AGU 2022 session: DI002 - Advances in mantle convection and planetary evolution

Dear All,

Please consider submitting an abstract to our session:
DI002 - Advances in mantle convection and planetary evolution

for the upcoming AGU Fall Meeting. We encourage submissions from a wide variety of fields, including geophysics, geodynamics, seismology, geochemistry, or geomorphology. Abstracts are due August 3rd.

Session Description:

Mantle dynamics involves complex rheological and material properties, which are difficult to constrain experimentally or model. It also couples in complex ways with the lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere and even biosphere across a range of spatial and temporal scales. Therefore, constraining models of mantle dynamics requires careful integration with various geological and geophysical datasets that account for such complexities.

This session invites submissions using novel approaches to tackle these challenges. Examples include, but are not limited to, machine learning or surrogate approaches to massively accelerate forward modeling, inversion and data assimilation of fluid mechanics or material properties; high fidelity/high resolution analog experiments; coupled models of mantle evolution and surface processes; and data mining of hidden links between geological/geochemical/geophysical records and mantle dynamics. We encourage submissions that integrate advances from multiple disciplines, including geochemistry, mineral and rock physics, seismology, geomorphology and geodynamics.

Invited Speakers:
Nicholas Flament, University of Wollongong
Rita Parai, Washington University in St. Louis

On behalf of conveners,
Xiyuan Bao, Max Rudolph, Siavash Ghelichkhan, and Brad Foley

Xiyuan Bao
Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences
University of California, Los Angeles