Thread: AGU session T055: Wyoming Craton: From Precambrian core of Laurentia to current state within North America

Started: 2018-07-05 19:46:47
Last activity: 2018-07-05 19:46:47
Topics: AGU Meetings
Dear Colleagues:

We'd like to call your attention to AGU session T055, "Wyoming Craton: From
Precambrian core of Laurentia to current state within North America," which
we are organizing for the upcoming Fall Meeting. Submissions highlighting
IRIS/Earthscope projects are especially welcome.

Session description:

T055: Wyoming Craton: From Precambrian core of Laurentia to current state
within North America

The Wyoming craton, colloquially referred to as "nuclear North America,"
comprises some of the oldest crustal components of North America. It has
been the site of vertical growth of the continent from episodic magmatic
events at ~4.0 Ga through contemporary magmatism in the Yellowstone-Snake
River Plain system, and has grown laterally through tectonic and magmatic
accretion of crustal components along its boundaries from Archean to the
present. This session is intended as a step towards integrating recent
geologic, geochemical, geochronologic, and geophysical data and results
pertaining to the Wyoming craton and surroundings into coherent and
comprehensive models of the history, processes, composition, and
architecture of the crust-mantle system beneath and adjacent to the Wyoming
craton. We especially solicit presentations highlighting Earthscope
results. Work outlining remaining uncertainties related to the development
and current state of the Wyoming craton is also welcome.

Conveners:

Carol Frost
Paul Mueller
Ray Russo

Thanks!


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R. M. Russo
Associate Professor, Graduate Coordinator
Department of Geological Science
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611 USA
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+1 352 392 9294 fax
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