[unav_all] 2017 AGU Fall Meeting Session T040: Tectonics of the Gulf Coast Region: Lithospheric Structure and What Lurks Beneath the Salt

Patricia Persaud ppersaud at lsu.edu
Mon Jul 17 05:26:04 MDT 2017


Dear Colleagues,

We welcome submissions to this special AGU session on Gulf of Mexico tectonics:

T040: Tectonics of the Gulf Coast Region: Lithospheric Structure and What Lurks Beneath the Salt (Session ID#: 23158)
https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm17/preliminaryview.cgi/Session23158

Session Description:
The U.S. Gulf Coast lithosphere was shaped by two rifting episodes (~530 and 220-165 Ma) and ~310 Ma continental collision. Evidence of these events is now buried beneath thick sediments and salt, both onshore and offshore. The region’s complex geologic history strongly influenced Mesozoic rifting and resulted in a wide rift zone. This complex evolution makes the region an ideal place to study how geotectonic events and lithospheric structure interact to shape, stabilize, and reactivate the Gulf coast passive margin and its lithosphere. We invite a broad spectrum of contributions from observations to modeling, and from academic and industry geoscientists to help understand the structure and evolution of the buried lithosphere of this region.

Conveners:  
Jay Pulliam, Baylor University   
G. Randy Keller, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
Patricia Persaud, Louisiana State University
Ian Norton, University of Texas, Austin

See you in New Orleans! 

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Patricia Persaud
Assistant Professor
Department of Geology and Geophysics
Louisiana State University
E235 Howe-Russell-Kniffen
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Phone: (626) 354-5053
Fax: (225) 578-2302
Email: ppersaud at lsu.edu
https://www.geol.lsu.edu/persaud



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