Something Borrowed, Something New: Integrating EarthScope and Geologic Results to Better Constrain the 4-D Evolution of North America

Session ID#: 25299

Session Description:
The ~4 billion year evolution of the North American continent has resulted in a complex tapestry of tectonic and geologic terranes.  In unraveling the tectonics and surface processes that produced the modern structure of North America, three-dimensional models of present-day lithospheric structure constructed using EarthScope data provide an ideal complement to recent geological and geochemical studies. This session will integrate EarthScope results at both regional and continental scales with geologic data and models that constrain the temporal evolution of the continent. We welcome abstracts that synthesize a variety of data types and methodologies in order to better understand the 4-D evolution of the North American lithosphere.
Primary Convener:  Heather A Ford, University of California Riverside, Department of Earth Sciences, Riverside, CA, United States
Conveners:  Scott Burdick, Wayne State University, Geology Department, Detroit, MI, United States, Steven J Whitmeyer, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, United States and Michael L Williams, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, United States

  • S - Seismology
  • V - Volcanology, Geochemistry and Petrology
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Jianguo Song1, Kelly Hong Liu2, Youqiang Yu3, Kevin Lee Mickus4 and Stephen S Gao2, (1)China University of Petroleum, QingDao, China, (2)Missouri University of Science and Technology, Geology and Geophysics Program, Rolla, MO, United States, (3)TongJi University, ShangHai, China, (4)Missouri State University, Springfield, MO, United States
Enci WANG1, Martyn Jonathan Unsworth1 and Tom Chacko2, (1)University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada, (2)University of Alberta, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Clément Esteve1, Andrew J Schaeffer2 and Pascal Audet2, (1)University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada, (2)University of Ottawa, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Carol A Stein, University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Chicago, IL, United States, Seth Stein, Northwestern Univ, Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, Evanston, IL, United States, Reece Phillip Elling, Northwestern University, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Evanston, IL, United States, G. Randy Keller, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus, Norman, OK, United States and Jonas Kley, Georg-August-Universitaet Goettingen, Goettingen, Germany
Emily Hopper, Lamont -Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States and Karen M. Fischer, Brown University, Dept. of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences, Providence, RI, United States
Kevin H Mahan, University of Colorado at Boulder, Geological Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States, Vera Schulte-Pelkum, Univ Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, Weisen Shen, Washington University, Earth and Planetary Sciences, St. Louis, MO, United States, Josh Stachnik, Lehigh University, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Bethlehem, PA, United States, Jonathan Saul Caine, US Geological Survey, Denver, CO, United States and Ray Russo, University of Florida, Geological Sciences, Gainesville, FL, United States
Xiaoran Chen, Rutgers University New Brunswick, New Brunswick, NJ, United States, Vadim L Levin, Rutgers University, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Piscataway, NJ, United States, Yiran Li, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, United States and Huaiyu Yuan, ARC Centre of Excellence for Core to Crust Fluid Systems, Macquarie University, North Ryde, Australia
Hersh J Gilbert1, Joshua Boschelli2, Gary L Pavlis3, Michael W Hamburger3, Stephen Marshak4, Xiaotao Yang5, Chen Chen2, Michael Sanderson DeLucia6, Timothy H Larson6 and John Rupp7, (1)University of Calgary, Department of Geoscience, Calgary, AB, Canada, (2)Purdue University, Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, West Lafayette, IN, United States, (3)Indiana University Bloomington, Geological Sciences, Bloomington, IN, United States, (4)University of Illinois, Champaign, IL, United States, (5)University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Geosciences, Amherst, MA, United States, (6)Illinois State Geological Survey, Champaign, IL, United States, (7)Indiana Geological Survey, Bloomington, IN, United States
Ryan C Porter, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, United States and Suzan van der Lee, Northwestern Univ, Evanston, IL, United States
Basil Tikoff1, Christine S Siddoway2, Lindsay Lowe Worthington3 and Megan L Anderson2, (1)Univ Wisconsin, Madison, WI, United States, (2)Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO, United States, (3)University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, United States
A. Christian Stanciu1, Eugene Humphreys1 and Robert W Clayton2, (1)University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, United States, (2)California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States
Yu Jeffrey Gu, Yunfeng Chen, Ramin Dokht and Ruijia Wang, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada

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