Lake Basins Through Space and Time

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This comprehensive, beautifully illustrated, multi-disciplinary book summarizes the geologic record of 60 worldwide ancient and modern lake basins and their lacustrine deposits. The data and observations presented here provide critical insights into the formation and evolution of lake basins, their petroleum potential, and the complex interactions between tectonic and climatic signals recorded in their sediments.

Lake Basins through Space and Time will be valuable to geoscientists from a wide spectrum of disciplines. Petroleum explorationists will benefit from a new unifying model that clearly relates the hydrocarbon potential of a lake basin to its tectonic, stratigraphic, and geochemical framework. Geologists concerned with paleoclimate reconstructions will use the rich data and new insights, which lead to better differentiation of tectonic and climatic signals contained within lacustrine sediments.

These new basin summaries continue the work begun in a previous volume by the same renowned editors (Gierlowski-Kordesch and Kelts, 1994).

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Editorial Reviews

Limnogeologists, they call themselves, an international group of scientists reviving interest in the geology of very old lake basins, partly because of vast hydrocarbon potential under China, the south Atlantic marginal basins, and southeast Asia. Some of them contribute studies here on periods between the carboniferous to the quaternary. Among their topics are lake development during the evolution of Mongolia, the early Cretaceous of the Iberian Basin in northeastern Spain, lacustrine facies in the upper Cretaceous Balbuena Subgroup of the Salta Group in the Andine Basin in Argentina, alluvial and lacustrine facies of Yenicubuk formation in the Upper Kizilirmak Basin in Turkey, and late quaternary deposits in the Chilean Aliplano. The 60 chapters complement an effort to create a database of all lacustrine basins and their deposits organized according to geologic time and paleogeographic position. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780891810520
  • Publisher: American Association Of Petroleum Geologists
  • Publication date: 6/26/2000
  • Series: Studies in Geology
  • Pages: 648
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 11.60 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface iii
Section I Selected Topics
Chapter 1 Lake-Basin Type, Source Potential, and Hydrocarbon Character: An Integrated Sequence-Stratigraphic-Geochemical Framework 3
Chapter 2 Lake Development During the Evolution of Mongolia 35
Chapter 3 Cenozoic Lacustrine Deposits of the Ili Basin, Southeastern Kazakhstan 59
Section II Carboniferous to Permian
Chapter 4 Temporary Desert Lakes in the Lower Permian (Rotliegendes) of Southern Scotland, U.K. 67
Chapter 5 Late Permian Playa Lake Deposits of the Southern Permian Basin 75
Chapter 6 The Gai-As Lake System, Northern Namibia and Brazil 87
Section III Permian-Triassic to Jurassic
Chapter 7 Lacustrine Deposits of Upper Permian Pingdiquan Formation in the Kelameili Area of the Junggar Basin, Xinjiang, China 111
Chapter 8 Permian Lacustrine Deposits of Northwest China 123
Chapter 9 Triassic Lacustrine Sedimentation from the Tanzhuang Formation, Jiyuan-Yima Basin, Southeastern China 133
Chapter 10 Sedimentology and Paleogeography of the Middle Jurassic Qiketai Formation, Turpan-Hami Basin, Northwest China 141
Chapter 11 The Todilto Salina Basin, Middle Jurassic of the U.S. Southwest 153
Chapter 12 Triassic-Jurassic Lacustrine Deposition in the Fundy Basin, Eastern Canada 159
Chapter 13 Early Jurassic Rift Valley--Related Alkaline Lake Deposits Interbedded with Karoo Flood Basalts, Southern Namibia 167
Chapter 14 Lacustrine Carbonates of the Morrison Formation (Upper Jurassic, Western Interior), East-Central Colorado, USA 181
Chapter 15 Jurassic Lake Deposits from the Anyao Formation, Jiyan-Yima Basin, Central China 189
Section IV Early to Middle Cretaceous
Chapter 16 Late Jurassic to Mid-Cretaceous Lacustrine Sequences in the Araripe-Potiguar Depression of Northeastern Brazil 197
Chapter 17 Syn-Rift Lacustrine Deep-Water Deposits: Examples from the Berriasian Sandy Strata of the Reconcavo Basin, Northeastern Brazil 209
Chapter 18 Rift Lake Stratigraphy of the Lagoa Feia Formation, Campos Basin, Brazil 225
Chapter 19 Bioclastic Carbonate Lacustrine Facies Models in the Campos Basin (Lower Cretaceous), Brazil 245
Chapter 20 The Early Cretaceous of the Iberian Basin (Northeastern Spain) 257
Chapter 21 Continental Deposits of the Eastern Cameros Basin (Northern Spain) During the Tithonian-Berrasian Time 263
Chapter 22 A Coastal Lacustrine System in the Lower Barremian from the Oliete Subbasin, Central Iberian Range, Northeastern Spain 279
Chapter 23 Early Cretaceous Lacustrine Systems of the Aguilon Subbasin Central Iberian Range, Northeastern Spain 285
Chapter 24 Lacustrine Evolution in a Basin Controlled by Extensional Faults: The Galve Subbasin, Teruel, Spain 295
Chapter 25 The Lacustrine Fossiliferous Deposits of the Las Hoyas Subbasin (Lower Cretaceous, Serrania de Cuenca, Iberian Ranges, Spain) 303
Section V Late Cretaceous to Paleocene
Chapter 26 Upper Cretaceous and Early Paleocene Lacustrine Episodes in the Provence Basin, South France 317
Chapter 27 Lacustrine Facies in the Upper Cretaceous Balbuena Subgroup (Salta Group): Andina Basin, Argentina 323
Chapter 28 Late Cretaceous--Early Tertiary Continental and Lacustrine Basins of Hong Kong and Southeast China 329
Chapter 29 Upper Cretaceous--Cenozoic Lacustrine Deposits of the Zaysan Basin, Eastern Kazakhstan 335
Section VI Eocene
Chapter 30 Late Bartonian (Eocene) Lacustrine Limestones of the Touraine Basin, France 343
Chapter 31 Lacustrine Limestone and Tufas in the Chadron Formation, (Late Eocene) Badlands of South Dakota, U.S.A. 349
Chapter 32 Lacustrine Facies in an Eocene Wrench-Fault Step-Over Basin, Cascade Range, Washington, U.S.A. 359
Chapter 33 The Upper Eocene Bembridge Limestone Formation, Hampshire Basin, England 369
Section VII Oligocene-Miocene
Chapter 34 Lacustrine Oligocene Basins in Southern Provence, France 381
Chapter 35 The Calcaire du Berry, Paris Basin, France 389
Chapter 36 Neogene Lacustrine Deposits of the North-Central Ebro Basin, Northeastern Spain 395
Chapter 37 Sedimentology and Evolution of a Paleogene--Neogene Shallow Carbonate Lacustrine System, Ebro Basin, Northeastern Spain 407
Chapter 38 The Oligocene-Miocene Calcaires de Beauce (Beauce Limestones), Paris Basin, France 417
Chapter 39 Upper Eocene and Lacustrine Deposits of the Southeastern United States with Emphasis on the Creede and Florissart Formation 425
Section VIII Miocene-Pliocene
Chapter 40 The Middle Miocene Son Verdera Lacustrine-Palustrine System (Santa Margalida Basin, Mallorca) 441
Chapter 41 Alluvial and Lacustrine Facies of Yenicubuk Formation (Lower-Middle Miocene), Upper Kizilirmak Basin, Turkiye 449
Chapter 42 Miocene and Pliocene Diatomaceous Lacustrine Sediments of the Tugen Hills, Baringo District, Central Kenya Rift 465
Chapter 43 The Shanwang Basin (Miocene) in Shandong Province, Eastern China 473
Chapter 44 Miocene-Pliocene Lacustrine and Marginal Lacustrine Sequences of the Furnace Creek Formation, Furnace Creek, and Central Death Valley Basins, Death Valley Region, U.S.A. 481
Chapter 45 Northern Teruel Graben (Neogene), Northeastern Spain 491
Chapter 46 Neogene Lacustrine Systems of the Southern Teruel Graben (Spain) 497
Chapter 47 Pliocene Lacustrine Deposits of the Tiberino Basin (Umbria, Central Italy) 505
Section IX Quaternary
Chapter 48 Pleistocene Carbonate Lacustrine Deposits: Sulmona Basin (Central Apennines, Italy) 517
Chapter 49 Two Lacustrine Episodes During the Late Pliocene-Holocene Evolution of the Rieti Basin (Central Apennines, Italy) 527
Chapter 50 Floodplain Lake Deposits on an Early Pleistocene Alluvial Plain (Tiberino Basin, Central Italy) 535
Chapter 51 A Lower-Middle Pleistocene Lacustrine System in Late Evolutionary Stages of the Sant' Arcangelo Basin (Southern Italy) 543
Chapter 52 Spatial and Temporal Facies Variations in the Pleistocene Olorgesailie Formation, Southern Kenya Rift Valley 553
Chapter 53 Lake Baringo, Kenya Rift Valley, and its Pleistocene Precursors 561
Chapter 54 The Laguna de Babicora Basin: A Late Quaternary Paleolake in Northwestern Mexico 569
Chapter 55 Quaternary Lacustrine Ostracoda from Northern Patagonia: A Review 581
Chapter 56 Late Pliocene and Pleistocene Searles Lake, California, U.S.A. 591
Chapter 57 Sedimentology, Stratigraphy and Hydrochemistry of Bristol Dry Lake, California, U.S.A. 597
Chapter 58 Limnogeology of Lake Balaton (Hungary) 605
Chapter 59 Sediment Records from Qilu Hu and Xingyun Hu, Yunnan Province, China: Late Pleistocene to Present 619
Chapter 60 Late Quaternary Deposition in the Chilean Altiplano (18[ordinal indicator, masculine]-28[ordinal indicator, masculine]S) 625
Index 636
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