Fault evolution, dynamics and kinematics
Convener: David Tanner | Co-conveners: Christian Brandes, Jennifer Ziesch
| Mon, 08 Apr, 14:00–15:45
Room K2
| Attendance Tue, 09 Apr, 16:15–18:00
Hall X2

In regions of active tectonics, the knowledge of fault evolution, dynamics and kinematics plays a key role in understanding the nature of the tectonic setting. This is of utmost importance, for example, for exploration of geothermal energy, safe CO2 sequestration and nuclear waste depositories. Nevertheless, we see tantalising very little of the faults that are so important for these topics. In geophysics, faults are only visible above the resolution of the method, in outcrop it is often the case that they have been exhumed and are now inactive. We need more information about all stages of faulting; why and when they occur, how they move, and how and why they keep on moving. We solicit novel and illuminating abstracts from analogue experiments, numerical models, and geophysical and or geological observations dealing with fault evolution, dynamics of faulting or kinematic behaviour.