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Surface-Deep Earth Interactions: Integrated Datasets and Coupled Processes Modeling

Mountain ranges, sedimentary basins, subduction zones, volcanic arcs, and nearly all major geological features testify towards the geological fluxes occurring at and across the Earth's surface. Interactions between the deep and surface Earth are thus ubiquitous and occur across space and time scales. Correlations between tectonic, geomorphic, magmatic events and global climate changes, in particular, allow constraining how subduction, continental collision, rifting, erosion, rock exhumation, and magmatism affect the geological carbon cycle. Changes of the Earth surface may also reflect deep-seated processes related to the behaviours of subducting slabs or rising plume. However, limited resolution in the geological archives prevents a clear recognition of the causative relationships behind tectonic and climatic changes, which makes modeling an essential part of this research. Which mechanisms control the coupling between deep and surface Earth processes? Which are the characteristic timescales and magnitudes of the feedbacks involved? We invite contributions that address these and other related questions, from observational constraints and quantitative studies on rates and kinematics of tectonic, geomorphic, magmatic, and climatic processes, to advances in coupled processes modeling.

Co-organized by
Convener: Pietro Sternai | Co-conveners: Paolo Ballato, Jeremy Caves Rugenstein, Eline Le BretonECSECS, Philippe Steer