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The Bouma Sequence (1962) and the resurgence of geological interest in the French Maritime Alps (1980s): the influence of the Grès d'Annot in developing ideas of turbidite systems

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Arnold H. Bouma
Arnold H. Bouma
1
Department of Geology & Geophysics, Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803, USA
bouma@geol.lsu.edu
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Christian Ravenne
Christian Ravenne
2
Geology & Geochemistry Division, Institut Français du Pétrole
92852 Rueil-Malmaison Cedex, France
christian.ravenne@ifp.fr
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Published:
January 01, 2004

Abstract

The two authors explain how and why the Grès d'Annot successions were chosen for their influential studies in the context of the 1960s and the 1980s. Arnold Bouma explains the origin of the Bouma Sequence in the 1960s, while Christian Ravenne focuses on the significance of the area as analogues of deep-sea fans and seismic stratigraphy in the 1980s. Ravenne recalls the main results obtained at that time: palaeogeographical maps, interpretative and synthetic sections, the spectacular onlap relationships at Chalufy, the strong interaction between seismic interpretation and field data, and the importance of large failures/collapses on the continental slope for the initiation of density surges.

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Geological Society, London, Special Publications

Deep-Water Sedimentation in the Alpine Basin of SE France: New perspectives on the Grès d'Annot and related systems

P. Joseph
P. Joseph
Institut Français du Pétrole, France
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S. A. Lomas
S. A. Lomas
Baker Atlas Geoscience, UK
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Geological Society of London
Volume
221
ISBN electronic:
9781862394698
Publication date:
January 01, 2004

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