Geochronology quantifies geological time as a means for integrating diverse geological records, establishing cause and effect, constraining the rates and durations of fundamental geological processes and phenomena, and testing time-dependent models for system evolution. The sessions explore the timing, tempo, and drivers of lithospheric evolution at the interface of Earth system topics, over a range of geological timescales and throughout Earth's history. The aim of the conference is to foster interactions among scientists and formulate strategies for synergistically exploiting opportunities and reducing limitations of current technology, infrastructure and scientific culture. We invite contributions that exploit and apply geochronology to a wide range of topics in Earth system and lithospheric evolution, describe novel approaches, highlight geochronologic needs, and foreshadow future developments.
The conference will consist of nine sessions, on the topics listed below. The conference chair is currently developing their preliminary program, which will include the names of the invited speakers and discussion leaders for each of these sessions. Please check back regularly for updates to this information.
- Tectonics and Paleogeography
- Growth and Stabilization of Continents
- Large Igneous Provinces
- Collisional Orogens
- Landscape Evolution
- Basin Evolution
- Subduction Zones
- Mantle Lithosphere
- Batholiths and Super Eruptions