Continental Rift Evolution: from inception to break-up
Co-organized by GMPV2
Convener: Giacomo Corti | Co-conveners: Derek Keir, Carolina Pagli, Frank Zwaan
| Attendance Fri, 08 May, 10:45–12:30 (CEST)

Continental rifting is a complex process spanning from the inception of extension to continental rupture or the formation of a failed rift. This session aims at combining new data, concepts and techniques elucidating the structure and dynamics of rifts and rifted margins. We invite submissions highlighting the time-dependent evolution of processes such as: initiation and growth of faults and ductile shear zones, tectonic and sedimentary history, magma migration, storage and volcanism, lithospheric necking and rift strength loss, influence of the pre-rift lithospheric structure, rift kinematics and plate motion, mantle flow and dynamic topography, as well as break-up and the transition to sea-floor spreading. We encourage contributions using multi-disciplinary and innovative methods from field geology, geochronology, geochemistry, petrology, seismology, geodesy, marine geophysics, plate reconstruction, or numerical or analogue modelling. Special emphasis will be given to presentations that provide an integrated picture by combining results from active rifts, passive margins, failed rift arms or by bridging the temporal and spatial scales associated with rifting.

Public information:
Dear participants of EGU session GD6.3 on rifting

We will start the discussion at 10:45 CET on Friday 8 May, and it will last until 12:30 CET, although the chat will remain active for 30 min more.

This is how we plan to carry on the session:

· Every contribution will get about 5 minutes of discussion
· The conveners will introduce the contribution (title, authors,..)
· The presenting authors will give a short summary/introduction (2-3 sentences) of their work and contact details for potential further discussion (@ authors, please prepare these in advance to ensure a smooth transition).
· Discussion with participants

If time permits, we will have a more general discussion after all contributions have been presented.

Here’s the order of the presentations:

· Tortelli et al.
· Welford & Geng
· Phillips & McCaffrey
· Pan et al.
· Glerum & Brune
· Braschi et al.
· Bauer et al.
· Pagli et al.
· La Rosa et al.
· Keir et al.
· King et al.
· Lymer et al.
· Yang & Welford
· Chenin et al.
· Forzese et al.
· Frasca et al.