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The Medina Formation in New York State: a Computer-Assisted Regional Study Using an Integrated Database

FAHUA, JI, and JOSEPH E. ROBINSON,* Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

Modern personal computers or work stations with access to user-friendly Geological Information Systems software and multilevel geologic databases permit the exploration geologist to extract and display a variety of geologic information in a fraction of the time it

would take to compile the same data without the assistance of the computer. Integrated exploration systems include the database, which may be composed of a number of information files, computer programs that have the ability to interrogate any number of the different data files, cross-reference and select specific information, process the data, and present the output as significant visual images, maps, and correlated sections.

A study of the Lower Silurian Medina Formation in New York State uses surface information, formation tops, production data, and digital well-log files to present a series of regional views that clearly display the depositional sequence. Maps and cross sections illustrate the development of shorelines, barrier bars, and deltaic deposits. The interactive features of integrated systems allow a geologist to create and capture those pictures that lead to the most likely interpretation.

 

AAPG Search and Discovery Article #91005 © 1991 Eastern Section Meeting, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, September 8-10, 1991 (2009)