Special Issue "Geology of the Early Earth – Geodynamic Constraints from Cratons"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2018)
This Special Issue of Geosciences will focus on the early Earth, and specifically on contributions that can improve our understanding of the geodynamic processes that operated during the Archaean Eon (4000 to 2500 Ma).
Currently, it is debated when and how modern-style plate tectonics was initiated, as well as by what mechanism the cratons formed. Thus, we are interested in a wide range of papers that address the above problems from several different perspectives, and by employing various methods ranging from geophysical, numerical, experimental, petrological, and geochemical studies. We also welcome field-based studies that can provide first-order constraints, upon which our models should always be based.
I therefore encourage you all to submit your most recent work which can contribute to new insights about the early Earth.
Dr. Kristoffer Szilas
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Plate tectonics
- Mantle plumes
- Greenstone belts
- Supracrustal belts