Sedimentary Sequences in a Foreland Basin: The New York System: Syracuse, New York to Washington, D.C., July 2 – 8, 1989 (Field Trip Guidebooks)
Sedimentary Sequences in a Foreland Basin: The New York System: Syracuse, New York to Washington, D.C., July 2 - 8, 1989 (Field Trip Guidebooks)
Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Field Trip Guidebooks Series, Volume 156.
This field trip is designed to present an overview of what Ebenezer Emmons, in a burst of nineteenth century hubris, referred to as "The New York System" (1842, p. 99-102, 429). He and other members of the then-fledgling New York State Geological Survey felt that they had just the right term to encompass the excellent and little-disturbed exposures of fossiliferous, mainly conformable strata survey personnel were busily describing. Indeed, the local situation seemed not only to demand recognition in the growing stratigraphic terminology but also it appeared to provide an eminently workable and accessible set of type localities. But, prior events elsewhere and the relatively provincial nature of North American geology at that time worked against the "The New York System" and it faded from use.