Session Sub-categoryUnion
Session IDU-20
Title"Open Colloquium" Exploring the Earth's interior using cutting edge science and technology
Short TitleEarth's interior from the cutting edge
Main Convener NameHiroko Watanabe
AffiliationResearch Center for Neutrino Science, Tohoku University
Co-Convener 1NameWilliam F McDonough
AffiliationTohoku University and University of Maryland
Co-Convener 2NameKenta Ueki
AffiliationJapan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
Co-Convener 3NameEiichiro Araki
AffiliationJapan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
Session LanguageE
ScopeNew advances in technology are being used to explore the Earth. These include, but are not restricted to, neutrino geophysics, drilling the deep oceanic biosphere, and drilling to the Moho. Application of these new technologies to studies of the Earth provide critical new constraints and hopefully, new and unimagined insights. Recent technological advances, as well as advances in experimental and theoretical studies are revealing clues of how the Earth operates at a wide range of scales (microns to mega-meters). We seek to understand links from the core to atmosphere that connects the biosphere and geosphere through time. Near-future exploration of the Earth's interior with these new technologies will provide much-needed data on the internal structure of our planet and potentially its habitability. We anticipate presentations on recent advances in science and technologies that provide insights into physical, chemical, and biological processes and structures on and in the Earth. We welcome contributions from science and engineering.
Presentation FormatOral and Poster presentation