[Geodynamics] vEGU2021 - Plate Tectonics: Continents and Oceans GD5.1

Lukas Fuchs lufuchs at geophysik.uni-frankfurt.de
Wed Jan 6 23:15:09 AEDT 2021

**Apologies for cross--posting**

Dear Colleagues,

abstract submission deadline for the virtual vEGU2021 is approaching  
fast and we would like to draw your attention to our multidisciplinary  
session which aims at building a multidisciplinary and unified view on  
the dynamical evolution of lithospheric localization processes.

Please note that the deadline for abstract submission is 13. January  
2020, 13:00 CET.

Session Title: “Lithospheric localization processes across scales:  
from fault dynamics to plate boundary formation and evolution”  

Session description:  

This year’s keynote speaker is Lucan Mameri.

In the framework of Plate Tectonics, Earth’s lithosphere is described  
as a rigid shell deforming only within narrow boundaries, which play a  
central role in our Planet’s thermal and dynamic evolution.  
Understanding the modalities of strain localization (or lack thereof)  
in the lithosphere is therefore essential to describe the formation  
and evolution of plate boundaries, fault zones and other mechanical  
heterogeneities. This requires knowledge of localization processes  
over a range of spatial scales (from mineral to outcrop to tectonic  
plate) as well as temporal scales (from seconds to millions of years).  
As such, it involves complementary inputs from geological and seismic  
observations, laboratory experiments, and numerical and analog modeling.
We welcome multidisciplinary contributions that will collaboratively  
help build a unified view of the dynamical evolution of lithospheric  
localization processes. Example topics include but are certainly not  
limited to the study of variations in lithospheric properties deduced  
from mineralogical, petrological or geological data (in the brittle  
and ductile regimes), and of the implication of lithospheric  
heterogeneities on the dynamics of fault zones and the formation and  
evolution of plate margins in nature or in simulations.
Important Deadlines and Milestones:

We look forward to meeting you online!


Lukas Fuchs
Maëlis Arnould
Jean-Arthur Olive

Lukas Fuchs
Postdoctoral Fellow
Johann-Wolfgang Goethe Universität
Institut für Geowissenschaften
Facheinheit Geophysik
Altenhöferallee 1
60438 Frankfurt/Main

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