Perspectives in Regional Geological Synthesis
Prepared at the outset of the Decade of North American Geology (DNAG) project, this volume contains the preview statements and/or annotated outlines describing the organization of geological information for the volumes of regional geology in the Geology of North America, which was published as part of the DNAG project.
The Gulf of Mexico Basin
Published:January 01, 1982
The accumulation of abundant geologic and geophysical information about the Gulf of Mexico Basin during the last few decades has contributed significantly to the understanding of the geologic history of this important geologic province—its birth during Late Triassic-Jurassic time, and the subsequent geologic events that have given the basin its present configuration.
Much of this information has been the product of extensive surface and sub-surface geologic studies, geophysical surveys, and drilling around the periphery of the basin, mainly in connection with the exploration for oil and gas. More recently, invaluable data have been obtained in the previously little-known central...