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Ferrelo fan, California: Depositional system influenced by Eustatic sea level changes

Geo-Marine Letters

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DOI: 10.1007/BF02462466

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Abstract

Remnants of an Eocene fan system are preserved onshore at San Diego and in the central part of the southern California borderland. Even though faults and erosion have truncated its margins, geophysical data and exploratory wells indicate that remaining parts of the fan extend beneath an offshore area nearly 400-km long and 40- to 100-km wide. Environments representing fluvial, fan-delta, shelf-channel, overlapping inner- to outer-fan, and basin-plain facies are recognized or inferred. Three progradational cycles onshore and two distinct pulses of sand accumulation offshore are attributable to eustatic low sea-level stands rather than to tectonic uplift or shifts in depositional patterns. ?? 1984 Springer-Verlag New York Inc.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Ferrelo fan, California: Depositional system influenced by Eustatic sea level changes
Series title:
Geo-Marine Letters
DOI:
10.1007/BF02462466
Volume
3
Issue:
2-4
Year Published:
1984
Language:
English
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Geo-Marine Letters
First page:
187
Last page:
192