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. 128
Sunday, 5 October 2008: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

T65. Late Jurassic to Recent Geodynamic Evolution of the Caribbean Region

GSA Geophysics Division; Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies


Sandra J. Wyld and James E. Wright, Advocates
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Start Time
8:00 AM
Mantle Reference Frame and Generation of Detached- and Flat-Slab Subduction Geometries In Caribbean Evolution
PINDELL, James, Tectonic Analysis Ltd, Chestnut House, Burton Park, Duncton, West Sussex, GU28 0LH, United Kingdom, jim@tectonicanalysis.com, jim@tectonicanalysis.com
8:15 AM
Lithospheric Deformation, Rebound, and Orogenesis along Southeastern Caribbean Plate Boundary
LEVANDER, Alan1, MILLER, Meghan S.1, NIU, Fenglin1, ZELT, Colin A.2, BEZADA, Maximiliano J.1, CLARK, Stephen3 and MAGNANI, Maria Beatrice4, (1)Earth Science, Rice University, 6100 Main Street MS-126, Houston, TX 77005, (2)Earth Science, Rice University, 6100 Main Street, Houston, TX 77005, (3)Dept. of Geosciences, University of Oslo, P.O.Box 1047 Blindern, Oslo, NO-0316, Norway, (4)Center for Earthquake Research and Information, University of Memphis, 3876 Central Ave, Memphis, TN 38152, alan@rice.edu, alan@rice.edu
8:35 AM
3D Lithospheric Structure beneath the Caribbean – South American Plate Boundary from Surface Wave Tomography
MILLER, Meghan S., NIU, Fenglin and LEVANDER, Alan, Earth Science, Rice University, 6100 Main Street MS-126, Houston, TX 77005, meghan.s.miller@rice.edu, meghan.s.miller@rice.edu
8:55 AM
Late Cretaceous Subduction Initiation Leeward Antilles/Aves Ridge: Implications for Caribbean Geodynamic Models
WRIGHT, J.E.1, WYLD, S.J.1 and URBANI, Franco2, (1)Geology, Univ of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, (2)Escuela de Geologia, Minas y Geofisica, UCV, Caracas, Venezuela, jwright@gly.uga.edu, jwright@gly.uga.edu
9:15 AM
Cenozoic Exhumation of the Sierra Nevada De Santa Marta, Colombia: Implications on the Interactions Between the Carribean and South American Plate
CARDONA, Agustin1, VALENCIA, Victor2, REINERS, Peter3, DUQUE, Jose4, MONTES, Camilo1, NICOLESCU, Stefan2, OJEDA, German5 and RUIZ, Joaquin6, (1)Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Unit 0948, APO AA 34002, Balboa, Ancon, Panama, 0843-03092, Panama, (2)Department of Geosciences, Univ of Arizona, 1040 E Fourth Street, Tucson, AZ 85721, (3)Department of Geosciences, University of Arizona, Gould-Simpson Building #77, 1040 E. 4th St, Tucson, AZ 85721, (4)Centro de Geociencias, Universidad Autónoma de México, Blvd Juriquilla 3001, Juriquilla, Querétaro, Querétaro, 76230, (5)Instituto Colombiano del Petroleo, Bucaramanga, Colombia, (6)Dean, College of Science, Univ of Arizona, PO BOX 210077, Tucson, AZ 85721, cardonaa@si.edu, cardonaa@si.edu
9:30 AM
A Cretaceous Subduction Zone in Northern Colombia (southern Caribbean plate)?
ZULUAGA, Carlos A.1, MEDINA, Paula A.2 and MARTINEZ, Lina F.2, (1)Geosciences, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Edif. Manuel Ancizar, ofic. 301, Ciudad Universitaria, Bogotá, Colombia, (2)Geosciences, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Edif. Manuel Ancizar, Ofic. 301, Ciudad Universitaria, Bogotá, Colombia, cazuluagacas@unal.edu.co, cazuluagacas@unal.edu.co
9:45 AM
Extreme Sr-Nd-Pb-Hf Isotopic Compositions Exhibited by the Tinaquillo Peridotite Massif, Northern Venezuela: Implications for Geodynamic Setting
MUKASA, Samuel, Geological Sciences, University of Michigan, 2534 C. C. Little Building, 1100 North University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, CHOI, Sung Hi, Korea Polar Research Institute, 7-50 Songdo Techno Park, Songdo-dong, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon, 406-840, South Korea, ANDRONIKOV, Alexandre, Univ Michigan - Ann Arbor, 425 E University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1063 and MARCANO, Maria C., Geological Sciences, The Univ of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, mukasa@umich.edu, mukasa@umich.edu
10:00 AM
Geologic Constrains on the Timing and Magnitude of Neotectonic Transpressional Deformation in the Central Range Fault Zone, Trinidad
GIORGIS, Scott1, HOJNOWSKI, Jenna2 and SHARMAN, Kathleen1, (1)Geological Sciences, SUNY Geneseo, 1 College Circle, Geneseo, NY 14454, (2)Geological Sciences, Kent State University, 221 McGilvrey Hall, Kent, OH 44242, giorgis@geneseo.edu, giorgis@geneseo.edu
10:15 AM
10:30 AM
Mesozoic Plate Tectonics in the Proto-Caribbean Zone of Interfering North Atlantic - South Atlantic Mantle Stress Fields
FILLON, Richard H., Earth Studies Group, 3730 Rue Nichole, New Orleans, LA 70131, fillorh@bellsouth.net, fillorh@bellsouth.net
10:45 AM
Biostratigraphy and Its Implications for the Early Tectonic Evolution of the Great Arc of the Caribbean
MITCHELL, Simon F., Geography and Geology, University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston 7, Kingston, 0007, Jamaica, barrettia2000@yahoo.co.uk, barrettia2000@yahoo.co.uk
11:00 AM
Aptian Thrusting Event in the Hispaniola Island Arc
DRAPER, Grenville, Department of Earth Sciences, Florida International University, 11200 SW 8th Street, PC 344, Miami, FL 33199, draper@fiu.edu, draper@fiu.edu
11:15 AM
Geochemical and Tectonic Evolution of Albian to Eocene Volcanic Strata In the Virgin Islands and Eastern and Central Puerto Rico
LIDIAK, Edward G., Dept. of Geology & Planetary Science, Univ of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, JOLLY, Wayne T., Dept. of Earth Sciences, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON LS3 3A1, Canada and DICKIN, Alan P., School of Geography & Earth Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON L8S 4M1, Canada, egl@pitt.edu, egl@pitt.edu
11:30 AM
Cenozoic Evolution of the Panama Isthmus. the Panama Geology Project
MONTES, Camilo1, MORON, Sara1, BAYONA, Germán2, CARDONA, Agustin1, FARRIS, David3 and JARAMILLO, Carlos1, (1)Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Unit 0948, APO AA 34002, Balboa, Ancon, Panama, 0843-03092, Panama, (2)Corporación Geológica ARES, Calle 44A N. 53-96, Bogotá, Colombia, Colombia, (3)CTPA, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Unit 0948, Panama, 34002-0948, Panama, montesc@si.edu, montesc@si.edu
11:45 AM
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