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Clastic sedimentology, sedimentary architecture, and sequence stratigraphy of fluvio-deltaic, shoreface, and shelf deposits, Upper Cretaceous, Book Cliffs, eastern Utah and western Colorado

Simon A. J. Pattison, Huw Williams and Paul Davies
Clastic sedimentology, sedimentary architecture, and sequence stratigraphy of fluvio-deltaic, shoreface, and shelf deposits, Upper Cretaceous, Book Cliffs, eastern Utah and western Colorado (in Roaming the Rocky Mountains and environs; geological field trips, Robert G. Raynolds (editor))
Field Guide (Geological Society of America) (2008) 10: 17-43

Abstract

The 300-km-long Books Cliffs are a world-class field laboratory for studying clastic sedimentology, sedimentary architecture, and sequence stratigraphy,and serve as an outcrop analog for fluvio-deltaic and shoreface-to-shelf hydrocarbon reservoirs worldwide. These famous rocks have been used to develop, test and refine sedimento-logical and stratigraphic ideas and models over the years, including the principles and concepts of sequence stratigraphy. This field guide focuses on the following themes: (a) sedimentology, sedimentary architecture, and sequence stratigraphy of fluvial. coastal plain, river- and wave-dominated deltas, and shoreface-to-shelf deposits,(b) stacking patterns in high versus low accommodation settings, (c) distribution of reservoir and non-reservoir facies in a predictive sequence stratigraphic framework, (d) relationship between relative sea level, shoreline position, and stratigraphic architecture, and (e) alternative sequence stratigraphic models for the interpretation of channel-shoreface packages.


ISSN: 2333-0937
EISSN: 2333-0945
Serial Title: Field Guide (Geological Society of America)
Serial Volume: 10
Title: Clastic sedimentology, sedimentary architecture, and sequence stratigraphy of fluvio-deltaic, shoreface, and shelf deposits, Upper Cretaceous, Book Cliffs, eastern Utah and western Colorado
Title: Roaming the Rocky Mountains and environs; geological field trips
Author(s): Pattison, Simon A. J.Williams, HuwDavies, Paul
Author(s): Raynolds, Robert G.editor
Affiliation: Brandon University, Department of Geology, Brandon, MB, Canada
Affiliation: Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Denver, CO, United States
Pages: 17-43
Published: 2008
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of America, Boulder, CO, United States
ISBN: 978-0-8137-0010-6
References: 69
Accession Number: 2009-022134
Categories: Sedimentary petrologyStratigraphy
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. sects., sketch map
N29°00'00" - N43°30'00", W122°00'00" - W102°30'00"
N37°00'00" - N41°00'00", W109°00'00" - W102°00'00"
N37°00'00" - N42°00'00", W114°04'60" - W109°04'60"
Secondary Affiliation: Reservoir Geology Consultants, GBR, United Kingdom
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2019, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 200913
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