Sharing Resources for Aleutian Arc Research

Field Logistics for GeoPRISMS Research in the Aleutian Arc; San Francisco, California, 8 December 2013



The Aleutian arc is arguably the best place on Earth to investigate several fundamental questions about arc magmatism and subduction initiation because the record of arc growth is mostly preserved due to a lack of intra-arc rifting. In December, 94 scientists met in San Francisco, Calif., at a workshop sponsored by the Geodynamic Processes at Rifting and Subduction Margins (GeoPRISMS) program to discuss possibilities for sharing resources for fieldwork in the Aleutian arc so that the cost per project could be reduced.