[CIG-ALL] AGU Session: DI005: A Unified View on the Composition, Structure and Dynamics of the Lithosphere

Liu, Lijun ljliu at illinois.edu
Fri Jul 20 08:30:52 PDT 2018

Dear all,

We invite you to submit to the following AGU session:

DI005: A Unified View on the Composition, Structure and Dynamics of the Lithosphere

Session Description:

Lithosphere, the rigid, outermost shell of the dynamic earth, plays a central role in the development of the Plate Tectonics theory. Its birth and demise act as the major driving force of plate motion, and a key mechanism of the water and carbon cycle throughout the planet earth. Understanding the interaction of the lithosphere with the underlying asthenosphere and the deep mantle is critical to understanding the secular evolution of the earth system, and requires knowledge of the compositional, elastic/anelastic, and thermal structures of the lithosphere. We welcome contributions from geophysics, geodynamics, and petrology/mineralogy that help to build a unified view on the dynamical evolution of the lithosphere. Example topics include, but are certainly not limited to variations in lithospheric properties as a function of tectonics and dynamics, lithospheric structure of the oceans or continents, and lithosphere recycling and its dynamic implications.

Confirmed invited presenters:

Cathrine Cooper, School of Environment, Washington State University, Pullman WA, USA

Graham Pearson, Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta,  Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


Weisen Shen, Stony Brook University, Geosciences, Stony Brook NY, United States

Heather A. Ford, University of California Riverside, Department of Earth Sciences, Riverside CA, United States

Lukas Fuchs, Institute for Geophysics at the University of Texas, Austin, TX, United States

Lijun Liu, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL, United States

Lijun Liu
Associate Professor
Lincoln Excellence Scholar & Geo Thrust Professorial Scholar
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Email: ljliu at illinois.edu<mailto:ljliu at illinois.edu>
Web: https://www.geology.illinois.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=127672&pageId=230146

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