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Sequence stratigraphy of C and M factories

January 01, 2005


The discussion of sequence stratigraphy started in chapter 6 by examinig the standard model and its observational support based largely on siliciclastics. Chaper 7 introduced carbonate sequence stratigraphy with a detailed look at the T factory - the best known carbonate system and the most productive one. The present chapter deals with the sequence stratigraphy of the C and M factories. It does so by high-lighting differences to the T factory. This is not to say, however, that the principles of marine carbonate production out-lined in chapters 2 and 7 are no longer valid simply because they are not discussed at length here. In the C and M factories, just as in the T factory, sediment is largely produced by organic activity within the depositional setting. Environmental factors therefore strongly influence the sediment type and the rate of production. Consequently, environmental change is a major competitor of sea-level change in shaping the sequence record.

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SEPM Concepts in Sedimentology and Paleontology

Carbonate Sedimentology and Sequence Stratigraphy

Wolfgang Schlager
Wolfgang Schlager
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January 01, 2005




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