Overview of Sequence Stratigraphy of Foreland Basin Deposits: Terminology, Summary of Papers, and Glossary of Sequence Stratigraphy
Published:January 01, 1995
John C. Van Wagoner, 1995. "Overview of Sequence Stratigraphy of Foreland Basin Deposits: Terminology, Summary of Papers, and Glossary of Sequence Stratigraphy", Sequence Stratigraphy of Foreland Basin Deposits: Outcrop and Subsurface Examples from the Cretaceous of North America, J.C. Van Wagoner, G.T. Bertram
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This volume grew out of an AAPG-sponsored field trip led by an Exxon team—J.C. Van Wagoner, C.R. Jones, D.C. Jennette—and Dag Nummedal from Louisiana State University. The purpose of the trip was to provide a venue on the outcrop for discussing rapidly evolving opinions and points of view about sequence stratigraphy concepts and applications. These different opinions have been captured in the papers in this volume. Although foreland basin setting is a common theme for all of the papers, the ideas and observations presented in this volume have a broader significance and application to many other basin types.
The purposes of this introduction to the volume are to provide a historical perspective to the terminology used in the papers, to summarize the papers for the reader’s benefit, and to provide a glossary for sequence stratigraphy terminology to facilitate communication. As sequence stratigraphy has evolved, terminology has grown more complex and confusing. This is in part because of an early dichotomy embedded in seismic stratigraphy (see Mitchum et al, 1977). The following section reviews the evolution of the terms and contrasts several different ways of looking at sequences and systems tracts.
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Sequence Stratigraphy of Foreland Basin Deposits: Outcrop and Subsurface Examples from the Cretaceous of North America
A comprehensive collection of papers presenting the rapidly evolving opinions and viewpoints about sequence stratigraphy concepts and applications. Using the foreland basin setting as the common theme, the ideas presented here carry a much broader significance and can be applied to many other basin types. Also includes a glossary of sequence stratigraphy terms. In summary, this book is an invaluable addition to the sequence stratigrapher or indeed any geologist dealing with siliciclastic successions, it provides a tremendously detailed reference which can be ‘dipped into’ time and time again.