospheric and asthenospheric upper mantle
across a range of tectonic settings (oceans, continents, rifts, margins,
etc) and length scales (local to regional, continental, and global-scales)
utilizing techniques and datasets from diverse fields, including but not
limited to, seismology, electromagnetics, gravity, geodesy, geodynamic
modeling, petrology/mineralogy, and mineral physics.

*Confirmed invited presenters:*
Saskia Goes (Imperial College London)
Emily Hopper (Columbia University))

*Conveners:*
Andrew Schaeffer (University of Ottawa and Geological Survey of Canada)
Claire Currie (University of Alberta)
Ved Lekic (University of Maryland)
Jolante van Wijk (New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology)

We hope to see you in Washington DC in December! (and apologies for
cross-postings)

Andrew, Claire, Ved and Jolante

--
*Vedran Leki**ć*
Assoc. Prof. Geology
Assoc. Prof. Applied Mathematics & Statistics and Scientific Computation
University of Maryland, College Park
P: 301-405-4086, F: 301-314-9661
geol.umd.edu/~ved

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