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dc.contributor.advisorPlink-Björklund, Piret
dc.contributor.authorSapardina, Dessy W.
dc.date.accessioned2023-12-12T21:47:59Z
dc.date.available2023-12-12T21:47:59Z
dc.date.issued2023
dc.identifierSapardina_mines_0052E_12738.pdf
dc.identifierT 9658
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11124/178667
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.
dc.description2023 Summer.
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation focuses on the active margin basin floor fan and tests the hypothesis that whether Froude supercritical flow and a high degree of channelization are common features in basin floor fans, even in a distal part. The Froude supercritical flow may control the architecture and characteristics of basin-floor fan. To test this hypothesis, two main study regions were chosen in California, which are Cretaceous Point Loma Formation in San Diego and Juncal Formation in Santa Barbara. Cretaceous Point Loma Formation previously interpreted as distal fan deposits, exhibit channelized deposits occur intimately interbedded and laterally related to heterolithic as well as muddy lobe facies. The study reveals that the formation of the submarine fan occurred through channel avulsions rather than bifurcations into distributary channels. Juncal formation demonstrates proximal to distal submarine fan environments. The study shows that supercritical flow structures occur at multiple scales and occur across the whole fan. This work further indicates that supercritical flow in deepwater systems is not limited to high gradients, such as expected in slope systems. The outcrop studies were conducted in conjunction with a review of existing literature to comprehensively document the deposits resulting from supercritical flow in both slope and basin-floor fan environments. The comparative analysis reveals that slope deposits formed under supercritical flow conditions display a greater number of erosional characteristics.
dc.format.mediumborn digital
dc.format.mediumdoctoral dissertations
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherColorado School of Mines. Arthur Lakes Library
dc.relation.ispartof2023 - Mines Theses & Dissertations
dc.rightsCopyright of the original work is retained by the author.
dc.subjectactive margin
dc.subjectbasin-floor fan
dc.subjectsupercritical flow
dc.titleRole of Froude supercritical flow in active margin basin-floor fans, The
dc.typeText
dc.date.updated2023-11-30T05:10:20Z
dc.contributor.committeememberMiskimins, Jennifer L.
dc.contributor.committeememberWood, Lesli J.
dc.contributor.committeememberJobe, Zane R.
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.disciplineGeology and Geological Engineering
thesis.degree.grantorColorado School of Mines


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