We would like to invite you to submit an abstract to our EGU 2018 session that aims to investigate the coupled processes of fluid flow, chemical reaction, deformation and fluid-mediated mass transport occurring at all scales in the lithosphere.
Invited speakers: Jörg Hermann (University of Bern), Andreas Beinlich (Curtin University)
Conveners: Francesco Giuntoli, Oliver Plümper, Catherine Mottram, Timm John, Johannes C. Vrijmoed.
At this link you find the description of the session:
The abstract deadline is 10 Jan 2018, 13:00 CET.
We hope to see you in Vienna!
Francesco Giuntoli, Oliver Plümper, Catherine Mottram, Timm John, Johannes C. Vrijmoed
Shaping the lithosphere through fluid-rock interaction and deformation (GMPV3.2/GD2.5/TS2.7)
Reactions between fluids and rocks have a fundamental impact on the geodynamics and geochemistry of the Earth at all scales. Fluid-rock interactions strongly affect the petrophysical properties and chemical composition of rocks. Fluids also enhance mass transport and the kinetics of reactions. Therefore, they play an important role in geological processes from the Earth's surface to processes deep within the lithosphere (e.g. plate tectonics and the formation of economic mineral deposits). Although it is widely known that fluids are essential for metamorphism, metasomatism and deformation, their effects and underlying mechanisms as well as the rates of processes are still poorly constrained. The combined use of metamorphic geology with both micro- (e.g., crystallographic orientation analysis, X-ray and electron tomography, atom probe tomography, nanoSIMS, etc.) and macro-structural observations, geochronology (i.e., U-(Th)-Pb), thermochronology (i.e., K-Ar, Ar-Ar, (U-Th)/He), stable isotope geochemistry (i.e., H, O, C, Li), laboratory experiments and numerical modelling has allowed to quantify the mechanisms, timing and rates of fluid-rock interaction and deformation in the lithosphere. We invite multidisciplinary contributions that shed light on the coupled processes of fluid flow, chemical reaction, deformation and fluid-mediated mass transport occurring at all scales in the lithosphere. We also encourage presentations that quantify the temporal and thermal history of fluid-rock interaction and deformation.