Dear CIG colleagues,
It is the time of year when we all receive many announcements concerning sessions for the forthcoming Fall AGU meeting. I would like to add one more recommendation to your list. The session DI018 has been organised in recognition of the lifetime’s work of Louise Kellogg. This is one of the Centennial sessions and, as such, is freely available to all contributors and does not prevent you submitting to a specialist session elsewhere in the meeting. We strongly urge all members of CIG who are planning to attend the meeting to add this session to your calendar and to consider submitting an abstract. The session description follows.
Louis Moresi (on behalf of all the conveners)
(PS - feel free to forward this message)
DI018: Understanding Global Dynamics of the Earth's Mantle: a Multi-Disciplinary Endeavor
As the centennial celebration for AGU draws to a close, we look toward the future of understanding the dynamics of the deep earth. Unraveling past and present global scale dynamic processes in Earth's mantle, and how they relate to plate tectonics and other geophysical and geochemical surface observations, requires combining insights from different disciplines, all linked together through geodynamic modeling and laboratory experiments.
This session welcomes submissions that contribute cutting-edge parts to the puzzle, including but not restricted to seismic imaging, mineralogy and petrology, major and trace element geochemistry, and, importantly, geodynamical studies addressing thermo-chemical convection and mixing in the earth's mantle, including the development of novel numerical computational and visualization methods as well as community integrative efforts. We encourage submissions embracing open, interdisciplinary systems science and representing both method development and key science advances, such as exemplified by the career of Louise Kellogg.
Magali Billen, UC Davis
Scott King, Virginia Tech
Prof Louis Moresi
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