This meeting focused on the interplay between deformation, metamorphism, and rheology of the lithosphere.
Modern geophysical research is revealing increasingly complex and spatially variable fault zone behaviours. The properties and deformation of the ductile crust and mantle are controversial, as is their influence on the overlying faults. Current models indicate a close coupling between metamorphism, rheology and deformation, but remain poorly constrained by geological observations.
The meeting united international experts in geodesy, seismology, metamorphism and rheology to characterise and understand the geological controls on fault behaviour, guiding future studies and advancing our understanding of earthquake hazards.
Speaker abstracts are available below. Recorded audio of the presentations are also available below. An accompanying journal issue was published in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A.
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