Stratigraphy and paleolimnology of the Green River formation, western USA
- Michael Elliot Smith, Alan R. Carroll, editors.
- Dordrecht : Springer, 
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This volume presents a suite of detailed stratigraphic and sedimentologic investigations of the Eocene Green River Formation of Wyoming, Colorado and Utah, one of the world's foremost terrestrial archives of lacustrine and alluvial deposition during the warmest portion of the early Cenozoic. Its twelve chapters encompass the rich and varied record of lacustrine stratigraphy, sedimentology, geochronology, geochemistry and paleontology. Chapters 2-9 provide detailed member-scale synthesis of Green River Formation strata within the Greater Green River, Fossil, Piceance Creek and Uinta Basins, while its final two chapters address its enigmatic evaporite deposits and ichnofossils at broad, interbasinal scale.
1. Introduction to the Green River Formation -- 2. Initiation of Eocene lacustrine sedimentation in the Greater Green River Basin: Luman Member of the Green River Formation -- 3. Lacustrine sedimentology, stratigraphy and stable isotope geochemistry of the Tipton Member of the Green River Formation -- 4. Stratigraphic Expression of Climate, Tectonism, and Geomorphic Forcing in an Underfilled Lake Basin: Wilkins Peak Member of the Green River Formation -- 5. Lake Type Transition from Balanced-Fill to Overfilled: Laney Member, Green River Formation, Washakie Basin, Wyoming -- 6. Stratigraphy and Interbasinal Correlations between Fossil and the Green River Basin, Wyoming -- 7. Sedimentology of the world class organic-rich lacustrine system, Piceance basin, Colorado -- 8. Mineralogy of the Green River Formation in the Piceance Creek Basin, Colorado -- 9. Facies, stratigraphic architecture, and lake evolution of the oil shale bearing Green River Formation, eastern Uinta Basin, Utah -- 10. Phosphatic carbonate shale of the "Bird's Nest Saline Zone", upper Green River Formation, Uinta Basin, Utah -- 11. Evaporites of the Green River Formation, Bridger and Piceance Creek Basins: Deposition, Diagenesis, Paleobrine Chemistry, and Eocene Atmospheric CO2 12. Trace fossils of the Eocene Green River lake basins, Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado.
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- Syntheses in limnogeology, 2211-274X ; volume 1
- Dordrecht : Springer, 
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- DOI: 10.1007/978-94-017-9906-5