Brown et al. (2004) recently elaborated on previous sequence-stratigraphic models (e.g., Mitchum et al., 1990) to interpret large rollovers in the Frio Formation of Texas as depositional basins, in contrast to earlier interpretations of structural basins, filled primarily with shallow-water deposits (e.g., Ewing, 1986; Galloway and Morton, 1989). This discussion describes fundamental shortcomings in their observations and interpretations, specifically

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The disruption of stratigraphy and structure that occurs across growth faults has challenged geologists for many years. Which changes in thickness, age, depositional environments, and facies are related to growth faulting? Strata in growth-faulted settings are commonly characterized...

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