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Parasequence

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January 01, 1990

Abstract

Parasequences have been identified in coastal plain, deltaic, beach, tidal, estuarine, and shelf environments (Van Wagoner, 1985). It is difficult to identify parasequences in fluvial sections where marine or marginal-marine rocks are absent, and in slope or basinal sections, which are deposited too far below sea level to be influenced by an increase in water depth. The general concepts presented her eapply to all of the depositional environments mentioned above in which parasequences have been recognized; the following discussion illustrates deltaic and beach parasequences because these are common in most basins.

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AAPG Methods in Exploration

Siliciclastic Sequence Stratigraphy in Well Logs, Cores, and Outcrops: Concepts for High-Resolution Correlation of Time and Facies

J. C. Van Wagoner
J. C. Van Wagoner
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R. M. Mitchum
R. M. Mitchum
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K. M. Campion
K. M. Campion
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V. D. Rahmanian
V. D. Rahmanian
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Volume
7
ISBN electronic:
9781629810164
Publication date:
January 01, 1990

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