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Sedimentary History of the Ventura Basin, California, and the Action of Turbidity Currents

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M. L. Natland
M. L. Natland
Richfield Oil Corporation and Geologisch Instituut, Groningen, Netherlands
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Ph. H. Kuenen
Ph. H. Kuenen
Richfield Oil Corporation and Geologisch Instituut, Groningen, Netherlands
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Published:
January 01, 1951

Abstract

Foraminiferal evidence shows that the water depth of the Ventura Basin was several thousands of feet.during most of its upper Tertiary sedimentary history. The coarse sandstones between the shales were deposited by turbidity currents of high density, and the conglomerates were emplaced by highly mobile submarine slides.

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SEPM Special Publication

Turbidity Currents and the Transportaton of Coarse Sediments to Deep Water

J. L. Hough
J. L. Hough
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SEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology
Volume
2
ISBN electronic:
9781565762039
Publication date:
January 01, 1951

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