[unav_all] AGU special sessions T05, T06

Cynthia Ebinger ebinger at earth.rochester.edu
Tue Jul 27 15:51:14 MDT 2010


> Dear colleagues
> 
> Dr Derek Keir, University of Leeds,  would like to draw your attention to the following two sessions at this years Fall (December) AGU hosted in San Francisco to which you are strongly encouraged to submit abstracts. The deadline for abstract submission is 2 September 2010.
> 
> Tectonophysics T05: Interaction Between Magmatic and Tectonic Processes in Continental and Incipient Oceanic Rifts
> 
> Description: A key breakthrough in the last decade is recognition of the intimate linkage between extensional deformation and magmatism during rupture of the continents. However, the nature of this relationship at all depths through the lithosphere and its evolution through time remain controversial. We invite contributions from observational and modeling studies that constrain the length, time scales and mechanisms of magma transport and emplacement in continental and incipient oceanic rifts. We also welcome contributions on interactions between magmatism and other deformation mechanisms (e.g. faulting and ductile stretching) and their response to rheological controls.
> 
> Session Hosts: Eleonora Rivalta, Juliet Biggs, Carolina Pagli, Derek Keir
> 
> Sponsor: Tectonophysics (T)
> Co-Sponsor 1: Geodesy (G)
> Co-Sponsor 2: Seismology (S)
> Co-Sponsor 3: Volcanology, Geochemistry, and Petrology (V)
> Co-Sponsor 4: Geomagnetism and Paleomagnetism (GP)
> 
> Confirmed invited speakers: Sigurjon Jonsson, Julie Rowland, Jenny Collier, Jolante Van Wijk
> 
> 
> Tectonophysics T06: Structure, Dynamics, and Evolution of the African-Arabian Rift Systems
> 
> Description: The Red Sea, Gulf of Aden and rifts of the Afar volcanic province have developed since Paleogene times during the removal of the Arabian plate from Africa above anomalously warm mantle: the African superplume. The geological record of the region exhibits active extensional systems ranging from the early stages of breakup to sea-floor spreading, and thus the development of young passive margins. We invite contributions from geoscientific studies that help constrain structure and dynamics of crust and mantle beneath the region. We also invite contributions from studies that address linkages between mantle dynamics, lithospheric extension and magmatism.
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> Session Hosts: Christel Tiberi, Derek Keir, Ian Bastow, Cecile Doubre
> 
> Sponsor: Tectonophysics (T)
> Co-Sponsor 1: Seismology (S)
> Co-Sponsor 2: Volcanology, Geochemistry, and Petrology (V)
> 
> Confirmed invited speakers: Alessandro Forte, Raphael Pik, Sylvie Leroy, Cindy Ebinger
> 


Prof  Cynthia Ebinger
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