Thread: Fwd: vEGU21 session -- The Afro-Arabian Rift System

Started: 2020-12-21 10:50:39
Last activity: 2020-12-21 10:50:39
Topics: EGU Meetings
Laura Parisi
2020-12-21 10:50:39
Dear colleague,

if you are currently working on *The Afro-Arabian Rift System* and you are
looking for the right meeting to present your research, the General
Assembly 2021 (*vEGU21: Gather Online*) has the
right session for you!

The EGU General Assembly will be held online 19–30 April 2021. Deadline for
abstract submission is *13 Jan 2021, 13:00 CET*. Below the description of
the session.

If you already submitted a contribution to another session as first-author
and you are interested in submitting a second abstract to the in The
Afro-Arabian Rift System session as
first-author, please let us know and we may consider your abstract as
solicited. Under-represented groups in STEM and in the topic of
the session are particularly encouraged to propose themselves.

Hoping to see you online soon and sorry for cross posting,

Best wishes

Laura Parisi, Froukje van der Zwan, Daniele Trippanera

The Afro-Arabian rift system represents the world's largest active
continental rift and the key example to understand continental breakup
processes. The separation of the African and Arabian plates is responsible
for the opening of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden that meet the East African
Rift at the Afar triple junction. The strike-slip movement between the
African and the Arabian plate is accommodated in the north part of the
rifting system by the Dead Sea fault and its marine extension in the Gulf
of Aqaba. Natural phenomena such as basin formation, continental breakup,
seismic and volcanic activity, and the formation of mineral resources in
and around the three arms of the divergence highlights some of the key
aspects of this complex opening system.

This complex geodynamic system is currently investigated by multiple
approaches including stratigraphy, tectonics, volcanology, geodynamics,
geodesy, active and passive seismology and other geophysical methods and
modelling approaches.

In this session, we welcome contributions that are based on but not limited
to such methods and investigates the basins of the Gulf of Suez, Gulf of
Aqaba, Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Afar depression and the surrounding regions
or related areas, from the crust to the uppermost mantle.

* Dr. Laura Parisi
* Research Scientist
* Computational Earthquake Seismology
* King Abdullah University of Science and Technology


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