Sedimentary Processes and Stratigraphic Responses in a Tectonically Driven Basin: Northern California Continental Shelf and Upper Slope
TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN INST FOR GEOPHYSICS
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This project is a component of ONRs STRATAFORM program, the goal of which has been to link short-term i.e., acting over hours to weeks biological and physical processes affecting sedimentation event stratigraphy to the sequence stratigraphy and facies architecture of the preserved record. STRATAFORM consisted of three interrelated projects whose goals are to study 1 shelf sediment dynamics and the development of lithostratigraphy, 2 slope geological processes and resultant geomorphology, and 3 stratigraphic sequences resulting from shelf and slope sedimentation. High-resolution multichannel seismic MCS data collection, described below, was part of the third project, but the data also form part of a multi-faceted approach that ties all three projects together.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy