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.
British Lower Jurassic Sequence Stratigraphy
Published:January 01, 1999
Stephen P. Hesselbo, Hugh C. Jenkyns, 1999. "British Lower Jurassic Sequence Stratigraphy", Mesozoic and Cenozoic Sequence Stratigraphy of European Basins, Pierre-Charles de Graciansky, Jan Hardenbol, Thierry Jacquin, Peter R. Vail
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Biostratigraphically well-calibrated exposures of Lower Jurassic rocks in the Wessex, Bristol Channel, Cleveland and Hebrides basins have been remeasured and interpreted in the context of sequence stratigraphy. The aim has been to see whether the stratigraphy and facies are compatible with the hypothesis that relative sea-level changes were synchronous across all these basins. The Lower Jurassic Series can be subdivided into four large-scale (so-called 2nd-order) lithologic cycles, with durations of approximately 3–10 my, that appear to be synchronously developed in all onshore British basins; the cyclic changes in facies become more extreme as the cycles young. Candidate maximum flooding...