Integrated view of the Gulf of California and adjacent western Mexico and U.S.A. plate boundary: Tectonics, geophysics, structure, volcanology, petrology, stratigraphy and sedimentology, paleontology, geomorphology, geochronology, ore deposits and hydrothermal vents, and marine geology

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Session ID#: 25313

Session Description:
The Gulf of California and the surrounding parts of western Mexico, and the Salton Trough and surrounding parts of the USA, form an ideal natural laboratory for studying a very broad spectrum of inter-related geological and geophysical processes. Prior AGU sessions have focused on particular aspects, such as tectonophysics or marine geology, but all of the topics listed in the title for this session can be better understood when considering advances in the other topics listed therein. The new venue for 2017 (New Orleans) can attract a broader spectrum of researchers than those that normally attend AGU. Now is the time to synthesize results in a multi-disciplinary session that will attract workers in all aspects of the geology and geophysics of the Gulf of California/Salton Trough and adjacent western Mexico and U.S. region. We solicit posters from a very broad base, and especially encourage interdisciplinary contributions.
Primary Convener:  Cathy Busby, University of California Davis, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Davis, CA, United States
Conveners:  Raquel Negrete-Aranda, CICESE National Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education of Mexico, Geology, Ensenada, Mexico, Joann M Stock, California Institute of Technology, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, Pasadena, CA, United States and Paul J Umhoefer, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, United States
Co-Organized with:
Tectonophysics, Earth and Planetary Surface Processes, Ocean Sciences, and Volcanology, Geochemistry and Petrology

  • EP - Earth and Planetary Surface Processes
  • OS - Ocean Sciences
  • V - Volcanology, Geochemistry and Petrology
Index Terms:

3099 General or miscellaneous [MARINE GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS]
8099 General or miscellaneous [STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY]
8150 Plate boundary: general [TECTONOPHYSICS]
8499 General or miscellaneous [VOLCANOLOGY]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Marilia T Hagen, UFF Federal Fluminense University, Niteroi, Brazil and Anibal T Azevedo, Faculdade de Ciencias Aplicadas da Unicamp, CIENCIAS APLICADAS, Campinas, Brazil
Elisabeth Steel1, Lauren M Simkins2, Laura Reynolds3 and Mary Katherine Fidler3, (1)Saint Anthony Falls Laboratory, Minneapolis, MN, United States, (2)Rice University, Department of Earth Science, Houston, TX, United States, (3)University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
Florian Neumann1, Raquel Negrete-Aranda2, Robert N Harris3, Juan Contreras4, John G Sclater5 and Antonio Gonzalez-Fernandez2, (1)Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education at Ensenada, Graduate School Geology Department, Ensenada, Mexico, (2)CICESE National Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education of Mexico, Geology, Ensenada, Mexico, (3)Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States, (4)CICESE National Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education of Mexico, Ensenada, Mexico, (5)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States

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