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dc.contributor.advisorKocurek, Garyen
dc.creatorMakechnie, Glenn Kennethen
dc.date.accessioned2010-12-23T15:59:19Zen
dc.date.accessioned2010-12-23T15:59:27Zen
dc.date.available2010-12-23T15:59:19Zen
dc.date.available2010-12-23T15:59:27Zen
dc.date.issued2010-08en
dc.date.submittedAugust 2010en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2010-08-1678en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractThe Middle Jurassic Entrada Sandstone of the Four Corners region, USA, is composed predominantly of very fine-grained, red, silty sandstone with poorly defined sedimentary structures. The origin of this facies is enigmatic, even though it is common both on the Colorado Plateau and globally, and is spatially situated between deposits recording unambiguous marine and aeolian environments. Eleven sections were measured along an 85 km transect from the Blanding Basin in southeastern Utah to the San Juan Basin in northwestern New Mexico. Outcrop and laboratory analyses distinguish eight facies: (1) silty shale, (2) shallow subaqueous reworked, fine- to medium-grained sandstone, (3) brecciated, very fine-grained sandstone, (4) crinkly laminated, very fine-grained sandstone with preserved wind ripples and abundant silty laminae, (5) weakly laminated, fine-grained sandstone with occasional silty laminae, (6) planar-laminated, fine-grained, wind-rippled sandstone, (7) cross-stratified, fine- to medium-grained aeolian cross-stratified sandstone, and (8) micritic limestone. Lateral and vertical relationships of these facies show a proximal to distal transition from cross-bedded wind-lain facies to loess-dominated sabkha facies with increasing abundance of water-lain facies basinward. The well known Todilto Limestone (facies 8) is situated stratigraphically below loess-dominated sabkha facies (facies 4 and 5) within the Entrada Sandstone, reinforcing previous interpretations that the unit represents a catastrophic flooding event and not a local groundwater flux.en
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dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectEntradaen
dc.subjectSequence stratigraphyen
dc.subjectFaciesen
dc.subjectJurassicen
dc.subjectAeolianen
dc.subjectSabkhaen
dc.subjectSandstoneen
dc.subjectStratigraphic analysisen
dc.subjectFour Cornersen
dc.titleSequence stratigraphic analysis of marginal marine sabkha facies : Entrada Sandstone, Four Corners regionen
dc.date.updated2010-12-23T15:59:28Zen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMohrig, Davisen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSteel, Ronalden
dc.description.departmentGeological Sciencesen
dc.type.genrethesisen
thesis.degree.departmentGeological Sciencesen
thesis.degree.disciplineGeological Sciencesen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science in Geological Sciencesen


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