It's that time of the year again! Here is a brief overview of the research I will be presenting next week in San Francisco:
- On Monday, I will be giving an invited talk addressing the recent "abyssal hills and climate” controversy. The talk is at 10:20am, in Moscone South 310, and is part of a session on the generation and evolution of the oceanic lithosphere.
- On Thursday, my colleagues Thibaut Barreyre, Jill McDermott, Maria Pachiadaki and I will be chairing a session on hydrothermal systems integrating geology, geophysics, geochemistry, and biology. The morning talks will be in Moscone West 3009, and the afternoon posters in Moscone South, in the Ocean Sciences section, around posters #2020. Thibaut Barreyre and I will be presenting a poster (OS43A-2021) on our recent work on estimating the permeability layering of the oceanic crust from tidal modulations, and discussing its implication for mid-ocean ridge heat budgets. I also contributed to poster OS43A-2024, in which we characterized the heat output and chemistry of newly discovered hydrothermal plumes on oceanic detachments.
- On Friday, I will be giving another talk on the seismogenic behavior of the Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge. This talk will compare the seismicity (rates, magnitude distribution, seismic moment release) of ridge segments that feature symmetric abyssal hills with that of ridge segments dominated by detachment faulting. This talk will be at 9:30am, in Moscone South 302, in a session on the diversity of fault slip modes.
- Finally, I also contributed to work presented by Benjamin Klein on the dynamics of subducting slabs in the Early Earth, as well as new models of orogenic wedges by Garrett Ito and Jonathan Weiss, all carried out with our numerical code SiStER.