JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2020

Session information

[E] Poster

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

[S-IT27] Oceanic lithosphere and asthenosphere

convener:Nozomu Takeuchi(Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo), Ban-Yuan Kuo(Institute of Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica), Rob L Evans(Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution), Younghee Kim(Seoul National University)

The oceanic lithosphere/asthenosphere system (LAS) is one of the most fundamental features of plate tectonics. In recent years, the elucidation of the oceanic lithosphere/asthenosphere system has become one of the hot topics in solid earth science. New data from the ocean floor are being extensively obtained under the Pacific Array initiative ( and others, and a great variety of views are proposed and discussed. In this session, we will discuss on observation technologies, views of the oceanic lithosphere/asthenosphere system, the strategies for interpretation of the observations (including seismic and/or electrical conductivity anisotropy), constraints/ideas on the role and abundance of water/melt in the mantle (including the transition zone), and other related topics for elucidating this enigmatic system. We call for contributions from diverse fields, including but not limited to seismology, magnetotellurics, petrology/mineralogy, dynamical modelling, and mineral physics.

*Hajime Shiobara1, Hisashi Utada1, Seung-Sep Kim2, YoungHee Kim3, Kiyoshi Baba1, Takehi Isse1, Hogyum Kim3, HyeJeong Kim1, Hiroko Sugioka4, Nozomu Takeuchi1, Yuki Kawano1, Hitoshi Kawakatsu1, Sang-Mook Lee3, Onboard scientists of 2018/2019 Oldest cruises (1.Ocean Hemisphere Research Center, Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo, 2.Chungnam National University, 3.Seoul National University, 4.Kobe University)