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dc.contributor.advisor Dunbar, Robyn Wright
dc.creatorCrandall, Gregg Armand
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T00:26:45Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T00:26:45Z
dc.date.issued 1992
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/13635
dc.description.abstract The Point Lookout Sandstone undergoes an abrupt transition from strandplain-dominated to deltaic-dominated deposition in the northwestern part of the San Juan Basin near Durango, Colorado. The onset of deltaic deposition is preceded by a base level fall and development of a Type 2 sequence boundary as evidenced by a basinward shift in shoreline facies expressed as distributary channel sandstones overlying shoreface deposits. Deposition in the study area, therefore, represents late highstand systems tract progradation and subsequent shelf-margin systems tract deltaic deposition. Posamentier and Vail's (1988) model of deposition during base-level fail in the absence of fluvial incision predicts many of the stratigraphic relationships observed in the field, and provides the best sequence stratigraphic model for deposition within the study area.
dc.format.extent 149 p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectGeology
dc.title Fluvial influence on high-frequency sedimentary cycle geometry: The transition from strandplain to deltaic deposition in the Cretaceous Point Lookout Sandstone, San Juan Basin, Colorado
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Earth Science
thesis.degree.discipline Natural Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts
dc.identifier.citation Crandall, Gregg Armand. "Fluvial influence on high-frequency sedimentary cycle geometry: The transition from strandplain to deltaic deposition in the Cretaceous Point Lookout Sandstone, San Juan Basin, Colorado." (1992) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/13635.


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