[MSA-talk] EGU 2018: Microstructural session
marian at esc.cam.ac.uk
Thu Dec 21 07:29:37 EST 2017
Dear All - We would like to draw your attention to the following session
*GMPV1.5/TS3.5 Microstructures as an interpretative tool in igneous and
Convenors: Marian Holness, Katherine Dobson, Silvio Ferrero
We are keen to bring together petrographers across the entire range of
metamorphic and igneous petrology, who use microstructural evidence to
decode rock history. We hope to bridge the commonly present divide
between metamorphic and igneous petrology, uniting people who use
materials science to solve geological problems, in the hope of learning
from each other and building exciting new collaborations. The abstract
deadline is 10th Jan!
*Session description:* The microstructure of igneous and metamorphic
rocks preserves abundant information about rock history, such as heating
and cooling rates, metasomatism and fluid infiltration, timing and
location of nucleation and crystal growth, crystallisation regime, and
the extent, mechanisms and timing of deformation. Microstructural
information can be invaluable when combined with geochemical data, but
its potential is commonly under-recognised.
We welcome contributions covering the entire range of igneous and
metamorphic petrology, that either showcase development of new
microstructural analysis techniques or new applications of
well-established techniques, or illustrate how microstructural
interpretation adds to our understanding of rock history. We anticipate
that this broadly-conceived session will trigger exciting new synergies
across a wide range of microstructural studies.
*Confirmed invited presentation*: Brendan Dyck (Simon Fraser University,
We are very much looking forward to seeing you in Vienna.
with best wishes
Marian, Katherine and Silvio
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