2007 GSA Denver Annual Meeting (28–31 October 2007)
Session No. 134 Tuesday, 30 October 2007
8:00 AM-12:00 PM, Colorado Convention Center: 703

T86. New Perspectives on the Rio Grande Rift: From Tectonics to Groundwater (GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division; GSA Geophysics Division; GSA Hydrogeology Division)

Mark R. Hudson and V.J.S. Grauch, Presiding
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134-18:00 AM A COMPOSITE GEOLOGIC AND SEISMIC PROFILE OF THE LITHOSPHERE BENEATH THE POTRILLO VOLCANIC FIELD, SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE RIFT, NEW MEXICO: HAMBLOCK, Julie M.1, ANDRONICOS, Christopher L.2, MILLER, Kate C.3, BARNES, Calvin G.4, REN, Minghua3, AVERILL, Matthew G.3, and ANTHONY, Elizabeth Y.3, (1) Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, hamblock@montana.edu, (2) Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (3) Geological Sciences, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX 79902, (4) Geosciences, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409
134-28:15 AM FACIES ARCHITECTURE OF PLIOCENE-LOWER PLEISTOCENE ALLUVIAL-FAN AND AXIAL-FLUVIAL STRATA ADJACENT TO THE INTRABASINAL MUD SPRINGS MOUNTAINS, SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE RIFT: MACK, Greg H., Geological Sciences, New Mexico State University, P.O. Box 30001/MSC 3AB, Las Cruces, NM 88003, gmack@nmsu.edu and FOSTER, Ron L., Geological Sciences, New Mexico State Univ, MSC 3AB, Las Cruces, NM 88003-0001
134-38:30 AM HYDROGEOLOGIC FRAMEWORK OF THE WESTERN HUECO BOLSON AREA OF THE RIO GRANDE RIFT, TEXAS, NEW MEXICO, AND CHIHUAHUA: PROGRESS REPORT ON DEGITAL MODEL DEVELOPMENT: HAWLEY, John W.1, KENNEDY, John F.2, GRANADOS-OLIVAS, Alfredo3, and ORTIZ, Marquita A.1, (1) New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute, New Mexico State University, Box 30001, MSC 3167, Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001, hgeomatters@qwestoffice.net, (2) GI&S, Caelum-Unitec, PO Box 366, Bldg 163 Room 102, White Sands Missile Range, NM 88002, (3) Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez, Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
134-48:45 AM CLIMATIC AND TECTONIC INFLUENCES ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE ALBUQUERQUE BASIN AND RIO GRANDE RIFT, NEW MEXICO: CONNELL, Sean D., New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Rscs, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, 2808 Central Av. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106, connell@gis.edu, SMITH, Gary A., Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of New Mexico, MSC03 2040, Albuquerque, NM 87131, and GEISSMAN, John, Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of New Mexico, MSC03-2040, Northrop Hall 141, Albuquerque, NM 87131
134-59:00 AM RETHINKING AN ARCHETYPE OF RIFT HALF-GRABEN FORMATION—A REVISED MODEL OF BASIN GEOMETRY FOR THE ALBUQUERQUE SEGMENT OF THE RIO GRANDE RIFT, NEW MEXICO: GRAUCH, V.J.S., USGS, Box 25046, MS 964, Denver, CO 80225, tien@usgs.gov, CONNELL, Sean D., New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, 2808 Central Ave. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106, and SAWYER, David A., U.S. Geological Survey, MS 980, Denver, CO 80225
134-69:15 AM HYDROGEOLOGIC, STRATIGRAPHIC, AND STRUCTURAL IMPLICATIONS OF DRILLING DATA COLLECTED FROM TWO DEEP (2500 AND 3000 FEET) MUNICIPAL SUPPLY WELLS IN THE ALBUQUERQUE BASIN, RIO RANCHO, NEW MEXICO: RIESTERER, Jim1, DRAKOS, Paul1, LAZARUS, Jay1, and HAWLEY, John2, (1) Glorieta Geoscience, Inc, P.O. Box 5727, Santa Fe, NM 87502, riesterer@glorietageo.com, (2) Hawley Geomatters, PO Box 4370, Albuquerque, NM 87196
134-79:30 AM STRATIGRAPHIC ARCHITECTURE OF THE ESPAÑOLA BASIN AND ABIQUIU EMBAYMENT, RIO GRANDE RIFT, NEW MEXICO: TECTONIC, CLIMATIC, AND VOLCANIC CONTROLS ON SEDIMENTATION: KONING, Daniel J., New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, New Mexico Institution of Mining and Technology, 801 Leroy Place, Socorro, NM 87801, dkoning@nmt.edu, CONNELL, Sean D., New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, 2808 Central Ave. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106, SMITH, Gary, Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of New Mexico, MSC03 2040, Albuquerque, NM 87131, BROXTON, David E., Earth Environmental Sciences Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545, and ABY, Scott, Muddy Spring Geology, Box 488, Dixon, NM 87527
134-89:45 AM STRUCTURAL FRAMEWORK AND TERTIARY HISTORY OF THE SOUTHERN ESPAÑOLA BASIN, NEW MEXICO, USA, INTERPRETED FROM SEISMIC REFLECTION PROFILES: FERGUSON, John F., Geosciences Department, University of Texas at Dallas, PO Box 688, Richardson, TX 75080, ferguson@utdallas.edu, BALDRIDGE, W. Scott, Earth and Environmental Sciences Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545, and GRAUCH, V.J.S., USGS, Box 25046, MS 964, Denver, CO 80225
 10:00 AM Break
134-910:15 AM THE LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LABORATORY REGIONAL GROUNDWATER MODEL: LEVITT, Daniel G., DAI, Zhenxue, and HARP, Dylan R., Earth and Environmental Sciences Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Mailstop T003, Los Alamos, NM 87545, dlevitt@lanl.gov
134-1010:30 AM AQUEOUS GEOCHEMISTRY OF URANIUM, PAJARITO PLATEAU AND SURROUNDING AREAS, NEW MEXICO: LONGMIRE, Patrick1, VANIMAN, David2, REARICK, Michael1, MCQUILLAN, Dennis3, and WILHELM, Kenneth4, (1) Earth and Environmental Sciences Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Mail Stop D469, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545, plongmire@lanl.gov, (2) Earth and Environmental Sciences Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, MS D469, Los Alamos, NM 87545, (3) New Mexico Environment Department, 525 Camino de los Marquez, Santa Fe, NM 87505, (4) Department of Environmental and Cultural Preservation, Pueblo de San Ildefonso, Route 5, Box-315-A, Santa Fe, NM 87506
134-1110:45 AM ESTABLISHING GROUNDWATER BACKGROUND VALUES FOR THE PAJARITO PLATEAU, LOS ALAMOS, NEW MEXICO: SIMMONS, Ardyth M.1, TEERLINK, Jennifer2, SULLIVAN, Jeri3, GALLAHER, Bruce4, ROGERS, David2, and LONGMIRE, Patrick5, (1) EP, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Emeritus, P.O. Box 1663, MS-M992, Los Alamos, NM 87501, asimmons@lanl.gov, (2) Environmental and Remediation Support Services, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Mail Stop M992, Los Alamos, NM 87545, (3) Chemistry, Los Alamos National Laboratory, MS J 965, Los Alamos, NM 87545, (4) Water Quality and Hydrology Group, Los Alamos National Lab, MS K497, P.O. Box 1663, Los Alamos, NM 87544, (5) Earth and Environmental Sciences Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Mail Stop D469, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545
134-1211:00 AM USING PRINCIPAL COMPONENT ANALYSIS AND CLUSTER ANALYSIS TO DEFINE GROUND WATER CHEMISTRY IN THE REGIONAL AQUIFER BENEATH THE PAJARITO PLATEAU: GALLAHER, Bruce, Water Quality and Hydrology Group, Los Alamos National Lab, MS K497, P.O. Box 1663, Los Alamos, NM 87544, SULLIVAN, Enid J., Advanced Chemical Diagnostics and Instrumentation Group, Los Alamos National Laboratory, MS J565, TA 46-024, Los Alamos, NM 87545, ejs@lanl.gov, TEERLINK, Jennifer, Environmental and Remediation Support Services, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Mail Stop M992, Los Alamos, NM 87545, and SIMMONS, Ardyth, Los Alamos National Laboratory, P.O. Box 1663, MS-D446, Los Alamos, NM 87545
134-1311:15 AM STRUCTURAL CONTROLS ON GROUND WATER FLOW AND RECHARGE INTO THE SOUTHERN SAN LUIS BASIN NEAR TAOS, NM: DRAKOS, Paul1, LAZARUS, Jay1, RIESTERER, Jim1, and SIMS, Kenneth2, (1) Glorieta Geoscience, Inc, P.O. Box 5727, Santa Fe, NM 87502, drakos@glorietageo.com, (2) Dept of Geology and Geophysics, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA 02543
134-1411:30 AM WATER IN THE SAN LUIS BASIN — LAKE ALAMOSA'S LEGACY: MACHETTE, Michael N. and THOMPSON, Ren A., Earth Surface Processes Team, U.S. Geological Survey, MS 980, P.O. Box 25046, Denver, CO 80225-0046, machette@usgs.gov
134-1511:45 AM INVERSION AND REINVERSION OF THE NORTHERN RIO GRANDE RIFT, SAN LUIS BASIN, SOUTHERN COLORADO: KLUTH, Charles F., Department of Geology and Geological Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 5378 Hawthorn Trail, Littleton, CO 89125, ckluth@mines.edu

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