Thu. May 25, 2017 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
103 (International Conference Hall 1F)
convener:Daniel Pastor-Gal?n(Center for North East Asian Studies, Tohoku University), Tatsuki Tsujimori(Tohoku University), Yukio Isozaki(Department of Earth Science and Astronomy, Multi-disciplinary Sciences - General Systems Studies, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo), Uyanga Bold(The University of Tokyo), Chairperson:Uyanga Bold(The University of Tokyo), Chairperson:Daniel Pastor-Galan(Center for North East Asian Studies, Tohoku University)
Subduction, collision, rifting, massive volcanism, hazards, mass extinctions... Present day East Asia has lived on the edge of the longest lasting tectonic system on Earth: the interface between the Pacific and Tethyan oceans (sensu lato).
East Asia is a large mosaic of tectonic elements. The assembly history of these tectonic elements until making Asia to its present form is long and difficult. A collage of cratons, microplates, volcanic arcs and oceanic plates that have been interacting in a dance of geodynamic complexity lasting 550 million years. Further complicating, Asia has suffered a protracted record of intra-continental deformation. As a result, E Asia show an impressive tectonic record, which has caused a profound effect on the evolution of the Earth's interior and surface: affecting to the global mass distribution, climate and life.
This session will review the E Asia evolution as a multidisciplinary forum. We invite researchers from all branches of geoscience to present their research on any aspect of E Asia geo-evolution, with the ultimate end of understanding the geodynamic, tectonic and paleogeographic evolution of E Asia and its consequences in climate and life.