Subject: Submission Deadline Approaches - 1999 AGU Fall Meeting

Dear Colleagues,

I am very pleased to announce the 1999 AGU Fall Meeting special
session: "T03 - From Collision to Extension in Asia (Joint with
G)" has been approved by the program committee. As the co-
convener of the special session, I would like to invite you to join
with us and present your latest research results at the meeting.
Attached please find the information about the special session and
abstract submission. Presumably, the session will be organized as
a poster session in order to attract more close interactions between
the audience and the presenters. It is hoped that many excited
findings and new ideas can be generated from this special session.

The Meeting will be held in the Moscone Center, San Francisco
during December 13 - 17, 1999. For details concerning the
submission of abstract, please check out the web site at When you submit the abstract, please inform
the convenors your abstract title. Please also note that
abstracts submitted by postal/express mail must be received at
AGU Headquarters by September 2, 1999 and abstracts submitted
by the Interactive Web Form must be received at AGU by
September 9, 1999.

If possible, please forward this news to any of your colleagues who
may be interested. Thank you very much.

With best regards

Ching-Hua Lo

T03 From Collision to Extension in Asia (Joint with G)
Eurasia is the youngest of Earth's continents, having been largely
assembled within the past 300 million years. There is growing
evidence that during and also after amalgamation of the present
continental mass both contractional and extensional tectonic
regimes have prevailed in the vicinity of convergent belts. As a
consequence, thickening of the lithosphere, convective removal of
lithospheric mantle, rapid uplift of mountain ranges, and the
formation of basins of marginal seas may have developed
simultaneously. The relative importance of extension, both during
and after continental collisions, has been somewhat neglected,
however. The aim of this special session is to bring together
expertise from difference disciplines to further examine possible
linkages between collision and lithospheric extension and to
explore how contractional regimes might evolve into extensional
regions in Eurasia.

Conveners: Martin Flower, Department of Earth and
Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago (m/c
186), 845 W. Taylor Street, Chicago, IL 60607-7059 USA; Tel:
+1-312-996-9662; Fax: +1-312-413-2279; E-mail:; Ching-Hua Lo, Department of Geology, National
Taiwan University, 245 Choushan Road, Taipei, Taiwan; Tel:
+886-2-2363-5880; Fax: +886-2-2363-6095; E-mail:

Submission of Abstracts
Authors are encouraged to submit abstracts electronically via the
Interactive Web Form on the AGU Web site. Abstracts submitted
by postal/express mail must be received at AGU Headquarters by
September 2, 1999. Abstracts submitted by the Interactive Web
Form must be received at AGU by September 9, 1999. These
deadlines are firm and no exceptions will be granted.

Changes of Abstract Submission Policies
1. All abstracts must be submitted by the given deadlines. These
deadlines are firm and exceptions cannot be made. 2.
Postal/express mail submissions will be rekeyed to allow electronic
access via the AGU Web site. No figures, tables, photos, or other
kinds of graphics are permitted; however, authors can provide a
URL for additional information about the abstract.
3. Abstracts must be submitted in English.
4. Abstracts should be proofread carefully prior to submission.
Abstracts received are considered final copy.
5. Abstracts must be accompanied by submission fees. The abstract
submission fee is non-refundable, including duplicate submissions
and first author violations.
6. Abstracts will not be accepted by e-mail, fax, or telecopier.
7. Abstracts can only be submitted by members of AGU or non-
members who include an AGU membership application (with
payment) with their abstract or whose abstract submission is
sponsored by an AGU member.
8. A person as first author may submit one contributed paper and
one invited paper approved by a Program Committee member for
inclusion in the program. If a person accepts an invitation to be the
first author on a second invited paper, this person must forego the
first author contributed paper. Acceptance of any additional papers
by the same first author requires a joint request from a convener
and a Program Committee member to the Chairman of the Fall
Program Committee, Robert Duce, for approval. The only
exception to this policy is the submission of one first authored
abstract to the Education and Public Policy (EP) theme program.
9. Submission of an abstract carries with it the obligation to present
the paper in the mode of presentation and on the day and time
assigned by the Program Committee. Once scheduled,
presentations may NOT be rescheduled.
10. All accepted abstracts will be published in Eos. Submission of
an abstract for the meeting is presumed to carry with it permission
for AGU to reproduce the abstract in Eos, on the AGU Web site, in
meeting programs, and in reports related to the meeting. It is also
presumed to permit the free copying of the abstract.
Although Eos is a copyrighted publication, authors are not required
to transfer copyright for abstracts submitted to meetings.
Copyright, where it exists, will be reserved by the authors.

For 1999, the policy has been altered somewhat to reduce the
confusion of previous years. Because of the large number of
abstracts submitted for the Fall Meetings in recent years, authors
have been limited to one contributed first-authored abstract, unless
they were formally invited to give a paper at a session, in which
case there could be one invited and one contributed abstract. Some
individuals were asked to give two invited presentations, which
was not possible except under very special circumstances. This
year we are altering this rule somewhat to allow an author to
submit two invited abstracts, providing they forego their
contributed paper. An example would be one invited and one
contributed abstract, or two invited abstracts. This rule does not
apply to papers submitted to Education and Public Policy (EP)
sessions, where an author is already permitted to submit one
additional contributed paper.