[Geodynamics] Session on Paleogene Paleoclimate, Polar Wander, and Tectonics at Fall 2021 AGU Meeting

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We encourage you to submit an abstract to our session at the Fall 2021 AGU meeting (December 13-17):

GP007–Linkages between paleoclimate, paleoceanography, polar wander, and tectonic changes during the Paleogene

Important climate and oceanographic changes occurred in the Paleogene, most notably the enormous transition in global temperature with peak Greenhouse temperatures during the Early Eocene Climatic Optimum gradually declining until the massive temperature drop associated with increased Antarctic glaciation at the Eocene-Oligocene boundary. During the same interval, important tectonic changes occurred around the planet including the initial collision of India with Eurasia, the formation of the bend in the Hawaiian-Emperor chain (with hypothesized changes in mantle flow), opening of gateways, a global reorganization of plate motions, the eruption of the North Atlantic igneous province, and a hypothesized episode of 5 to 10 degrees of true polar wander. For this session, we seek contributions on any of these topics and potential linkages between them. We seek contributions on topics like the above that relate tectonics, polar wander, and mantle flow during the Paleogene to Earth’s surface and its climatic history.

Abstract submission is now open and the deadline is August 4, 2021 at 23:59 EDT. Submittal instructions are here: https://www.agu.org/Fall-Meeting/Pages/Present/Abstracts. Presentations can be in person in New Orleans (Louisiana, USA) or be made virtually.

On behalf of the convenors,

Richard ()

Jacqueline Austermann, Columbia University
Gerald Dickens, Trinity College, Dublin
Richard Gordon, Rice University
Alison M. Piasecki, Dartmouth University
Sarah P. Slotznick, Dartmouth College