By A. J. Fraser
Why an atlas of the Carboniferous in northern England? There can rarely be a extra researched method within the entire of the British Isles, given its common distribution at outcrop and annual appearances in several PhD theses (including these of the authors). yet might be all we actually find out about the Carboniferous isn't any greater than skimming the outside. during this atlas, utilizing glossy multifold seismic and borehole info accrued by means of the oil in its look for petroleum accumulations, we will begin to glance past the outside exposures and achieve a few new insights into the constitution and stratigraphy of the subsurface (and floor) Carboniferous. the original allure of this atlas of seismic sections is that it really is in accordance with information from onshore united kingdom. even if those strains have been initially shot as small segments focusing on person clients and developments, they've been spliced jointly to provide a chain of basin-scale neighborhood traces which could be of price to educational researchers and alike. With this atlas, we will stroll the seismic strains at outcrop and in lots of circumstances examine publicity to either the seismic info and linked palaeofacies maps. additionally on hand: The Geology of britain And Wales - ISBN 1862391998 The Neuquen Basin, Argentina: A Case learn in series Stratigraphy and Basin Dynamics - ISBN 1862391904 The Geological Society of LondonFounded in 1807, the Geological Society of London is the oldest geological society on the earth, and one of many greatest publishers within the Earth sciences.The Society publishes a variety of top quality peer-reviewed titles for teachers and execs operating within the geosciences, and enjoys an enviable foreign acceptance for the standard of its work.The many components within which we submit in include:-Petroleum geology-Tectonics, structural geology and geodynamics-Stratigraphy, sedimentology and paleontology-Volcanology, magmatic reviews and geochemistry-Remote sensing-History of geology-Regional geology courses
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Tennis zones of the Upper Carboniferous (Wills 1956). Correlation. A major shift from lower delta plain to upper delta plain conditions throughout the northern England Pennine Basin, approximating to the Amaliae Marine Band, has been described by Guion & Fielding (1988). This event is thought to have regional significance throughout northern England. The periodic tectonic activity evidenced on several of the major basin-bounding faults during the early part of the post-rift had almost ceased by early Westphalian A times.
Active rifting is inferred to have taken place during late Devonian-Courceyan (ECl) times in order to generate the fault scarp and basin topography necessary to accommodate the fan geometries. Within the basinal sediments of this suspected early rift sequence a number of continuous high-amplitude reflectors are observed (Fig. 21). Data from outcrop at Ravenstonedale, where shallow-water carbonates such as the Scandal Beck Limestones are encountered, suggest that the reflectors most likely represent the basinal equivalent of these carbonates.
Evidence of inversion within the Widmerpool Gulf is provided by the northward offset from the Hoton Fault of the thickest part of the LC1 sequence (Fig. 12). g. Church & Gawthorpe 1994; Fig. 15). The sediments of LC1 are not generally fault controlled and represent an overall progradational sediment package deposited during the initial stages of thermal subsidence that followed Dinantian rifting. The earliest sediments of LC1 are distal prodelta mudstones and basinal turbidites of the advancing Silesian delta system which had already filled basins Fig.