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Evolution of the Western Interior Basin (Gac Special Paper, No. 39)

Evolution of the Western Interior Basin (Gac Special Paper, No. 39)

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Published by Geological Assn of Canada .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Canada, Western,
  • Cretaceous,
  • Geology, Stratigraphic,
  • Geology, Structural,
  • West (U.S.)

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsW. G. E. Caldwell (Editor), Erle G. Kauffman (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages680
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8342487M
    ISBN 100919216528
    ISBN 109780919216525

    Bourgeois,Evidence for mid-Cretaceous wrench-faulting in the Methow basin, Washington: Tectonostratigraphic setting of the Virginian Ridge Formation: Tectonics, v. These strata comprised of shallow marine clastics sources from the Brazilian and Guyana cratons to the east. References Bilodeau, W. This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access. Pteranodon fossils are very common and it was probably a major component of the surface ecosystem, though it was found in only the southern reaches of the Seaway.

    Preview Unable to display preview. Organic-carbon contents increase towards the basin center because of lower clastic dilution and focusing of organic-carbon transport from margins to center. Howell ed. Although the margins of these blocks were deformed and uplifted during collision, their interiors persisted as depocenters into the foreland basin phase during the Mesozoic.

    Repeated transgressive—regressive episodes in the Cenomanian—Turonian led to progressive flooding of the Western Interior Basin of North America, culminating in deposition of maximum highstand intervals in the early Turonian. Watkins and C. Geological Survey Professional Paper,p. Zanner and Kuzila postulate that the Nebraska Rainwater Basins would be recognized as an analog of the Carolina Bays if not for their loess cover, and that any explanation for the existence of the Carolina Bays should also help explain Nebraska's Rainwater Basins. Correa, A.


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Evolution of the Western Interior Basin (Gac Special Paper, No. 39) Download PDF Ebook

As the seaway transgressed and regressed over time, alternating layers of sandstone and shale were deposited, depending on the depth and overall energy of the environment.

Atlas of the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin

East of the thrust front in the latest Campanian and contemporaneous with basin formation on the allochthon, a northward-northeastward-flowing big river system transported sediment into the foreland basin from feldspar-rich source areas southwest of the study area.

Schematic diagrams comparing patterns of uplift and subsidence in foreland and extensional basins during times of active deformation A and quiescence B. Biostratigraphic dating Cobban, a, b, c; Cobban and Hook, ; Cobban and Kennedy, Reeside, J.

Franczyk, K. Johnson, S. However, in Evolution of the Western Interior Basin book in combination with Cenozoic rifting produced from the San Andreas faultcrustal folding, faulting and overall deformation have affected the southern regions of the continental US.

Geological Survey Bulletin, F, p. West of the thrust front, small intermontane basins formed on the allochthon. Hook, S. Norman,Geometry and tectonic setting of sea-floor spreading for the Josephine ophiolite, and implications for Jurassic accretionary events along the California margin; pp.

Fisher, L. There was little sedimentation on the eastern shores of the Seaway; the western boundary, however, consisted of a thick clastic wedge eroded eastward from the Sevier orogenic belt.

Abundance of apatite nodules and lamina in the black shale submember of the study core suggest that black shale sediments accumulated slowly in a sediment-starved basin. First published use of subsurface "Mancos B" unit Kellogg, Allen and P. By Late-Cretaceous times, Eurasia and the Americas had separated along the south Atlantic and subduction on the west coast of the Americas had commenced - identified as the Laramide orogeny - the early phase of growth of the modern Rocky Mountains.

All are in Lambert conformal conic projection. In time, the southern embayment merged with the Mowry Sea in the late Cretaceous, forming the "complete" Seaway.

The first two are thought to have formed by back-arc spreading, either still active 1or recently active 2. Rodgers,Stratigraphy and structure of the Schoonover sequence, northeastern Nevada: Implications for Paleozoic plate-margin tectonics: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v.

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Westermann ed. Kluth, and L. Schermer,Tectonostratigraphic terranes of the circum-Pacific region; pp.

Sedimentation and basin evolution along the Mesozoic margin of western North America

Watkins and C.The Evolution of the Western Interior Basin book Interior Basin extends north–south over about 35° of latitude, from Texas to the Northwest Territories, a distance of more than 3, km. The basin developed as a result of crustal loading during the western migration of the North American Plate and the subduction of galisend.com by: Evolution of the Western Interior Basin Gac Special Paper, No.

39 Volume 39 of Geological Association of Canada special paper Volume 39 of Geological Association of Canada: Geological Association of Canada special paper Volume 39 of Special Paper - Geological Association of Canada.

The origin and evolution of sedimentary basins is an obvious focus of the International Lithosphere Program because it is fundamentally a problem in the dynamics and evolution of the lithosphere, and moreover, it provides special opportunities for strengthening the interactions between basic research and the applications of geology, geophysics.At a pdf times during the late Cretaceous the Pdf Interior Seaway went through periods of anoxia, where the bottom water was devoid of oxygen and the water column was stratified.

At the end of the Cretaceous, a continuing uplift in a mountain-building episode called the Laramide orogeny hoisted the sandbanks (sandstone).The Western Interior foreland basin and the proto-Cordillera developed in tandem as differential expres­ sions of the same set of global tectonic events that shaped the western part of North.The Nebraska Rainwater Basins.

Nebraska is located in ebook center ebook the United States, almost equidistant from the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. But during the Cretaceous Period, ninety million years ago, most of Nebraska was at the bottom of the Western Interior Seaway that separated North America into Laramidia (west) and Appalachia (east).