Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2018

Session information

[EE] Oral

S (Solid Earth Sciences) » S-IT Science of the Earth's Interior & Tectonophysics

[S-IT28] The lithosphere and the asthenosphere

Tue. May 22, 2018 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM 302 (3F International Conference Hall, Makuhari Messe)

convener:Catherine Rychert(University of Southampton), Hitoshi Kawakatsu(Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo), Samer Naif(共同), Jessica M Warren (University of Delaware), Chairperson:Rychert Catherine

The lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary (LAB) separates Earth's rigid tectonic plates from the underlying convecting mantle. The LAB is fundamental to our understanding of plate tectonics and mantle dynamics, although its depth and defining mechanism are highly debated. How it varies among tectonic environments and its relationship to the Moho, MLD, and anisotropy are also poorly understood. Ocean bottom seismic data is particularly important for constraining the young plate with relatively simple history, although this data is difficult to attain and rare. We will focus on the lithosphere, the asthenosphere, and the lithosphere-asthenosphere system in a variety of settings including but not limited to continents, oceans, margins, rifts, ridges, hotspots, plumes, and subduction zones. We welcome research contributions from diverse fields, including but not limited to seismology, magnetotellurics, petrology/mineralogy, dynamical modelling, and mineral physics.




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