Call for Papers Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems Special Collection

Frontiers in lithospheric dynamics: bridging scales through observations, experiments, and computations

Submission Open: September 30, 2021
Submission Deadline: November 30, 2023

Special Collection Organizers:
John Naliboff, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Eric Mittelstaedt, University of Idaho
Jolante van Wijk, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Sarah Roeske, UC Davis


Future advances in our understanding of the complex nature of lithospheric dynamics will require cross-disciplinary investigations that address multi-physics processes across a wide range of temporal and spatial scales. To provide a broad platform for contributions to the theme, we will accept both review and frontier (i.e., proposals for new directions) in addition to research and methods-style publications. In detail, the theme will cover (1) new methods and application in computational lithospheric dynamics, (2) new regional or global observational data sets (e.g., structural, seismic, stratigraphic, geochemical, petrologic, surficial) and inferred processes, (3) advances in analogue modeling, experimental petrology, mineral physics, and rock deformation, (4) coupled landscape evolution processes, (5) machine-learning, AI, and data analysis techniques, and (6) and proposals for new cross-disciplinary investigations that leverage recent advances in multiple communities. We particularly welcome contributions that present a long-term vision for integrated computational and observational lithospheric dynamics investigations, which cross traditional community boundaries to resolve unanswered questions regarding specific domains, boundaries, and processes within the lithosphere.

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This special issue is an outcome from the 2020 Tectonics Community Workshop

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