General Information
Chapman Conference on the
Formation of Sedimentary Strata on Continental Margins
Ponce Hilton Hotel
Ponce, Puerto Rico
June 17-19, 2001
(Sunday through Tuesday)



Conveners
Charles A. Nittrouer
School of Oceanography University of Washington Seattle, WA 98195 USA

James A. Austin, Jr.
Institute for Geophysics 4412 Spicewood Springs Road Building 600 University of Texas Austin, TX 78759-8500 USA

Cosponsors
Office of Naval Research (ONR)
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Program

Day at a Glance
0900-0905 Introduction, Chuck Nittrouer and Jamie Austin
0905-0940 first keynote talk
0940-1015 second keynote talk
1015-1050 third keynote talk
1050-1105 break
1105-1200 poster introductions (5 minutes each)
1200-1400 lunch
1400-1545 remaining poster introductions (5 minutes each)
~1545 fifteen-minute break
~1600-1800 presenters standing by their posters

Sunday, June 17, 2001

Processes Controlling Short-term fate of Sediment
0900-0905: Introduction, Chuck Nittrouer and Jamie Austin
0905-0940 Timothy Milligan (moderators: Patricia Wiberg, Charles Nittrouer)
   Sediment Sorting in Turbid Suspensions
0940-1015 Carl Friedrichs (moderators: Peter Cowell, James Austin)
    Short-term fate of fine Sediment on Energetic Depositional Shelves

1015-1050 Clark Alexander (moderators: Michael Field, Charles Nittrouer)
    Delineating and Quantifying Holocene Dispersal Systems on Continental Margins

1050-1105 break
1105-1200 poster introductions (5 minutes each)
1200-1400 lunch
1400-1545 remaining poster introductions (5 minutes each)
~1545 fifteen-minute break
~1600-1800 presenters standing by their posters
POSTERS

Monday, June 18, 2001

Processes Controlling Long-term fate of Sediment
0900-0905 Introduction, Chuck Nittrouer and Jamie Austin
0905-0940 John Anderson (moderators: Serge Berne, James Austin)
    Eustatic Control on Preservation of Regressive and Transgressive Shelf Strata

0940-1015 Juergen Mienert (moderators: James Syvitski, Charles Nittrouer)
    Gravity Flows and Their Triggering Mechanisms on European Continental Margins

1015-1050 Fabio Trincardi (moderators: Yoshiki Saito, James Austin)
    Stratigraphic Architecture and Sediment Failure: Insights from Mediterranean Histories

1050-1105 break
1105-1200 poster introductions (5 minutes each)
1200-1400 lunch
1400-1545 remaining poster introductions (5 minutes each)
~1545 fifteen-minute break
~1600-1800 presenters standing by their posters
POSTERS

Tuesday, June 19, 2001

Net Stratigraphic Results
0900-0905 Introduction, Chuck Nittrouer and Jamie Austin
0905-0940 John Goff (moderators: Fabio Trincardi, Charles Nittrouer)
    Bathymetric and Stratigraphic Predictability: The Search for a Minimum data Density

0940-1015 Marco Taviani (moderators: Juergen Mienert, James Austin)
    When Skeletons take the Initiative: Searching for the Connection Between
    Ecology and Strata

1015-1050 Serge Berne (moderators: Mike Steckler, Charles Nittrouer)
    Time-scales and Processes of Formation for Shelf-edge High-resolution Sequences

1050-1105 break
1105-1200 poster introductions (5 minutes each)
1200-1400 lunch
1400-1545 remaining poster introductions (5 minutes each)
~1545 fifteen-minute break
~1600-1800 presenters standing by their posters
POSTERS