Digital Data 2017-0008

Author(s) Date 2017-04-06

The sub-Cretaceous unconformity is a major component of the three-dimensional geological model of Alberta. This dataset is a two-and-a-half dimensional (2.5D) grid surface of the sub-Cretaceous unconformity paleotopography for the Peace River and Slave Lake regions of Alberta. The study area covers NTS map sheets 83N, 83O, 84C, and 84B.

To create this grid, stratigraphic picks of the top of the sub-Cretaceous unconformity were geostatistically analyzed and interpolated to model the unconformity surface elevation. A grid of the dominant regional trend was created and subtracted from the elevation grid, creating a residual grid that is a representation of the sub-Cretaceous unconformity paleotopography. The grid was then clipped by the study area boundary.

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Peterson, J.T. (2017): Sub-Cretaceous unconformity paleotopography, Peace River - Slave Lake region, Alberta (gridded data, ASCII format); Alberta Energy Regulator, AER/AGS Digital Data 2017-0008.