MARGINS TEI: Rheology & Deformation of the Lithosphere at Continental Margins
Snowbird, Utah, January 2000

Proposal for a MARGINS Theoretical and Experimental Institute: Rheology and Deformation

"MARGINS Theoretical and Experimental Institute: Rheology and Deformation of the Lithosphere at Continental Margins," written by Garry Karner, David Kohlstedt, Neal Driscoll, and Brian Taylor.

Short Course Lecture Notes and Schedule

Below is the schedule and titles for the MTEI short course. Linked to the titles of the lectures are the course outlines, extended abstracts and bibliographies. These files are in PDF-format. Please download them and view them with Adobe Acrobat Reader 3.0 or later version (don't worry if they do not look very readable on the screen—they look fine printed). If you have problems accessing or reading the files, please contact the MARGINS Office.

Schedule for Day 1 to Day 3 (Sunday through Tuesday):
Breakfast: 7:30 - 8:30 am
Lecture 1: 8:30 - 10:00
Coffee Break: 10:00 -10:30
Lecture 2: 10:30 - 12:00
Personal Time: 12:00 - 18:00
Lecture 3: 18:00 - 19:30
Coffee Break: 19:03 - 20:00
Lecture 4: 20:00 - 21:30

Schedule for Day 4 (Wednesday):
Breakfast/check-out: 7:30 - 8:30 am
Lecture 1: 8:30 - 10:00
Coffee Break/check-out: 10:00 -10:30
Lecture 2: 10:00 - 10:30
Lunch: 12:00 - 13:00
Lecture 3: 13:00 - 14:30
MTEI Summary: 14:30 - 14:45

Day 1 (Sunday, January 23, 2000)
R. Buck: How much variability in process and parameters is required to explain rifted margins?
J. Jackson: Relations between velocity fields and faulting on the continents
G. Axen: Lessons from a long-lived, complexly evolving extensional orogen along an active margin
N. Kusznir: Strain partitioning across rifted continental margins as functions of space and time

Day 2 (Monday, January 24, 2000)
D. Sawyer: FEM models for lithospheric extensional deformation: Application to the North Atlantic margins
L. Ruff: Limits of the seismogenic zone
R. Hyndman: Controls on subduction thrust earthquakes: downdip changes in composition and state
S. Willett: FEM modeling of compressional systems: boundary flux and rheological effects on convergent orogens

Day 3 (Tuesday, January 25, 2000)
F. Chester: Internal structure and slip mechanisms of continental faults
C. Scholz: Evidence for a strong San Andreas fault
C. Marone: Laboratory-Derived Friction Laws and The Rheology Of Brittle Fault Zones
J. Tullis: Deformation Mechanisms and Rheology of the Crust

Day 4 (Wednesday, January 26, 2000)
D. Kohlstedt: Role of water and melts on upper mantle viscosity and strength
B. Evans: Relations among porosity, permeability, and deformation in rocks at high temperatures
T. Wong: Metamorphic dehydration and fluid transport: labaratory constraints and hydrologic modeling

Rheology and Deformation Article, June 1999

"Rheology and Deformation," written by Garry Karner, David Kohlstedt, Neal Driscoll, and Brian Taylor,

"The primary goal of the MARGINS Program is 'to understand the complex interplay of processes that govern continental margin evolution.' The plan is to investigate active systems as a whole, viewing a margin not so much as a "geological" entity of divergent, translational or convergent type, but more in terms of a complex physical, chemical and biological system, subject to a variety of influences. One approach that has been adopted by MARGINS to promote progress toward this goal is the organization of Theoretical and Experimental Institutes. These Institutes are designed to foster stronger interaction between observationalists, experimentalists, and theoreticians, and to give researchers and their students the required background to address complex, interdisciplinary problems... "

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