Dynamics of the mantle in the Earth and planetary bodies: from magma oceans to the present day (including Augustus Love Medal lecture by Anne Davaille)
Co-organized as PS1.11/SM4.9
Convener: Paul Tackley | Co-conveners: Christine Thomas, Sébastien Merkel, Stephanie C. Werner
| Thu, 11 Apr, 14:00–15:45
Room D1

Dynamic processes shape the Earth and other planets throughout their history. Processes and lifetimes of magma oceans establish the initial conditions on the development of rocky planets and their early atmospheres. The dynamics of the mantle, the composition and mineral physics shape the present-day observable structure of the Earth's mantle and planetary bodies visible through seismic observations.
This session aims to provide a multidisciplinary view on the processes and structures of the Earth and planets. We welcome contributions that address the structure, dynamics, composition and evolution of their mantle, and their interactions with the outer layers, on temporal scales ranging from the present day to billions of years, and on spatial scales ranging from microscopic mineralogical samples, kilometer-size seismic structures to global planetary models.