Westkapelle Ground Formation

Code
NUWG
Status
Formal.
Lithological description

Fine-grained sediment.

Depositional setting

Marine prodelta and delta-front, delta-top and fluvial (Rijsdijk et al. 2005).

Definition of lower boundary

Not yet determined.

Definition of upper boundary

Not yet determined.

Thickness indication
Not yet determined.
Geographical distribution
North Sea.
Regional correlation
UK: Westkapelle Ground Formation (Stoker et al. 2011); GER: ?; BEL: ?
Age
Pliocene.
Type section
Well:
Not yet determined.
Depth (thickness) AH:
Not yet determined.
Origin of name
Named after an area off the coast of Westkapelle in the southwest of the Netherlands.
Previous name(s)
None.
Reviewed by (date)
Geert-Jan Vis (2019).
References
Rijsdijk, K.F., Passchier, S., Weerts, H.J.T., Laban, C., Van Leeuwen, R.J.W., Ebbing, J.H.J. 2005. Revised Upper Cenozoic stratigraphy of the Dutch sector of the North Sea Basin: towards an integrated lithostratigraphic, seismostratigraphic and allostratigraphic approach. Netherlands Journal of Geosciences 84, 129-146. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0016774600023015
Stoker, M.S., Balson, P.S., Long, D., Tappin, D.R. 2011. An overview of the lithostratigraphical framework for the Quaternary deposits on the United Kingdom continental shelf. British Geological Survey Research Report, RR/11/03, 48 p.
Cite as
TNO-GDN ([YEAR]). Westkapelle Ground Formation. In: Stratigraphic Nomenclature of the Netherlands, TNO – Geological Survey of the Netherlands. Accessed on [DATE] from http://www.dinoloket.nl/en/stratigraphic-nomenclature/westkapelle-ground-formation.