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Origin, evolution of Earth's crust and the formation of a habitable planet (co-sponsored by GMPV and AGU-VGP) (co-organized)
Convener: Bruno Dhuime  | Co-Convener: Pierre Bouilhol 
 / Fri, 12 Apr, 08:30–12:00  / Room G6
 / Attendance Fri, 12 Apr, 13:30–17:00  / Blue Posters

This session will explore how direct observations from the rock record, insights from theoretical models, experimental results and phase equilibria modeling can be used to provide constraints on the origin and evolution of the Earth's crust and the physical and chemical conditions imparted by the crust that constrained the development of life. We welcome contributions that may address the following issues: geodynamic conditions for the formation and recycling of primary crust through time; the tectonic setting and rates of formation, recycling and destruction of the continental crust through time; and, the relationship between melt production and ocean/atmospheric development. Also welcomed are studies that use the crust as a paradigm to search for evidence of early life and constrain the nature of near surface environments.

Public information: This session is sponsored by the European Association of Geochemistry (EAG).