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  Information - GD04/GD07/GD08 Lithosphere - Mantle Interaction, Subduction Zones and Active Continental Margins

Event Information
The deformation of subducted lithospheric slabs in the mantle is a complex phenomenon affected by many parameters. Seismic tomography reveals variety of slab deformation scenarios in different subduction zones. Numerical modelling as well as high pressure experiments and interpretations of surface observations (e.g. geoid and plate velocities) aim to improve our knowledge about processes related to lithospheric subduction and slab interactions with the mantle. Among all rheological description of the plates, compositional heterogeneities within the slabs and phase transitions related parameters play important role. The contributions from all above mentioned branches of geophysics fall into the focus of this session and are welcome to improve our knowledge about lithosphere-mantle interaction.

Preliminary List of Solicited Speakers
Rob Govers, Utrecht University
Ulli Hansen, University of Muenster
Jeroen van Hunen, ETH Zurych


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