Mesozoic and Cenozoic Sequence Stratigraphy of European Basins
Mesozoic and Cenozoic Sequence Stratrigraphy of European Basins - This project was designed to build a documented chronostratigraphic and outcrop record of depositional sequences calibrated across European Basins. Data on standard stages, magnetostratigraphy, and geochronology integrated with high resolution biostratigraphy calibrate the stratigraphic position of depositional sequence boundaries. Higher order eustatic sequences show a significant increase in the number identified. A good portion of the European Mesozoic and Cenozoic succession is set in a sequence stratigraphic context with a better stratigraphic record of its bonding surfaces.
Mesozoic and Cenozoic Sequence Stratigraphy of European Basins Preface
Published:January 01, 1999
Pierre-Charles de Graciansky, Jan Hardenbol, Thierry Jacquin, Peter R. Vail, 1999. "Mesozoic and Cenozoic Sequence Stratigraphy of European Basins Preface", Mesozoic and Cenozoic Sequence Stratigraphy of European Basins, Pierre-Charles de Graciansky, Jan Hardenbol, Thierry Jacquin, Peter R. Vail
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Concepts of seismic and sequence stratigraphy as outlined in publications since 1977 made a substantial impact on sedimentary geology. The notion that changes in relative sea level shape sediment in predictable packages across the planet was intuitively attractive to many sedimentologists and stratigraphers. The initial stratigraphic record of Mesozoic and Cenozoic depositional sequences, laid down in response to changes in relative sea level, published in Science in 1987 was greeted with great, albeit mixed, interest. The concept of sequence stratigraphy received much acclaim whereas the chronostratigraphic record of Mesozoic and Cenozoic sequences suffered from a perceived absence of biostratigraphic...