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Batholith formation in space and time (co-organized)
Oral Programme
 / Tue, 24 Apr, 08:30–10:00  / Room 20
Poster Programme
 / Attendance Tue, 24 Apr, 10:30–12:00  / Hall XL

The formation of batholiths as process implies the transfer of mass and heat in space and time. The ascent of magma from the mantle to the bottom of the crust and throughout is of major importance to crust forming processes. We seek contributions from the fields and those integrating the fields of numerical modeling, rheological properties of magmas, intra- and interplutonic deformation, thermal evolution of host rocks as well as emplacement mechanisms and timing of magmatism. This session covers questions of processes such as melt generation and extraction in the upper mantle, physical-chemical models of magma migration through the upper mantle and crust, magma differentiation during ascent and emplacement, thermal evolution of magma bodies and surroundings in contact, timescales of magma generation and differentiation together with aspects on style and timing of the assembly of plutonic complexes. Covering a large range of processes from the mantle to the crust we invite contributions from a wide range of disciplines relating to described processes

Invited keynote speaker:
Dave Waters (Oxford)
Catherine Annen (Bristol)
Nick Petford (Northampton)