Profile: Warren Manspeizer

Professor Emeritus

Faculty
Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences

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  • Education

    B.S., The City College of New York, 1956
    M.S., West Virginia University, 1958
    Ph.D., Rutgers University, 1963

  • Publications

    Manspeizer, W., 1958, The Bluefield Group of the Mauch Chunk Series of Southwestern West Virginia (Abs.), West Virginia Academy of Science, Vol. 30.

    Manspeizer, W., 1963, A Restudy of the Chataugquan Series of Alleghany County, N.Y., Symposium on Middle and Upper Devonian Stratigraphy of Pennsylvania and Adjacent States, Pennsylvania Geol. Survey Bull. C 39, P. 259 277.

    Manspeizer, W., 1967, Longitudinal Transport of Upper Devonian Sediments in the Appalachian Geosyncline, Western New York and Pennsylvania (Abs.). Proceedings of the Second Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America, Northeastern Section.

    Manspeizer, W., 1969, The Catskill Delta Complex:  Distributaries in the Bradford Subdelta, (Abs.), Proceedings of the fourth annual meeting of the Geological Society of America, Northeastern Section.

    Manspeizer, W., 1969, Radial and Concentric Joints, First Watchung Mountain, New Jersey (Abs.), Proceedings of the fourth annual meeting of the Geological Society of America, Northeastern Section.

    Manspeizer, W., 1969, Structure and Petrology of the Basalt of First Watchung Mountain, West Orange, New Jersey (Abs.), Proceedings of the New Jersey Academy of Science.

    Manspeizer, W., 1969, Paleoflow Structures in Late Triassic Basaltic Lava of the Newark Basin and their Regional Implications (Abs.), Proceedings of the eighty second meeting of the Geological Society of America.

    Manspeizer, W., 1970, Application of Paleoflow Structures to Basin Analysis (Abs.), Proceedings of the New Jersey Academy of Science.

    Manspeizer, W., 1974, Triassic Basalts:  Morocco, North America (Abs.), Proceedings of the Eighty Annual Meeting of the Geological Soc. of America, Northeastern section.

    Manspeizer, W., 1974, Puffer, J., 1974, Basalt Geochemistry:  Sea Floor Spreading, North Africa and North America (Abs.), Proceedings Geophysical Union Fifty Fifth Annual Meeting, Wash., .

    Ryan, W., Warme, J. E., Ager, D.V. and Manspeizer, W., 1974, Kinematics of Early Opening of the North Atlantic and Atlas Seaways (Abs.):  Am. Assoc.Petroleum Geologists   Soc. Econ. Paleontologists and Mineralogists, Ann. Mtg., V. 1, P. 76.

    Manspeizer, W., Cousminer, H., 1974, Late Triassic Palynoflorule from Morocco: Comparison with Eastern North America (Abs.), Proceedings Annual Meeting Geological Society of America Northeast and Southeast Sections, Reston, Virginia.

    Cousminer, H., C., and Manspeizer, W., 1976, Autunian and Carnian Palynoflorules: Key to Biochronology and Paleoclimatology of the Moroccan Pre Atlantic Borderland (Abs.), Symposium on Stratigraphic Micropaleontology of Atlantic Basin and Borderlands, University of Delaware, June 1976.

    Manspeizer, W., Puffer, J., and Cousminer, 1976, Subduction, Rifting, and Sea Floor Spreading:  A Volcanic Record in Morocco and Eastern North America (Abs.), Proceedings Geological Society of America Northeast and Southeast Sections, Reston, Virginia.

    Manspeizer, W., and Cousminer, H. L., 1976, Crustal Thinning:  A Precursor to the Breakup of Pangaea and the Opening of the Atlantic Ocean.  (Abs.), Geol. Soc. Amer., Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado.

    Cousminer, H., and Manspeizer, W., 1976, Triassic Pollen Data Moroccan High Atlas and the Incipient Rifting of Pangaea as Middle Carnian,  Science, V. 191, pp. 943 945.

    Cousminer, H., and Manspeizer, W., 1977, Autunian and Carnian Palynoflorules: Contributions to the Chronology and the Tectonic History of the Moroccan Pre Atlantic Borderland.  In:  Swain, F. M. (Ed.)., Symposium on Stratigraphic Micropaleontology of Atlantic Basin and Borderlands, Proceedings Vol., Eslev. Sci. Pub. Co., pp. 185 204, with additional commentaries p. 243.

    Manspeizer, W., Cousminer, H., and Puffer, J., 1978, The Separation of Morocco and Eastern North America:  A Triassic Jurassic Stratigraphic Record, Bull. Geol. Soc. Amer., v. 89, p. 901 920.

    Manspeizer, W., D'Angelo, L., and Klepp, C., Effects of Clear Water Discharge on Bed Forms in Alluvial Channels. (Abs.)., Geol. Soc. Am., Northeast Section Meetings, 1978.

    Manspeizer, W., 1978, The Dead Sea:  Pleistocene and Recent Sedimentation and Rifting (Abs.) Invited paper:  Tenth International Congress on SEdimentology, Jerusalem, Israel, July 1978.

    Manspeizer, W., 1978, The Dead Sea:  Marginal Sedimentary Facies:  in Sedimentology in Israel, Cyprus and Turkey Guidebook; International Congress on Sedimentology, pp. 50 55.

                Manspeizer, W., 1978, Dead Sea Road Log, fieldstop 8:  Interfan facies; 9: Lisan and Post lisan Fans, deltas and beaches; 10:  Pre Lisan Debris Fans and Border Fault sedimentation, in Sedimentology in Israel, Cyprus and Turkey Guidebook; International Congress on Sedimentology, pp. 74 80.

    Manspeizer, W., 1979, The Dead Sea Rift:  A model for Early Phase Rifting of Pangaea (Abs.).  Geol. Soc. Amer., Northeast Section Meetings, 1979.

    Manspeizer, W., 1978, Raritan Confluence Reservoir:  Chap. 3, Geology (pp. 1 26), Chap., 18, Sediment Transport (pp. 1 66), and Appendices I, II, III, In: Raritan Confluence Reservoir:  Environmental Impact. New Jersey Institute of Technology for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

    Manspeizer, W., 1980, Rift Tectonics inferred from volcanic and clastic structures, In:  Manspeizer, W., (Ed.), Field Studies in the Geology of New Jersey; New York State Geological Association, Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey, pp. 314 350.

    Manspeizer, W., 1981, Early Mesozoic Basins of the Central Atlantic Passive Margins, In Bally, A. W. (Ed.), Geology of Passive Continental Margins:  History, Structure and Sedimentologic Record (with special emphasis on the Atlantic Margin):  AAPG Educational Course Note Series #19, Section 4, pp. 1 60.

    Manspeizer, W., McGowan, M., and Hall, S., 1981, Early Jurassic rhomb shaped grabens deep water lakes, and the opening of the proto Atlantic Ocean (Abs.); Proceedings of the Geological Society of America, Northeast Section.

    Manspeizer, W., McGowan, M., Olsen, P. E. and Renton, J., 1981, Hydrocarbon Occurrences in Triassic Jurassic Lacustrine Deposits, Newark Rift Basin, Atlantic Passive Margin (Abs.), Atlantic Margin Energy Conference:  AAPG, Eastern Section, p. 37.

    Manspeizer, W., and Olsen, P. E., 1981, Rift Basins of the Passive Margin:  Tectonics, Organic rich lacustrine sediments, basin analyses, In Hobbs, G.W. (Ed.), Field Guide to the Geology of the Paleozoic, Mesozoic and Tertiary Rocks of New Jersey and the Central Hudson Valley:  Petroleum Exploration Society of New York, pp. 25 103.

    Manspeizer, W., 1982, Dynamics of the Atlantic Passive Margin:  A Triassic Liassic record of Tectonic and Climatic Interactions (Abs.); Proceedings of the Geological Society of America, Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

    Grow, J., A. Drake, N. Ratcliffe, W. Manspeizer, 1982, U.S. Geodynamic Transect E 2:  New Jersey (Abs.); Proceedings of the Geological Society of America, Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

    Manspeizer, W., 1982, Triassic Liassic of Morocco and North America:  Similarities and Differences between formerly contiguous basins on the Pangaean Landmass (Abs.), Universitat of Marrakech, 1982.

    Manspeizer, W., 1982, Triassic Liassic Basins and Climate of the Atlantic Passive Margins:  Geologische Rundschau, v. 71, p. 895 917 (with German, French and Russian Summaries)

    Manspeizer, W., 1983, Inherited Appalachian Structures: Triassic Liassic "Rifting" (Abs.):  Geological Society of America, EasternSection, Kiamesha Lake, New York.  Abstract with Programs, Geol. Soc. America, p. 184.
    Bello, D. and Manspeizer, W., 1983, Pillow lavas of the Triassic Jurassic Newark to Hartford Basins (Abs.):  Geological Soc. America, Southeastern Section, Tallahassee, Fla.

    Manspeizer, W., 1983, Proto Atlantic pull apart basins along the South Atlas 40`N Fracture Zone, Morocco and North Amer: Bull. De La Faculte des Sci. Marrakech, v. 1, no. 1, p. 61-69.

    Manspeizer, W., 1984, Strike slip Newark type basins (Triassic Jurassic) along the Atlantic passive margin of eastern North America and Northwest Africa:  in Puffer, J. H. (ed.) Igneous rocks of the Newark Basin:  Petrology, mineralogy, ore deposits and guide to fieldtrip:  Geol. Assoc. of New Jersey, p. 180 182.

    Manspeizer, W., 1984, The Dead Sea Rift:  Impact of Tectonism and Climate on Patterns of Sedimentation (Abs.):  S.E.P.M. Research Symposium: Strike Slip Sedimentation, San Antonio, Technical program and abstracts, AAPG Bull (70), p. 615 616.

    Manspeizer, W., 1985, Early Mesozoic history of the Atlantic Passive margin, in Poag, W., ed., Geologic evolution of the United States Atlantic Margin: Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., New York p. 1 23.

    Manspeizer, W., 1985, The Dead Sea Rift:  impact of climate and tectonism on Pleistocene and Holocene Sedimentation:  in Biddle, K and N.  Christie Blick (eds.):  Strike Slip Deformation, Basin Formation and Sedimentation:Spec. Pub., Society of Eco. Paleontologists and Mineral., vol. 37, p. 143 158.

    Manspeizer, W., 1985, Rifting of the Central Atlantic Margin:  A Triassic Jurassic Record of Tectonic and Climatic Interaction (abs.):  International Lithosphere Program, Continental Rifting, Beijing, China.

    Lucas, Mark, Warren Manspeizer, and Joseph Hull, 1985, En echelon folds:  A case history from the Jacksonwald Syncline of foreland folds in the Newark Rift Basin of eastern North America (Abs.):  American Assoc. Petroleum Geologists:  Eastern Section, Williamsburg, Va., Nov., 1985.

    Manspeizer, W., 1987, A Stratigraphic Record of Rifting, Drifting and Tethyan Transgressions of the Central Proto Atlantic:  in Sougy, J. (ed.), Special Publication of the Giens Penrose Conference, Journal of African Earth Sciences, vol. 6, no. 2 p. 369 373.

    Manspeizer, W., 1987, Detachment faulting and evolution of the Atlantic Passive Margins: Northeastern Geology, vol. 9, no. 4, p. 223 231.

    Manspeizer, W., and H. Cousminer, 1988, Late Triassic Early Jurassic synrift basins of the U.S. AtlanticMargin; in Sheridan, R.E. and Grow, J.A. (eds.), The Geology of North America, vol. 1 2, The Atlantic Continental Margin, U.S.:  Geol. Soc. America, p. 197 216.

    Manspeizer, W., 1988, Sedimentation in segmented rifted terranes with emphases on "hot" and "cold" Triassic Liassic plate margins along detachment faults (Abs.):  Geologic and Geochemical Evidence for Segmentation of Continental and Oceanic Rifts; Procedings, Geodynamic Symposium, Woods Hole Oceanic Institution, Woods Hole, Mass.

    Schlee, J., W. Manspeizer, and S. Riggs, 1988, Paleoenvironments:  Offshore Atlantic U.S. Margin, in Grow, J.A. and R.E. Sheridan (eds.), The Geology of North America, vol. 1 2, Atlantic Continental Margin, U.S.:  U.S., Geol. Soc. America, p. 365 385.

    Manspeizer, W., 1988, A symmetric hot and cold upper plate Atlantic Margins (Abs.) Special meeting:  Extensionl tectonics and stratigraphy of the North Atlantic Margins: Geological Assoc. Canada, Mineralogical Assoc. Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologist; Newfoundland, Canada.

    Manspeizer, W., 1988, Triassic Jurassic Rifting:  Continental Breakup and the Origin of the Atlantic Ocean and Passive Margins, Elsevier Publishing Co., Amsterdam, 998 pp.

    Lucas, M., Hull, J. and Manspeizer, W., 1988, The Jacksonwald Syncline,  Pennsylvania: in Manspeizer, W. (ed.):  Triassic Jurassic Rifting:  Continental Breakup and the Origin of the Atlantic Ocean and Passive Margins, Elsevier Publishing Co., Amsterdam, p. 307 331.

    Manspeizer, W., 1988, Triassic Jurassic rifting and opening of the Atlantic: An overview: in Manspeizer, W. (ed.):  Triassic Jurassic Rifting:  Continental Breakup and the Origin of the Atlantic Ocean and Passive Margins, Elsevier Publishing Co., Amsterdam, p. 42 64.

    Manspeizer, W., J. Costain, J. deBoer, G. McHone, D. Powell, J. Puffer and P. Olsen, 1989, Post Paleozoic Activity through the Appalachians:  in Hatcher, R.D., Jr., G.W. Viele, and W. A. Thomas (eds.), the Appalachian/Ouachita Regions: U.S.; Geol. Soc. America Special Publications p. 319 374 + walls maps.

    Manspeizer, W. and A. E. Gates, 1988, Alleghanian transpression and Triassic gravitational tectonics: Precursors to the formation of asymmetric conjugate Atlantic margins (Abs.):  geological Society of America:  Centennial Celebration:  Abstracts with Programs, p. A218.

    Manspeizer, W., 1989, The Newark Supergroup:  A circum Atlantic Stratigraphic perspective: Geological Society of America, Northeast Section:  Abstracts with programs, New Brunswick, N.J.

    Manspeizer, W. and J. Huntoon, 1989, Early Mesozoic rift basins of Eastern North America:  Origin and evolution:  in R. Slingerland and K. Furlong (eds.) Sedimentology and Thermal Mechanical History of Basins in the Central Appalachian Orogen:  28th International Geological Congress:  American Geophysical Union, Washington, D.C. T152, p. 25 42.

    Manspeizer, W. and M. Lucas, 1989, Fieldtrip:  Mesozoic rift basins, Pennsylvania and New Jersey: in R. Slingerland and K. Furlong (eds.) Sedimentology and Thermal Mechanical History of Basins in the Central Appalachian Orogen:  28th International Geological Congress:  American Geophysical Union, Washington, D.C. T152, p. 63 74.

    Ryan, Wm. B.F., chair and 10 other members including W. Manspeizer, 1989, Passive Margins, The Sedimentary Record:  in A Research initiative for studies of Lithospheric extension and convergence: Proceedings of a Workshop sponsored by the National Research Council, Irvine, California November, 1988.  National Academy Press Washington, D.C. pp. 45 61.

    Drake, A.A., Grow, J.A., Ratcliffe, N., Faille, R.T., and Manspeizer, W. 1991, Transect E2:  Appalachian New York Basin to the Baltimore Canyon Trough, in U.S. Geodynamic Committee, National Research Council:  North American Continental Ocean Transects Program, National Academy Press, Washington, D.C. pp. 62 64.

    Manspeizer, W., In Press, Triassic:  McGraw Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, 7th Edition, McGraw Hill Publishing Co., New York 10011, 8 manuscript pages.

    Manspeizer, W., 1991, Book Review:  The Atlas System of Morocco:  Studies on its Geodynamic Evolution, edited by V.H. Jacobshagen (1988), 499 p.  Published by Springer Verlag, New York, d by invitation to Earth Science Reviews, Elsevier Publishers, Amsterdam, vol. 30, p. 325-326.

    Manspeizer, W., 1993, Book Review:  Magmatism and the causes of Continental Break-up, edited by B.C. Storey, T. Alabaster, R.J. Pankhurst, The Geological Society, London, 404p.; submitted to Elsevier Journals at request of Elsevier Publishers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

    Manspeizer, W., 1993, Pangean break-up in the central Atlantic: consequence of tectonic escape and orogenic collapse (abs): Annual Convention of the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists, Calgary, Canada.

    Manspeizer, W. and A. Gates, 1993, Seismic profiles uniquely image precursor rifting events beneath the Durham basin, North Carolina: Implications for Appalachian tectonics (Abs): Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America, Boston, Mass., October, 1993.

    Manspeizer, W., 1994, Multiple tectonic inversions of east coast Mesozoic rift basins: case study from the Durham basin, N.C. (abs): Annual meeting of the Northeast Section of the Geological Society of America, Binghamton, N.Y., March 1994.

    Kessler, L.G. and Manspeizer, W., 1994, Depositional mechanics of channelized sand matrix debris flows. Ladentown-Suffern area, New York (abs): Annual meeting of the Northeast Section of the Geological Society of America, Binghamton, N.Y., March 1994.

    Manspeizer, W. and Gates, A.E., 1994, Permo-Triassic rifting in the Southern Appalachians: New seismic evidence from the Durham basin, North Carolina (abs.)  Annual meeting of the Southern Section of the Geological Society of America, Blacksburg, Virginia, April 1994.

    Manspeizer, W., 1994, The break-up of Pangea and its impact on climate: Consequence of Variscan-Alleghanide orogenic collapse: in G.D. Klein (ed.), Special Paper 288, Pangea: Paleoclimate, Tectonics, and Sedimentation during Accretion, Zenith and Breakup of a Supercontinent.Geological Soc. of America, Boulder, Colorado. p. 169-185.

    Manspeizer, W., 1994, Permo-Triassic tectonioc inversion and the breakup of Pangea in the Central Atlantic (abs.)  14th Annual International Sedimentological Congress, Recife, Brazil, August 1994.

    Manspeizer, W., In Print, Continental Margins; entry for: McMillan Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences, New York.

    Manspeizer, W. and Gates, A. E., 1995, Permo-Triassic rifting in the Southern Appalachians: Seismic evidence from the Durham Basin, North Carolina (abs.)  Annual Meeting of the Northeast Section of the Geological Society of America, Connecticut.

    Trappe, J.,Flugel, E., Manspeizer, W. and Ginsburg, R.N., 1996, Sedimentary Geology of Supercontinent Pangea, Challenge and Opportunity (abs) International Geological Congress, Beijing, China.

    Manspeizer, W., 1996, Pangean Stratabound Resources: Feasibility Study Using GIS & the Worldwide Net (abs), International Geological Congress, Beijing, China.

    Manspeizer, W., 1997, Global Distribution of Stratabound Pangaean Resources: An Overview: Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists and Society for Sedimentary Geology, Joint Meeting, Program with Abstracts, Calgary, Canada, p. 182.

    Manspeizer, W., 1997,  Pangaea: When,  Where/Why 5% of Geologic Time Produced Much of the World’s Stratabound Resources, Including Hydrocarbons, Evaporites and Strategic Metals (abs.).International Association of Sedimentologists, Regional Meeting, Heidelberg, Germany, 1997

    Manspeizer, W. and N. Manspeizer, 1999, Permo-Triassic stratabound Resources: time of decreasing resource productivity (abs); Conference Pleniere: Deuxieme Reunion du Groupe Marocain du Permian et du Trias, Marrakech, Maroc, November, 1999

    Manspeizer, W. and J. Puffer, 2000, Oldest Atlantic MORB Extrusion records Early Ridge Event on the Passive Margin of Morocco (abs.), Annual Meeting of the Northeast Section of the Geological Society of America, New Brunswick, N.J.

    Manspeizer, W., 2000, Permian Terminal Extinction: Gaps and Peaks in the Distribution of Pangaean Stratabound Hydrocarbons & Strategic Metals  Contribute to the Debate (abs.), Annual Meeting of the Northeast Section of the  Geological Society of America, New Brunswick, N.J

    Books

    Field Studies of New Jersey Geology and Guide to Fieldtrips: 52nd Meeting
    Of the New York State  Geological Association, 1980. Warren Manspeizer, Editor 397 pages

    Triassic-Jurassic Rifting: Continental Breakup and the Origin of the Atlantic Ocean and Passive Margins; 1988. Warren Manspeizer, Editor, Parts A and B, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 998 pages.