Scientific Program

Technical Program Schedule

Including Tentative Invited Presentations

Note: the conference schedule will accommodate the Argentine tradition of the evening meal being served after 9 p.m., when most restaurants in Mendoza open for dinner.

SUNDAY, 2 APRIL 2006

Registration begins after 2 p.m.
Evening opening ceremony with local entertainment.

MONDAY, 3 APRIL 2006

Introductory remarks: Suzanne Mahlburg Kay and Victor A. Ramos
Contributed poster sessions: Processes along the American Margins; Shallow and Changing Subduction Zone Angles

Invited Plenary Oral Program

DICKINSON, William R.
1-1: Anatomy and Global Setting of the North American Cordillera
RAMOS, Víctor A.
1-2: Tectonic Evolution of Western South America
ATWATER, Tanya M.
1-3: Cenozoic Plate Kinematics in the Eastern Pacific and Along the Western Rims of the Americas
GRAND, Steve P.
1-4: Upper Mantle Seismic Structure Beneath the Cordillera
KAY, Suzanne Mahlburg
1-5: Neogene Arc Magmatism in A Continental Setting From Patagonia To Alaska
VON HUENE, Roland and RANERO, Cesar R.
1-6: Collision and Mountain Building Along North Pacific Margins
RANERO, Cesar R.., VON HUENE, Roland, WEINREBE, Wilhelm, REICHERT, Christian J., CALAHORRANO and COLLOT, Jean-Yves
1-7: Some Constraints on Material Input Along the South America Convergent Margin
DUCEA, Mihai N.
1-8: Root Foundering in Cordilleran Arcs - An Updated Review of Observational Evidence, Experimental Background and Theoretical Modeling
KIRBY, Stephen H., ENGDAHL, Robert, OKAL, Emile A., VILLASEŅOR, Antonio
1-9: Flat Slab Subduction in Latin America in the Context of Ongoing Subduction of Tertiary Oceanic Lithosphere, Subducting Seamounts and Ridges, and Continental Upper Plates: Implications for Slab Morphology, Seismicity Structure and Focal Mechanisms, and Seismic Hazards
PARDO, Mario and MONFRET, Tony
1-10: Pampean (Chilean) Flat Slab: Geophysical View
RAMOS, Víctor A.
1-11: Evolution of the Pampean Flat-Slab Segment of the Southern Central Andes
LÓPEZ, Allan
1-12: Horizontal and "Horizontal" Subduction Along the Middle Sector of the Backbone of the Americas: Partitioned Seismogenic Stress-Strain and Active Deformation
ALEMAN, Antenor M.
1-13: the Peruvian Flatslab
HUMPHREYS, Eugene D.
1-14: Relation of Flat Subduction To Magmatism and Deformation in Western U.S.A
LAGESON, David R.
1-15: Thrusting, Magmatism, and Collapse of the Sevier Orogenic Wedge, Western Montana, Usa
ERSLEV, Eric A.
1-16: Controls on Basement-Involved Foreland Deformation: A View From the Laramide Rocky Mountains, Usa
FERRARI, Luca
1-17: Laramide and Neogene Shallow Subduction in Mexico: Constraints and Contrasts

TUESDAY, 4 APRIL 2006

Contributed poster sessions: Plateau Uplift; Triple Junctions and Ridge Collisions; Mineral Resources and Petroleum Basins

Invited Plenary Oral Program

LEVANDER, Alan
7-1: The Seismic Structure of the Southern Rocky Mountains and the Colorado Plateau and its Tectonic Significance
DAVIS, George H. and BUMP, Alex
7-2: Tectono-Structural Evolution of the Colorado Plateau
ONCKEN, Onno
7-3: How to Build a Continental Plateau — Insights from Andean Mountain Building
COIRA, Beatriz and KAY, Suzanne Mahlburg
7-4: Magmatic and Structural Constraints on the Tectonic Evolution and Uplift of the Puna Plateau of the Central Andes
CANDE, Steven C.
7-5: The Effects of Subducting An Active Spreading Ridge on the Southern Chile Trench
MPODOZIS, Constantino
7-6: Is the Northward Migration of the Chile Triple Junction "Controlling" the Tectonic Evolution of the Patagonian Cordillera?
HENSTOCK, Timothy J.
7-7: Triple Junctions and Ridge Collisions: North America
LONSDALE, Peter
7-8: The Opening of the Gulf of California Trough Within the North American Cordillera
STOCK, Joann M.
7-9: Consequences of Triple Junctions for the Geology of the Baja California Peninsula
PINDELL, James
7-10: The Caribbean Tectonic Mélange: A Record of Rifting, Drifting, Arc Reversal, Ridge Subduction, Lip Generation, Passive To Active Margin Conversion, Terrane Migration and Obduction, Trench Rollback and Intra-Arc Spreading, Pull-Apart Opening, Arc-Continent Collision, and Trench-Trench Collision
TANKARD, Anthony, AUKES, Peter and WELSINK, Herman
7-11: Basin Development Along the Pacific Margin of South America: A Petroleum Exploration Perspective
SILLITOE, Richard H.
7-12: Metallogeny of Major Gold Deposits and Belts in the North and South American Cordillera
PERELLÓ, José
7-13: Metallogeny of Major Copper Deposits and Belts in the North and South American Cordillera

Evening: Introduction to the Wednesday Field Trip: Victor Ramos

WEDNESDAY, 5 APRIL 2006: MID-CONFERENCE FIELD TRIP

Mid-Conference Field Trip:
Main and Frontal Andean Cordillera near Southern Boundary of Pampean Shallow Subduction Zone (403)
All participants are invited to attend (costs included in the registration fee).
Leaders: Members of the University of Buenos Aires Laboratorio de Tectónica Andina group

Travel from Mendoza to Las Cuevas on the Chilean border. the trip will cross the Andes from the western Precordillera to the Main Cordillera at the southern margin of the Chilean flatslab region. See neotectonic features, inverted Triassic normal faults, the Neogene Aconcagua fold and thrust belt and related basin sediments, Mesozoic to Neogene magmatic units, and glacial features. Maximum elevation reached will be less than 3000 meters.

THURSDAY, 6 APRIL 2006

Parallel Sessions (Contributed Talks and Posters)
Shallow Subduction; Plateau Uplift; Triple Junctions

FRIDAY, 7 APRIL 2006

Parallel Sessions (Contributed Talks and Posters)
Shallow Subduction; Plateau Uplift; Triple Junctions

Late Friday Afternoon: Summary Session

Final Words: Suzanne M. Kay and Victor Ramos

Evening: Conference dinner and party at a Mendoza winery

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