A Geodynamic model for melt generation and evolution of the Mid-Continental Rift

Prasanna Mahesh Gunawardana1, Robert Moucha1, Tyrone O Rooney2, Seth Stein3, Carol A Stein4 and Megan Hansen5, (1)Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, United States, (2)Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, United States, (3)Northwestern Univ, Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, Evanston, IL, United States, (4)Univ. of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, United States, (5)Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, United States