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Mass-Balanced Reconstruction of Overburden

  • Christopher N. Wold
  • Christopher A. Shaw
  • Robert M. DeConto
  • William W. Hay
Part of the Computer Applications in the Earth Sciences book series (CAES)

Abstract

The mass-balanced paleogeographic reconstructions technique determines the thickness of the rock eroded from the source areas to supply sediment to the sedimentary basins. The thickness of this eroded overburden and the time of its erosion are valuable inputs for calculations of the thermal history of the rocks and the maturation of hydrocarbons.

Keywords

Source Area Sediment Flux Suspended Load Detrital Material Abyssal Plain 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Christopher N. Wold
    • 1
  • Christopher A. Shaw
    • 1
  • Robert M. DeConto
    • 1
  • William W. Hay
    • 1
  1. 1.Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES)University of ColoradoBoulderUSA

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