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Advances in mapping the structure of cratons, craton margins, and craton boundaries (co-organized)
Convener: Huaiyu Yuan  | Co-Conveners: Christian Sippl , Chris Kirkland , Liang Zhao , Klaus Gessner 
 / Tue, 25 Apr, 15:30–17:00
 / Attendance Tue, 25 Apr, 17:30–19:00

Cratons are remarkable tectonic archives that preserve evidence for Archean crust formation in their core regions as well as Proterozoic and Cenozoic reworking of their margins and, in some cases, their internal structure. Across-scale studies of the crust and sub-continental lithospheric mantle can provide insight into the present day lithospheric architecture and dynamics, while the integration with isotope geochemistry may put tighter constraints to the associated processes through time. We call for contributions from, but not limited to, seismology, geodynamics, tectonics, geochemistry and magnetotellurics to infer similarities and differences regarding the formation, and structural evolution of cratons.