Oceanic Transform Faults
Working group on Oceanic Transform Faults
Leading proponents and contacts:
Marcia Maia France, geophysics, tectonics
Barry Hanan USA, isotope geochemistry
Daniele Brunelli Italy, petrology
Diane Arcay, France, geophysics (subduction models)
Marco Cuffaro, Italy, geophysics (models)
Colin Devey, Germany, geochemistry, petrology
Joao Duarte, Portugal, tectonics, analogue models
Laurent Geoffroy, France, tectonics (passive margins)
Cédric Hamelin, Norway, isotope geochemistry
Seung-Sep Kim, Korea, geophysics
Serge Lallemand, France, tectonics (subduction)
Marco Ligi, Italy, geophysics
Christine Meyzen, Italy, petrology, geochemistry
Eric Mittelstaedt, USA, geophysics (models)
Ingo Grevemeyer, Germany, geophysics
Sven Petersen, Germany, hydrothermalism
Lars Ruepke, Germany, geophysics (models)
Pedro Terrinha, Portugal, tectonics, geophysics
This working group, would like to focus on five questions that are likely of large interest to the Earth sciences community:
– How do large and mega- transform domains react to both far- and near-field stress changes?
– How do transforms interact with the underlying mantle. What are the effects of temperature, rheology and composition?
– What is the interplay between transform dynamics and magmatism?
– Which relationship exist between oceanic transform faults and their counterparts on continental margins?
– Are oceanic transform faults sites of intense fluid-rock interaction and biogeochemical exchange?