Since the 1960’s plate tectonics has been accepted as a surface expression of the earth's convecting mantle, and yet numerous geological features of plate interiors remain unexplained within the plate tectonic paradigm, including intraplate earthquakes and large-scale vertical motions of continents as epitomized by the uplift history of Africa. Kevin Burke (1929-2018), one of the greatest geologists of our time who published original and thought-provoking contributions for six decades, was one of the most vocal scientists to assert that plate tectonics is an incomplete theory without a clear understanding of its links with deep Earth processes, including the role of mantle plumes. In this session we commemorate the pioneering work of Kevin and explore contributions from across the diverse fields that interested him, including global tectonics, the Wilson Cycle, the origin of Precambrian greenstone belts, the evolution of the Caribbean, and the uplift history of Africa and other continents. We discuss the state-of-the art of the plume mode of mantle convection, its influence on the dynamics of the asthenosphere and the lithosphere, and its expression at the earth’s surface. We seek contributions from natural case studies (tectonic evolution, sedimentology, thermochronology, geophysics, palaeoclimate) and from geodynamics or geomaterials oriented (analog and numerical) modeling, which address the interplay of deep mantle – asthenosphere – lithosphere – basin – surface processes in all plate environments. In particular, we appreciate studies that contribute to the understanding of feedback processes causing the evolution of dynamic topography and welcome contributions that examine surface and deep Earth links based on observations and numerical models (although notably the latter never seduced Kevin).

Co-organized as GMPV2.10/SM1.13/TS9.6
Convener: Mat Domeier | Co-conveners: Lewis D. Ashwal, Prof. Dr. Ulrich Anton Glasmacher, Anke Friedrich, Barbara Romanowicz, Susan Webb, Siavash Ghelichkhan
| Tue, 09 Apr, 14:00–18:00
Room -2.21
| Attendance Wed, 10 Apr, 14:00–15:45
Hall X2

Tuesday, 9 April 2019 | Room -2.21

Chairperson: Ashwal, Domeier
14:00–14:15 |
Trond H. Torsvik
14:15–14:30 |
| solicited
Lorenzo Colli, Siavash Ghelichkhan, Hans-Peter Bunge, and Jens Oeser
14:30–14:45 |
François Guillocheau, Cécile Robin, Guillaume Baby, and Simon Brendan
15:00–15:15 |
| solicited
A. M. Celâl Şengör, Nalan Lom, Cengiz Zabcı, Gürsel Sunal, and Taylan Sançar
15:15–15:30 |
Nalan Lom, A. M. Celal Şengör, and Ali Polat
15:30–15:45 |
Cody L. Colleps, N. Ryan McKenzie, William R. Guenthner, Mukund Sharma, and Daniel F. Stockli
Coffee break
Chairperson: Glasmacher, Friedrich
16:15–16:30 |
| Highlight
Nicolas Coltice, Laurent Husson, Claudio Faccenna, and Maëlis Arnould
16:30–16:45 |
Lei Wu, Zheng-Xiang Li, and Sergei Pisarevskiy
16:45–17:00 |
Peter Japsen, Paul F. Green, Johan M. Bonow, and James A. Chalmers
17:00–17:15 |
Hilmar von Eynatten, Jonas Kley, and István Dunkl
17:15–17:30 |
Romain Bousquet
17:30–17:45 |
Antonio Manjón-Cabeza Córdoba and Maxim D. Ballmer
17:45–18:00 |
Robert Allen, Jenny Collier, Tim Henstock, Alex Stewart, and Saskia Goes