Spatial Characteristics of the Mississippian-Pennsylvanian Systemic
Boundary in South
Scott R. Schoefernacker, Western Kentucky University, Department of Geography and Geology, Bowling Green, KY, [email protected]
The basal Pennsylavanian
(Caseyville Formation) of south-central
Investigation was aided by KGS’s newly available Digitally Vectorized Geological Quadrangles (DVGQ; available in CD-ROM format) and the Stratigraphic Column Generator (Indiana Geological Survey). Subsurface data from well logs and outcrop data were integrated to produce cross section resulting in a dynamic map that can be updated unlike a static map. The addition of DVGQs and GIS provides a new avenue which researchers can use to identify Pennsylvanian paleochannel systems that have proven to be economically important.