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dc.contributor.advisorHubbard, Stephen
dc.contributor.authorBain, Heather
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-28T21:09:16Z
dc.date.available2016-09-28T21:09:16Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.date.submitted2016en
dc.identifier.citationBain, H. (2016). Deep-Water Stratigraphic Evolution of The Nanaimo Group, Hornby and Denman Islands, British Columbia (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/25535en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11023/3342
dc.description.abstractDeep-water slope strata of the Late Cretaceous Nanaimo Group at Hornby and Denman islands, British Columbia, Canada record evidence for a breadth of submarine channel processes. Detailed observations at the scale of facies and stratigraphic architecture provide criteria for recognition and interpretation of long-lived slope channel systems, emphasizing a disparate relationship between stratigraphic and geomorphic surfaces. The composite submarine channel system deposit documented is 19.5 km wide and 1500 m thick, which formed and filled over ~15 Ma. Facies scale analyses highlight conglomeratic channel fill juxtaposed against thin-bedded out-of-channel deposits. Evidence that the channel system was maintained through a variety of processes over a protracted period includes identification of stratigraphic products that record degradational terraces, cyclic steps, mass transport deposition, nested erosion surfaces, and fine- and coarse-grained channel fill deposits. The thesis establishes the Nanaimo Group as an ideal unit to investigate the record of deep-water sediment transfer through slope channels.en_US
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subjectGeology
dc.titleDeep-Water Stratigraphic Evolution of The Nanaimo Group, Hornby and Denman Islands, British Columbia
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.facultyGraduate Studies
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/25535
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science
thesis.degree.nameMS
thesis.degree.nameMSc
thesis.degree.disciplineGeology and Geophysics
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
atmire.migration.oldid4926
dc.contributor.committeememberClarkson, Christopher
dc.contributor.committeememberPedersen, Per Kent
dc.contributor.committeememberGuest, Bernard
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen


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