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Sedimentological characterization of Paranavaí Aloformation on West of São Paulo State

Grant number: 09/02286-3
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2009
Effective date (End): December 31, 2009
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Geosciences
Principal Investigator:Alethea Ernandes Martins Sallun
Grantee:Marcos Saito de Paula
Home Institution: Instituto Geológico. Secretaria do Meio Ambiente (São Paulo - Estado). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


The Paranavaí Alloformation (Alto Rio Paraná Allogroup) is a allostratigraphic unit representative of quaternary geological history in the Upstream Rio Paraná Hydrographic Basin. This unit is composed by arenaceous to rudaceous homogeneous colluvial deposits, originated in place or after a restricted transportation, from weathered cretaceous lithostratigraphical units of Bauru Supersequence.The sedimentary records of Upstream Rio Paraná Hydrographic Basin, since at least 1 My ago to present days, would testify important palaeoclimatic changes and/or neotectonic events, that allowed to systematize the Cenozoic geologic-geomorphologic evolutionary phases in the Brazil. However, until now, the deposits of Aloformação Paranavaí in subsurface are unknown, although likely to contain important stratigraphyc records, palaeoclimatic and/or recent tectonics, which could be detected by detailed sedimentologic studies properly dated by the luminescence method. Thus, the project aims to study the sediments of the subsurface Aloformação Paranavaí.