Upper Cretaceous oceanic red beds in the Czech part of the Outer Western Carpathians; biostratigraphy, sedimentollogy, geochemistry

03.01.2005 - 31.12.2007
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Radek Mikuláš
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Vysoká škola báňská - Technická univerzita Ostrava, Česká geologická služba

Moravian part of the Outer Flysch Carpathians offers an opportunity to study the Cretaceous Oceanic Red Beds (CORB) deposited in different environmental settings. Continuous Bystrá section in the Silesian Unit was chosen as principal section. Detail biostratigraphical research based on foraminifera, dinoflagellata, and nannofossils at the section together with selected methods of sedimentology, petrography, mineralogy, and geochemistry will allow build local stratigraphic standard. The standard willserve as a tool for calibration of marker fossils and correlation with selected CORB sections in the Rača and Bílé Karpaty units as well as inter-regionally. Utilization of the local standard by methods of graphic correlation should provide precise dating of significant events in single sub-basins. As a part of this goal the onset of the CORB in different units will be dated. Correlation of the CORB in single sub-basins and obtained paleoenvironmental data will help to create the paleoceanographic