Paleogene Sedimentary System and Sedimentary Dynamics of Windfield-Source-Basin System in the Dongying Sag

  • Zaixing JiangEmail author
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In this chapter, the middle Eocene Dongying Depression located in East China is provided to serve as an ancient example for windfield-source-basin analyses. Basic sedimentology settings including main depositional systems and stratigraphy framework were first studied by using core data, well-log data, and seismic data. Under the guide of windfield-source-basin methodology, paleo-water depth, paleotopography, sedimentary patterns, and paleo-wind direction and strength were further reconstructed. By coupling the paleo-environmental factors with distribution of various depositional systems, a classification scheme of depositional systems relating to the study area was proposed in the framework of windfield-source-basin system. According to results of paleo-windfield reconstruction, evidences of East Asian monsoon activities were found during the depositional period, i.e., the middle Eocene (~45 Ma).


Ancient example for windfield-source-basin system Dongying depression The upper fourth member of Shahejie formation Paleo-windfield reconstruction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.China University of GeosciencesBeijingChina

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