Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2018

Presentation information

[EE] Oral

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[U-02] Pacific-type orogeny: From ocean to mantle

Thu. May 24, 2018 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM 103 (1F International Conference Hall, Makuhari Messe)

convener:Inna Safonova(Novosibirsk State University), Tatsuki Tsujimori(Tohoku University), Yukio Isozaki(東京大学大学院総合文化研究科広域科学専攻広域システム科学系, 共同), Tsuyoshi Komiya(Department of Earth Science & Astronomy Graduate School of Arts and Sciences The University of Tokyo), Chairperson:Tsujimori Tatsuki, Komiya Tsuyoshi

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM

[U02-01] Systematization and importance of accretionary complex geology

★Invited Papers

*Shigenori Maruyama1, Inna Safonova2 (1.Earth-Life Science Institute, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2.Novosibirsk State University)

Keywords:ocean plate stratigraphy, accretionary complex geology, pacific type orogeny

Since the establishment of plate tectonics in 1968, geology of subduction zone has been drastically developed. In particular, the downward growth of accretionary complex was confirmed, which is opposite against traditional thought of upward younging that is traditional rule called Steno’s Law in geology. Accretionary complex geology can open new era to unravel the Earth’s history. The reconstructed stratigraphy called “Ocean Plate Stratigraphy (OPS)” works as a powerful tool to reconstruct the history of annihilated oceanic plate. Specifically, OPS provides information about (1) the age of oceanic plate since the formation at MOR until the trench, and the time of subduction, (2) hinterland or provenance of cap turbidite, intra-oceanic or continental margin, (3) time capsule recording the events beyond Earth and even beyond our solar system, (4) mechanism to subduct into mantle based on duplex deformation at different depth and the sense of relative plate motion, (5) ridge metamorphism, (6) ecosystem associated with MOR hydrothermal system or OIB from associated microfossils; hence life evolution, and (7) seawater chemistry at given geologic age or salinity through time from fluid inclusion trapped in hydrothermal quartz. Such information enables us to infer when plate tectonics initiated.