Cenozoic seismic stratigraphy of the central Nova Scotian continental margin : the interplay of erosion, deposition and salt tectonics

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dc.contributor.advisor Jutras, Pierre, 1965-
dc.coverage.spatial North Atlantic Ocean
dc.creator MacDonald, Adam W.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:31:35Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:31:35Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.other QE690 M33 2006
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22174
dc.description xvii, 152 leaves : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 28 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 140-152).
dc.description.abstract The Cenozoic stratigraphy of the central Scotian Slope, part of the Mesozoic-Cenozoic Scotian Basin, is studied to understand influences of sea level change, salt tectonics and shelf-crossing glaciations on sedimentation patterns in a passive continental margin setting of the northern hemisphere. Interpretations are based on a recent 38 X 38 kilometer 3-D seismic data survey, extended by the study of regional 2-D multichannel seismic reflection, and correlated to biostratigraphic data and geophysical logs to provide new insights into the depositional history of this region. In the study area, Cenozoic strata have been dissected by deeply (500 m) eroded canyon systems during the Pleistocene. Broad inter-canyon regions also bear incomplete stratigraphic successions. These regions provide an opportunity to study the effects of erosional systems and salt tectonics on sedimentation patterns and stratigraphic development through the Cenozoic. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc QE690
dc.subject.lcsh Geology, Stratigraphic -- Cenozoic
dc.subject.lcsh Geology -- Scotian slope
dc.subject.lcsh Sedimentation and deposition -- Scotian Slope
dc.title Cenozoic seismic stratigraphy of the central Nova Scotian continental margin : the interplay of erosion, deposition and salt tectonics
dc.type Text
thesis.degree.name Master of Science in Applied Science
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Geology
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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