289 Lithospheric Structure and Geologic Evolution of the Gulf of Mexico Passive Margin

Oral Session
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Wednesday, 8 October 2008: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
George R. Brown Convention Center, 322AB

Elizabeth Y. Anthony , Stephen S. Gao and Robert Stern
8:00 AM
Introductory remarks
8:30 AM
Triassic – Jurassic kinematics of the Gulf of Mexico, Central Atlantic Ocean, and North America
Dale E. Bird, Bird Geophysical; Kevin Burke, University of Houston; Stuart A. Hall, University of Houston; John F. Casey, University of Houston
8:45 AM
Opening of the Gulf of Mexico and Motion of the Terranes of Mexico
Lawrence A. Lawver, University of Texas at Austin; Lisa M. Gahagan, University of Texas at Austin; Ian O. Norton, University of Texas at Austin
9:00 AM
Discussion 1
9:50 AM
Potential Field Evidence for a Volcanic Rifted Margin along the Texas-Louisiana Gulf of Mexico Transitional Lithosphere
Kevin Mickus, Missouri State University; Robert Stern, Univ of Texas at Dallas; G. Randy Keller, University of Oklahoma; Elizabeth Y. Anthony, University of Texas at El Paso
10:20 AM
Discussion 2
10:35 AM
10:50 AM
Tectonics of the Gulf of Mexico at the Transition from Rift to Drift: Crustal Structure of the Basin during Salt Deposition
Ian O. Norton, Jackson School of Geosciences; Lawrence A. Lawver, Jackson School of Geosciences; Lisa A. Gahagan, Jackson School of Geosciences
11:05 AM
New Insights about How Mesozoic Rifting Formed the Texas Continent-Ocean Boundary
Robert Stern, U Texas at Dallas; Elizabeth Y. Anthony, University of Texas at El Paso; William R. Dickinson, University of Arizona; William R. Griffin, University of Texas at Dallas; Kevin Mickus, Missouri State University
11:40 AM
A Paleomagnetic Investigation of the Mojave-Sonora Megashear Hypothesis in North-Central and Northeastern Mexico
Shalina Warrior, The University of Texas at El Paso; Jose Hurtado, University of Texas at El Paso
11:55 AM
Concluding remarks
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