Recent past and future progress in tectonics and dynamic Earth processes (Earth connections andEarth in motion) resulting from scientific ocean drilling as part of the International Ocean Discovery Program, IODP

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Author(s): McNeill, Lisa
Author Affiliation(s): Primary:
University of Southampton, National Oceanography Centre, Ocean and Earth Science, Southampton, United Kingdom
Volume Title: European Geosciences Union general assembly 2018
Source: Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol.20; European Geosciences Union general assembly 2018, Vienna, Austria, April 8-13, 2018. Publisher: Copernicus GmbH on behalf of the European Geosciences Union (EGU), Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany. ISSN: 1029-7006
Note: In English
Summary: 50 years of scientific ocean drilling have spanned the full range of scientific topics within the themes Earth Connections and Earth in Motion. Subjects have included investigation of every element of the plate tectonic process through to the dynamics and societally-relevant aspects of surface and shallow subsurface Earth processes. Scientific ocean drilling, in many cases, offers the only opportunity to access in situ and complete geological records of tectonic processes, or to measure and monitor the in situ properties of active Earth processes. Technological developments and advancements have, in parallel with our changing understanding of Earth system processes, increased our ability to recover different rock and sediment types, to reach greater depths below seafloor, to take accurate in situ measurements of hydrological systems, slope failure planes and active fault planes, and to install observatories 100's-1000's m below the seafloor. Recent projects have included study of the petrology and geochemistry of mid ocean ridge processes and forearc/arc development, subduction initiation, multiple stages of the rifting process, the range of subduction fault slip processes including large tsunami-generating earthquakes and slow slip, seafloor serpentinisation, major continental breakup and tectonic-paleoceanographic gateway development, and the dynamics of impact cratering. This presentation will summarise some of the most significant discoveries and future planned projects, focussing on the recent phases of the scientific ocean drilling program (IODP). [Copyright Author(s) 2018. CC Attribution 4.0 License:]
Year of Publication: 2018
Research Program: IODP Integrated Ocean Drilling Program
IODP2 International Ocean Discovery Program
Key Words: 16 Structural Geology; Global; History; Integrated Ocean Drilling Program; International Ocean Discovery Program; Programs; Tectonics
Record ID: 2019022620
Copyright Information: GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from European Geosciences Union, Munich, Germany

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