Since the landmark volumes of the Exxon school (Vail et al., 1977; Posamentier and Vail, 1988), stratigraphy has been reshaped. Geologists now look at sedimentary successions quite differently and employ the term "sequence stratigraphy." The paradigm of sequence stratigraphy was based initially on observations made by the Exxon group from seismic data, but has since been applied to a wide variety of subsurface and field problems, including studies of surface outcrops, cores, and well-logs—even without marine deposits.

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Sequence stratigraphy encompasses "quite different conceptual models" (Miall, 1997) and "provides a new set of terminology for what...

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