|20 April 2013:
Deadline for abstract submission
1 May 2013:
Release of Fourth Circular (Technical Program for meeting)
30 April 2013:
Deadline for field-trip sign-ups and discount registration fee
Roof of the World
Joint meeting of GSC and GSA
17–19 June 2013 • Chengdu, China • Jinjiang Hotel, Chengdu, Sichuan Province
In-Meeting Trips (one day)
1. Longmenshan Structure and the Surface Rupture of Wenchuan Earthquake
Leaders: LI Yong (CDUT), Wang Yunsheng; Number limited to 70 persons
The key investigation areas include Yingxiu, Dujing Weirs and part of Pengzhou. The trip focuses on the geological structures as well as Wenchuan earthquake and its induced geohazards. The trip route is Chengdu-Dujiang Weirs-Yingxiu-Chengdu. Examine (1) geological structures of Longmenshan; (2) active fault of Longmenshan; (3) surface rupture of Wenchuan earthquake; (4) landslides, mudflows and other geohazards induced by Wenchuan earthquake.
Trip fee: RMB 450/person, covering transportation, guidebook, tour guide, and lunch.
2. Trip to Chengdu Researh Base of Giant Panda Breeding
Number limited to 20 persons
The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding (Chengdu Panda Base for short), founded in 1987, is a non-profit organization engaged in wildlife research, captive breeding, conservation education, and educational tourism. The Base covers an area of 106 hectares and will be enlarged to 200 hectares during the third phase of our expansion. Red pandas, golden monkeys and other wild and/or endangered species live and breed here. As a demonstration project of giant panda conservation, the Chengdu Panda Base has not only dedicated itself to giant panda conservation, but has also made great efforts to combine natural scenery and man-made landscapes to create wonderful and humane living areas for giant pandas, red pandas, and other Chinese endangered animals.
Trip fees: RMB 260/person, covering transportation, tour guide, and lunch.
Post-meeting field trips will be arranged from June 20 to 27, 2013. Participants must fill out the electronic form at the time of registration on-line. The deadline for signing up for field trips is April 30, 2013. Field trips may be cancelled due to lack of enough participants or for other unforeseeable and irresistible reasons. The expenses for the following post-meeting field trips may be adjusted based on the number of participants. Routes include:
- Basic tectonic framework of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau from
Longmen Shan in Eastern Tibet Plateau, Three River Area of Yunnan in Southeastern Tibet Plateau, Kunlun Shan Mountians, and South Tibet (for choice, about RMB 9,450- RMB 12,600)
Leaders: YANG Jingsui (CAGS), WANG Chengshan (UGSB), YIN An (UCLA)
Details to come.
- Longmenshan Structure and the Surface Rupture of Wenchuan Earthquake (Chengdu-Longmen Shan, 3 days, RMB 1300, departure from Chengdu)
Leaders: HUANG Runqiu, LI Yong (CDUT); numbers limited to 70.
The field trip focuses on the geology of Longmenshan as well as Wenchuan earthquake and its induced geohazards. The key investigation areas include Dujiang Weirs, Yingxiu, Mianzhu Hanwang, Beichuan etc. The general schedule is as follows: Chengdu-Dujiang Weirs-Yingxiu-Chengdu (Day 1), Chengdu-Pengzhou-Xiaoyu Dong-Yinchang Gou-Chengdu (Day 2), and Chengdu-Beichuan-Chengdu (Day 3). Examine: (1) geological structures of Longmenshan; (2) active fault of Longmenshan; (3) surface rupture of Wenchuan earthquake; (4) landslides, mudflows and other geohazards induced by Wenchuan earthquake.
Trip fee: RMB 1300/person, covering transportation, guidebook, lunch during the trip. The trip fees do not include hotel accommodations and participants will stay overnight in Chengdu. The trip finishes in Chengdu.
- Qinling orogen (Chengdu-Xi’an-Beijing, 3 days, RMB 6,000, departure from Beijing)
Leaders: ZHANG Guowei, DONG Yunpeng (WNU); Numbers no less than 10
See the followings during the field trip: (1) Neoarchaean- Palaeoproterozoic rock association, structural characteristics, metamorphism and deformation of the southern margin of North China; (2) Mesoproterozoic-Neoproterozoic volcanic-sedimentation formation rock association of the southern margin of North China; (3) composition and structural deformation of major rock structural units in North Qingling; (4) characteristics, formation and evolution of rock association of Shangdan Belt; (5) South Qinling Indosinian structure and its deep magmametamorphism; (6) Yanshanian granites in the southern margin of North China and its structural significance.
The field trip is organized to have an understanding of the characteristics of rock association and tectono-magmametamorphism of the southern margin of North China, the North Qinling tectonic belt and the South Qinling tectonic belt, the basic features of the Qinling orogenic belt, and Paleozoic-Indosinian plate tectonics and Meso-Cenozoic intra-continental tectonic evolution of the Qinling orogenic belt.
Trip fee: RMB 6,000/person, covering transportation, guidebook, meals, accommodations, air ticket from Chengdu to Xi’an and air ticket from Xi’an to Beijing. The trip finishes in Beijing.
- Dabie UHP belt (Chengdu-Hefei-Shanghai, 3 days, RMB 4,500， departure from Shanghai)
Leaders: YE Kai (IGG, CAS); Numbers no less than 10
The theme of the field trip is evolution of subduction zone fluids and its interaction with mantle wedge. See: (1) rock association and the reflected thermal structure of Dabie UHP belt; (2) vein types in cold eclogites of Dabie UHP belt and the reflected evolution of subduction zone fluids; (3) metasomatism of subduction zone fluids and mantle wedge peridotites; (4) metamorphic evolution of marble in Dabie UHP belt and its implication in deep carbon cycle; (5) the origin and metamorphic-tectonic evolution of the two types of peridotites in Dabie UHP belt; (6) trace of subduction zone fluids in eclogites: from microscopic to macroscopic.
Trip fee: RMB 4,500/person, covering transportation, guidebook, meals, accommodations, air ticket from Chengdu to Hefei, and air ticket from Hefei to Shanghai,departure from Shanghai.
- The metallogenic belt of the middle-lower reaches of the Yangtze River (Chengdu-Hefei-Nanjing-Shanghai, 4 days, RMB 8,000, departure from Shanghai)
Leaders: ZHOU Taofa, YUAN Feng, FAN Yu (HUTH); Numbers limited to 40
Visit Shaxi copper-gold deposit recently prospected by No. 327 geological team of Bureau of Geology and Mineral Exploration, Luohe iron ore deposit of Magang (Group) Holding Co., Ltd, Yaojialing gold-zinc-copper polymetallic ore deposit recently prospected by No. 812 geological team of East-China Metallurgical Bureau of Geology & Exploration, Xinqiao sulphur-copper-gold deposit of Xinqiao Mining Co., Ltd under Tongling Chemical Industry Group Co.,Ltd, Taocun iron ore deposit of Magang (Group) Holding Co., Ltd and Gushan iron ore deposit of Magang (Group) Holding Co., Ltd.
Trip fee: RMB 8,000/person, covering transportation, guidebook, meals, accommodations, air ticket from Chengdu to Hefei, train ticket from Nanjing to Shanghai. The trip finishes in Shanghai.
- Permo-Triassic boundary and early Permian - middle Triassic marine stratigraphic sequence of the northern margin of the upper Yangtze platform (Chengdu-Jianmenguan-Chengdu, 4 days, RMB 2,500, departure from Chengdu)
Leaders: CHEN Zhongqiang, JIANG Haishui (UGSW), SHI Zhiqiang (CUT); Numbers limited to 20
Visit Permo-Triassic boundary and lower Permian – middle Triassic marine stratigraphic sequence with the focus on marine ecosystem collapse and reconstruction processes and models in Permo-Triassic boundary.
Visit early Permian Qixia group, middle Permian Maokou group, late Permian Wujiaping group and Dalong group of the Shangsi profile; Permo-Triassic boundary and lower Triassic Feixianguan group and Jialingjiang group; late Permian Dalong group and Permo-Triassic boundary; lower Triassic Feixianguan group and Jialingjiang group as well as middle Triassic strata of the Chaotian profile.
Trip fee: RMB 2,500/person, covering transportation, guidance, guidebook, meals, accommodations. The trip finishes in Chengdu.