Early Earth: from deep dynamics to surface life (co-organized)
Convener: Jeroen van Hunen  | Co-Conveners: Emmanuelle J. Javaux , Nicolas Flament , Nicholas T. Arndt 
Oral Programme
 / Mon, 04 Apr, 08:30–10:00  / Room 3
 / Fri, 08 Apr, 08:30–12:00  / Room 22
Poster Programme
 / Attendance Thu, 07 Apr, 17:30–19:00  / Display Thu, 07 Apr, 08:00–19:30  / Hall A

The dynamics, evolution and life 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, geological and biological processes that relate to the aforementioned topics.