Geological Society of America (GSA) South-Central Section 45th Annual Meeting

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Start Date: 
Monday, March 28, 2011
End Date: 
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Location: Chateau Bourbon Hotel, New Orleans, USA

Web: http://www.geosociety.org/Sections/sc/2011mtg/index.htm

Includes the following sessions:

T1: Lithospheric evolution of southern Laurentia and the Gulf of Mexico

Convenors: Elizabeth Anthony (eanthony@geo.utep.edu), Jay Pulliam (jay_pulliam@baylor.edu)

The lithospheric amalgamation of southern Laurentia during the Proterozoic and its evolution through consequent cycles of continent collision and rifting provides fertile ground for scientists from the Gulf region and beyond. Session themes include supercontinent assembly and dismemberment, the enigmatic Mesoproterozoic magmatic event, and the development of the current Gulf of Mexico, site of one of the largest deltaic sediment accumulations on Earth. This session will synthesise recent findings and overview papers from both geology and geophysics to provide an integration of our understanding of this fascinating area. 

City: 
New Orleans, USA