Stratigraphy and Paleolimnology of the Green River Formation, Western USA

  • Michael Elliot Smith
  • Alan R. Carroll

Part of the Syntheses in Limnogeology book series (SYNLIMNO, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Michael Elliot Smith, Alan R. Carroll
    Pages 1-12
  3. H. Paul Buchheim, Roberto E. Biaggi, Robert A. Cushman Jr.
    Pages 127-151
  4. Kati Tänavsuu-Milkeviciene, J. Frederick Sarg
    Pages 153-181
  5. Jennifer Jane Scott, Michael Elliot Smith
    Pages 313-350
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 351-355

About this book


This volume presents a suite of detailed stratigraphic and sedimentologic investigations of the Eocene Green River Formation of Wyoming, Colorado and Utah, one of the world’s foremost terrestrial archives of lacustrine and alluvial deposition during the warmest portion of the early Cenozoic. Its twelve chapters encompass the rich and varied record of lacustrine stratigraphy, sedimentology, geochronology, geochemistry and paleontology. Chapters 2-9 provide detailed member-scale synthesis of Green River Formation strata within the Greater Green River, Fossil, Piceance Creek and Uinta Basins, while its final two chapters address its enigmatic evaporite deposits and ichnofossils at broad, interbasinal scale.


Eocene Sediments Green River Formation Lacustrine Sediments Lake Deposits Limnogeology Paleogeography Paleontology Stratigraphy

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Elliot Smith
    • 1
  • Alan R. Carroll
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Earth Science and Environmental SustainablityNorthern Arizona UniversityFlagstaffUSA
  2. 2.Department of GeoscienceUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonMadisonUSA

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