Roof of the World – Joint Geological Society of China-Geological Society of America (GSC-GSA) Meeting

Start Date: 
Monday, June 17, 2013
End Date: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Location: Jinjiang Hotel, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China


Includes the following session:

A-5: Deep Earth processes through geochemistry

Convenors: Youxue Zhang (, Yigang Xu (, Jianping Zheng (

Petrological and geochemical studies often shed light on deep Earth processes. For example, petrology and geochemistry of large igneous provinces and hotspots may reveal mantle signature from the core-mantle boundary, and petrology and geochemistry of ultra-high-pressure metamorphic rocks can provide information on subduction and exhumation. This session will focus on solid Earth geochemistry, including igneous and metamorphic petrology, experimental petrology, trace element and isotope geochemistry, and mineral physics, and their applications to understand deep (from crust to the core-mantle boundary) Earth processes.

Invited speakers: Roberta Rudnick (University of Maryland), Yingwei Fei (Carnegie Institution of Science), Hongfu Zhang (Chinese Academy of Sciences)

Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China