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Published by Geological Society of America in Boulder, Colo .
Written in English



  • California,
  • Transverse Ranges.,
  • California, Southern.


  • Geology, Stratigraphic -- Cenozoic.,
  • Geology -- California -- Transverse Ranges.,
  • Geology -- California, Southern.

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Bibliography: p. 87-91.

Other titlesCenozoic stratigraphy of the Transverse Ranges ...
StatementMichael O. Woodburne.
SeriesSpecial paper - Geological Society of America ; 162
LC ClassificationsQE690 .W57
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 91 p. :
Number of Pages91
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5184726M
ISBN 100813721628
LC Control Number75002953

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ern Transverse Ranges and adjacent southernmost Coast Ranges, California, in Fritsche, A.E., ed., Cenozoic paleogeography of the western United States – II [Book 75]: Paci c Section SEPM (So -. Cenozoic About 5 million years ago mountain-building activity rapidly accelerated, and finally most of the modern mountain ranges were uplifted, including the Sierra Nevada and the large fault-block ranges to the east, the Coast Ranges, the Transverse Ranges, and the Peninsular Ranges. AND ADJACENT AREAS, SOUTHERN COAST RANGES, CALIFORNIA INTRODUCTION Regional Setting The South Cuyama oil field is located approximately 45 miles west of Bakersfield, California in the Cuyama basin in the southern Coast Ranges (Figures 1 and 2). The basin lies north of the west-trending Transverse Ranges and west of the Great Valley. Cenozoic stratigraphy and geologic history of the Tucson Basin, Pima County Illustrated geologic history of the Medicine Bow Mountains and adjacent areas, Wyoming / (Laramie, Wyo. (P.O. Box The San Andreas fault system in the vicinity of the central transverse ranges province, southern California / (Menlo Park, CA: U.S.

The project site is located along the southern edge of the Transverse Ranges Geomorphic Province, immediately adjacent to the northern end of the Los Angeles Basin. The Los Angeles Basin is a lowland coastal plain 80 kilometers (50 miles) long by 32 kilometers (20 miles) wide that slopes gradually southward and westward toward the Pacific Ocean. The unique east-west transverse ranges of southern California extend through the CCB as the Northern Channel Islands (San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz .   Fault map of southern California (modified from Figure 2 of Luyendyk) showing the main plate boundary (San Andreas fault) between the Pacific Plate and the North American Plate and showing inferred Neogene clockwise rotation of the western Transverse Ranges domain (shaded area).The dashed outline shows the approximate prerotational orientation of the western Transverse Ranges . An illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video. An illustration of an audio speaker. Audio. An illustration of a " floppy disk. Software. An illustration of two photographs. Full text of "Geology of southern California".

  The sedimentary rocks of the western Transverse Range were the basis for much of Pacific Coast Cenozoic biostratigraphy. The type areas of several California benthic foraminiferal stages are in the western Transverse Ranges, including the Ynezian, Bulitian, and Refugian stages of . contraction across this dextral fault in southern California, where modern geodesy defines north-south shortening rates of 10 mm yr 1 between the San Andreas fault and the offshore Borderlands [Shen et al., ]. This contraction is responsible for the growth of the Transverse Ranges, including the San Gabriel and San Bernardino Mountains. In the wake of the rotating Transverse Ranges block, a slab window opened as the Pacific plate pulled the Santa Lucia Bank, the outer Continental Borderlands and the southern end of the Transverse Ranges away from North America (Figure ). This extreme extension led to thinning of the overlying continental crust.   Sedimentary Geology, 38 () Elsevier Science Publishers B.V., Amsterdam - Printed in The Netherlands EFFECT OF SUBDUCTION OF THE MENDOCINO FRACTURE ZONE ON TERTIARY SEDIMENTATION IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ALLEN F. GLAZNER and DANA P. LOOMIS Department of Geology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, .