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  Information - GMPV12 The mantle perspective: compositional and rheological constraints on litosphere evolution

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This Session is aimed to compare the up-to-date mineralogical, petrologic, geochemical and structural knowledge of mantle rocks brought to the surface during volcanic activity (peridotite xenoliths), exposed at the surface as a result of tectonic processes (orogenic and ophiolitic peridotite massifs) or sampled on the ocean floor (abyssal peridotites). These occurrences record very different magmatic, metamorphic and metasomatic imprints, which are peculiar of the different geodynamic settings of origin and testify for the complexity of the chemical-physical processes which accompany the dynamic evolution of the upper mantle. Knowledge of the lithospheric upper mantle based on studies on orogenic and oceanic peridotites and mantle xenoliths has been greatly improved in the last decades. The significant improvement of the analytical tools and new methodological and conceptual approaches promoted significant deepening of present understanding of composition and evolution of the convective mantle, melt production in the asthenosphere and melt migration though the mantle lithosphere. These processes lead to substantial modifications of the chemical composition and physical and rheological characteristics of the lithospheric mantle, at the different geodynamic settings.
The focus of the Session is to promote combined geological, geophysical, petrologic and geochemical approaches to understand the mechanisms of mantle dynamics resulting in compositional and isotopic heterogeneity of the different mantle sectors.
Accordingly, the Session is of particular interest for presenting results of petrologic, geochemical, geophysical, structural and isotopic researches on orogenic continental and ophiolitic peridotites, abyssal peridotites and mantle xenoliths.

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