Thread: 2019 SSA Session on Causes and Consequences of the Columbia River Flood Basalts

Started: 2018-12-04 20:00:51
Last activity: 2018-12-04 20:00:51
Topics: SSA Meetings
Dear Colleagues,

We would like to draw your attention to the following 2019 SSA Annual
Meeting session (April 23-26, Seattle, Washington).

*Causes and Consequences of the Columbia River Flood Basalts*


Flood basalt eruptions represent the largest volcanic events on Earth and
the most recent one occurred 16 million years ago. It covered most of
eastern Oregon and parts of western Idaho and southern Washington. In many
cases, flood basalts are associated with the presence of hotspots, such as
in Yellowstone. While processes driving the flood basalt event originate in
the asthenosphere, the connection between these processes and the
subsequent modification of the lithospheric plate is still poorly

This session welcomes studies focused on the origin, evolution and dynamics
of the Columbia River flood basalts and the Yellowstone system. We welcome
contributions from geophysics, geology, geochemistry, and geochronology
that explore the architecture and dynamics of the crust-mantle system in
the Columbia River flood basalts region.

Abstract deadline: *11 January 2019*

Abstract submission:

Full meeting information:

We look forward to seeing you in April!


A. Christian Stanciu, University of Oregon (

YoungHee Kim, Seoul National University (younghkim<at>

Eugene D. Humphreys, University of Oregon (

Robert W. Clayton, Caltech (clay<at>

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