Title page for ETD etd-12152008-160353
|Type of Document
||High resolution sequence stratigraphy of late Mississippian carbonates in the Appalachian Basin
|Read, James Fredrick
|Bambach, Richard K.
|Dever, G. R. Jr.
|Eriksson, Kenneth A.
|Glover, Lynn III
- Appalacian Basin
- sequence stratigraphy
|Date of Defense
The late Mississippian carbonates in the Appalachian Basin, U.S.A.,
were deposited on a huge, south-facing ramp during long-term Mississippian
transgression that formed the Mississippian supersequence. The St. Louis- to
Glen Dean interval consists of up to twelve fourth-order depositional sequences
(300 to 400 k.y. average duration). The sequences (a few meters to over a
hundred meters thick) consist of eolianites, lagoonal carbonate muds, ooid
shoals, and skeletal banks, and open marine skeletal wackestone and basinal
marion the ramp-slope and basin margin. Sequence boundaries are at the top
of prograding red-beds, eolianites, and shoal water facies on the ramp, and
beneath lowstand sand bodies and quartzose calcisiltite wedges on the ramp
margin and slope. Maximum flooding surfaces are difficult to map regionally,
therefore it is difficult to separate the TST from the HST of these fourth-order
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