​​​​​Orogenic Architecture and Crustal Growth 

from Accretion to Collision

IGCP 662
Session of IGCP662 in IGC 2020
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45.7.8 Orogenic architecture and crustal growth from accretion to collision (IGCP-662)


Tao Wang (Institute of Geology, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences, P.R. China. E-mail: Taowang@cags.ac.cn)

Dmitry Gladkochub (Institute of the Earth's Crust, Siberian Branch, RAS, Irkutsk, Russia. E-mail: dima@crust.irk.ru)

Reimar Seltmann (Department of Earth Sciences, ES Economic and Environmental Earth Sciences, The Natural History Museum, UK. E-mail: R.Seltmann@nhm.ac.uk)

Suzanne Y. O'Reilly (ARC Centre of Excellence for Core to Crust Fluid Systems and GEMOC ARC National Key Centre, BD Building, Macquarie University, Herring Road, North Ryde, Australia. E-mail: sue.oreilly@mq.edu.au)

Oleg Petrov (Russian Geological Research institute (VSEGEI), 74 Sredny Pr., 199106 St. Petersburg, Russia. E-mail: vsegei@vsegei.ru)

Wenjiao Xiao (Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. E-mail: wj-xiao@mail.iggcas.ac.cn)

We are on the brink of a revolution in understanding orogenesis, the timing and trajectory of crustal growth and the nature of related lithospheric and deeper mantle processes. We have 21st century tools to apply to an Earth System approach to probe the workings of our planet through time. These include: advances in geochemical analysis technology, geochronology methodologies, and experimental capabilities that are yielding extensive new datasets; global and regional geophysical datasets; and computer modelling power to apply to tectonic and geodynamic modelling. Integrating these different datasets will enable unprecedented imaging and modelling of the effects of different orogenic processes from the Archean to the present day.

This session aims to: (1) explore the impact of such recent advances relevant to accretionary, collisional and intracratonic processes by big data analysis of geophysical properties, petrology, geochronology/isotope/element distribution geochemistry, and petrology, (2) explore possible differences in crustal formation, architecture and preservation between accretionary and collisional orogens; and (3) to better understand the role of orogenic provinces in shaping the surface and resource availability of our planet Earth.