128 Late Jurassic to Recent Geodynamic Evolution of the Caribbean Region

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Sunday, 5 October 2008: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
George R. Brown Convention Center, 322AB

Sandra J. Wyld and James E. Wright
8:15 AM
Lithospheric Deformation, Rebound, and Orogenesis along Southeastern Caribbean Plate Boundary
Alan Levander, Rice University; Meghan S. Miller, Rice University; Fenglin Niu, Rice University; Colin A. Zelt; Maximiliano J. Bezada, Rice University; Stephen Clark, University of Oslo; Maria Beatrice Magnani, University of Memphis
8:35 AM
3D Lithospheric Structure beneath the Caribbean – South American Plate Boundary from Surface Wave Tomography
Meghan S. Miller, Rice University; Fenglin Niu, Rice University; Alan Levander, Rice University
8:55 AM
Late Cretaceous Subduction Initiation Leeward Antilles/Aves Ridge: Implications for Caribbean Geodynamic Models
J.E. Wright, Univ of Georgia; S.J. Wyld, Univ of Georgia; Franco Urbani, UCV
9:15 AM
Cenozoic Exhumation of the Sierra Nevada De Santa Marta, Colombia: Implications on the Interactions Between the Carribean and South American Plate
Agustin Cardona, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute; Victor Valencia, Univ of Arizona; Peter Reiners, University of Arizona; Jose Duque, Universidad Autónoma de México; Camilo Montes, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute; Stefan Nicolescu, Univ of Arizona; German Ojeda, Instituto Colombiano del Petroleo; Joaquin Ruiz, Univ of Arizona
9:30 AM
A Cretaceous Subduction Zone in Northern Colombia (southern Caribbean plate)?
Carlos A. Zuluaga, Universidad Nacional de Colombia; Paula A. Medina, Universidad Nacional de Colombia; Lina F. Martinez, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
9:45 AM
Extreme Sr-Nd-Pb-Hf Isotopic Compositions Exhibited by the Tinaquillo Peridotite Massif, Northern Venezuela: Implications for Geodynamic Setting
Samuel Mukasa, University of Michigan; Sung Hi Choi, Korea Polar Research Institute; Alexandre Andronikov, Univ Michigan - Ann Arbor; Maria C. Marcano, The Univ of Michigan
10:00 AM
Geologic Constrains on the Timing and Magnitude of Neotectonic Transpressional Deformation in the Central Range Fault Zone, Trinidad
Scott Giorgis, SUNY Geneseo; Jenna Hojnowski, SUNY Geneseo; Kathleen Sharman, SUNY Geneseo
10:15 AM
11:00 AM
Aptian Thrusting Event in the Hispaniola Island Arc
Grenville Draper, Florida International University
11:15 AM
Geochemical and Tectonic Evolution of Albian to Eocene Volcanic Strata In the Virgin Islands and Eastern and Central Puerto Rico
Edward G. Lidiak, Univ of Pittsburgh; Wayne T. Jolly, Brock University; Alan P. Dickin, McMaster University
11:30 AM
Cenozoic Evolution of the Panama Isthmus. the Panama Geology Project
Camilo Montes, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute; Sara Moron, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute; Germán Bayona, Corporación Geológica ARES; Agustin Cardona, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute; David Farris, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute; Carlos Jaramillo, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
11:45 AM
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