ENAM science advances: Progress and outlook

  Westin Canal Place
100 Rue Iberville, New Orleans, LA, 70130
Crescent Ballroom – 11th Floor
Sunday December 10, 2017, 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
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Colton Lynner (University of Arizona) and Zach Eilon (UC Santa Barbara)

AnnouncementAgendaEarly Career: showcase your research at the workshop!

The Eastern North American Margin (ENAM) GeoPRISMS focus site is a type locale for the terminal stage in the evolution of a passive rift margin. New observations, as well as reevaluations of legacy datasets, hold promise for improving our understanding of the evolution, history, and present-day topography of the Appalachian Mountains, anomalous volcanism along the margin, crustal and lithospheric structures as determined through multiple data types, the transition from ocean to continent and possible diachronous breakup, and dynamic processes in the mantle. The particular strength of the GeoPRISMS community lies in its combination of expertise in diverse fields (e.g. seismology, magnetotellurics, geology, structure and surface processes, geochemistry, and dynamical modeling) to address large outstanding problems. A crucial aspect to this community approach is the maintenance of periodic synthesis meetings that provide a multidisciplinary forum for comparison and integration of novel research findings. This mini-workshop will be held at the Westin Canal Place (http://www.westinneworleanscanalplace.com) on Sunday, December 10th, prior to the Fall 2017 AGU meeting, and will focus on new results from investigations of the ENAM at a variety of scales, with a focus on research highlights and outstanding research questions that demand integration of multiple perspectives. We have prioritized early-career (grad student + post-doc) contributions and ample discussion time to emphasise a forward-looking approach to this community endeavour.

08:00 | Breakfast

08:30 – 08:45 | Introductions and Welcome | GeoPRISMS Chair Demian Saffer and Colton Lynner

Appalachian Mountains

08:45 – 09:05 | Keynote – Lara Wagner

09:05 – 09:10 | Popup – Patrick Duff

09:10 – 09:15 | Popup – Lindsay Worthington

09:15 – 09:20 | Popup – Rachel Marzen

09:20 – 09:25 | Popup – Cong Li

09:30 – 09:50 | Keynote – Ben Murphy

09:50 – 10:25 | Discussion

10:25 – 10:40 | Break

Offshore Margin

10:40 – 11:00 | Keynote – Anne Bécel

11:00 – 11:05 | Popup – Brandon Shuck

11:05 – 11:10 | Popup – John Greene

11:10 – 11:15 | Popup – Joshua “Bud” Davis

11:15 – 11:20 | Popup – James Gibson

11:20 – 11:50 | Discussion

Margin-wide Synthesis

11:50 – 12:10 | Keynote – Roger Buck

12:10 – 12:15 | Popup – Xiaotao Yang

12:15 – 12:20 | Popup – Erin Cunningham

12:20 – 12:45 | Discussion

12:45 – 13:00 | Conclusion | Zach Eilon

Apply to give a pop-up talk


This mini-workshop will highlight cutting-edge research products related to the ENAM and include community discussion of outstanding questions, particularly those demanding integration of multidisciplinary approaches.

Significant time is set aside in the workshop to showcase the research products of graduate students and post-doctoral scientists. We are soliciting 5-minute “pop-up” research highlights, of 1-2(max!) slides. This is a fantastic opportunity to have your most exciting research noticed by the wider community, and will provide a stepping stone for YOU to enter the discussion and shape our evolving understanding of this important research site.

We plan to organise contributions into the following broad pseudo-geographic groupings:

  • Appalachian Mountains
  • Coastal Plain
  • Offshore Margin
  • Margin-wide processes

However, these categories will be interpreted quite loosely, so if you have exciting results that don’t easily fit into this schema, don’t be put off.

If you would like to give a pop up, please apply here with a title and a brief abstract or summary of what you want to present. Please also register for the mini-workshop here.

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