Tue. May 22, 2018 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
302 (3F International Conference Hall, Makuhari Messe)
convener:Tomokazu Hokada(National Institute of Polar Research), Yasuhito Osanai(Division of Evolution of Earth Environments, Faculty of Social and Cultural Studies, Kyushu University), Geoffrey Hugo Grantham (共同), Madhusoodhan Satish-Kumar(Department of Geology, Faculty of Science, Niigata University), Chairperson:Hokada Tomokazu(National Institute of Polar Research), Grantham Geoffrey(University of Johannesburg)
Supercontinent formation and dispersion has been enigmatic in the Earth's history. Eurasia is one such current supercontinent and incredible progress in the understanding of its geological evolution has been achieved in the past decade. Earlier supercontinents in the Earth's history such as Gondwana (0.5 Ga), Rodinia (1.0 Ga), Columbia/Nuna (2.0 Ga), Kenorland (2.5 Ga) and Vaalbara (3.1 Ga), have been the focus of several studies, however limited information on older supercontinents has restricted an understanding of their tectonic evolution. Antarctica and surrounding areas in Gondwana, including southern Africa, Sri Lanka, India, Australia, are key regions for studying several important unsolved issues. In honor of the retirement of Professor Kazuyuki Shiraishi, Director of the National Institute of Polar Research, who developed the pioneering geological and geochronological framework of Antarctica within the Gondwana supercontinent, we invite authors around the world to present new as well as review results on the continental scale crustal processes and tectonic evolution that are associated with supercontinent formation events in Earth's history. The well-studied Eurasia, Pangaea, Rodinia and Gondwana supercontinents are of particular focus. Topics of interest include, but not restricted to, extremes in metamorphism, P-T-d-t evolution, magmatism, and the role of fluids. We hope to provide a platform for scientific discussions that will enlighten our understanding of the physical and chemical processes in the continental crust that records episodes of orogenesis that contributed to the formation and evolution of supercontinents.