Detailed paleoclimatic records from late Pennsylvanian polygenetic paleosols : north-central Texas, USA.

dc.contributor.advisorDriese, Steven G.
dc.contributor.authorCulbertson, Amos.
dc.contributor.departmentGeology.en_US
dc.contributor.schoolsBaylor University. Dept. of Geology.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-24T14:14:11Z
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-07T19:34:58Z
dc.date.available2013-09-24T14:14:11Z
dc.date.available2017-04-07T19:34:58Z
dc.date.copyright2013-08
dc.date.issued2013-09-24
dc.description.abstractTwo Canyon Group (late-Pennsylvanian, Missourian) multistory, polygenetic paleosol intervals in north-central Texas, USA record complex paleoclimatic and paleohydrologic histories. Both paleosol intervals show evidence for initial development under well-drained conditions (illuviated clay, pedogenic calcite nodules, high-chroma matrix colors) and are overprinted by features that indicate poorer drained conditions (gley matrix colors, pedogenic siderite), however overprinting occurred through rapid transgression in one paleosol and gradual sea-level rise in the other. Reconstructed physical and wet chemical soil properties indicate these paleosols were finely textured, fertile, and void of salinity problems. Paleoatmospheric pCO₂ estimates from the δ¹³C values of pedogenic calcite nodules indicate values near pre-industrial levels (360ppmV), which are in agreement with previously published proxy and modeling results. This study shows that despite multiple episodes of overprinting, a detailed paleoclimatic and paleohydrologic history can be reconstructed from paleosols using careful macro and micromorphological observations.en_US
dc.description.degreeM.S.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/8822
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
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dc.subjectPaleosols.en_US
dc.subjectLate Pennsylvanian.en_US
dc.subjectPaleoclimate.en_US
dc.subjectCentral Texas.en_US
dc.subjectPaleohydrology.en_US
dc.titleDetailed paleoclimatic records from late Pennsylvanian polygenetic paleosols : north-central Texas, USA.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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