T3. Antarctica and the Arctic: unveiling the geological past and future evolution of polar regions


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The polar regions offer to geoscientists a broad spectrum of research opportunities. Investigating geological units in non-glaciated areas makes it possible to study the continental and tectonic development, the paleoenvironment of the deep sea and the evolution of paleoclimate. In addition, the ice cover that has characterized these regions in the last tens of million years provides a unique opportunity to study the processes regulating the interaction between ice, rock, and the ocean spanning from the past to the present day. This also enable the evaluation of possible future scenarios.
The session is open to all geological, geophysical, stratigraphic, and geomorphologic studies dealing with Antarctica and the Arctic. The primary goal of the session is to shed light on the tectonic development of the polar regions and the interaction of ice sheets with the bedrock in relation to climate and ocean changes. Contribution dealing with future prospects of these regions and their impact to Earth are also welcomed.
CONVENERS: Luca Zurli (Università di Siena), Laura De Santis (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e Geofisica Sperimentale), Fabio Florindo (INGV), Caterina Morigi (Università di Pisa), Valerio Olivetti (Università di Padova)
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