[Geodynamics] AGU Session: The evolution and architecture of rifts and rifted passive margins: from mantle dynamics to surface processes

Ritske Huismans Ritske.Huismans at uib.no
Fri Jun 30 23:44:50 AEST 2017

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Dear Colleagues,

We would like to bring to your attention the following session at the next AGU 2017 Fall meeting.
Deadline for abstract submission is Wednesday August 2nd.

T042: The evolution and architecture of rifts and rifted passive margins: from mantle dynamics to surface processes

The formation of rifted continental margins by extension of continental lithosphere leading to seafloor spreading is a complex and still poorly understood component of the plate tectonic cycle. New observations and modelling allow us to investigate the underlying processes. Key questions to be resolved include 1) factors controlling geometry and crustal architecture or rifted margins, 2) controls on the structural style of rift and passive margin formation 3) factors controlling the 3-dimensional geometry of rifts and passive margins, 4) processes responsible for anomalous vertical motions during basin evolution, 5) fundamental controls on the magmatic or a-magmatic nature of rifts and passive margins, 6) interaction between surface processes, tectonics, and climate during rift-passive margin evolution. We encourage abstracts that offer new insights into crustal and lithospheric architecture and processes underlying rift-passive margin formation as well as smaller scale studies of individual sedimentary basins, using constraints from observations and modelling.

We are looking forward to meeting you in New Orleans!
Ritske S Huismans (University of Bergen, Norway)
Magdalena Scheck-Wenderoth (Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany)
Luc Lavier (Institute for Geophysics, University of Texas at Austin, United States)

Professor Ritske S. Huismans
Department of Earth Science, University of Bergen
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