American Geophysical Union (AGU) Meeting of the Americas

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Start Date: 
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
End Date: 
Friday, May 17, 2013

Location: Cancun, Mexico


Includes the following session:

GP08: Paleomagnetic studies for the reconstruction of tectonic processes

Convenors: Francesca Cifelli (, Belen Oliva-Urcia (, Valerian Bachtadse (, Juan Jose Villalain (

In the last decades, paleomagnetism has been increasingly and satisfactorily used as a fundamental tool to assess the kinematics of many active deformation zones.This session is intended to motivate researchers in presenting data and applications of paleomagnetic studies to tectonic reconstructions. Contributions describing the integration of paleomagnetic, tectonic, exhumation rate (i.e., fission tracks) and GPS data to compare the long-term history and the present-day kinematics in actively deforming areas are encouraged. Paleomagnetic studies that reconstruct the kinematics of geological structures at different scales, together with magnetostratigraphic studies for the timing of tectonic events, are also very welcome.

Cancun, Mexico