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Late Cretaceous Carbonate Platforms: Origin and Evolution, Iberian Range, Spain

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Angela Alonso
Angela Alonso
Departamento de Estratigrafía Universidad Complutense Madrid, Spain
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Marc Floquet
Marc Floquet
Centre des Sciences de la Terre Universite de Bourgogne Dijon, France
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Ramón Mas
Ramón Mas
Departamento de Estratigrafía Universidad Complutense Madrid, Spain
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Alfonso Meléndez
Alfonso Meléndez
Departamento de Geología Universidad de Zaragoza Zaragoza, Spain
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Published:
January 01, 1993

Abstract

Name: Iberian seaway

Authors: Angela Alonso, Marc Floquet, Ramon Mas, and Alfonso Melendez

Location: From 39° to 43º north latitude and 0° to 5° 30' west longitude, Iberian Range, Spain

Geologic time interval: Late Cretaceous, middle Albian to latest Maastrichtian

Tectonic-sedimentary setting: Iberian plate; stable cratonic areas between Bay of Biscay (Cantabrian) opening and Tethyan closing

Basin type: Epeiric platform

Paleoclimate: Albian to late Santonian, warm and humid; Campanian, warm and semiarid; Maastrichtian, warm and humid

Platform type: Ramps, shelf

Platform geometry: Seaway oriented northwest-southeast, 500 km long, 250–350 km wide, and 500–1300 m thick

Facies and fossils: Micrites, marls, fine and coarse carbonates, minor amounts of evaporites and sandstones. Benthic and planktonic foraminifera, ammonites, rudists, molluscs, and algae

Systems tracts: Best represented are shallow ramp highstand system tracts; second are transgressive system tracts; lowstand system tracts are not represented

Stacking patterns: Retrogradational onlaping and progradational (sometimes sigmoidal) to aggradational parasequence sets

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AAPG Memoir

Cretaceous Carbonate Platforms

J. A. Toni Simo
J. A. Toni Simo
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Robert W. Scott
Robert W. Scott
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Jean-Pierre Masse
Jean-Pierre Masse
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Volume
56
ISBN electronic:
9781629810973
Publication date:
January 01, 1993

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