Western United States Upper-mantle Anomalies - Dynamic Modeling Project
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Atwater, T., and J. Stock, 1998, Pacific–North American plate tectonics of the Neogene southwestern United States: An update, International Geological Review, v. 40, p. 375-402.
Burkett, E. R., and M. I. Billen, 2009, Dynamics and implications of slab detachment due to ridge-trench collision, J. Geophys. Res., 114, B12402, doi:10.1029/2009JB006402.
Busby, C.J., and Putirka, K., 2009, Miocene evolution of the western edge of the Nevadaplano in the central and northern Sierra Nevada: paleocanyons, magmatism and structure, International Geology Review, v. 51, p. 670-701.
Le Pourhiet, L., Gurnis, M., and Saleeby, J., 2006, Mantle instability beneath the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California and Death Valley extension: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2006.08.028.
Saleeby, J., Ducea, M, Clemens-Knott, D., 2003, Production and loss of high-density batholithic root, southern Sierra Nevada region: Tectonics, v. 22, p. 1-24, doi:10.1029/2002TC001374.
Saleeby, J., 2007, Western extent of the Sierra Nevada batholith in the Great Valley Basement: EOS Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, v. 88, no. 52, p. F2186.
Saleeby, J., Le Pourhiet, L. Saleeby, Z., and Gurnis, M., 2012a, Epeirogenic transients related to mantle lithosphere removal in the southern Sierra Nevada region, Part I: implications of thermo-mechanical modeling, Geosphere (in press).
Saleeby, J., Saleeby, Z., and Le Pourhiet L., 2012b, Epeirogenic transients related to mantle lithosphere removal in the southern Sierra Nevada region, Part II: implications of rock uplift and basin subsidence relations, Geosphere (in review).
Schmandt, B., and Humphreys, E., 2010a, Complex subduction and small-scale convection revealed by body-wave tomography of the western united States upper mantle, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2010.06.047.
Schmandt, B. and Humphreys, E., 2010b, Seismic heterogeneity and small-scale convection in the southern California upper mantle, G-cubed, Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, v. 11, n. 5, Q05004, doi:10.1029/2010GC003042. 1299.
Schmandt, B. and Humphreys, E., 2011, Seismically imaged relict slab from the 55 Ma Siletzia accretion to the northwest United States, Geology, doi: 10.1130/G31558.1, v. 39; no. 2; p. 175–178.
Tan, E., E. Choi, P. Thoutireddy, M. Gurnis, and M. Aivazis, 2006, GeoFramework: Coupling multiple models of mantle convection within a computational framework, Geochem., Geophys., Geosyst. 7, Q06001, doi:10.1029/2005GC001155.
Zandt, G. Gilbert, H., Owens, T., Ducea, M., Saleeby, J. and Jones, C., 2004, Active foundering 1 of a continental arc root beneath the southern Sierra Nevada, California: Nature, v. 43, p. 41-45.
Zhong, S., M.T. Zuber, L.N. Moresi, and M. Gurnis, 2000, The role of temperature-dependent viscosity and surface plates in spherical shell models of mantle convection. J. Geophys. Res., 105, 11,063-11,082.
Contacts: Laetitia Le Pourhiet, Jason Saleeby, and Mike Gurnis