Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

6442

Date

2019

Date of Award

5-2-2019

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Major

Earth Sciences

Concentration

Geology

Committee Chair

Roy Van Arsdale

Committee Member

Daniel Larsen

Committee Member

Randel Cox

Abstract

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.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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