T014:
Extensional Tectonics in the Basins and Ranges and Aegean Regions: Advancements and Challenges





Session ID#: 26756

Session Description:
Within the last three decades, our understanding of continental extensional tectonics in the Basins and Ranges and Aegean Regions have improved substantially based on fieldwork, geochemical analysis, analog and computer modeling and detailed radiometric age determinations. However, there are still many important questions.  These include determining a) the precise amount and percentage of cumulative extension; b) the role of strike-slip faulting in extensional processes; c) exhumation history along detachment surfaces; d) geometry of extensional features in the middle and lower crust; e) the nature of upper mantle and asthenospheric flow f) evolution of sedimentary basins associated with dip-slip and strike-slip faulting; and g) seismic hazards. This symposium will bring together researchers conducting research in several aspects of extensional tectonics in the Basins and Ranges and Aegean Regions. It will provide a formal discussion involving important questions and help researchers to design research methods to test them.
Primary Convener:  Ibrahim Cemen, University of Alabama, Geological Sciences, Tuscaloosa, AL, United States
Conveners:  Spyros Pavlides, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, School of Geology, Thessaloniki, Greece and Rezene Mahatsente, University of Alabama, Geological Sciences, Tuscaloosa, AL, United States

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Eirini Maria Poulaki1, Daniel F Stockli2, Megan Elysia Flansburg1 and Konstantinos I Soukis3, (1)University of Texas at Austin, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences, Austin, TX, United States, (2)Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States, (3)National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Geology and Geoenviroment, Athens, Greece
Travis Michael Sizemore1, Ibrahim Cemen1, Matthew M. Wielicki1, Daniel F Stockli2, Matthew Thomas Heizler3 and Brandon Michael Lutz3, (1)University of Alabama, Geological Sciences, Tuscaloosa, AL, United States, (2)Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States, (3)New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, NM, United States
Megan Elysia Flansburg1, Daniel F Stockli2, Eirini Maria Poulaki1 and Konstantinos I Soukis3, (1)University of Texas at Austin, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences, Austin, TX, United States, (2)Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States, (3)National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Geology and Geoenviroment, Athens, Greece
Vincent Marc Roche1, Pietro Sternai2, Laurent Guillou-Frottier3, Armel Menant4, Laurent Jolivet1, Vincent Bouchot3 and Taras Gerya5, (1)University of Orleans, Orleans, France, (2)Department of Earth Sciences, University of Geneva, Switzerland, Geneva, Switzerland, (3)BRGM, Orléans, France, (4)Institut de Physique du Globe, Paris, France, Paris, France, (5)ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Harshpal Singh and Rezene Mahatsente, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, United States
Rezene Mahatsente, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, United States and Sophia Rutledge, Geological Survey of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, United States
Ibrahim Cemen, University of Alabama, Geological Sciences, Tuscaloosa, AL, United States
Thomas M Etzel, University of Texas at Austin, Jackson School of Geosciences, Austin, TX, United States, Elizabeth J Catlos, Univeristy of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States, Eric D Kelly, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States, Ibrahim Cemen, University of Alabama, Geological Sciences, Tuscaloosa, AL, United States, Cenk Ozerdem, Gama Construction Company, Ankara, Turkey and Katelyn R Atakturk, Independent Researcher, Lakewood, WA, United States
Nuretdin Kaymakci1, Arda Özacar1, Cor G Langereis2, Murat Ozkaptan3, Ayten Koç4, Bora Uzel5, Erhan Gulyuz1 and Hasan Sözbilir6, (1)Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, (2)Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands, (3)Karadeniz Technical University, Geological Engineering, Trabzon, Turkey, (4)Yüzüncüyıl Üniversitesi, Van, Turkey, (5)Dokuz Eylül University, Department of Geological Engineering, Izmir, Turkey, (6)Dokuz Eylül University, Department of Geological Engineering, Izmir, Switzerland
Brandon Michael Lutz, Gary J Axen and Fred M Phillips, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, NM, United States
Melike Ada1, Ibrahim Cemen2, Ahmet Çaptuğ3, Mustafa Demirci3 and Can Engin3, (1)University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, United States, (2)University of Alabama, Geological Sciences, Tuscaloosa, AL, United States, (3)Turkish Petroleum Corporation, Ankara, Turkey
Daniel F Stockli, University of Texas, Austin, TX, United States

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