We would like to draw your attention to the theme “Subduction” at the 26th Goldschmidt Conference 2016, which will be held in Yokohama (Japan) from June 26th to July 1st.
One of the sessions will be organized by Thomas Pettke, Sarah Penniston-Dorland, Susanne Skora, Tatsuki Tsujimori and Matthias Konrad-Schmolke and feature work from the ZIP project.
We strongly encourage scientists and students to contribute to this session. Abstract deadline is February 26th.
“07b: Geochemical Recycling in Subduction Zones: What Goes in, What Comes Out, and What Happens in between:
This session aims at attracting geochemists and petrologists contributing to our better understanding of geochemical cycling and mass transfer of elements and isotopes in the subduction factory. Such processes are often at the onset of the global-scale dynamics that formed and have modified Earth’s geochemical reservoirs through time. Recent experimental, (micro)analytical and field-based research advances now allow us to gain unprecedented insights into how geochemical cycling has operated to form and continuously modify Earth’s geochemical reservoirs. We invite contributions that focus on what enters subduction zones, how this material evolves with progressive subduction and what is eventually recycled to the continental crust via arc magmatism or back to the convecting mantle. Studies dealing with element abundance and isotope ratio systematics, aqueous and carbonic fluid chemistries, halogens, fluid – solid phase petrology, thermal conditions, modelling, and field-based or experimental investigations are equally appreciated. We particularly encourage contributions that present provocative ideas and concepts, and unconventional approaches, to foster inspiring scientific exchange on the physical and chemical processes operating down to subarc depth.”