Modern & Ancient Lakes: New Problems & Perspectives (UGA-26)

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Utah Geological Association

Edited by: J. K. Pitman and A. R. Carroll

Recognition of the geologic importance of ancient lacustrine deposits is growing at a rapid pace, and in some regions of the world they provide a better record of past tectonic, climatic, and biologic conditions than do marine strata. They also represent an increasingly important economic resource, due to the large petroleum reserves that have been discovered in association with lacustrine facies in China, southeast Asia, Brazil, west Africa, and the Caspian Sea, to name a few. The objectives of this volume are twofold: to provide new data and concepts on processes of lacustrine basin evolution, and to present new perspectives on relatively well-known deposits.

This volume contains a diverse collection of papers, which are organized according to four main themes. The first group of papers focuses on various aspects of limnology and hydrology of modern lakes, as well as methods for deducing the paleohydrology of ancient lakes. The second group of papers examines evidence for Pleistocene lake level changes in the Great Basin area. The papers contained in this publication are listed below:

Salinity-induced changes in the aquatic ecosystem of Great Salt Lake, Utah, by D. Stephens

Geologic controls on the formation of lakes in north-central Florida, by J. L. Kindinger J. B. Davis, and J. G. Flocks

Late Jurassic lacustrine deposits and implications for paleohydrology: deposition to early compaction, by C. E. Turner and N. S. Fishman

Locating shoreline and submarine springs in two Utah lakes using thermal imagery, by R. L. Baskin

Geochemical variations in an alpine lake and watershed underlain by siliciclastic bedrock, Uinta Mountains, Utah, by J. W. Christensen and P. W. Jewell

Great Salt Lake, Utah: chemical and physical variations of the brine and effects of the SPRR Causeway, 1966-1996, by J. W. Gwynn

Lake Bonneville sequence stratigraphy, Pleistocene Bear River delta, Cache Valley, Idaho, by S. L. Anderson and P. K. Link

A sequence stratigraphic overview of sandy and gravelly lacustrine deltas deposited along the eastern margin of Late Pleistocene Lake Bonneville, northern Utah and southern Idaho, by M. R. Milligan and D. R. Lemons

Sedimentary structures as indicators of paleoclimatic fluctuations: Pyramid Lake, Nevada, by J. P. Smoot and L. V. Benson

Facies distributions within an ancient asymmetric lake basin: The Apache Canyon Formation, Bisbee Basin, Arizona, by M. J. Soreghan

Eocene Fossil Lake: The Green River Formation of Fossil Basin, southwestern Wyoming, by H. P. Buchheim and H. P. Eugster

Facies associations of freshwater carbonates in the Eocene-Oligocene Chadron Formation, White River Group, Nebraska and South Dakota, USA, by J. E. Evans

Possible Milankovitch cycles in the Lower Parachute Creek Member of Green River Formation (Eocene), north-central Piceance Creek Basin, Colorado: An analysis, by R. D. Cole

Holocene climatic fluctuations in monsoonal Asia, Arabia and Africa: Review and possible causes, by S. Prasad and S.K. Gupta

Secondary oil recovery (water flood) from the Lower Green River Formation, central Uinta Basin, Utah, by C. D. Morgan, B. G. Hill and D. J. Jarvis

Stratigraphy, depositional environments and organic geochemistry of source-rocks in the Green River petroleum system, Uinta Basin, Utah, by T. E. Ruble and R. P. Philip

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Published: 1998
Pages: 328 p.
Location: Box Elder County, Cache County, Carbon County, Daggett County, Davis County, Duchesne County, Emery County, Grand County, Morgan County, Salt Lake County, San Juan County, Summit County, Tooele County, Uintah County, Utah County, Wasatch County and Weber County
Media Type: Paper Publication

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