Solid Earth Sciences(S)
Session Sub CategoryScience of the Earth's Interior & Tectonophysics
Session IDS-IT29
TitleNew perspectives on East Asia geodynamics from the crust to the mantle
Short titleEast Asia geodynamics
Main ConvenerNameTimothy B Byrne
AffiliationUniversity of Connecticut
Co-Convener 1NameGaku Kimura
AffiliationTokyo University of Marine Science and Technology
Co-Convener 2NameJonny E Wu
AffiliationUniversity of Houston
Co-Convener 3NameKyoko Okino
AffiliationAtmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo
ScopeThe Philippine Sea plate and smaller East Asia marginal basins have been sandwiched by convergence of the larger Pacific and Indo-Australian plates towards Eurasia, producing some of the most active tectonic environments on Earth. The last decade has yielded a wide range of new observations that include geologic data along the plate margins, crustal to mantle imaging, and the geometry of subducted slabs. Together, these new perspectives have important implications for understanding the dynamics of plate interactions in this region. Here we seek oral and poster presentations that bear on the geologic history and geophysical character of modern and ancient plates in East Asia. We also invite geodynamic models that integrate these diverse datasets into a more holistic view of this dynamic environment.
Type of presentationOral and Poster presentation
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