206 Late Quaternary of the Northern Gulf of Mexico Margin: Climate Change, Sea-Level Change, and the Depositional Record

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Monday, 6 October 2008: 1:30 PM-5:30 PM
George R. Brown Convention Center, 320DE

Mike Blum
1:30 PM
Introductory Remarks
2:05 PM
Optical Chronology of Late Pleistocene Strata In the Lower Mississippi Valley: Implications for Fluvial Response to Relative Sea-Level Change
Zhixiong Shen, Tulane University; Torbjörn E. Törnqvist, Tulane University; Barbara Mauz, University of Liverpool
2:20 PM
The Lower Mississippi Valley during the Last Glacial Period: Meltwater Discharge, Sea-Level Change, and Lingering Effects on Evolution of the Gulf of Mexico Coast
Mike Blum, Louisiana State University; Tammy Rittenour, Utah State University; Jonathan Tomkin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2:35 PM
Evolution of the Holocene Alluvial Belts of the Lower Mississippi River Using Empirically Derived Palaeohydrology Equations
Eric W. Prokocki, Louisiana State University; Michael D. Blum, Louisiana State University
2:50 PM
A Geomorphic Process-Response Model for the Mississippi River Chenier Plain, USA: Did Higher-Than-Present Stands of Holocene Sea Level Play a Role?
Randolph A. McBride, George Mason University; Mark R. Byrnes; Matthew J. Taylor, University of Denver
3:05 PM
3:20 PM
Centennial-Millennial Scale Stability of a Large Gas-Hydrate Field in the Northern Gulf of Mexico: Investigating Linkages to Climate Change and Slope Erosion
Wesley C. Ingram, University of North Carolina, Chapel HIll; Stephen Meyers, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill; Charlotte Brunner, Univ of Southern Mississippi; Christopher Martens, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
3:50 PM
Fluvial Sediment Supply in a Cool Lowstand World: Modeling Results for the Late Quaternary Gulf of Mexico Passive Margin
Jill Hattier-Womack, Louisiana State University; Mike Blum, Louisiana State University
4:05 PM
Quantifying Episodic Sediment Flux and Redistribution during the Previous Transgression, Northwestern Gulf of Mexico Shelf
K.T. Milliken, Rice University; J.B. Anderson, Rice University; Robert Weight, Rice University
4:20 PM
Long-term subsidence and compaction rates: a new model for the Michoud area, south Louisiana
Clint H. Edrington, Louisiana State University; Michael D. Blum, Louisiana State Univ; Jeffrey A. Nunn, Louisiana State Univ; Jeffrey Hanor, Louisiana State University
4:35 PM
Investigating Modern and Historical Sediment Accretion in a Deltaic Marsh (Louisiana) Using Radiocarbon Geochronology
Rebekah Perkins, Louisiana State University; Jaye E. Cable, Louisiana State University; Harry Roberts, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences
4:50 PM
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