Carbonate Sequence Stratigraphy: Recent Developments and Applications
Derived from the 1991 Research Symposium on Carbonate Sequence Stratigraphy, the authors have brought together in one volume a representative sampling of pivotal research in this important topic. Its three sections describe (1) sequence concepts and sedimentologic principles, (2) seismic sequence case studies involving seismic and outcrop interpretations, and (3) examples of high-frequency, meter-scale cycle deposition and stacking patterns.
Volumetric Partitioning and Facies Differentiation within the Permian Upper San Andres Formation of Last Chance Canyon, Guadalupe Mountains, New Mexico
Published:January 01, 1993
Mark D. Sonnenfeld, Timothy A. Cross, 1993. "Volumetric Partitioning and Facies Differentiation within the Permian Upper San Andres Formation of Last Chance Canyon, Guadalupe Mountains, New Mexico", Carbonate Sequence Stratigraphy: Recent Developments and Applications, Robert G. Loucks, J. Frederick Sarg
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San Andres Formation (Permian) outcrops in Last Chance Canyon are interpreted to contain two large-scale, fourth-order depositional sequences, upper San Andres sequence 3 and upper San Andres sequence 4. Embedded within each of these sequences are numerous higher frequency sequences. Reciprocal siliciclastic/carbonate sedimentation patterns enhance the recognition of cyclicity within both large-scale sequences and within many of the higher frequency sequences.
Upper San Andres sequence 4 contains at least 12 smaller scale sequences that occur in landward-stepping, vertically stacked, stratigraphically rising seaward-stepping, and stratigraphically falling seaward-stepping geometric patterns. In outer-ramp/slope environments, landward-stepping, high-frequency sequences of the lowstand to transgressive...