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dc.contributor.advisorWatkins, Joel S.
dc.creatorWirasantosa, Sugiarta
dc.descriptionTypescript (photocopy).en
dc.description.abstractTime-structure maps of the basement in the study area show two different sets of faults. These faults trend NNW-SSE in the northern and middle areas and NE-SW in the southern area. Strain ellipse indicates that the fault patterns in the northern area may have been formed by a left-lateral movement. This left-lateral movement may be related to the southeastward extrusion and clockwise rotation of Sundaland during the collision of India and Asia. Faults in the southern area which trend NE-SW may have been initiated during the Paleocene sea-floor spreading in the Southwest subbasin. The faults may have been reactivated during the middle Miocene. Cenozoic sediments offshore Vietnam, whose thicknesses range between 0.5 second and more than 4 seconds two-way travel-time, consist of syntectonic and posttectonic sequences. Syntectonic sediments overlie a pronounced rift-onset unconformity. Posttectonic sediments which overlie a breakup unconformity contain five sequences whose ages are inferred to be the upper Oligocene - lower Miocene, lower Miocene - middle Miocene, middle Miocene - upper Miocene, Pliocene and Pleistocene - Recent Maximum rates of posttectonic sedimentation generally increase throughout the time. The highest increase in sedimentation rates occurred during the Pleistocene - Recent in the middle area. The increase rates of sediment supply may have been related to the widespread volcanism in Indochina during the Pliocene - Recent and to the slight increase in basin subsidence. Thirteen seismic facies within posttectonic sequences were recognized and mapped. These facies indicate shelfal deposits, deltaic sediments, turbidite sediments, channel fill deposits, upper fan deposits, and shale diapirs. Shelfal sediments are commonly found in each sequence. Upper fan deposition occurred in the middle area during the upper Oligocene - lower Miocene. Deltaic sediments are found in the lower Miocene - middle Miocene, middle - upper Miocene, and upper Pliocene - Holocene sequences. Shelf-edge progradation and upper slope slumping, which have occurred since the early Miocene, were intensive during the upper Pliocene - Holocene.en
dc.format.extentxvi, 181 leavesen
dc.rightsThis thesis was part of a retrospective digitization project authorized by the Texas A&M University Libraries. Copyright remains vested with the author(s). It is the user's responsibility to secure permission from the copyright holder(s) for re-use of the work beyond the provision of Fair Use.en
dc.subjectMajor oceanographyen
dc.subjectCenozoic Geologic Perioden
dc.subjectContinental marginsen
dc.subjectGeology, Stratigraphicen
dc.subjectGeology, Structuralen
dc.subject.classification1992 Dissertation W798
dc.subject.lcshGeology, Stratigraphicen
dc.subject.lcshContinental marginsen
dc.subject.lcshSouth China Seaen
dc.subject.lcshSeismic reflection methoden
dc.subject.lcshGeology, Structuralen
dc.subject.lcshSouth China Seaen
dc.titleCenozoic seismic stratigraphy and structure of the continental margin offshore Vietnam, South China Seaen
dc.typeThesisen A&M Universityen of Philosophyen Den
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBerg, Robert R.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBryant, William R.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHilde, Thomas W. C.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMcCabe, Robert J.
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dc.publisher.digitalTexas A&M University. Libraries

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