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Sandstone petrography and geochemistry of the Nayband Formation (Upper Triassic, Central Iran): Implications for sediment provenance and tectonic setting

. Plate tectonics and sandstone compositions. American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, 63, 2164–2182. Dickinson, W.R., 1985. Interpreting provenance relations from detrital modes of sandstones. In: G.G. Zuffa (ed.), Provenance of Arenites. Nato Science Series C: Mathematical and Physical Sciences, 48. Springer, Amsterdam, pp. 333–361. Dickinson, W.R., 1988. Provenance and sediment dispersal in relation to paleotectonics and paleogeography of sedimentary basins. In: K.L. Kleinspehn and C. Paola, (eds

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Palynology of the Cenomanian Raha Formation, Gulf of Suez, Egypt: Biostratigraphical, palaeoenvironmental and palaeobiogeographical implications


The current study presents a fully qualitative palynological investigation carried out on the Raha Formation encountered from three wells in the Bakr Oil Field of the Gulf of Suez, Egypt. Around 30 species of pteridophytic spores, 26 species of angiosperm pollen, 24 species of gymnosperm pollen and 27 species of dinoflagellate cysts have been recorded. However, achritarchs, microforaminiferal test linings and freshwater algae are impoverished and sparsely documented throughout the Raha Formation. Two palynozones have been identified based on some stratigraphically significant pollen and spores, arranged from youngest to oldest: (1) Palynozone I (Classopollis brasiliensis–Tricolpites sagax Assemblage Zone) of late Cenomanian age; (2) Palynozone II (Afropollis jardinus–Crybelosporites pannuceus Assemblage Zone) of early-middle Cenomanian age. The distribution and ecological affiliation of specific palynomorph species, as well as various palynofacies parameters, are interpreted. A shallow marine environment from supratidal to distal inner neritic under proximal suboxic–anoxic to dysoxic–anoxic shelf conditions is reconstructed. Palaeobiogeographically, the absence of elaters from the recovered taxa is interpreted in terms of minor floral variation. This may be attributed to climatic and/or an environment-controlled niche establishment, which possibly was shaped by the existence of a physical barrier hindering the distribution of such type of elaterate parent plants.

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Aesthetics-based classification of geological structures in outcrops for geotourism purposes: a tentative proposal

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Wave-induced bedload transport – a study of the southern Baltic coastal zone

. Summerschool-Workshop Coastal Zone. CEM, IBW PAN . Gdansk, Poland, 9–30. PN-EN ISO 14688-1:2006/A1:2014-02E Geotechnical investigation and testing – Identification and classification of soil – Part 1: Identification and description – Amendment 1 (ISO 14688-1:2002/Amd 1:2013), Warsaw, Poland, 12 pp. Pruszak, Z., Szmytkiewicz, P., Ostrowski, R., Skaja, M. & Szmytkiewicz, M., 2008. Shallow-water wave energy dissipation in a multi-bar coastal zone. Oceanologia 50, 43–58. Pruszak, Z. & Zeidler, R.B., 1995. Sediment transport in various time scale

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Modelling groundwater flow and nitrate transport: a case study of an area used for precision agriculture in the middle part of the Vistula River valley, Poland

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Crustal geomagnetic field and secular variation by regional and global models for Austria

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Spatial variability of selected physicochemical parameters within peat deposits in small valley mire: a geostatistical approach

., Comunian, A. & Renard, P., 2012. Comparison of three geostatistical methods for hydrofacies simulation: a test on alluvial sediments. Hydrogeology Journal 20, 299-311. Cohen, K.M., 2005. 3D Geostatistical interpolation and geological interpretation of palaeo-groundwater rise in the Holocene coastal prism in the Netherlands. In: Giosan, L. & Bhattacharya, J.P. (Eds), River deltas - Concepts, models, and examples. SEPM Special Publication, 83, 341-364. Dembek, W. & Oświt, J., 1992. Rozpoznawanie warunków hydrologicznego zasilania siedlisk

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Factors influencing temporal changes in chemical composition of biogenic deposits in the middle Tążyna River Valley (Kuyavian Lakeland, central Poland)

.M., Krześlak, I. & Świtoniak, M., 2014. The record of hydroclimatic changes in the sediments of kettle-hole in a Young glacial landscape (north-central Poland). Quaternary International 328-329, 264-276. Krygowski, B., 1961. Physical geography of the Great Poland Lowland. P. I. Geomorphology. Poznańskie Towarzystwo Przyjaciół Nauki, Poznań, 1-203. Landner, L. & Reuther, R., 2004. Metals in Society and in the Environment. A Critical Review of Current Knowledge on Fluxes, Speciation, Bioavailability and Risk for Adverse Effects of Cooper

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Cyclic sedimentation pattern in Lake Veetka, southeast Estonia: a case study

., Muscheler, R., Evans, M.N., Showers, W., Hoffmann, S., Lotti-Bond, R., Hajdas, I. & Bonani, G., 2001. Persistent solar influence on North Atlantic climate during the Holocene. Science 278, 1257-1266. Chambers, F.M. & Blackford, J.J., 2001. Mid- and Late-Holocene climate changes: a test of periodicity and solar forcing in proxy-climate data from blanket peat bogs. Journal of Quaternary Science 16, 4, 329-389. Charman, D.J., Barber, K.E., Blaauw, M., Langdon, P.G., Mauquoy, D., Daley, T.J., Hughes, P.D.M. & Karofeld, E., 2009. Climate drivers

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Late Glacial and Holocene sedimentary infill of Lake Mondsee (Eastern Alps, Austria) and historical rockfall activity revealed by reflection seismics and sediment core analysis

. Schmidt, & E. Schultze (Eds.), Contributions to the paleolimnology of the Trumer Lakes (Salzburg) and the lakes Mondsee, Attersee and Traunsee (Upper Austria) (pp. 136-148). Limnologisches Institut der Osterreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Mondsee. Blum, P., 1997. Physical properties handbook, ODP Tech Note 26. doi: 10.2973/ Breitwieser, R., 2010. Der „Mondsee-Tsunami“ - Fakt oder Mediengag? NAU - Nachrichtenblatt Arbeitskreis Unterwasserarchaologie, 16, 85-91. Burgschwaiger, E. and Schmid, C., 2001

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