GSA Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, USA - 2019

Session No. 134
Monday, 23 September 2019: 1:30 PM-5:30 PM
Room 221AB, North Building (Phoenix Convention Center)

T1. Grand Canyon, Colorado Plateau, and Rocky Mountain Debates and Their Global Reverberations, 150 Years after Powell I

GSA Hydrogeology Division; GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division; GSA Sedimentary Geology Division; GSA Geophysics and Geodynamics Division; GSA Geochronology Division; GSA History and Philosophy of Geology Division

 

Karl E. Karlstrom, Andres Aslan, Laura J. Crossey, Ryan Crow, Carol M. Dehler, Rebecca Dorsey, P. Kyle House, Eugene Humphreys, G. Randy Keller and Shari Kelley, Advocates
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Start Time
 
1:30 PM
Introductory Remarks
1:35 PM
MIDDLE–LATE PALEOGENE TOPOGRAPHIC EVOLUTION IN SOUTHWESTERN MONTANA
LI, Lin, Géosciences Rennes, Université de Rennes 1, Rennes, TX 35042, France, FAN, Majie, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Texas at Arlington, 500 Yates Street, Arlington, TX 76019 and ZHU, Lu, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX 76019
2:05 PM
TIMING AND DURATION OF INCISION ALONG THE COLORADO RIVER NEAR RIFLE, CO SUGGEST A TECTONIC DRIVER FOR POST-10 MA LANDSCAPE EVOLUTION
KIRBY, Eric, Oregon State University, College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, 104 CEOAS Admin, Corvallis, OR 97331, FURLONG, Kevin P., Department of Geosciences, Pennsylvania State University, 542 Deike Building, University Park, PA 16802, ASLAN, Andres, Physical and Environmental Sciences, Colorado Mesa University, 1100 North Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81501, KARLSTROM, Karl E., Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131 and GRANGER, Darryl E., Earth Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Purdue University, 550 Stadium Mall Dr., West Lafayette, IN 47907
2:20 PM
THE MIDDLE PLEISTOCENE UNCONFORMITY AND MIS 12-11 (~478-385 KA): GLACIOFLUVIAL PROCESSES OVERRIDE LATE MIOCENE-MIDDLE PLEISTOCENE (~6 MA-500 KA) TECTONO-MAGMATIC CAPTURE AND DEEP-CANYON INCISION, WESTERN GREAT PLAINS-SOUTHERN ROCKY MOUNTAINS-COLORADO PLATEAU REGION, NORTH AMERICA
RULEMAN, Cal1, HUDSON, Adam M.1, CAFFEE, Marc W.2 and BRUGGER, Keith A.3, (1)US Geological Survey, Geosciences and Environmental Change, P.O.Box 25046, Denver Federal Center MS 980, Lakewood, CO 80225, (2)Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (3)Geology Discipline, University of Minnesota, Morris, 600 E. 4th Street, Morris, MN 56267
2:35 PM
DETRITAL SANIDINE AND COSMOGENIC BURIAL AGE CONSTRAINTS SUPPORT POST-2 MA INTEGRATION OF THE UPPER GREEN RIVER ACROSS THE UINTA MOUNTAINS
ASLAN, Andres1, HEIZLER, Matthew2, KARLSTROM, Karl E.3, GRANGER, Darryl E.4 and MARTIN, Edward1, (1)Physical and Environmental Sciences, Colorado Mesa University, 1100 North Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81501, (2)New Mexico Geochronology Research Laboratory, New Mexico Bureau of Mines & Mineral Resources, 801 Leroy Place, New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM 87801, (3)Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of New Mexico, Northrop Hall, Albuquerque, NM 87131, (4)Earth Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Purdue University, 550 Stadium Mall Dr., West Lafayette, IN 47907
2:50 PM
DRAINAGE REVERSAL AND SOUTHERN COLORADO PLATEAU UPLIFT IN THE SALT RIVER AREA
ANDERSON, Jordan C., KARLSTROM, Karl E. and CROSSEY, Laura J., Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131
3:05 PM
OLIGOCENE-MIOCENE SEDIMENTATION RATES ON THE SOUTHWESTERN COLORADO PLATEAU: ARIDITY-DRIVEN AGGRADATION SUPPORTIVE OF A LATE NEOGENE COLORADO RIVER
YOUNG, Richard A., Geological Sciences (Emeritus), SUNY Geneseo, 1 College Circle, Geneseo, NY 14454
3:20 PM
REASSESSING A CONSTRAINT ON TIMING GRAND CANYON INCISION USING MODERN GEOCHRONOLOGY
STEELQUIST, Aaron T.1, HILLEY, George E.1, LUCCHITTA, Ivo2 and YOUNG, R.A.3, (1)Department of Geological Sciences, Stanford University, 455 Serra Mall, Building 320, Stanford, CA 94305-2115, (2)U.S. Geological Survey, Emeritus, 6969 Snowbowl View Cr., Flagstaff, AZ 86001, (3)Dept. of Geological Sciences, SUNY Geneseo, 1 College Circle, Geneseo, NY 14454
 
3:35 PM
Break
3:50 PM
REDEFINING THE AGE OF THE COLORADO RIVER
CROW, Ryan1, SCHWING, Jonathan E.2, KARLSTROM, Karl E.3, HEIZLER, Matthew, T.4, PEARTHREE, Philip A.5, HOUSE, P. Kyle1, DULIN, Shannon A.2, STELTEN, Mark E.6 and CROSSEY, Laura J.3, (1)U.S. Geological Survey, 2255 N Gemini Dr. 86001, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, (2)ConocoPhillips School of Geology and Geophysics, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019, (3)Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, (4)New Mexico Bureau of Geology, NM Tech, Socorro, NM 87801, (5)Arizona Geological Survey, University of Arizona, 1955 E 6th St, PO Box 210184, Tucson, AZ 85721, (6)U.S. Geological Survey, 345 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025
4:05 PM
EVIDENCE FOR MARINE RE-FLOODING OF THE LOWER COLORADO RIVER VALLEY AFTER THE RIVER FIRST RAN THROUGH IT: UPPER BIOCLASTIC MEMBER (UBM) OF THE SOUTHERN BOUSE FORMATION
DORSEY, Rebecca J., Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403, BRAGA, Juan Carlos, Departamento de Estratigrafía y Paleontología, Universidad de Granada, Campus Fuente Nueva s/n, Granada, 18002, Spain, GARDNER, Kevin, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oregon, 100 Cascade Hall, 1272 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403, MCDOUGALL, Kristin, U.S. Geological Survey, 2255 N. Gemini Drive, Flagstaff, AZ 86001 and O'CONNELL, Brennan, School of Earth Sciences, Univ. of Melbourne, Melbourne, 3010, Australia
4:20 PM
LATE-MIOCENE TO EARLY-PLIOCENE TIDAL SEAWAY ALONG THE LOWER COLORADO RIVER VALLEY: EVIDENCE FROM LARGE-SCALE TIDAL BEDFORMS IN THE SOUTHERN BOUSE FORMATION BASAL CARBONATE MEMBER
GARDNER, Kevin, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oregon, 100 Cascade Hall, 1272 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403 and DORSEY, Rebecca J., Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403
4:35 PM
THE TRIGO SEDIMENTS -- AN EARLY PLIOCENE OFFLAP-SEQUENCE RECORDING THE DEMISE OF PALEOLAKE BLYTHE, LOWER COLORADO RIVER CORRIDOR, SOUTHWEST USA
GOOTEE, Brian F.1, HOUSE, P. Kyle2, PEARTHREE, Philip A.3, CROW, Ryan2 and BRIGHT, J.4, (1)Arizona Geological Survey, University of Arizona, 1955 E 6th St, Tucson, AZ 85721, (2)U.S. Geological Survey, 2255 N Gemini Dr. 86001, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, (3)Arizona Geological Survey, University of Arizona, 1955 E 6th St, PO Box 210184, Tucson, AZ 85721, (4)School of Earth and Sustainability, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011
4:50 PM
EXPLORING HYDROCLIMATIC CONNECTIONS BETWEEN THE BLYTHE BASIN, ARIZONA AND WESTERN PLIOCENE LAKES OF NORTH AMERICA
SMITH, Alison J., Geology, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242, ITO, Emi, Earth Sciences and Limnological Research Center, University of Minnesota, 116 Church Street, SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455; Earth Sciences, University of Minnesota, 116 Church Street, SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455, FRITZ, Sherilyn C., Earth and Atmospheric Science Department, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 126 Bessey Hall, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588-0340; Geoscience, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588, HATFIELD, Rob, College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331, LAYZELL, Anthony L., Kansas Geological Survey, University of Kansas, 1930 Constant Ave, Lawrence, KS 66047, LOWENSTEIN, Tim K., Department of Geological Sciences and Environmental Studies, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY 13902, MCGEE, David, Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, MOLNAR, Peter, Geological Sciences, University of Colorado, 2200 Colorado Ave, Boulder, CO 80309, STEFANOVA, Ivanka, CSDCO/LacCore, University of Minnesota, 500 Pillsbury Dr SE, Civil Engineering 672, Minneapolis, MN 55455, VALERO-GARCES, Blas Lorenzo, Pyrenean Institute of Ecology, Spanish National Research Council, Avda Montañana 1005, apdo 13034, Zaragoza, 50080, Spain, WERNE, Josef P., Department of Geology & Environmental Science, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 and WILLIAMS, John W., Department of Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 550 N Park St, Madison, WI 53706
5:05 PM
TOWARDS DEVELOPING A LOWER COLORADO RIVER CORRIDOR CORING (LOCORING) PROJECT: WHAT SUBSURFACE BOUSE FORMATION SEDIMENTS CAN TELL US ABOUT LATE MIOCENE (?) AND EARLY PLIOCENE TECTONICS AND PALEOCLIMATE IN THE SOUTHWESTERN US
BRIGHT, Jordon1, COHEN, Andrew S.2, CASSIDY, Colleen E.3, CROSSEY, Laura J.4, CROW, Ryan5, DORSEY, Rebecca J.6, GOOTEE, Brian F.7, HOUSE, P. Kyle5, KARLSTROM, Karl E.4 and PEARTHREE, Philip A.8, (1)School of Earth and Sustainability, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, (2)Department of Geosciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, (3)Biological Sciences, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, (4)Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, (5)U.S. Geological Survey, 2255 N Gemini Dr. 86001, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, (6)Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403, (7)Arizona Geological Survey, University of Arizona, 1955 E 6th St, Tucson, AZ 85721, (8)Arizona Geological Survey, University of Arizona, 1955 E 6th St, PO Box 210184, Tucson, AZ 85721
 
5:20 PM
Discussion
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