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【AOGS會議】 摘要截止日期 2月12日




陳致同 敬上

Dear Colleagues,

AOGS 2019 is going to be held in Singapore on July 28th to August 2nd, and the deadline for abstract submission is fast approaching (February 12th). Please consider the session intimately related to Taiwan and resources as well as hazards associated to mountain building processes when submitting your contribution, and encourage the students to participate. Information for the session is included in the following.

Please contact me if you have any question about the session, thank you.

Wish to see you there!

Chih-Tung Chen

Mountain Building Processes with associated Geohazards and Resources: Integrated Observations and Models

Session Description:
Orogenic belts offer insights to interactions among tectonic and climatic forcings from the Earth’s surface to the base of the lithosphere. Mountain building processes at various spatial and temporal scales are responsible for the resources and geohazards concentrated both within active and ancient orogenic mountain systems throughout the Asia and Pacific regions, from mammoth ones as Himalaya-Tibet to compact ones as Taiwan. Encountering the needs to deal with catastrophic events such as the Chi-Chi, Wenchuan and Gorkha mega-earthquakes and associated landslide hazard, and the increasing demands of mineral and energy resources, reevaluation of mountain building processes by integrated knowledge on orogen architecture, kinematics, rheological evolution, and surface processes is critical. New studies in orogenic mountain belts can now be aided by advanced analytical capabilities in mineralogy/petrology, geochemistry, and geochronology/thermochronology, and by recent high-resolution topographic datasets, geophysical imaging and geodetic measurements, plus by improved physical and numerical simulations. The ongoing research advances will progressively revolutionize our ideas on rock pressure-temperature-time history, orogen kinematics, crustal and surface deformation, seismogenic faulting, fluid-rock interactions, mountain mass wasting, and tectonic-climate coupling, etc. With new methods, observations and insightful models, we expect improvements of our perceptions on the inner workings of plate tectonics and its imminent societal impacts. Contributions presenting recent and integrative documentations and hypotheses on all aspects of mountain building processes are welcome.