Constraints on preservation history and fluvial transport dynamics of detrital zircon from quantitative grain shape characterization.

Vanessa Markwitz

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

Abstract

The thesis produced new information about the Gondwanan geodynamic evolution of Western Australia by a detailed examination and interpretation of new U-Pb zircon age data from the Pinjarra Orogen. The analysis of the detrital sedimentary record of ancient river sediments (Tumblagooda Sandstone) produced new insights into the complexity of Paleozoic basin architecture and overall tectonic history. Furthermore, the thesis established a workflow to acquire, analyze and interpret grain shape parameters of detrital zircon in 2-0 and 3-0 in the context of their isotopic composition to constrain provenance bias and the effect of zircon transport in ancient and modern river systems.
LanguageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Kemp, Anthony, Supervisor
  • Kirkland, Christopher L., Supervisor, External person
  • Wyrwoll, Karl, Supervisor
Award date7 Feb 2018
DOIs
StateUnpublished - 2018

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zircon
history
fluvial deposit
river system
geodynamics
provenance
isotopic composition
Paleozoic
sandstone
tectonics
basin
thesis
parameter
effect
analysis

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