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  Information - TS7.2 Mountain Building Processes

Event Information
Mountain belts that form along convergent plate margins or in intraplate
continental interiors make up some of the most important geologic and
physiographic features on Earth's surface, and processes that contribute to
their formation have long interested Earth scientists. In recent years, new
advances have been made in understanding orogenic architecture, evolutionary
processes, and associated metamorphism and magmatism, through combined
geological field observations, geophysical imaging, geodetic studies,
geochemistry, geochonology, thermochronology, and analog and numerical modeling.
Rock exhumation, surface uplift, and the overall topographic evolution of major
mountain belts is increasingly quantifiable and integration of multi-
disciplinary datasets can result in major steps forward in the understanding of
mountain building processes. This symposium welcomes process oriented
presentations on any aspect of mountain building including examples from
specific orogens.

Preliminary List of Solicited Speakers
Prof. Gaku Kimura, Department of Earth and Planetary Science, University of Tokyo.
Title: Mountain building processes of Japan - present and past.

Prof. Stefan Schmid, Department of Geology, University of Basel
Title: A Summary of the Tectonic Evolution of the Alps and their Forelands


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