Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Highlights—Unraveling Sediment Mixing

Mixed carbonate-siliciclastic sediments can provide unique interpretive challenges, as the two types of sediments are controlled by different parameters.  In this paper, Chiarella and Longhitano describe the application of a new technique for describing and interpreting sediments of mixed systems.  The application of this method to a succession of Plio-Pleistocene deposits facilitated the reconstruction of the depositional framework and stratigraphic evolution, revealing otherwise ambiguous patterns.  These techniques and results illustrate a new means to evaluate mixed carbonate-siliciclastic systems and their dynamics.  

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