This session addresses the dynamics of sedimentary basins at different temporal and spatial scales and aims to bring together a wide range of studies focusing on geodynamics, tectonics, sediment dynamics or geochemistry. Contributions addressing major processes affecting the genesis and evolution of basins are in particular encouraged (from rifting and overlying passive continental margins to intra-montane and extensional back-arcs in convergent settings). We aim to balance the study of processes acting in the larger (Eastern) Mediterranean region with worldwide analogues. In the International Lithosphere Programme Task Force of Sedimentary Basins we promote the understanding of the evolution of sedimentary fill, the underlying crustal and lithospheric -scale dynamics as well as the integration with processes taking place in the source areas, such as active orogens or long-term landscape evolution. We welcome contributions integrating data from different depth levels of the lithosphere with the shallower parts of the basin system as subsidence pattern, stress, vertical motions, erosion and sedimentation dynamics, thermal structure, fluid-rock interactions, lithosphere dynamics and (active) faulting by the means of observational studies, numerical and analogue modeling, or their combination. Studies yielding constraints on a variety of conceptual and quantitative models explaining the origin and evolution of basins are also welcomed.
Session co-sponsored by the International Lithosphere Program and TOPO-EUROPE: Linking mantle dynamics and shallow processes