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Proximal continental rhythmic sequences in the Genesee group (lower upper Devonian) of southeastern New York

Peter J. R. Buttner
Proximal continental rhythmic sequences in the Genesee group (lower upper Devonian) of southeastern New York (in Late Paleozoic and Mesozoic continental sedimentation, northeastern North America, symposium)
Special Paper - Geological Society of America (1968) 106: 109-126

Abstract

Rhythmic continental sequences characterize the proximal Genesee Group (Upper Devonian) in southeastern New York, which are interpreted as the remnant elements of a sequence of coastal-plain and upland fluvial deposits. A rhythm consists of a braided pattern of coarse conglomeratic channel-fill, a composite of point-bar, channel-fill, and overbank sandstones, and overbank, mudflat, and general flood-plain accumulations of siltstones and mudrocks. Widespread lateral variability, rapid vertical change, channel depths of more than 30 feet, and textural mapping suggest a significant fall-line scarp close to the east of the present outcrop limit. Various aspects of the natural rhythmic sequences of the Genesee Group have been synthesized and examined using [computer] simulation techniques.


ISSN: 0072-1077
EISSN: 2331-219X
Coden: GSAPAZ
Serial Title: Special Paper - Geological Society of America
Serial Volume: 106
Title: Proximal continental rhythmic sequences in the Genesee group (lower upper Devonian) of southeastern New York
Title: Late Paleozoic and Mesozoic continental sedimentation, northeastern North America, symposium
Pages: 109-126
Published: 1968
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of America (GSA), Boulder, CO, United States
Accession Number: 1969-009436
Categories: Sedimentary petrology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
N40°30'00" - N45°00'00", W79°45'00" - W71°55'00"
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Bibliography and Index of North American Geology, U. S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, United States
Update Code: 1969
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