[unav_all] WESTERN CORDILLERA AGU Special Session

Hersh Gilbert hersh.gilbert at ucalgary.ca
Mon Jul 17 10:51:00 MDT 2017


Dear Colleagues,

We would like to bring to your attention the Tectonphysics Session T026, Multidisciplinary advances in the study of the Northern Cordillera of North America at the upcoming 2017 AGU Fall Meeting, held this year in New Orleans (December 11-15). Please note the rapidly approaching abstract deadline on 2 August 2017 by 23:59 (Eastern Time).

We encourage submission from all domains of the geosciences. Invited speakers include Eva Enkelmann (University of Cincinnati) and Stephane Mazzotti (Universite de Montpellier). The session description is attached below.

Best Regards,
Andrew Schaeffer, Kristin Morell, Katherine Boggs and Hersh Gilbert.

Session ID: 25691
Session Title: T026. Multidisciplinary advances in the study of the Northern Cordillera of North America
Section/Focus Group: Tectonophysics
Session Viewer Link:  https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm17/preliminaryview.cgi/Session25691

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Session Title: Multidisciplinary advances in the study of the Northern Cordillera of North America
Session Description: The Northern Cordillera is a complex and enigmatic tectonic mosaic. We propose to bring together geoscientists engaged in multidisciplinary studies of slab window dynamics, insipient ridge subduction, ocean-continent transform faulting, and the collision of an oceanic plateau (Yakutat) into a continental margin. The session seeks to facilitate future investigations by examining results from diverse approaches that seek to understand stress transfer deep into continental interiors and how it produces distributed deformation across a zone >500 km wide. An increase in induced seismicity in the Cordilleran foreland, combined with natural seismicity, poses a significant hazard to infrastructure and highlights the need to better know its origins. Multi-scale integration of surficial processes with deeper lithospheric and mantle structures for understanding cordilleran dynamics will be of particular interest in this session. We seek contributions from broad sub-disciplines of geoscience focused on the Northern Cordillera, including surficial geology, geochronology, tectonics, geophysics, petrology, and geochemistry.
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