Wouw Member

Code
NUOOWO
Status
Formal (Ebbing & De Lang 2003).
Lithological description

Greyish brown to dark grey clay, (moderately) firm, silty, micaceous, rare shell fragments.

Depositional setting

Shoreface (with tempestites).

Definition of lower boundary

Variable contact with shallow-marine, estuarine, deltaic, nearshore and beach deposits (Oosterhout Formation undifferentiated).

Definition of upper boundary

Sharp contact with slightly coarser and less glauconitic shallow-marine near-coastal sand (Maassluis Formation) or with coarser fluvial and estuarine sand (Waalre Formation).

Thickness indication
Up to about 10 m.
Geographical distribution
Southern and southwestern Netherlands.
Regional correlation
North Sea: part of the Brielle Ground Formation; VK: not present; GER: not present; BEL: clayey part of the Lillo Formation (Vernes et al. 2018).
Age
Pliocene.
Type section
Well:
Not yet determined.
Depth (thickness) AH:
Not yet determined.
Origin of name
Named after the village of Wouw, close to the Belgian border in the southern Netherlands.
Previous name(s)
None.
Reviewed by (date)
Wim Dubelaar (2018), Sytze van Heteren (2019).
References
Ebbing, J.H.J., De Lang, F.D. 2003. Beschrijving lithostratigrafische eenheid. Nederlands Instituut voor Toegepaste Geowetenschappen TNO. Utrecht.
Vernes, R.W., Deckers, J., Bakker, M.A.J., Bogemans, F., De Ceukelaire, M., Doornenbal, J.C., den Dulk, M., Dusar, M., Van Haren, T.F.M., Heyvaert, V.M.A., Kiden, P., Kruisselbrink, A.F., Lanckacker, T., Menkovic, A., Meyvis, B., Munsterman, D.K., Reindersma, R., ten Veen, J.H., van de Ven, T.J.M., Walstra, J., Witmans, N. 2018. Geologisch en hydrogeologisch 3D model van het Cenozoïcum van de Belgisch-Nederlandse grensstreek van Midden-Brabant / De Kempen (H3O – De Kempen). Studie uitgevoerd door VITO, TNO-Geologische Dienst Nederland en de Belgische Geologische Dienst in opdracht van Vlaams Planbureau voor Omgeving, Vlaamse Milieumaatschappij, TNO, Geologische Dienst Nederland, Nederlandse Provincie Noord-Brabant, Brabant Water, Programmabureau KRW/DHZ Maasregio.
Cite as
TNO-GDN ([YEAR]). Wouw Member. In: Stratigraphic Nomenclature of the Netherlands, TNO – Geological Survey of the Netherlands. Accessed on [DATE] from http://www.dinoloket.nl/en/stratigraphic-nomenclature/wouw-member.