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Special Seminar – Dr Phil Heron
November 15, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Special Seminar for 2016-2017 Earth Sciences Seminar Series
Speaker: Dr. Phil Heron, Dept of Earth Sciences, U of T
Title: Exploring Plate Tectonic Theory: Role of the Mantle Lithosphere
In this talk, I will outline the recent surge of studies relating to the
role of the mantle lithosphere in tectonic processes. Using geological
interpretations alongside computational geodynamic modelling, our
own research on the subject represents a potentially major revision
to the fundamental idea of plate tectonics. We show that deep
hidden lithospheric scars in contiental interiors can
activate large-scale tectonic deformation and orogenesis.