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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

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

Slab temperatures control melting in subduction zones, what controls slab temperature?
Chris Kincaid, University of Rhode Island
Hands-on demonstrations of advection and diffusion of heat in subduction zones, and their controls on slab thermal evolution and relationships to melting, using analog models.

MARGINS Initiative: SubFac

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

From Source to Sink: How Sediment Reflects the Journey from the Mountains to the Sea
Lonnie Leithold, North Carolina State University; Adam Hoffman, University of Dubuque; Kathy Surpless, Trinity University; Steve Kuehl, College of William and Mary
This is one component of the Source to Sink Mini Lesson Set Continental margins are phenomenal places to study the modern sedimentary cycle because sediment in margin regions has been routed from mountains ...

MARGINS Initiative: S2S

The spectrum of fault slip
Eliza Richardson, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus; Jeff Marshall, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona; David Pearson, Idaho State University; (James) Casey Moore, University of California-Santa Cruz
Introduction to the different types of slip behaviors that can occur on subduction thrust, and comparative analysis of data sets derived from earthquakes and slow slip events to learn to discriminate among events.

MARGINS Initiative: Seize

Sediment Dispersal and Continental Margin Stratigraphy
Kathy Surpless, Trinity University; Adam Hoffman, University of Dubuque; Steve Kuehl, College of William and Mary; Lonnie Leithold, North Carolina State University; , North Carolina State University
This module examines different sediment dispersal systems and their relationships and controls on margin stratigraphy and geometry, using data sets from the Fly and Waipaoa river systems.

MARGINS Initiative: S2S

Central American Arc Volcanoes, Petrology, and Geochemistry
Bob Stern, The University of Texas at Dallas; Ben Edwards, Dickinson College; Jim Walker, Northern Illinois University
This module teaches basic concepts in igneous petrology through relating hand specimen identification of lavas to major element geochemistry, using the Central American volcanic arc as an example.

MARGINS Initiative: SubFac