Volume 11, Number 4 (1984)
Articles

Facies Models Revisited: An Examination of Quantitative Methods

Charles W. Harper, Jr.
School of Geology and Geophysics, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.
Published December 12, 1984
How to Cite
Harper, Jr., C. W. (1984). Facies Models Revisited: An Examination of Quantitative Methods. Geoscience Canada, 11(4). Retrieved from https://journals.lib.unb.ca/index.php/GC/article/view/3397

Abstract

In the widely-read Geoscience Canada Facies Models volume, Walker (1979) advocates a method for constructing facies models based on transition frequencies (see also Harper, 1984). I here discuss modifications to Walker's method, pitfalls both to Walker's and related methods, and suggest improvements, especially the use of median tetrads (defined below) and half-normal plots to recognize significant facies transitions "masked" by other approaches.