Outcrops are fundamental to everything we hope to achieve in geological understanding. They are gateways to geological processes, earth history and they help ground-truth remote sensing applications. With increasing resolution of subsurface tools and techniques, one could be forgiven in believing that outcrops have had their day and their utility is less than in the past great eras of field mapping and the development of facies models. This premise is far from the truth and this new SEPM volume illustrates how new analytical techniques are revitalizing outcrops and in the process creating a wealth of new data and fresh geological understandings.
In Outcrops Revitalized the reader will find a compilation of the growing arsenal of outcrop tools and techniques and a consideration of future developments. This collection of papers, delivered at a SEPM Research Conference on the West coast of Ireland in the summer of 2008, is a smorgasbord of case studies, workflows, modeling, and applications which spans clastic and carbonate settings. Whatever your interest in outcrop geology and its application there is something in this volume for you. If you are seeking guidance for using new outcrop tools, looking for efficiencies in data collection or desiring new insights for old and favorite outcrops, Outcrops Revitalized is a must have. This volume also makes an excellent reference or textbook for any group of professionals or students working or studying the new technologies that have allowed new insights from outcrops.
- Outcrops Revitalized—Tools, Techniques and Applications: An Introduction P. 3-12
- Outcrops Revitalized: Past, Present, and Future Uses P. 15-19
- The Geometric Interrelationships of Outcrops and Rock Bodies: Setting Up and Testing Quantitative Hypotheses P. 21-29
- Extending Digital Outcrop Geology into the Subsurface P. 31-50
- Half-Graben-Scale Geocellular Outcrop Modelling of Rift Initiation Strata from LIDAR-Based Digital Outcrop Data: The Nukhul Syncline, Suez Rift, Egypt P. 51-68
- Seismic Modeling of Outcrop Analogues: Techniques and Applications P. 69-86
- 3-D Forward Seismic Model of an Outcrop-Based Geocellular Model P. 87-106
- Fractures in Carbonates: From Digital Outcrops to Mechanical Models P. 137-147
- Numerical Modeling of Deepwater Channel Stacking Pattern from Outcrop and the Quantification of Reservoir Significance P. 149-159
- Event-Based Modeling of Turbidite Channel Fill, Channel Stacking Pattern, and Net Sand Volume P. 163-173
- Characterization of Fault-Related Dolomite Bodies in Carbonate Reservoirs Using LIDAR Scanning P. 175-194
- Numerical Outcrop Geology Applied to Stratigraphical Modeling of Ancient Carbonate Platforms: The Lower Cretaceous Vercors Carbonate Platform (SE France) P. 195-209
- Application of Terrestrial LIDAR to Upper Silurian, Shallow-Marine Outcrops, Southern Libya—Implications for Subsurface Exploration P. 211-225
- Outcrop-Based GPR Tomography Through Braided-Stream Deposits P. 227-238
- Processing of Outcrop-Based LIDAR Imagery to Characterize Heterogeneity for Groundwater Models P. 239-247
- A High-Resolution Study of Depositional Facies and Architecture of Fords Branch Outcrop: A middle Pennsylvanian Sedimentary Sequence near Pikeville, Kentucky, U.S.A. P. 249-267
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