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  Information - GD01 Geodynamics and Geochemistry of the Early Earth (co-listed in TS & GMPV)

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The dynamics and evolution of the early Earth is still a widely debated topic with many uncertainties. This interdisciplinary session aims at studying the various aspects of early Earth, both observational and modeling studies. Typical questions to be answered relate to: Earth’s accretion and differentiation; core formation; initiation of the geodynamo; inner core growth; growth and stabilization of continents; formation of crust; thermal structure of and the style of convection in the mantle; viability and observations of modern-style plate tectonics with subduction, and of alternative tectonic mechanisms; Earth’s earliest life; importance of mantle plumes through time. We welcome all contributions that discuss geochemical, geophysical, and geological processes that relate to the aforementioned topics.

Preliminary List of Solicited Speakers
Prof. Dr Mark Harrison (UCLA): confirmed
Dr Don Porcelli (Oxford): confirmed


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