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  Outline 8 2/17/03   Range of depositional environments in different settings:      Upland terrestrial  - Mountains, high plains      Lowland terrestrial  - Coastal plains, rivers, lakes, deltas      Shallow-water marine  - continental shelves, platforms, bays      Deep sea   How likely  are we to see  these environments in the rock record?      (preservability and persistence) Factors - Above sea level vs. below sea level, on continental crust      vs. oceanic crust Preservability order - Shallow-water marine > Lowland      terrestrial > Deep sea ( Jur.) > Upland terrestrial (E. Tert.) Represents a "Time Bias " (distortion in the record that gets worse      with the passage of time).   Geologic Map  - Two-dimensional distribution of geologic units      (formations) and features (faults, folds, etc.)
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This note was uploaded on 05/05/2011 for the course GEO 404c taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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