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2014          2013          2012         2011         2010         2009         2008         2007

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Gordon, G.S.* and D.R. Pyles, From submarine canyon to basin margin: Fault and bathymetric controls on submarine fan stratigraphy and distribution of lithofacies associations, upper Modelo Formation, eastern Ventura basin, California: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin [in press].

Gordon, G.S.* and D.R. Pyles, Flow processes, sedimentation, and stratigraphic evolution of the submarine channel-lobe transition zone: An outcrop-based study: Sedimentology [in review].

Pyles, D.R., and L.J. Strachan, Architecture of a distributive submarine fan, Ross Sandstone and Clare Shale (Ireland): Turbidites and mass failure deposits in a structurally confined basin, in P. Wignall and J. Best, eds., Field Guidebook to the Carboniferous Shannon Basin, western Ireland, Special Publication of the International Association of Sedimentologists [in press].

L.J. Strachan, and D.R. Pyles, Deposition on an unstable slope, Gull Island Formation (Ireland), in P. Wignall and J. Best, eds., Field Guidebook to the Carboniferous Shannon Basin, western Ireland, Special Publication of the International Association of Sedimentologists [in press].

Gordon, G.S.*, D.R. Pyles, J. Clark, and M. Hoffman*, Stratigraphic evolution, architectural analysis, and geometric model of a ponded submarine fan: The Guaso I Turbidite System, Ainsa Spain: Journal of Sedimentary Research [in review].

Pyles, D.R., A. Moss-Russell*, H. Silalahi*, J. Clark, D. Anderson, B. Bracken, and J. Moody*, Time-space variations in sedimentation and stratigraphic architecture of a prograding shelf-to-basin system: Quantitative outcrop study of the Sobrarbe Formation, Spain: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin [in review].

Gong, C., Y. Wang, D.R. Pyles, R.J. Steel, Q. Xu, and D. Li, Shelf-edge trajectories and stratal stacking patterns: Their sequence stratigraphic significance and relation to deep-water sedimentation styles and volumes: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin [accepted].

Gong, C., Y. Wang, D.R. Pyles, R.J. Steel, K.T. Pickering, F.J. Hernandez-Molin, and W. Tang, Middle to Upper Miocene straight and non-leveed deep-water channels in the northern South China Sea margin: Architectural styles, flow processes and sedimentation: Sedimentology [accepted].

Moody, J.D.*, and D.R. Pyles, Quantitative outcrop characterization of axis to margin changes in the stratigraphic architecture of transgressive fluvial deposits: Escanilla Formation, Spain: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin [in review].

Moody, J.D.*, and D.R. Pyles, Relating stratigraphic architecture of transgressive fluvial deposits to shoreline trajectory in a high accommodation setting: Escanilla Formation, Spain: Sedimentology [in review].

Moody, J.D.*, and D.R. Pyles, Subdividing quantitative datasets on the basis of geological distinctions: Journal of Sedimentary Research [in review].

Stammer, J.*,  and D.R. Pyles, The effects of mineral fractionation by turbidity currents on reservoir quality: Geology [in review].

Stammer, J.*, and D.R. Pyles, Spatial variability in facies and mineralogy in deep-water lobe strata: Quantitative outcrop analysis of the Point Loma Formation, San Diego, California: Sedimentology [in review].

Stammer, J.*, K.M. Straub, and D.R. Pyles, Hydrodynamic fractionation of minerals based on grain density and grain shape: Three experiments linking turbidity-current processes to deposition: Geological Society of America Bulletin [in review].

Sendziak, K.L.*, D.R. PylesG.L. Ford, and B. Bracken, Spatial variations in the architecture of crevasse-splay deposits in a low net-sand content fluvial succession, lower Wasatch Formation, Uinta Basin: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin [in review].

Ford, G.L.*, D.R. Pyles, and M. Dechesne, The stratigraphic nature of a fluvial-lacustrine basin-fill succession, Desolation Canyon, southern margin of the Uinta Basin, Utah: Implications for Walther's law and the petroleum industry: Mountain Geologist [in review].

Salazar, J.A., J.H. Knapp, C.C. Knapp, and D.R. Pyles, Quanternary fluid-flow elements and mass transport complexes at MC-118, Gulf of Mexico: Marine and Petroleum Geology [in review].

Pederson, C.A.*, P.M. Santi, and D.R. Pyles, Relating the compensational stacking of debris-flow fans to characteristics of their underlying stratigraphy: Implications for geohazard assessment and mitigation: Geomorphology [in review].

Ford, G.L.*, and D.R. Pyles, Cyclicity and compensational stacking in fluvial systems based on an outcrop study of the Wasatch Formation, Uinta Basin, Utah: Journal of Sedimentary Research [in review].
 


2014
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Pyles, D.R., L.J. Strachan, and D.C. Jennette, Lateral juxtapositions of channel elements and lobe elements in distributive submarine fans - an underappreciated architectural association in distributive submarine fans: 3D outcrop study of the Ross Sandstone, Ireland: Geosphere [in press].

Ford, G.L.*, and D.R. Pyles, A hierarchical approach for evaluating fluvial systems: Architectural analysis and sequential evolution of the high net-sand content middle Wasatch Formation, Uinta Basin, Utah: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, 98, p. 1273-1304. [doi: 10.1306/12171313052]

Salazar, J.A.*, J.H. Knapp, C.C. Knapp, D.R Pyles, Salt tectonics and Pliocene stratigraphic framework at MC-118, Gulf of Mexico: An integrated approach with application to deep-water confined structures in salt basins: Marine and Petroleum Geology, 50, p. 51-67. [doi: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2013.11.003]



2013      Return to Top

   

Kim, Y., W. Kim, D. Cheong, T. Muto, D.R. Pyles, Piping of coarse-grained sediment to a deep-water fan through a graded river: Experiment and theory, Journal of Geophysical Research Earth Surface, 118(4), p. 2279-2291. [doi: 10.1002/2013JF002813]

Pyles, D.R., K.M. Straub, and J.G. Stammer* (2013), Spatial variations in the composition of turbidites due to hydrodynamic fractionation, Geophysical Research Letters, 40(15), p. 3919–3923. [doi:10.1002/grl.50767]



2012      Return to Top

Straub, K., and D.R. Pyles, 2012, Quantifying the hierarchical organization of compensation in submarine fans using surface statistics: Journal of Sedimentary Research, 82(11), p. 889-898. [doi:10.2110/jsr.2012.73]



On the cover: A photograph of the Carboniferous Ross Sandstone taken at Loop Head Peninsula, County Clare, western Ireland. The Ross Sandstone contains compensationally stacked submarine channels and lobes deposited in a structurally confined basin. Cliffs are ˜ 40 m high. See Straub and Pyles (this issue). Photo by David Pyles.

Moody, J.*, D.R. Pyles, J. Clark, R. Bouroullec, 2012, Quantitative outcrop characterization of an analog to weakly confined submarine channel systems: Morillo 1 member, Ainsa Basin, Spain: AAPG Bulletin, 96(10), p. 1813-1841. [doi:10.1306/01061211072]
 

On the cover: Photograph of the Mediano Anticline looking north toward the Spanish Pyrenees. The photo was taken from Castillo de Samitier. The Mediano Anticline is a 20-km-long, 9-km-wide, north-plunging detachment fold that forms the eastern boundary of the Ainsa Basin. The core of the anticline is composed of Triassic shales and evaporites. Photograph was taken by Jeremiah D. Moody.

Pyles, D.R., M. Tomasso, D. Jennette, R. Beaubouef, 2012, Flow Processes and Sedimentation Associated with Erosion and Filling of Sinuous Submarine Channels: Geology, 40(2), p. 143-146. [doi: 10.1130/G32740.1]

Funk, J., R.M. Slatt, D.R. Pyles, 2012, Quantification of static connectivity between deep-water channels and stratigraphically adjacent architectural elements using outcrop analogs: AAPG Bulletin, 96(2), p. 277-300. [doi: 10.1306/07121110186]

Greene, T. J., M.K. Gingras, G.S. Gordon*, D. R. McKeel, 2012, The significance of deep-water cryptic bioturbation in slope-channel massive deposits of the lower Rio Dell Formation, Eel River Basin, California: Marine and Petroleum Geology, 29(1), p. 152-174. [doi: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2011.07.007]



2011      Return to Top

Pyles, D.R., J.P.M. Syvitski, R.M. Slatt, 2011, Defining the concept of stratigraphic grade and applying it to stratal (reservoir) architecture and evolution of the slope-to-basin profile: An outcrop perspective: Marine and Petroleum Geology, 28(3), p. 675-697.
(Top 25 Hottest Articles, January to March 2011 as reported by Marine and Petroleum Geology)

Amerman, R.*, E. P. Nelson, M. H. Gardner, B. Trudgill, 2011, Submarine mass-transport deposits of the Permian Cutoff Formation, West Texas, USA: Internal architecture and controls on overlying reservoir sand deposition, in Mass-Transport Deposits in Deepwater Settings: SEPM Special Publication No. 96, p. 235-267.



2010      Return to Top

Bouroullec, R., and D.R. Pyles, 2010, Sandstone extrusions and slope channel architecture and evolution: Mio-Pliocene Monterey and Capistrano Formations, Dana Point Harbor, Orange County, California, U.S.A.: Journal of Sedimentary Research, 80(5), p. 376-392. [doi: 10.2110/jsr.2010.043]

Tomasso, M., R. Bouroullec, D. R. Pyles, 2010, The use of spectral recomposition in tailored forward seismic modeling of outcrop analogs: AAPG Bulletin, 94(4), p. 457-474. [doi: 10.1306/08240909051]

Pyles, D.R., D. Jennette, R. Beaubouef, M. Tomasso, and C. Rossen, 2010, Concepts learned from a 3D outcrop of a sinuous slope channel complex: Beacon Channel Complex, Brushy Canyon Formation, West Texas, U.S.A.: Journal of Sedimentary Research, 80(1), p. 67-96. [doi: 10.2110/jsr.2010.009]



2009      Return to Top

Pyles, D. R., 2009, Multiscale stratigraphic analysis of a structurally confined submarine fan, Carboniferous Ross Sandstone, Ireland—Reply: AAPG Bulletin, 93(12), p. 1710-1721. [doi: 10.1306/06250909061]

Pyles, D.R., and D. Jennette, 2009, Geometry and architectural associations of co-genetic debrite-turbidite beds in basin-margin strata, Carboniferous Ross Sandstone (Ireland): Applications to reservoirs located on the margins of structurally confined submarine fans: Marine and Petroleum Geology, 26(10), p. 1974-1996.
(Top 25 Hottest Articles: October to December 2009, as reported by Marine and Petroleum Geology)



2008      Return to Top

Pyles, D.R., 2008, Multiscale stratigraphic analysis of a structurally confined submarine fan, Carboniferous Ross Sandstone, Ireland: AAPG Bulletin, 92(5), p. 557-587. [doi: 10.1306/01110807042]
(Won both AAPG Sproule and Pratt Best Paper Awards, 2010)



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2007      Return to Top

Paton, D., M. Carr, B. Trudgill, H. Ortner, D.A. Medwedeff, 2007, Alpine-scale 3D geospatial modeling: Applying new techniques to old problems: Geosphere, 3(6), p. 527-549. [doi: 10.1130/GES00093.1]

Pyles, D.R., 2007, Architectural elements in a ponded submarine fan, Carboniferous Ross sandstone, western Ireland, in T. H. Nilsen, R.D. Shew, G.S. Steffens, J.R.J. Studlick, eds., Atlas of Deepwater Outcrops: AAPG Studies in Geology 56, Chapter 133, CD-ROM, 19 p.
(Won AAPG Sproule Best Paper Award, 2009)

Pyles, D.R., and R.M. Slatt, 2007, Applications to understanding shelf edge to base-of-slope changes in stratigraphic architecture of prograding basin margins: Stratigraphy of the Lewis Shale, Wyoming, USA in T. H. Nilsen, R.D. Shew, G.S. Steffens, J.R.J. Studlick, eds., Atlas of Deepwater Outcrops: AAPG Studies in Geology 56, Chapter 154, CD-ROM, 19 p.

Slatt, R.M., J. Minken, S.K. Van Dyke, D.R. Pyles, A.J. Witten, and R.A. Young, 2007, Scales of heterogeneity of an outcropping leveed-channel deepwater system, Cretaceous Dad Sandstone Member, Lewis Shale, Wyoming, USA, in T. H. Nilsen, R.D. Shew, G.S. Steffens, J.R.J. Studlick, eds., Atlas of Deepwater Outcrops: AAPG Studies in Geology 56, Chapter 153, CD-ROM, 29 p.
 

 


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