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Tectonics of sedimentary basins (co-organized)
Convener: Charlotte Fillon  | Co-Conveners: Mary Ford , Arnaud Vacherat 
 / Wed, 20 Apr, 13:30–17:00
 / Attendance Wed, 20 Apr, 17:30–19:00

Sedimentary basins provide crucial records necessary to quantify and understand the evolution of the lithosphere and the interactions between tectonics and surface processes. Studying the dynamics of basin formation, and how it evolves through time provides 1) important quantitative information on subsidence and thermal histories, isostatic/flexural movements, basin drainage patterns, and changes in palaeo-environments, 2) linkages between sedimentary processes and the spatial evolution of various geodynamically linked features, including contractional mountains belts, extensional rifts, transform fault systems, and passive margins, and 3) input data and predictive models used in natural hazards assessment and the energy industry.

This session aims at bringing together researchers from across multiple disciplines who are interested in the dynamics, stratigraphy, paleogeography, thermotectonic, and exhumational evolution of sedimentary basins in both contractional and extensional settings and at different temporal and spatial scales. We welcome diverse contributions that use field, laboratory, and modeling-based methodologies such as sedimentology, magnetostratigraphy, thermochronology, geochemistry, petrology, structural analysis, analogue and numerical modeling, geophysical imagery and seismology.

Invited Speaker: Brian K. Horton (Univ. Texas)