North-Central Section (44th Annual) and South-Central Section (44th Annual) Joint Meeting (11–13 April 2010)
Session No. 1 Sunday, 11 April 2010
3:30 PM-5:00 PM, Branson Convention Center: Compton Ferry

S1. They Say That “Breaking up Is Hard to Do”: Geological, Geophysical, and Remote Sensing Investigations of Continental Rifts

Mohamed G. Abdelsalam, John Hogan and Kelly Liu, Presiding
 Paper #Start Time
 3:30 PM Introductory Remarks
1-13:45 PM MICROPLATE MODELING OF THE AFAR DEPRESSION USING 4D LITHOSPHERIC MODEL (4DLM) AND SPLATES : IMPLICATIONS FOR DEVELOPMENT OF PLATE BOUNDARIES: BENDER, Helen Carrie, Geological Sciences and Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, 129 McNutt Hall, 1870 Miner Circle, Rolla, MO 65409, hcbth2@mst.edu, THURMOND, Allison, STATOIL ASA, Bergen, 5020, Norway, SKOGSEID, Jakob, Statoil ASA, Bergen, 5020, Norway, CLARK, Stuart, Simula Research Laboratory, Fornebu, 1364, Norway, and ABDELSALAM, Mohamed G., Geological Sciences and Engineering, Missouri University of Science & Technology, 129 McNutt Hall, Rolla, MO 65409
1-24:00 PM GRAVITY ANALYSIS OF THE CRUSTAL STRUCTURE WITHIN THE TENDAHO GRABEN, CENTRAL AFAR, ETHIOPIA: MICKUS, Kevin1, WEIDE, Ben1, BRIDGES, David2, ABDELSALAM, Mohamed G.2, GAO, Stephen S.2, and ALEMU, Abera3, (1) Dept. of Geosciences, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO 65897, kevinmickus@missouristate.edu, (2) Geological Sciences and Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, 129 McNutt Hall, Rolla, MO 65409, (3) Geological Sciences, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
1-34:15 PM DETAILED MAGNETIC STUDY OF THE RED SEA PROPAGATOR WITHIN AFAR, ETHIOPIA: IMPLICATIONS FOR THE TRANSITIONING FROM CONTINENTAL RIFTING TO SEA FLOOR SPREADING: BRIDGES, David L.1, MICKUS, Kevin L.2, GAO, Stephen S.1, ABDELSALAM, Mohamed G.1, and HARO, Workineh3, (1) Geological Sciences and Engineering, Missouri University of Science & Technology, 129 McNutt Hall, Rolla, MO 65409, dlbr3d@mst.edu, (2) Geosciences, Missouri State Univ, 901 S National Ave, Springfield, MO 65804-0087, (3) Geological Survey of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
1-44:30 PM SEISMIC ANISOTROPY BENEATH THE AFAR DEPRESSION, ETHIOPIA, AND ADJACENT AREAS: IMPLICATIONS FOR MANTLE FLOW: GAO, Stephen S., LIU, Kelly, and ABDELSALAM, Mohamed G., Geological Sciences and Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, 129 McNutt Hall, Rolla, MO 65409, sgao@mst.edu
1-54:45 PM THE EXTENT AND NATURE OF RIFTING IN THE PROTO-ANDEAN MARGIN (WESTERN ARGENTINA) DURING THE MISSISSIPPIAN: IMPLICATIONS FOR TECTONIC SWITCHING: ASTINI, Ricardo A. and MARTINA, Federico, Laboratorio de Análisis de Cuencas, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Av. Velez Sarsfield 1611, 2º piso, of. 7, Córdoba, X5016GCA, Argentina, raastini@com.uncor.edu

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