Restricted Research - Award List, Note/Discussion Page

Fiscal Year: 2013

1321  The University of Texas at El Paso  (20799)

Principal Investigator: Harder, Steven H

Total Amount of Contract, Award, or Gift (Annual before 2011): $ 295,151

Exceeds $250,000 (Is it flagged?): Yes

Start and End Dates: 7/1/12 <> 6/30/15

Restricted Research: YES

Academic Discipline: GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Department, Center, School, or Institute: COLLEGE OF SCIENCES

Title of Contract, Award, or Gift: COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH: RIFTING, MAGMATISM, AND LITHOSPHERIC SUTURES: CRUSTAL IMAGING OF THE SOUTH GEORGIA BASIN AND...

Name of Granting or Contracting Agency/Entity: NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)
CFDA Link: NSF
47.050

Program Title: Geosciences
CFDA Linked: Geosciences

Note:

The South Georgia Basin has been shaped by the most significant geologic events involved in building the eastern North American continent. It is the largest of a series of failed Mesozoic rift basins that formed during the breakup of Pangea. It straddles the Suwannee suture, the only well-defined remnant of the Alleghenian suture that joined North America and Gondwana, forming Pangea. The extensional structures of this rift basin thus reflect the contrasting rheologies of these juxtaposed lithospheric terranes and the suture that joined them. This experiment is complementary to a recently funded EarthScope passive-source seismic experiment to study related problems on a lithospheric scale.

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