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  Information - SSP3 Dynamics of Sedimentary Basins - Evolution, Salt- and Fluid Dynamic (co-listed in GD & TS)

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The session aims to bring together a wide range of scientific disciplines focusing at basins, like geodynamics, tectonics, sedimentology/palaeontology, and geochemistry. Basins, in contrast to mountain belts, provide archives with their dynamic history documented straightforward. In addition, they provide long term geothermal reactors when sediments are brought to greater depth, under high pressure and temperature conditions. However, the long term interplay between processes affecting the lithosphere and crust and their interaction with the sediment fill is not yet properly understood. Salt, a common component in basins, may act as a decoupling layer or even may develop its own dynamics. Fluids may be generated and/or mobilised and then change the physical properties of the sediment fill. And, of course, many basins, even some rather old ones, are still evolving, providing the link to neo-tectonics and actual human problems.

One shortcoming in basin analysis certainly is that the different scientific fields involved do not sufficiently interact a major point we want to achieve with this session.

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