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Constructing sandstone provenance and classification ternary diagrams using an electronic spreadsheet

Khandaker M. Zahid and David L. Barbeau
Constructing sandstone provenance and classification ternary diagrams using an electronic spreadsheet
Journal of Sedimentary Research (September 2011) 81 (9): 702-707

Abstract

We present and describe a Microsoft Excel-based method of plotting sandstone provenance and classification-related ternary diagrams. Although commercial software is available for plotting ternary diagrams, none of these programs are especially designed to generate plots with specific provenance fields or classification schemes. Currently, many sedimentologists use electronic spreadsheets for storing point-count data and software for generating ternary diagrams, and finally use separate image-drafting software to generate publication-quality figures. The technique demonstrated in this paper does all, in a single step requiring only widely available programs such as Microsoft Excel. This spreadsheet will allow users to generate diagrams suitable for various other provenance-related plots as well as develop new ideas for various geochemical ternary plots.


ISSN: 1527-1404
EISSN: 1938-3681
Serial Title: Journal of Sedimentary Research
Serial Volume: 81
Serial Issue: 9
Title: Constructing sandstone provenance and classification ternary diagrams using an electronic spreadsheet
Affiliation: University of South Carolina, Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Columbia, SC, United States
Pages: 702-707
Published: 20110901
Text Language: English
Publisher: Society for Sedimentary Geology, Tulsa, OK, United States
References: 32
Accession Number: 2011-083215
Categories: Sedimentary petrology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 4 tables
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2019, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States. Reference includes data supplied by SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology), Tulsa, OK, United States
Update Code: 201145
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