Award Date

6-1969

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Geology

Advisor 1

Laurence H. Lattman

Number of Pages

65

Abstract

Located in the west central portion of Clark County, Nevada, the Spring Mountain Range borders the western edge of the Las Vegas Valley. Within the mountain range, a fault block, there are several canyons whose geomorphic history is closely related to the geomorphic history of the major alluvial fans which flank the mountains. Lee Canyon, which is the study area is one of these canyons. In Lee Canyon is preserved a complex canyon fill which has been subjected to several periods of down-cutting and valley-widening. The details of the canyon's geomorphic history recorded by filling and fill removal has not previously been studied.

Keywords

Alluvial fans; Canyons; Cenozoic Geologic Period; Geomorphology; Nevada – Lee Canyon; Nevada – Spring mountains

Disciplines

Geology | Geomorphology | Sedimentology

Language

English

Comments

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