2008 Joint Meeting of The Geological Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies with the Gulf Coast Section of SEPM

Session No. 234
Tuesday, 7 October 2008: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

T79. The Himalayan Orogen and Rise of the Tibetan Plateau: An Earth Systems Approach to the Tectonic and Landscape Evolution of Asia

GSA International Section; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division; GSA Sedimentary Geology Division; GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division; GSA History of Geology Division; GSA Geophysics Division; Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies


Paul T. Robinson and Yildirim Dilek, Advocates
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Start Time
8:00 AM
Timing of Collision In the Western Himalayan Orogen
KHAN, Shuhab, Geosciences, Univ of Houston, 312 S & R Bldg 1, Houston, TX 77204, WALKER, J. Douglas, Geology, University of Kansas, 1475 Jayhawk Blvd, 120 Lindley Hall, Lawrence, KS 66045, HALL, Stuart, Geosciences, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204, BURKE, Kevin, Department of Geosciences, University of Houston, 312 Science and Research Building I, Houston, TX 77204-5007, SHAH, Mohammad, National Center of Excellence in Geology, University of Peshawar, Peshawar, 25120, Pakistan and STOCKLI, Lisa D., Dept. of Geological Sciences, University of Texas at Austin, Jackson School of Geosciences, 1 University Station C9000, Austin, TX 78712-0254, kburke@uh.edu, kburke@uh.edu
8:15 AM
The Oman Mountains as a Part of the Alpine-Himalyan Orogen
GREGORY, Robert T., Department of Earth Science, Southern Methodist University, PO Box 750395, Dallas, TX 75275 and GRAY, David R., Geostructures Proprietary Limited, 7 Parkleigh Crt, Vermont South, 3133, Australia, bregory@smu.edu, bregory@smu.edu
8:30 AM
A Possible Role for Collision-Induced Mantle Extrusion as Evidenced from Arc-Forearc Rollback in Western Pakistan
KHAN, Shuhab, Department of Geosciences, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204 and FLOWER, Martin, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Univesity of Illinois, Chicago, Science and Engineering South Building (MC 186), 845 West Taylor Street, Chicago, IL 60607-7059, Shuhab.khan@mail.uh.edu, Shuhab.khan@mail.uh.edu
8:45 AM
Crust-Mantle Recycling Recorded In Tibetan Ophiolites
ROBINSON, Paul T.1, TRUMBULL, Robert1, SCHMITT, Axel2, YANG, Jingsui3, ERZINGER, Joerg1 and EMMERMANN, Rolf1, (1)GeoForschungsZentrum, Telegrafenberg, Potsdam, D-14473, Germany, (2)Earth and Space Sciences, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1577, (3)Laboratory of Continental Dynamics, Institute of Geology, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences, Beijing, 100037, p.robinson@ns.sympatico.ca, p.robinson@ns.sympatico.ca
9:00 AM
The Sumdo Eclogite Belt in the Lhasa Block, Tibet: A New Discovery and Its Tectonic Implications
YANG, Jingsui, Key Laboratory for Continental Dynamics, Institute of Geology, CAGS, 26 Baiwanzhuang Road, Beijing, 100037, China and ROBINSON, Paul T., Department of Earth Sciences, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Halifax, B3H 4J1, Canada, yangjingsui@yahoo.com.cn, yangjingsui@yahoo.com.cn
9:15 AM
Cretaceous - Tertiary Geology of Central Tibet and Implications for Plateau Formation: A Synthesis
VOLKMER, John E.1, KAPP, Paul1, DECELLES, Peter G.2, GUYNN, Jerome3 and LEIER, Andrew4, (1)Department of Geosciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, (2)Geosciences, University of Arizona, Gould-Simpson Building #77, 1040 E 4th St, Tucson, AZ 85721, (3)ExxonMobil, Houston, TX 77009, (4)Department of Geosciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4, Canada, jvolkmer@email.arizona.edu, jvolkmer@email.arizona.edu
9:30 AM
Integrating Forward Modeling and Unroofing Data from the Central Himalayan Thrust Belt, Western Nepal
ROBINSON, Delores M., Department of Geological Sciences, University of Alabama, 201 7th Ave, Box 870338, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0338, dmr@geo.ua.edu, dmr@geo.ua.edu
9:45 AM
U-Pb Basement and Detrital Zircon Geochronology of the Southern Tibetan Plateau and Tethyan Himalaya
GEHRELS, G.E.1, KAPP, Paul2, PULLEN, Alex1 and DING, Lin3, (1)Department of Geosciences, University of Arizona, Gould-Simpson Building #77, 1040 E 4th St, Tucson, AZ 85721, (2)Geosciences, University of Arizona, 1040 E. 4th Street, Tucson, AZ 85721, (3)Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100029, ggehrels@email.arizona.edu, ggehrels@email.arizona.edu
10:00 AM
Low-Temperature Thermochronology of the Tibetan Plateau - a Review and New Results from the Interior
GUYNN, Jerome, ExxonMobil, Houston, TX 77009, KAPP, Paul, Geosciences, University of Arizona, 1040 E. 4th Street, Tucson, AZ 85721, CARRAPA, Barbara, Department of Geology & Geophysics, University of Wyoming, 1000 East University Avenue, Laramie, WY 82071-3006 and VOLKMER, John E., Geoscience, The University of Arizona, 1040 E. 4th St, Rm 308, Tucson, AZ 85721, jeromeguynn@gmail.com, jeromeguynn@gmail.com
10:15 AM
Long-Term Slow Exhumation in the Middle of the Greater Himalayan Series in the Modi Khola Transect, Central Nepal
MARTIN, Aaron J., Department of Geology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, GANGULY, Jibamitra, Department of Geosciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85719 and COPELAND, Peter, Geoscience, University of Houston, 4800 Calhoun, Houston, TX 77204, martinaj@geol.umd.edu, martinaj@geol.umd.edu
10:30 AM
Eastward Propagation of the Kunlun Fault and Implications for Mechanics of the Tibetan Plateau
HARKINS, Nathan, Department of Geosciences, The Pennsylvania State University, Deike Building, University Park, PA 16802, CRADDOCK, William, U. S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA 20192 and KIRBY, Eric, Department of Geosciences, Penn State University, University Park, PA 16802, nharkins@geosc.psu.edu, nharkins@geosc.psu.edu
10:45 AM
Beginning to Place Limits on the Timing, Size and Spatial Extent of Great Earthquakes along the Himalayan Frontal Thrust with Paleoseismology
KUMAR, S., Dept. of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 560 012, India, WESNOUSKY, Steven G., Center for Neotectonic Studies and Seismological Laboratory, University of Nevada, Reno, MS 169, Reno, NV 89557, JAYANGODAPERUMAL, R., Center for GeoTechnology, M. S. University Tirunelvelli, Tamilnadu, 248001, India, NAKATA, T., Dept. of Geography, Hiroshima Institute of Technology, 2-1-1, Miyake, Saeki-ku, Hiroshima, 731-5193, Japan, KUMAHARA, Y., Dept. of Geography, Guma University, Faculty of Education, 4-2, Aramaki, Maebashi, Gunma, 371-8510, Japan and SINGH, Vimal, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, wesnousky@unr.edu, wesnousky@unr.edu
11:00 AM
Geothermal Fluxes of Heat and CO2 near the MCT Zone, Nepal
DERRY, Louis A., Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Cornell University, Snee Hall, Ithaca, NY 14817 and EVANS, Matthew, Chemistry Department, Wheaton College, Norton, MA 02766, lad9@cornell.edu, lad9@cornell.edu
11:15 AM
Symmetric Himalayan Topography and Drainage Pattern Induced by Asymmetric Strain Partitioning and Exhumation
YIN, An and SHEN, Zhengkang, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, yin@ess.ucla.edu, yin@ess.ucla.edu
11:30 AM
Monsoon Intensification Linked to Greater Himalayan Exhumation in the Early Miocene
CLIFT, Peter D., Geosciences, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, AB24 3UE, United Kingdom, ADAMS, Byron, School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-140, HESLOP, David, Geowissenschaften, University of Bremen, Klagenfurter Strasse, Bremen, 28359, Germany and HANNIGAN, Robyn, Arkansas State Univ, State Unviersity, AR 72467, pclift@abdn.ac.uk, pclift@abdn.ac.uk
11:45 AM
Wind-enhanced tectonics in the Qaidam Basin and implications for the source of the Loess Plateau
KAPP, Paul, ROHRMANN, Alexander and PELLETIER, Jon, Department of Geosciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, pkapp@email.arizona.edu, pkapp@email.arizona.edu
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