Date of Award
Master of Science
Roy Van Arsdale
Lidar data, lignite boring logs, water well logs, petroleum exploration logs, geotechnical logs, and previously interpreted seismic reflection lines were used to map the stratigraphy and structure beneath Lake County, Tennessee. Structure contour maps were made of the tops of the Paleozoic, Cretaceous, and Eocene. Isopach maps were made of the Cretaceous, Paleogene, and Quaternary sections. A 3-dimensional lithologic model was constructed to illustrate the Quaternary alluvial facies of Lake County in five-foot thick layers. Additionally, a 3-D geological model was built for Lake County, which shows the stratigraphy and structure from the Quaternary to the Paleozoic. Cross sections were also created to illustrate the subsurface geology. The maps and cross sections reveal Quaternary faulting on the Reelfoot, Axial, Tiptonville dome backthrust, Cottonwood Grove, and Ridgely faults.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Weathers, Taylor, "Geologic Mapping of Lake County, Tennessee" (2019). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2008.