Convened by: Geoff Abers (Boston University),
Basil Tikoff (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Program Committee: Tim Melbourne (Central Washington University), Anne Trehu (Oregon State University), Paul Wallace (University of Oregon), Roger Buck (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory), Susanne Janecke (Utah State University), Danny Stockli (University of Kansas) and Paul Umhoefer (Northern Arizona University)
This multidisciplinary workshop will explore potential joint efforts between MARGINS and
EarthScope/GeoSwath in the Cascadia subduction zone (a SubFac Allied Site of MARGINS) and the Walker Lane/ Salton
Trough extensional corridor. Geophysical measurements are currently ongoing in the area
by the EarthScope Transportable and Flexible Arrays and by the Plate Boundary Observatory,
and all are relevant to MARGINS initiative goals. The workshop will last 1 day
just prior to the March 2007 EarthScope National Meeting in Monterey, CA.
The EarthScope facility provides unprecedented tools for imaging the
strain and structure of North America. To date, funded EarthScope projects
have been largely geophysical, with relatively little integrated studies,
because of the nature of the facility, and have been only on shore. By
contrast, the MARGINS Program provides a structure and intellectual
framework for integrative studies across active continental margins.
MARGINS limits field efforts to Focus Sites, which except for the Salton
Trough do not overlap with EarthScope targets. As MARGINS reaches the
latter part of its decadal cycle, it becomes increasingly apparent that
some studies may not be possible within Focus Sites, but are critical to
the success of the program.
This workshop aims to document fruitful problems of mutual interest
in Cascadia and the Walker Lane / Salton Trough areas, and bring together geoscientists
interested in multidisciplinary research in these two areas, to discuss future plans.
Applications for travel support close on February 15, 2007
Partial travel support is available through the MARGINS Office and EarthScope/GeoSwath