A congress will be held in Aix-en-Provence (July, 5-9 2010). This
conference is dealing with the geodynamics, geophysics and tectonics
around the Philippine Sea Plate, especially near Taiwan. During the last
twenty years of the XX th Century, growing interest in plate collision
led the international Earth Sciences community to study the mountains of
Taiwan. Because of its young geological age, high rates of horizontal
and vertical movements and extreme demographic concentration, the Taiwan
mountain belt has become an international reference for collision,
mountain building and processes. During the early years of the XXI st
century, studies on Taiwan experienced spectacular development triggered
by a dire need for natural hazard mitigation and environmental studies.
In Taiwan, unraveling deformation processes and their interactions with
climate-controlled surface processes requires time integration of
multidisciplinary studies covering the whole orogen, to account for its
unique 3-D active geodynamic setting. As these interactions control
fault evolution, uplift inside the orogen and localization of
exhumation, a significant part of the sessions will concentrate on the
relationships between vertical and horizontal components of deformation,
as compared at different spatial and time scales, from long-term to
short-term evolution, accounting for the impact of surface processes and
for the thermo-mechanical evolution of the wedge.
Please connect to www.geea2010.org for more information.