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Terrane processes at the Pacific margin of Gondwana

Date: September 5-6, 2003
Location: Cambridge, UK
Abstract deadline:
1 February, 2003
Conference information: TAPMOG web site
Conveners: Alan Vaughan and Phil Leat

A meeting of the British Antarctic Survey, the Tectonic Studies Group of the Geological Society and the Geochemistry Group of the Geological Society and Mineralogical Society to be held at: New Hall College, Cambridge, UK, 5-6 September 2003.

Call for papers
New isotope and geochemical techniques, combined with regional scale multidisciplinary studies, have produced major new insights into the evolution of the Gondwana margin in the Phanerozoic.  Terrane processes were active prior to and during break-up of the supercontinent with implications for palaeoenvironmental and tectonic interpretations.  This meeting seeks to bring together terrane specialists in a range of disciplines, with a focus on the following topics:

o Phanerozoic terrane accretion along the Pacific margin of Gondwana
o Terrane transport mechanisms
o Detrital processes and sedimentary provenance
o Where is the Permian arc?
o Isotope tracing of terrane sources using Hf and SHRIMP
o Palaeoenvironmental implications of terrane movements
o Terrane palaeobiogeography
o Geochemical tracers of terrane deep structure
o Pressure-temperature-time evolution of terrane accretion events
o Interactions between marginal and interior processes during break-up
o Remote sensing of terranes and terrane  boundaries
o Studies from comparable margins

It is intended that refereed papers from this meeting will be published as a Geological Society Special Publication.  If you are interested in contributing to the meeting please send an abstract of your paper to either of the convenors:

Alan Vaughan and Phil Leat                                                          
Tel: +44 (0)1223 221419   Tel: +44 (0)1223 221432
at: British Antarctic Survey, High Cross, Madingley Road,
Cambridge CB3 0ET, UK
Fax: +44 (0)1223 362616
Early registration deadline:  1 March 2003
Invited Speakers: Dr Dick Glen, Geological Survey of New South Wales, Prof John Bradshaw, Canterbury, New Zealand

May 21, 2003