Tue. May 22, 2018 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
A09 (Tokyo Bay Makuhari Hall)
convener:Daisuke Suetsugu(Department of Deep Earth Structure and Dynamics Research, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology), Guilhem BARRUOL(CNRS, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, France), Hitoshi Kawakatsu(東京大学地震研究所, 共同), Douglas Wiens(Washington University in St Louis), Chairperson:Barruol Guilhem, Kawakatsu Hitoshi
Most important sites for plate tectonics and mantle dynamics studies (e.g., subduction zones, spreading ridges, and hot spots) are located in oceanic regions. The coverage of seismic stations is concentrated in land areas, which cover only one-third of Earth's surface. Since 1990s, technology for seafloor geophysical instruments to explore deep earth structure have been advanced, such as broadband ocean bottom seismographs (BBOBSs), ocean bottom electro-magnetometers (OBEMs), and pressure gauge, because observation network in oceanic regions is essential for major breakthroughs in Earth sciences. Technical advance in the instruments including cabled realtime seafloor networks have made the seafloor observation more common and reliable, which promotes a number of seafloor observations, both temporary and permanent networks, in the last decade. We call for papers on recent scientific results from such observation projects, including those on crust and mantle structure beneath subduction zones, hot spots, Large Igneous Provinces, and spreading ridges. Technical advances for observation in oceanic regions, including seafloor instruments and drifting float, proposals and plans for innovative observations are also welcome.