Session IV details: Geodynamics

Conveners: Francesca Funiciello (U Roma Tre), Stephan Sobolev (GFZ)
Keynote Speakers:

  • Anne Davaille (U Paris-Sud)
  • Bernhard Steinberger (GFZ Potsdam): On the relation between plate tectonics, large-scale mantle flow and mantle plumes: Some recent results and many open questions

We are living in the time when initially observational-qualitative geology is rapidly turning into the quantitative-predictive science where numerical and analogue modelling are essential. Both these modelling techniques have their strong and weak sides and their combination is potentially very desirable, but is not often practiced. In this session we would like to focus at geodynamic problems where both modelling techniques could best cooperate. Those include, but are not limited to, deformation of the lithosphere, subduction, mantle convection, and plumes. We invite contributions of numerical and analogue modellers in all these fields and particularly welcome joint numerical-analogue modelling approaches and ideas on efficient cross-technique collaboration.