TS3.2Salt and Evaporites – Tectonics, Mechanics and Rheology
|Convener: F. Strozyk | Co-Convener: S. Burchardt|
In recent years, rapid advances have been made in the understanding of the mechanisms of salt tectonics, the internal structure of evaporites, their rheology and mechanical interaction as well as the role of the salt’s under- and overburden. In this session we will address and welcome all studies related to the broad field of natural rocksalt and other evaporites on very different scales. We also especially invite contributions that focus on new advancements in modelling of salt tectonics, analogue studies and interdisciplinary linkage of both, as well as studies on the role of salt in hydrocarbon systems, storage caverns and waste depositories. We expect to host talks about microstructural analysis, numerical simulations, seismic studies, and new perspectives in studying the internal structure and deformation of rocksalt in space and time.