Electromagnetic data and in particular magnetotellurics provide another view of the crust and upper mantle. The electrical resistivity structure provides images of the lithosphere which have been very successful in different geological contexts: From the shallow to the deeper lithosphere, including tectonic studies, exploration for hydrocarbons, minerals and ground water, among others. This session is intended to discuss new data sets in each of these contexts, for which the electromagnetic community is invited to participate.
Next to MT studies we seek contributions of multi disciplinary and joint inversion studies which provide detailed pictures of the structure of the deep mantle and shallow subsurface. Which types of data should be inverted together? How to balance their influence in the inversion? Jointly inverting data that are sensitive to different parameters, such as seismic and magnetotelluric data can provide more detailed information but requires assumptions about rock properties and raises the question how to provide a meaningful relationship between different datasets?