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  Information - TS10.5/GD12/SM19 Geodynamics, kinematics and crustal tectonics of the African/Arabian/Eurasian collision zone in the eastern Mediterranean/northern Arabian region (co-organized by GD & SM)

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The Eastern Mediterranean region is a well-documented natural laboratory to study the various stages of active margin development, including ocean closure and ophiolite formation, continental subduction, continent-continent collision, back-arc basin evolution, slab roll-back and slab-breakoff. The region is characterised by convergence and collision between Eurasia and Africa/Arabia, which has led to the Aegean-Anatolian-Caucasus-Zagros segment of the Alpine-Himalayan mountain belt. Both the wide variety of geological phenomena – e.g. volcanism, metamorphism, basin formation and structural evolution – and the structure and dynamics of the mantle through tectonophysical modelling, geochemistry and seismic tomography, is actively studied and a wealth of information has been published on these subjects.
One of the most challenging aspects of interdisciplinary science is to bridge the gap between modelling and factual reconstruction. Therefore, in this session, we invite contributions from all disciplines that study the active margin processes in this region. Especially, we aim to provoke discussion and welcome contributions that attempt to test geodynamic scenarios through interdisciplinary geological studies (and vice versa).
We invite all to contribute on any combination of the fields of tectonophysics and seismic tomography, volcanology and geochemistry, paleomagnetism, basin evolution, metamorphism and petrology, structural geology and tectonics in the Aegean-Anatolian-Caucasus-Zagros region, that focus on the active margin evolution since the late Mesozoic.

Preliminary List of Solicited Speakers
Roland Oberhänsli, Prof. of Mineralogy, University of Potsdam
Anastasia Kiratzi, Prof. of Geophysics, University of Thessaloniki
Claudio Faccenna, Ass. Prof. of Geology, University of Roma 3
Nuretdin Kaymakci, Ass. Prof. of Geology, METU of Ankara
Annie Rassios, Institute of Geological and Mining Exploration (IGME) of Greece
Dominique Frizon de Lamotte, Prof. of Geology, University Cergy-Pontoise


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