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Multi-scale classification of fluvial architecture: an example from the Palaeocene-Eocene Bighorn Basin, Wyoming

Owen, Amanda; Ebinghaus, Alena; Hartley, Adrian J.; Santos, Maurício G.M.; Weissmann, Gary S.;
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  • Published: 01 Oct 2017
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Country: India
Abstract
Fluvial channel geometry classification schemes are commonly restricted in relation to the scale at which the study took place, often due to outcrop limitations or the need to conduct small-scale detailed studies. A number of classification schemes are present in the literature; however, there is often limited consistency between them, making application difficult. The aim of this study is to address this key problem by describing channel body geometries across a depositional basin to ensure that a wide range of architectures are documented. This was achieved by studying 28 locations over 4000 m of vertical succession in Palaeocene-aged and Early Eocene-aged dep...
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