TS6.2TS6.2

The impact of structural inheritance across spatial and temporal scales 
Convener: Thomas Phillips  | Co-conveners: Zoe Mildon , Thilo Wrona 
Structural inheritance plays a fundamental role in plate tectonics, affecting rift development and fault geometry at a range of spatial scales, as well as seismic hazard and earthquake processes. Pre-existing structural heterogeneities, which are imparted through prior phases of deformation, are present across all scales throughout the lithosphere; from discrete fabrics at the centimetre scale to hundreds of kilometre scale rift systems and changes in lithospheric thickness. The impact of these pre-existing heterogeneities can be observed across multiple timescales, from determining the location, magnitude and propagation of earthquake sequences to dictating the geometry of faults and fault systems over geological time. However, determining the presence of structural inheritance and understanding how it may influence tectonic systems across spatial and temporal scales remains elusive.
We invite abstracts examining structural inheritance across all spatial and temporal scales, from active faulting to ancient, inactive geological systems. We invite studies from a wide range of disciplines, including numerical modelling, seismic reflection data, fieldwork, and seismology. This session aims to bridge the gap between structural inheritance as observed in active and ancient geological systems.