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Progress in Metamorphic Geology: Multi-scale Model Testing from Minerals to Tectonic Plates (co-organized)
Convener: Pierre Lanari  | Co-Conveners: Silvio Ferrero , Emilie Janots 
 / Mon, 09 Apr, 08:30–12:00
 / Attendance Mon, 09 Apr, 17:30–19:00

Unraveling the nature of crustal growth and mountain building processes across Earth’s dynamic history relies on integrated studies involving geochemical and petrochronological data coupled with numerical models. This session aims to acknowledge the significant contribution of numerical modeling in our understanding of small-scale metamorphic and large-scale tectonic processes as well as to discuss the advantages and pitfalls of the techniques commonly applied (e.g. thermodynamic modeling of phase and fluid equilibria, inter- and intra-granular element diffusion, dynamic thermo-mechanical models, etc.).

We welcome contributions of recent advances made in the development and application of these modeling techniques and their tectonic and petrogenetic implications. In order to determine how reliable are the model predictions, a part of this session will include contributions testing their results against detailed observations from either natural or experimental samples. Examples of both successful and unsuccessful models are encouraged.