International efforts seek to understand convergent margins
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 78, Issue 8, pages 85–86, 25 February 1997
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1997), International efforts seek to understand convergent margins, Eos Trans. AGU, 78(8), 85–86, doi:10.1029/97EO00056.(
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The IBM (Izu-Bonin-Mariana) arc system (Figure 1) is an ideal place to study convergent plate margin processes and products, for both scientific and political reasons. Extending 2500 km south from near Tokyo, Japan, to beyond Guam, U.S.A., the intra-oceanic IBM arc system is one of the simplest arc systems with a well-known geologic history. The shared jurisdiction of the arc by the United States and Japan creates a favorable environment for future international collaborative studies. A workshop designed to stimulate and coordinate such studies was held July 27 to August 1, 1996, at the Shonan Village Center, Hayama, Japan. Ten U.S. and 75 Japanese scientists, as well as representatives from Germany, Britain, and Australia, attended the workshop, supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).