Eastern North American Margin: Multidisciplinary Studies

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Session ID#: 24298

Session Description:
The Eastern North American Margin (ENAM) records a complex geologic and tectonic history, encompassing two complete Wilson cycles from supercontinent assembly to breakup over the past ~1.3 billion years. It is a natural laboratory to examine the orogenic histories, the lithospheric behavior, and the interaction between crust and upper mantle beneath passive margins, which are fundamental for our understanding of plate tectonics in general. This session invites multidisciplinary contributions from geology, geophysics, tectonics, and geodynamics on the ENAM with new datasets, new methods, new models, and new ideas, with particular interests of the integrated results from multiple disciplines on the study of the 3-D geometry and the tectonic evolutions of this passive margin. Topics may include but are not limited to understanding of the tectonic history of orogenic processes, the crustal and upper mantle structures and dynamics, the nature and origin of magmatic activities and the links to tectonic processes.
Primary Convener:  Xiaotao Yang, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Geosciences, Amherst, MA, United States
Conveners:  Cong Li1, Michael L Williams1 and Vadim L Levin2, (1)University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Geosciences, Amherst, MA, United States(2)Rutgers University, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Piscataway, NJ, United States

  • DI - Study of the Earth's Deep Interior
  • GP - Geomagnetism, Paleomagnetism and Electromagnetism
  • S - Seismology
  • V - Volcanology, Geochemistry and Petrology

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Mingduo Ted Dong1,2 and William H Menke1,2, (1)Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States, (2)Columbia University, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, New York, NY, United States
Chong Ma1, David A Foster2, Willis E Hames1 and Paul A Mueller2, (1)Auburn University, Geosciences, Auburn, AL, United States, (2)University of Florida, Geological Sciences, Gainesville, FL, United States
Qiuyue Yang, Stephen S Gao and Kelly Hong Liu, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Geology and Geophysics Program, Rolla, MO, United States
Sean F Gallen, ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Geological Institute, Zurich, Switzerland and J. Ryan Thigpen, University of Kentucky, Earth and Environmental Science, Lexington, KY, United States
Patrick Duff, University of South Carolina Columbia, Columbia, SC, United States and James N Kellogg, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, United States
Fiona Ann Darbyshire1, Mélanie Mathieu2, Vanessa Sanchez2, Allison L. Bent3 and Yajing Liu4, (1)University of Quebec at Montreal UQAM, Centre de recherche GEOTOP, Montreal, QC, Canada, (2)GEOTOP-UQAM, Montreal, QC, Canada, (3)Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada, (4)McGill University, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Montreal, QC, Canada
John Onwuemeka1, Yajing Liu1, Rebecca M Harrington1,2, Andres Felipe Peña-Castro1,2, Alba Mar Rodriguez Padilla3 and Fiona Ann Darbyshire4, (1)McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada, (2)Ruhr-Universitat Bochum, Institute of Geology, Mineralogy and Geophysics, Bochum, Germany, (3)College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME, United States, (4)University of Quebec at Montreal UQAM, Centre de recherche GEOTOP, Montreal, QC, Canada

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