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. 186
Monday, 6 October 2008: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

T78. From the Forearc to the Foreland: Contrasting Tectonics, Paleogeography, and Paleoenvironments of the North American Cretaceous

GSA Geophysics Division; GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division; GSA Sedimentary Geology Division; Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM); Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies


Claudia Schroder-Adams and James Haggart, Advocates
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Start Time
8:00 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:25 AM
Cretaceous Geodynamic History of Western North America
BLAKEY, Ronald C. and UMHOEFER, Paul J., Department of Geology, Northern Arizona University, Box 4099, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, ronald.blakey@nau.edu, ronald.blakey@nau.edu
8:40 AM
Migrating, Short-Lived Depocentres Revealed through High-Resolution Allostratigraphy
PLINT, Guy1, ROCA, Xavier2, ZHANG, Heng3, KRAWETZ, Jessica R.4, KREITNER, Michael A.5, SISULAK, Chad F.2 and VARBAN, Bogdan L.6, (1)Earth Sciences, University of Western Ontario, London, ON N6A 5B7, Canada, (2)Imperial Oil Resources, Calgary, AB T2P 3M9, Canada, (3)108 3 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 0E7, Canada, (4)Canadian Natural Resources Limited, Calgary, AB T2P 0E7, Canada, (5)Petro Canada Resources, Calgary, AB T2P 3E3, Canada, (6)Imperial Oil Resources, Calgary, AB T2P 3E3, Canada, gplint@uwo.ca, gplint@uwo.ca
8:55 AM
Depositional Environments of the Turonian Ferron Sandstone In the Henry Mountains of South-Central Utah
FIELDING, Christopher R., Dept. of Geosciences, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 68588-0340, cfielding2@unl.edu, cfielding2@unl.edu
9:10 AM
Comparative Cretaceous Molluscan Biochronology and Biogeography, Pacific Coast and Western Interior Regions of North America
HAGGART, James W., Geol Survey Canada, 625 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5J3, Canada and WARD, Peter D., Department of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, jhaggart@nrcan.gc.ca, jhaggart@nrcan.gc.ca
9:25 AM
Paleoenvironments of Cretaceous Fore-Arc and Foreland Basins In Western Canada: Contrasting Controls on Biogeographic Provinces
SCHRÖDER-ADAMS, Claudia J., Dept. of Earth Sciences, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6, Canada, csadams@earthsci.carleton.ca, csadams@earthsci.carleton.ca
9:40 AM
9:55 AM
Anatomy of An Unconformity and Its Earliest Overlying Fill – the Basinwide Sub-Cretaceous Unconformity of Western Canada Foreland Basin
LECKIE, Dale A., Nexen Inc, 801 7th Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 3P7, Canada, dale_leckie@nexeninc.com, dale_leckie@nexeninc.com
10:15 AM
Advancing and Quantifying Paleogeographic Maps
UMHOEFER, Paul J. and BLAKEY, Ronald C., Geology, Northern Arizona University, Box 4099, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, paul.umhoefer@nau.edu, paul.umhoefer@nau.edu
10:30 AM
Co-Occurring Campanian/Maastrichtian Index Fossils in the Western Interior and North Pacific Biotic Provinces Require Fundamental Changes in Zonal Biostratigraphy for Both Provinces
WARD, Peter D., Department of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Washington, Kincaid Hall, Seattle, WA 98125, MITCHELL, Ross, N., Department of Geology and Geophysics, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520-8109 and HAGGART, James, Geological Survey of Canada, 625 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6B5J3, Canada, argo@u.washington.edu, argo@u.washington.edu
10:45 AM
Paleoenvironmental and Paleogeographic Reconstructions of the Turonian to Santonian Western Interior Sea, Canada
NIELSEN, Karsten Schjodt, PetroGlobe inc, 2112 14A street sw, calgary, AB t2t3w8, Canada, SCHRÖDER-ADAMS, Claudia, Earch Sciences, Carleton University, 20 Chemin Southridge, Ottawa, AB K1S 5B6, Canada and LECKIE, Dale, Nexen inc, 801-7th Avenue S.W, Calgary, AB T2P 3P7, Canada, karsten.nielsen@petroglobe.com, karsten.nielsen@petroglobe.com
11:00 AM
Oceanic Anoxic Event 3 (Coniacian-Santonian, Late Cretaceous) in the Western Interior Seaway
LECKIE, R. Mark1, SALACUP, Jeffrey M.2 and PETSCH, Steven T.1, (1)Department of Geosciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, (2)Department of Geosciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 611 N. Pleasant St, Morrill Science Center II, Amherst, MA 01003, mleckie@geo.umass.edu, mleckie@geo.umass.edu
11:20 AM
Carbon-Isotope Stratigraphy of the Cretaceous Calera Limestone, California, USA: Insights into Pacific Ocean Paleoceanography and Oceanic Anoxic Events
ROBINSON, Stuart1, CLARKE, Leon2, NEDERBRAGT, Alexandra3 and WOOD, Ian3, (1)Earth Sciences, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3AN, United Kingdom, (2)School of Ocean Sciences, College of Natural Sciences, Bangor University, Menai Bridge, Isle of Anglesey, LL59 5AB, United Kingdom, (3)Earth Sciences, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom, stuartr@earth.ox.ac.uk, stuartr@earth.ox.ac.uk
11:35 AM
11:50 AM
Concluding Remarks
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