NSF Graduate Fellow
Geologic mapping and sequence stratigraphic analysis of the Kings Peak, 7.5 minute quadrangle, Duchesne and Summit Counties, Utah
Paul Link (ISU) and Carol Dehler (USU)
Masters of Science
University Department and/or Lab:
Department of Geosciences
Create a geologic map of the Kings Peak Quadrangle and investigate depositional environment, paleoclimate, and paleogeography of the Uinta Mountain Group, a sequence of Neoproterozoic (<770 million years old), sedimentary rocks.
Description of Research:
My research incorporates two main objectives. First, I will create a geologic map of the Kings Peak Quadrangle, Uinta Mountains with a focus on mapping bedrock. Second, I will investigate the geometries and stacking patterns of sedimentary rocks that make up the Uinta Mountain Group to interpret the ancient geography, climate, and depositional environment that existed as the Uinta Mountain Group rocks were depositing. In particular, I will test whether the sedimentary rock geometries are indicative of a marine or lacustrine depositional environment.
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