TS4.3

EDI
Recent geodynamic evolution and active tectonics of Mediterranean Arcs
Co-organized by GD8/GM9
Convener: Manel Prada | Co-conveners: Laura Gómez de la Peña, Valentina Magni, Giovanni Luca Cardello, David Fernández-BlancoECSECS

Mediterranean Arcs systems have been shaped by subduction processes such as slab rollback, trench retreat, slab-slab interaction, mantle flow, and backarc basin and magmatic-arc formation. These geodynamic processes have a transient nature and their changes affect the regional tectonics. The present structure of Mediterranean Arcs is generally ascribed to the same subduction geodynamics of slab rollback and trench retreat that dominated their Late Cenozoic evolution, but this geodynamic mechanism may have changed recently in relation to the collision of Africa and Eurasia, as recorded by basin inversions

This session aims at bringing further understanding on how active geodynamic mechanisms define the current structure and recent evolution of Mediterranean Arc systems. We encourage the submission of all types of data-driven approaches that provide geophysical, geomorphological and geological onshore/offshore observations on active processes shaping all Mediterranean Arcs. Numerical modelling studies focused on how these active processes affect the evolution of Mediterranean Arcs are also welcome. We strongly encourage the contribution of early career researchers.