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Cyclostratigraphy is the study of cyclic depositional patterns produced by climatic and tectonic processes (Perlmutter and Matthews 1989). This paper describes a global scale quantitative cyclostratigraphic model which simulates carbonate growth patterns controlled by tectonic and climatic processes.

The model uses seven factors simulating the effects of physical and chemical environments on the deposition rates of carbonate accumulations. These factors are sea level change, the rate of basement subsidence, food supply (influence of nutrient), available sunlight, temperature, salinity, and dissolved oxygen. The factors are considered as functions of climatic and tectonic processes. The model also integrates Milankovitch...

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