The objective of this conference is to discuss infrastructural needs of the experimental groups who study subduction processes. Experimental science directly informs diverse subduction research into earthquake timing and location, magma transport, and volcanic eruptions, through the study of material properties: viscosity, friction, dynamic rupture, poroelasticity, electrical conductivity, phase equilibria, melting, geothermobarometry, permeability, reaction kinetics, and diffusion. Participants for the conference will be drawn from the experimental rock mechanics, experimental petrology/volcanology, and mineral physics communities. Topics to be discussed include community organization and coordination, data and methodological standardization, and technical issues related to experimental studies on subduction zone materials.
Phil Skemer, Washington Univ. in St. Louis (chair)
Cici Cruz-Uribe, University of Maine
Melodie French, Rice University
Hiroko Kitajima, Texas A&M
Mike Krawczynski, Washington Univ. in St. Louis
Wenlu Zhu, University of Maryland
For more information please contact Phil Skemer – firstname.lastname@example.org
This conference is supported by NSF EAR-1757791 (via Petrology and Geochemistry, Geophysics, Tectonics, Instrumentation and Facilities, and Marine Geology and Geophysics), the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, and the McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis.