EGS Special Session

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Thu Nov 14 18:24:51 EST 1996

******  European Geophysical Society 22nd General Assembly ******
******               Vienna, Austria, 21st - 25th April 1996

Papers are invited for a special session entitled:

"Tectonic Evolution and Thermal Structure at Mid-Ocean Ridges"

This session will focus on the thermal structure of young oceanic
lithosphere and the architecture of the crust along spreading centers.  The
intention is to combine presentations of recently collected data, from
mid-ocean ridges and from mid-ocean ridge structures preserved in older
crust, with new results of theoretical studies that attempt to relate the
observed crustal structure to the thermal, tectonic and morphologic setting.
Contributions from a range of subdisciplines within this topic are
encouraged, including, but not limited to: seismic reflection and
refraction, potential field, seafloor morphology, fault
distribution/mechanics, and relevant studies of ophiolites.  Presentations
will include results from recent surveys of the Southwest Indian Ridge, the
East Scotia Ridge, Reykjanes Ridge, and the Mid-Atlantic Ridge at the
Atlantis Fracture Zone and at  29 degrees N.  

The abstract deadline is 15TH DECEMBER 1996, and details of the abstract
format are available from the EGS office on egs at (fax:+49
5556 4709) or from the convenors.

Donna Blackman, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (dblackman at
Tim Minshull, Bullard Labs, University of Cambridge (minshull at
Emilie Hooft, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (emilie at

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