Mexico (Baja California)
Our team worked in this area for 15 years to establish the architecture of a major slope channel system. This has involved detailed mapping of the sedimentary architecture, constraining the biostratigraphic and radiometric age of the system, the petrography, provenance, and micropaleontological and ichnological fingerprints of various elements of the system. We studied coarse-grained facies distribution for a better understanding of the bypass dominated channel architecture; distribution of thin bedded facies within channel belts and levees; vertical sequences as a means to identify slope channel architectures; provenance of the sediments within the channels as an indicator of vertical changes within a channel system; and the relationships between the channels and the background sedimentation of the slope.
We have also been working on deposits related to the Chicxulub meteorite impact, and the related landslide-triggered tsunamis.