A Karst Connection model for Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA

  title={A Karst Connection model for Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA},
  author={Carol A. Hill and Noel Eberz and Robert H. Buecher},

Rejection of the lake spillover model for initial incision of the Grand Canyon, and discussion of alternatives

One hypothesis for the origin of the Grand Canyon is that a broad Hopi Lake, of which lakebeds of the Miocene Bidahochi Formation are a vestigial record, ponded to a depth great enough near the

Karst piracy: A mechanism for integrating the Colorado River across the Kaibab uplift, Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA

Age, isotopic, and detrital zircon data on the Hualapai Limestone Member and Muddy Creek Formation (western United States) constrain the time of the first arrival of the Colorado River on the west

Implications of the Miocene(?) Crooked Ridge River of northern Arizona for the evolution of the Colorado River and Grand Canyon

The southwesterly course of the probably pre–early Miocene and possibly Oligocene Crooked Ridge River can be traced continuously for 48 km and discontinuously for 91 km in northern Arizona (United

Numerical modeling of the late Cenozoic geomorphic evolution of Grand Canyon, Arizona

The late Cenozoic geomorphic evolution of Grand Canyon has been influenced by three primary tectonic and drainage adjustment events. First, 1 km of relief was produced along the Grand Wash–Wheeler

Geological Society of America Bulletin

Recently published thermochronological and paleoelevation studies in the Grand Canyon region, combined with sedimentary provenance data in both the coastal and interior portions of the North American

Review: The distribution, flow, and quality of Grand Canyon Springs, Arizona (USA)

An understanding of the hydrogeology of Grand Canyon National Park (GRCA) in northern Arizona, USA, is critical for future resource protection. The ~750 springs in GRCA provide both perennial and

Insights into post-Miocene uplift of the western margin of the Colorado Plateau from the stratigraphic record of the lower Colorado River

The spatial and temporal distribution of Pliocene to Holocene Colorado River deposits (southwestern USA and northwestern Mexico) form a primary data set that records the evolution of a

Reorganization of a deeply incised drainage: role of deformation, sedimentation and groundwater flow

Deeply incised drainage networks are thought to be robust and not easily modified, and are commonly used as passive markers of horizontal strain. Yet, reorganizations (rearrangements) appear in the

Formation of the Huajiang Grand Canyon (southwestern China) driven by the evolution of a Late Pleistocene tiankeng

Collapse is a common geomorphic process in karst areas, especially on the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau, which has a tectonic background of integral uplift. The frequent occurrence of collapse processes in




The East Kaibab monocline, a compound flexure downthrown 2000 to 5000 feet on the east side, extends from the San Francisco Peaks volcanic field, Arizona, north 150 miles to Bryce Canyon, Utah. South

Early and middle Cenozoic drainage and erosion in west-central Arizona

Latest Oligocene time (∼25 m.y. ago) is established as a minimum age for the regional northeast-flowing drainage system in west-central Arizona that existed prior to the formation of the Grand

Origin of the Colorado River

INTRODUCTION Since the time of Major Powell's thrilling exploration of the Grand Canyon, the history of the Colorado River has been the subject of many papers by American geologists. Out of them has

Origin of the Danube-Aach system

The Swabian Alb formed by an Upper Jurassic carbonate sequence is the most extensive karst area of Germany. The western part is crossed by the upper Danube River. It represents an old, mainly

Progressive lowering of the water table in the Grand Canyon, Arizona, Usa as recorded by cave and mine deposits

Speleothem and ore deposits in Grand Canyon (GC) caves and mines record the progressive lowering of the water table over time. The sequence of significant deposits and events in the GC is: (1) Ore

Origin and morphology of limestone caves

Limestone caves form along ground-water paths of greatest discharge and solutional aggressiveness. Flow routes that acquire increasing discharge accelerate in growth, while others languish with

Sr isotope evidence for a lacustrine origin for the upper Miocene to Pliocene Bouse Formation, lower Colorado River trough, and implications for timing of Colorado Plateau uplift

The upper Miocene to Pliocene Bouse Formation in the lower Colorado River trough, which consists largely of siltstone with basal tufa and marl, has been interpreted as estuarine on the basis of

Cenozoic paleogeography of the central Mogollon Rim–southern Colorado Plateau region, Arizona, revealed by Tertiary gravel deposits, Oligocene to Pleistocene lava flows, and incised streams

Eocene to Pleistocene paleogeography of the Mogollon Rim–southern Colorado Plateau region in central Arizona is interpreted by use of Tertiary sedimentary deposits and mafic lavas that have been


China has the most extensive and diversified karst terrains in the world and most of them are rich in caves and dolines. The cone karst (fengcong) and tower karst (fenglin) developed in the humid