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Stanford MS and PhD theses


AlKawai, W.
The impact of the allochthonous salt and overpressure development on the petroleum system evolution in the thunder horse mini-basin, Gulf of Mexico.
PhD Thesis, Stanford University, 156 p.

Sickmann, Z.
Understanding provenance signatures in active margin settings: Modern central California and the Magallanes-Austral Foreland Basin, southern Patagonia
PhD thesis, Stanford University, 201 p.


Harrington, J.
Using sedimentology and provenance studies to determine depositional relationships between three structural belts of the ca. 3.22 GA Fig Tree Group, Barberton Greenstone Belt, South Africa
M.S. thesis, Stanford University, 93 p.

Hernandez, E.
Sedimentology and depositing setting of deep-water deposits of the Pennsylvanian Jackfork Group, Arkansas and the Paleogene Wilcox Formation, Mexico
PhD Thesis, Stanford University, 405 p.

Kremer, C.
Transversely-sourced mass-transport deposits and stratigraphic evolution of a foreland submarine channel system: Deep-water tertiary strata of the Austrian
Molasse Basin
M.S. thesis, Stanford University, 121 p.

Nieminski, N.
Sedimentology, stratigraphic architecture, and provenance of deep-water systems: Neoproterozoic Zerrissene Group, Namibia and Neogene East Coast Basin, New Zealand
PhD Thesis, Stanford University, 277 p.


Gungor, N.
Sedimentology and stratigraphy of a part of the Upper Cretaceous Pigeon Point Formation, San Mateo County, California
M.S. thesis, Stanford University, 85 p.

Malkowski, M.
Controls on along-strike variations in stratigraphy and provenance of a successor foreland basin system, Jurassic-Cretaceous evolution of the southern Patagonian Andes and the Magallanes-Austral Basin
PhD thesis, Stanford University, 187 p.

Shumaker, L.
Sedimentology, seismic geomorphology, and provenance investigations of deep-water deposits: Taranaki Basin, New Zealand
PhD thesis, Stanford University, 197 p.


Schwartz, T.
Insight into the growth and decay of orogenic wedges from foreland basin successions
PhD Thesis, Stanford University, 317 p.


Burgreen, B.
The influence of convergent margin structure on deep-water stratigraphic architecture, pore pressure evolution, and source rock maturation in the East Coast Basin, New Zealand
PhD Thesis, Stanford University, 227 p.

Sharman, G.
Provenance, paleogeography, and mass-movement of deepwater depositional systems in arc-adjacent basins: the Cretaceous–Paleogene California forearc and Upper Miocene Mohakatino Formation, New Zealand
PhD Thesis, Stanford University, 219 p.


Masalimova, L.
Stratigraphic architecture and flow dynamics of deep-water turbidite deposits: the Miocene lower Mount Messenger Formation in the Taranaki Basin in New Zealand, and the Oligocene Puchkirchen Formation in the Molasse Basin in Austria
PhD Thesis, Stanford University, 193 p.

Rotzien, J.
Pliocene Pico and Repetto Formations, Ventura Basin, California; Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, and Provenance of the upper Mount Messenger Formation, Taranaki Basin, New Zealand.
PhD Thesis, Stanford University, 190 p. 


Maier, K.
Depositional architecture of deep-water slope systems: Examples from the Quaternary Lucia Chica channel system, offshore central California and the upper Miocene Urenui Formation, New Zealand
Ph.D thesis, Stanford University, 412 p.


Bernhardt, A.
Paleogeography and sedimentary development of two deep-marine foreland basins: The Cretaceous Magallanes Basin, southern Chile, and the Tertiary Molasse Basin, Austria
Ph.D. thesis, Stanford University, 218 p.

Fosdick, J.
Linking orogenic deformation, exhumation, and basin evolution in the Patagonian Andes 7and Magallanes Basin, southermost South America
Ph.D. thesis, Stanford University, 249 p.

Mitchell, C.C.
Subduction complex uplift and exhumation and its influence on Maastrichtian forearc stratigraphy in the Great Valley Basin, northern San Joaquin Valley, California
M.S. thesis, Stanford University, 79 p.

Stright, L.
Multiscale modeling of deep-water channel deposits: An interdisciplinary study integrating geostatistics, geology and geophysics, the Cretaceous Cerro Toro Formation, southern Chile, The Eocene Ardath and Scripps Formations, southern California, and the Oligocene Puchkirchen Formation, Upper Austria
Ph.D. thesis, Stanford University, 190 p.


Jobe, Z.R.
Multi-scale architectural evolution and flow property characterization of channelized turbidite systems
Ph.D. thesis, Stanford University, 218 p.