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GD8.1/CR6.4/SM4.12/SSP2.18/TS1.6 Media

The Arctic connection - geodynamic, geologic and oceanographic development of the Arctic (co-organized)
Convener: Grace E. Shephard  | Co-Conveners: Carmen Gaina , Kerim Nisancioglu , Cornelia Spiegel , Andrew Schaeffer 
 / Wed, 11 Apr, 13:30–15:00
 / Attendance Wed, 11 Apr, 17:30–19:00

Our understanding of the geologic and oceanographic evolution of the Arctic Ocean and surrounding landmasses remains fragmentary. A wealth of data have been recently acquired, and when combined with legacy data collections, provide new models and insights that transcend Paleozoic to present-day timescales, sedimentary to through to the deepest mantle domains, as well as onshore to offshore environments.

Within an interdisciplinary framework, this session aims to integrate studies that address horizontal and vertical tectonic motions, crust and mantle structure, volcanic eruptions, and erosional and sedimentary processes. Furthermore, geologic and tectonic models are inherently tied with changes in the oceanographic and climatic development of the Arctic, and we also invite studies that focus on the interplay between these processes and scales.

Confirmed keynote speakers:
Lara F. Pérez (GEUS, Denmark)
Frances Deegan (Uppsala University, Sweden)