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Abstract: Data Display: Ferron Interval Revealed

RAYNOLDS, ROBERT G., Consultant, Englewood, CO, MICHAEL H. GARDNER, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, EUGENE WILLIAMS, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO. and BRADLEY B. SAGEMAN, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Visualization of data is critical to comprehending complex spatial relationships and designing effective exploration and exploitation methodologies. A prototype hyperlinked data base has been constructed depicting the stratigraphic architecture and depositional setting of the Ferron interval in Central Utah and its relation to coeval strata in surrounding States.

This effort utilizes linked GIF files to portray map views, cross sections, measured sections, core descriptions, paleontological control, radiometric ages, paleoenvironments, and outcrop panoramas to provide an efficiently accessible tool kit for analysis of this Cretaceous interval.

By coordinating otherwise unwieldy volumes of information, spatial and temporal relationships of sequence-scale features can be examined in regional context and interrelationships of widely separated areas better understood. New insights from the compiled data set document sediment dispersal patterns in the Interior Seaway.

Demonstrations of linkages and data accessibility will illustrate the advantages of the digital medium over existing conventional atlas compilations. Prototypes on floppy disk will be compiled onto CD ROM and web sites for effective dissemination.

AAPG Search and Discovery Article #90937©1998 AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition, Salt Lake City, Utah