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Field trip: Fluid emission fossil analogues, Northern Apennines – Italy

Time: 14-18 September 2015

Location: Northern Apennines - Italy

Key words: Methane, fluid emission structures, sedimentary processes, and climate change

Target: Advanced PhD candidates and post-doc candidates

Goal: To train students to understand and interpret empirical/proxy and associated sediment transport and fluid expulsion structures exposed along the external part of the Northern Apennines as analogues to modern fluid flow features on the ocean floor.

Application deadline: June 1th. Please send us all attachment (Letter of Recommendation and CV in PDF) within this date to Sandra Chopard Hurter:

Credit points: 5

Field trip - Fluid emission fossil analogues

Why to attend:

- To get a sense on the timing of geological processes related to methane formations and expulsions.

- To comprehend specific biological and geochemical processes strongly connected to and affected by methane seepage systems. Fossil analogues will permit to understand the complexity of these peculiar systems better.

- To understand various scales: thickness, width and length of geological bodies related to fluid flow. This will help in interpreting seismic images of such bodies and realize the limitations in terms of vertical and horizontal resolution.

- To understand potential seismic responses: important for geophysicists who interpret seismic data and relate them to both rock properties and seismic facies.

- Students will learn from the conveners of the field trip about key observations, the latest literature and techniques related to advection of methane and dynamic fluid expulsion processes.

Organizer: Giuliana Panieri, CAGE - Centre for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment and Climate Department of Geology, The Arctic University of Norway

Field trip conveners

Stefan Bünz CAGE - Centre for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment and Climate, UiT, NO

Daniela Fontana - Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche e Geologiche, Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, IT

Joel E. Johnson - Department of Earth Sciences, University of New Hampshire, USA

Jochen Knies NGU - Geological Survey of Norway, NO

Giuliana Panieri CAGE - Centre for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment and Climate, UiT, NO

Gian Andrea Pini - Dipartimento di Matematica e Geoscienze, Università degli Studi di Trieste, IT

Marco Taviani - ISMAR-CNR, UOS Bologna, IT



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