Synthesis of Results from the Cd-Rom Experiment: 4-D Image of the Lithosphere Beneath the Rocky Mountains and Implications for Understanding the Evolution of Continental Lithosphere

  1. Karl E. Kalstrom and
  2. G. Randy Keller
  1. Karl E. Karlstrom1,
  2. Steven J. Whitmeyer2,
  3. Ken Dueker3,
  4. Michael L. Williams4,
  5. Samuel A. Bowring5,
  6. Alan R. Levander6,
  7. E. D. Humphreys7,
  8. G. Randy Keller8 and
  9. CD-ROM Working Group

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/154GM31

The Rocky Mountain Region: An Evolving Lithosphere Tectonics, Geochemistry, and Geophysics

The Rocky Mountain Region: An Evolving Lithosphere Tectonics, Geochemistry, and Geophysics

How to Cite

Karlstrom, K. E., Whitmeyer, S. J., Dueker, K., Williams, M. L., Bowring, S. A., Levander, A. R., Humphreys, E. D., Keller, G. R. and CD-ROM Working Group (2005) Synthesis of Results from the Cd-Rom Experiment: 4-D Image of the Lithosphere Beneath the Rocky Mountains and Implications for Understanding the Evolution of Continental Lithosphere, in The Rocky Mountain Region: An Evolving Lithosphere Tectonics, Geochemistry, and Geophysics (eds K. E. Kalstrom and G. R. Keller), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/154GM31

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87108

  2. 2

    Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87108

  3. 3

    Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY 82071

  4. 4

    Department of Earth Atmospheric & Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139

  5. 5

    Department of Geosciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003

  6. 6

    Department of Earth Science, Rice University, Houston, Tx, 77005

  7. 7

    Department of Geological Sciences, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403

  8. 8

    Department of Geological Sciences, University of Texas at EL Paso, EL Paso, TX 79968

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875904191

Online ISBN: 9781118666326

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Keywords:

  • Orogeny-Rocky Mountains;
  • Geology, Structural—Rocky Mountains;
  • Geophysics—Rocky Mountains;
  • Core-mantle boundary

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Geologic and Seismic Evidence for Proterozoic Subduction Scars

  • Towards A 3-D View of Lithospheric Boundaries

  • Origin of the Mantle Velocity Gradients, Anisotropy, Thickness of the Lithosphere

  • Lower Crustal Response: Underplating and a Dynamic Moho

  • Reactivation and Differential Uplift of Proterozoic Lithosphere

  • Laramide Tectonics

  • Discussion of Processes of Stabilization and Evolution of Continental Lithosphere

  • Summary