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U016: The formation and early evolution of the Earth and the Moon (AGU abstract deadline - Aug 03)

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Rajdeep Dasgupta
Mon, Aug 1, 2022 4:10 PM

Hello All:

(with usual apologies for multiple postings)

The Fall AGU abstract submission deadline is only a couple of days away
(August 3). If you are working on early Earth evolution and Earth-Moon
co-evolution from any disciplinary approaches, then please consider
contributing an abstract to the Union session "U016: The formation and
early evolution of the Earth and the Moon".

https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm22/prelim.cgi/Session/161851

Session description: The binary nature of Earth and the Moon is in many
aspects unique in the solar system, including the breathable atmosphere,
biodiversity, and plate tectonics on Earth, and the anomalously large
size of the Moon. It is thought that the Moon-forming giant impact was
the last major accretion event for the proto-Earth, and thus set the
initial condition for the 4.5 billion years’ evolution of the Earth-Moon
system. However, many aspects of the physical and chemical state of the
early Earth and Moon after the giant impact are poorly constrained,
owing to the erased signatures at Earth’s surface due to plate tectonics
and limited accessibility of lunar samples. Yet, the ancient lunar
geological record and the many primordial signatures and ancient
structures of Earth’s deep mantle may together provide invaluable
insights into the earliest dynamics of the Moon and Earth, how the
Earth-Moon system evolved, and why life thrived on our home planet. We
invite contributions from a wide range of disciplines including, but not
limited to, astrophysics, planetary science, petrology, lunar
geoscience, geochemistry, geodynamics, and geophysics, and using
observational, experimental, numerical, and/or theoretical approaches.

We already have an amazing group of invited presentations lined up. The
invited presentations will be given by -

Razvan Caracas (Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris), Stephen M.
Elardo (University of Florida), Alexander J. Evans (Brown University),
Ananya Mallik (University of Arizona), Prasun Mahanti (ASU), Yoshinori
Miyazaki (Caltech), Sen Hu (IGGCAS, China), Sandrine Péron (ETH Zürich),
and Raluca Rufu (SwRI, UC Boulder).

We look forward to have you as part of our session and see you in
Chicago or virtually in December.

Best wishes,

Qian Yuan, Srinidhi Ravi, Simon Lock, and Rajdeep Dasgupta

--

Rajdeep Dasgupta

Maurice Ewing Professor of Earth Systems Science
Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences
Rice University
6100 Main Street, MS-126
Houston, TX 77005

Phone: +1-713-348-2664 (office); +1-713-348-2144 (lab)
Fax:  +1-713-348-5214

https://www.dasgupta.rice.edu
https://www.cleverplanets.org

Hello All: (with usual apologies for multiple postings) The Fall AGU abstract submission deadline is only a couple of days away (August 3). If you are working on early Earth evolution and Earth-Moon co-evolution from any disciplinary approaches, then please consider contributing an abstract to the Union session "U016: The formation and early evolution of the Earth and the Moon". https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm22/prelim.cgi/Session/161851 Session description: The binary nature of Earth and the Moon is in many aspects unique in the solar system, including the breathable atmosphere, biodiversity, and plate tectonics on Earth, and the anomalously large size of the Moon. It is thought that the Moon-forming giant impact was the last major accretion event for the proto-Earth, and thus set the initial condition for the 4.5 billion years’ evolution of the Earth-Moon system. However, many aspects of the physical and chemical state of the early Earth and Moon after the giant impact are poorly constrained, owing to the erased signatures at Earth’s surface due to plate tectonics and limited accessibility of lunar samples. Yet, the ancient lunar geological record and the many primordial signatures and ancient structures of Earth’s deep mantle may together provide invaluable insights into the earliest dynamics of the Moon and Earth, how the Earth-Moon system evolved, and why life thrived on our home planet. We invite contributions from a wide range of disciplines including, but not limited to, astrophysics, planetary science, petrology, lunar geoscience, geochemistry, geodynamics, and geophysics, and using observational, experimental, numerical, and/or theoretical approaches. We already have an amazing group of invited presentations lined up. The invited presentations will be given by - Razvan Caracas (Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris), Stephen M. Elardo (University of Florida), Alexander J. Evans (Brown University), Ananya Mallik (University of Arizona), Prasun Mahanti (ASU), Yoshinori Miyazaki (Caltech), Sen Hu (IGGCAS, China), Sandrine Péron (ETH Zürich), and Raluca Rufu (SwRI, UC Boulder). We look forward to have you as part of our session and see you in Chicago or virtually in December. Best wishes, Qian Yuan, Srinidhi Ravi, Simon Lock, and Rajdeep Dasgupta -- ---------------------------------------------------------- Rajdeep Dasgupta Maurice Ewing Professor of Earth Systems Science Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences Rice University 6100 Main Street, MS-126 Houston, TX 77005 Phone: +1-713-348-2664 (office); +1-713-348-2144 (lab) Fax: +1-713-348-5214 https://www.dasgupta.rice.edu https://www.cleverplanets.org ----------------------------------------------------------