Subduction zones are arguably the most important geological features of our planet, where plates plunge into the deep, metamorphic reactions take place, large earthquakes happen and melting induces volcanism and creation of continental crust. None of these processes would be possible without the cycling of volatiles, and this session aims to explore their role in convergent margins. Questions to address include the following. Do Atlantic and Pacific subduction zones cycle volatiles in different ways? What dynamic or chemical roles are played by subducted fracture zones and plate bending faults? How do fluids and melts interact with the mantle wedge and overlying lithosphere? Why do some of the Earth’s largest mineral resources form in subduction settings? We aim to bring together geodynamicists, geochemists, petrologists, seismologists, mineral and rock physicists, and structural geologists to understand how plate hydration/slab dynamics/dehydration, and subsequent mantle wedge melting/fluid percolation, and ultimately melt segregation/accumulation lead to the diverse range of phenomena observed at convergence zones around the globe.

Invited speakers:
Lena Melekhova (Bristol University)
Ingo Grevemeyer (GEOMAR)

Co-organized as GMPV2.6/SM6.6/TS9.14
Convener: Jeroen van Hunen | Co-conveners: Jenny Collier, Colin Macpherson, Andreas Rietbrock, Jamie Wilkinson
| Fri, 12 Apr, 08:30–10:15
Room D2
| Attendance Mon, 08 Apr, 08:30–10:15
Hall X2

Friday, 12 April 2019 | Room D2

Chairperson: Jeroen van Hunen and Jenny Collier
08:30–08:45 |
Ingo Grevemeyer, Lars Ruepke, and Cesar R. Ranero
08:45–09:00 |
Jörg Hermann and Shayne Lakey
09:00–09:15 |
Meng Tian, Richard Katz, David Rees Jones, and Dave May
09:15–09:30 |
Elena Melekhova, David Schlaphorst, Jon Blundy, Michael Kendall, Clare Connolly, Anders McCarthy, and Richard Arculus
09:30–09:45 |
David Rees Jones, David May, and Richard Katz
09:45–10:00 |
Finnigan Illsley-Kemp, Simon J. Barker, Colin J. N. Wilson, Martha K. Savage, Michael C. Rowe, and Stephen Bannister
10:00–10:15 |
Philipp Brandl, Mark Hannington, Jacob Geersen, and Sven Petersen