Special Session on Comparing Paleothermometers in Sedimentary Basins - 20th International Sedimentological Congress 2018

22 Dec 2017

Bonjour everybody,

We are pleased to invite you to our session on “Paleothermometry in Sedimentary Basins” at the 20th International Sedimentological Congress being hosted in Quebec City in August of 2018. Our goal for this session is to combine the expertise of researchers from all fields of paleothermometry in sedimentary basins, including oxygen isotopes, clumped isotopes, fluid inclusions, apatite fission track, and any other paleotemperature proxies. We hope to facilitate discussions on the applicability, comparison, and complementarity of various paleothermometers used to understand the thermal evolution of sedimentary basins, from depositional environments to deep burial.

Abstract deadline: March 19, 2018

Presentation type: oral or poster

Conference dates: August 13-17, 2018

Session info: http://www.isc2018.org/sessions ; General theme 4: Sedimentary Processes; Theme 4.4, see text below.

As you are active experts in this field, please consider participating in this foreseeably dynamic session. Also, keep in mind that Quebec City is at its best in August and that the world-class touristic infrastructures of the city are located one step away from the conference venue!

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Looking forward to seeing you at ISC 2018!

Ryan Dhillon & Martine M Savard
Geological Survey of Canada

Paleothermometry in Sedimentary Basins: Understanding paleotemperatures in sedimentary systems provides valuable insight into ancient depositional systems, paleoenvironments, burial histories, and the potential for economic resources. Over the years, multiple tools have been developed and applied, some based on mineral/elemental components and others on organic matter, all with their advantages but all with pitfalls. This session is open to all research on temperature proxies in sedimentary basins, including clumped isotopes, oxygen isotopes, fluid inclusions, rock-eval, apatite fission track, and others. Studies comparing results from multiple proxies are especially welcome. A preference will be given to application studies, such as those that use paleothermometery in studies of paleoceanography, paleoclimate, burial temperatures related to hydrocarbon development, and formation temperatures of mineral deposits. Ultimately, the quest for the perfect, or more modestly the best, paleothermometer tool is still on and this session will hopefully generate discussions and ideas about the future research steps towards that end.