International Conference on Craton Formation and Destruction, Beijing, China

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Martin Menzies - Keynote/plenary speaker

    An International Conference on Craton Formation and Destruction (ICCFD) will involve open discussion and an exchange of ideas on a wide range of topics related to the formation and evolution of cratons and their relationship to shallow tectonics and deep mantle dynamics.
    Symposium I: Formation of Craton and its Early Evolution
    1. Processes of craton formation in the Archean and continental growth in the Archean-Proterozoic
    in relation to tectonic regimes
    2. Supercontinents, superplumes and global evolution
    3. The properties and stability of cratons, including long-term stability of the crust and lithospheric
    mantle
    Symposium II: Destruction of Craton
    1. Multi-disciplinary evidence for the destruction of cratons
    2. Mechanism, processes and effects of craton destruction
    Symposium III: Craton vs. Orogen
    1. Continent-continent collision and deep subduction
    2. Phanerozoic growth and accretion of continents, including magma underplating and Phanerozoic evolution of lower crust

    Chairs • Rixiang Zhu (Institute of Geology and Geophysics, CAS, Beijing, China) • Martin A. Menzies (Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, UK) • Robert van der Hilst (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA)
    26 Apr 201129 Apr 2011

    International Conference on Craton Formation and Destruction, Beijing, China

    Duration26 Apr 201129 Apr 2011

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