[unav_all] Fall AGU special session on Lithospheric Collision (T26)

Chen, Wang-Ping wpchen at uiuc.edu
Tue Aug 28 00:12:01 MDT 2007

2nd/Final posting

Dear Colleagues:

We would like to encourage you to contribute abstracts for a special 
session entitled "T26 Continental Collision: The Lithospheric Scale" 
of the 2007 Fall AGU Meeting in San Francisco.

***One special feature of this Session is its emphasis on mantle 
processes during collision. To this end, we have already lined up 
several intriguing presentations, including latest results of seismic 
tomography under Tibet, a new pathway of the Earth's deep water cycle 
based on discordant anomalies of P- and S-wave speeds, in situ 
evidence for past slab detachment, etc.***

The deadline for electronic submission of abstracts is September 6th. 
More information about the meeting appears in http://www.agu.org/meetings/fm07/

See you in San Francisco.

Best Regards,
Wang-Ping Chen
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

T26 Continental Collision: The Lithospheric Scale
This session emphasizes studies that take a holistic view of 
continental collision zones, aiming to understand the coupling 
between processes near the surface and deep-seated dynamics in the 
mantle. Over the past decade, a number of case studies, both 
observational and theoretical/computational, demonstrated that 
integrative approaches hold the best promise to comprehend the 
diffuse, complex nature of continental collision over the entire 
thickness of the lithosphere -- a last frontier in the aftermath of 
plate tectonics. Based on past studies, we anticipate contributions 
to include topics such as coupling of deformation near the surface 
and that of the lithospheric mantle, spatio-temporal evolution of 
magmatism and its relationship with tectonics, growth and fall (in 
height and/or area) of plateaus, rheology, and convective instability 
of the lithospheric mantle. We also welcome emerging topics such as 
deep structures of the mantle beneath collisions zones, palinspastic 
reconstructions of the lithospheric mantle, and recent results from 
large-scale, multi-disciplinary experiments along active collision zones.

Wang-Ping Chen, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Sun-Lin 
Chung, National Taiwan University Robert L. Nowack, Purdue University
Bor-Shouh Huang, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, R.O.C.

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