Thread: Session on Latin America Subduction Zones at 2021 SSA Annual Meeting

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Dear colleagues,
Next year, the SSA 2021 Annual Meeting will be held virtually on 19-23 April. The full list of technical sessions is on the website, and abstract submission is now open and will close on Wednesday 13 January 2021 at 5 p.m. PT. Please consider submitting an abstract to the following session below. As this will be a joint LACSC-SSA session, we particularly encourage our colleagues from South and Central America to submit their works.

Subduction Processes Along Latin America Subduction Zones
Subduction zones along Latin America, including those in Mexico, Central America,Caribe and South America, present a dynamic and complex diversity of Earth processes that have important effects on permanent and elastic deformation. Both in the strike and dip directions there is a marked segmentation with a wide variety of seismic and aseismic slip behavior at the plate interface and different deformation styles in the down-going and overriding plates. In addition to megathrust earthquakes, intermediate depth earthquakes and shallow backarc earthquakes are often very damaging and less well studied. Furthermore, recent years have seen an increase in onshore/offshore experiments tackling issues such as fluid content and interaction between seismic and aseismic slip. Likewise, improvements in seismic imaging and earthquake source studies have led to a wealth of new knowledge related to convergent margin processes including both flat and normal slab subduction. In this session, we invite contributions studying the variety of subduction processes that take place in these subduction zones and their effects on permanent and elastic deformation along the margin. We welcome theoretical, observational and modelling studies, including studies using passive and active seismology and geodesy. Joint LACSC-SSA Session.

Link submission:

Hans Agurto-Detzel, Geoazur - IRD
Susan L. Beck, University of Arizona
Isabella Gama, Brown University
Rafael Almeida, Yachay Tech University

Best wishes,

Post-doc Researcher
Université Côte d’Azur
IRD - CNRS - OCA - Geoazur
Nice, France

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