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Photostratigraphic Characteristics of Sequence Stratigraphic Features and Patterns: Upper Cretaceous and Eocene Strata of the South-Central Pyrenees, Spain

Maria Sgavetti
Maria Sgavetti
Institute of Geology University of Parma Parma, Italy
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January 01, 1993


Depositional sequences and their associated key surfaces are expressed in aerial photographs by specific surfaces, photofacies, and photostratigraphic units. Some examples of aerial photographic characteristics of depositional sequence boundaries, distinct systems tracts, and transgressive and downlap surfaces are discussed. These examples are from Upper Cretaceous and Eocene strata of the south-central Pyrenees, where accurate photostratigraphic analysis and detailed stratigraphic sedimentological observations in the field have been integrated. Such an integrated approach is a useful tool for high-resolution description of outcrop sequence stratigraphy units and surfaces on a scale approaching multifold seismic reflection scale.

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AAPG Memoir

Siliciclastic Sequence Stratigraphy: Recent Developments and Applications

Paul Weimer
Paul Weimer
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Henry Posamentier
Henry Posamentier
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists
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January 01, 1993




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