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
CFDA Linked: Geosciences
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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