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  Information - TS10.1 Linking geodynamic processes in southern Africa: a System Earth approach

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Earth systems interact at different scales, rates and ways, whose complexity cannot be understood without integrated and multi-disciplinary group efforts. This session will showcase new results on the geodynamic evolution of southern Africa and its surrounding oceans since its "birth" from Gondwana about 200 million years ago.

Southern Africa possesses a number of geologic superlatives making it an ideal target for earth system studies: an uniquely preserved, 3500 million-year record of continental amalgamation and breakup, large igneous provinces, organic evolution, natural resource emplacement and climate change; the African superswell and mantle low-velocity anomaly; the extreme decline of geomagnetic field intensity over the south Atlantic; and the climate engine of the southern oceans.

We invite contributions in particular that examine the links among seemingly diverse topics such as continental breakup, ocean circulation, and climate change; lithospheric structure, mantle dynamics, magmatism and epeirogeny, evolution of sedimentary basins and energy resources; margin uplift, denudation, sedimentation cycles. The session should attract a broad spectrum of Earth Sciences, from geophysics, geology, geochemistry,geodynamic modelling, oceanography to climate research. We welcome submissions on recent field projects, laboratory studies, numerical and technological developments or just fresh ideas.

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