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Overview: The Subduction Factory Mini-lessons
Ben Edwards, Dickinson College; Chris Kincaid, University of Rhode Island; Bob Stern, The University of Texas at Dallas; Sarah Penniston-Dorland, University of Maryland-College Park

MARGINS Initiative: SubFac

Subduction zone metamorphism
Sarah Penniston-Dorland, University of Maryland-College Park
This module introduces students to subduction zone metamorphism through the examination of rock samples, calculating P-T-t paths, and comparing them to thermal model predictions of P-T paths.

MARGINS Initiative: SubFac

Role of Sedimentation in Rifting
Sue Cashman, Humboldt State University; Rebecca Dorsey, University of Oregon; Scott Bennett, U.S. Geological Survey; Jack Loveless, Smith College; Lisa Lamb, University of St. Thomas (MN); Andrew Goodliffe, The University of Alabama
A module in which students use field and geophysical measurements and observations of Gulf of California basins to calculate isostasy and its controls.

MARGINS Initiative: RCL

Exploring Styles of Extension in the Gulf of California
Lisa Lamb, University of St. Thomas (MN); Rebecca Dorsey, University of Oregon; Scott Bennett, U.S. Geological Survey; Sue Cashman, Humboldt State University; Jack Loveless, Smith College; Andrew Goodliffe, The University of Alabama
An introduction to processes associated with continental rifting, and resulting fault geometries and distributions, and lithospheric responses, using seismic data examples from the Gulf of California.

MARGINS Initiative: RCL

Role of Plate Motion Obliquity in Rifting
Jack Loveless, Smith College; Scott Bennett, U.S. Geological Survey; Rebecca Dorsey, University of Oregon; Sue Cashman, Humboldt State University; Lisa Lamb, University of St. Thomas (MN); Andrew Goodliffe, The University of Alabama
A module that uses Euler poles to describe the relative motion between the Baja Microplate and North American Plate, highlighting how the obliquity of rifting changes along strike in the Gulf of California.

MARGINS Initiative: RCL

Accretionary vs. erosive subduction margins
David Pearson, Idaho State University; (James) Casey Moore, University of California-Santa Cruz; Jeff Marshall, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona; Eliza Richardson, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
This module examines the nature and variability of subduction margins through examination of data sets that document subduction zone inputs, deformation, and resulting morphology in different settings.

MARGINS Initiative: Seize

Contemporary Climate Oscillations: ENSO and a case study of the Huanghe River
Steve Kuehl, College of William and Mary
This module uses data of monthly mean sea level pressure from Tahiti and Darwin, Australia to calculate the Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) of El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) for comparison with the Huanghe River (China) discharge and correlated anthropogenic effects.

MARGINS Initiative: S2S

Bathymetry of Rifted Margins
Sue Cashman, Humboldt State University; Rebecca Dorsey, University of Oregon; Scott Bennett, U.S. Geological Survey; Lisa Lamb, University of St. Thomas (MN); Jack Loveless, Smith College; Andrew Goodliffe, The University of Alabama
This is one component of the Rupturing Continental Lithosphere suite of mini-lessons. Students investigate the morphology of rifted margins by creating topographic/bathymetric maps and profiles across the Red Sea ...

MARGINS Initiative: RCL

Overview: Rupturing Continental Lithosphere Mini-Lesson Sequence
Rebecca Dorsey, University of Oregon; Scott Bennett, U.S. Geological Survey; Sue Cashman, Humboldt State University; Lisa Lamb, University of St. Thomas (MN); Jack Loveless, Smith College; Andrew Goodliffe, The University of Alabama
An examination of two contrasting rifted margins: the Red Sea and Gulf of California, leading to identification of similarities and differences associated with rifting and lithospheric rupture in each setting.

MARGINS Initiative: RCL

The Plate Boundary Fault of the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake: Oceanic Provenance and Earthquake Genesis
(James) Casey Moore, University of California-Santa Cruz
This is one component of the Seismogenic zone Experiment Mini Lessons This mini lesson provides an example of how stratigraphy influences tectonics, and vice versa. The magnitude 9 Tohoku earthquake slipped a ...

MARGINS Initiative: Seize