Skip to Main Content
Book Chapter

Sea-Level Estimates for the Latest 100 Million Years: One-Dimensional Backstripping of Onshore New Jersey Boreholes

By
Michelle A. Kominz
Michelle A. Kominz
Western Michigan University Department of Geosciences Kalamazoo Michigan
Search for other works by this author on:
William A. Van Sickel
William A. Van Sickel
Western Michigan University Department of Geosciences Kalamazoo Michigan
Search for other works by this author on:
Kenneth G. Miller
Kenneth G. Miller
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey Department of Geological Sciences Piscataway, New Jersey
Search for other works by this author on:
James V. Browning
James V. Browning
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey Department of Geological Sciences Piscataway, New Jersey
Search for other works by this author on:
Published:
December 01, 2002

Abstract

Backstripping analysis of the Bass River and Ancora boreholes from the New Jersey Coastal Plain (Ocean Drilling Project Leg 174AX) provided new Late Cretaceous sea-level estimates and tested previously published Cenozoic sea-level estimates. Amplitudes calculated from all New Jersey boreholes were based on new porosity-depth relationships estimated from New Jersey Coastal Plain electric logs. In most cases, amplitudes and duration of sea level were comparable when sequences were represented at multiple borehole sites, suggesting that the resultant curves were an approximation of regional sea level. Sea-level amplitudes as great as 50 m were required by third-order Cretaceous sequences. Most amplitudes were probably closer to 20 to 40 m. Third-order (0.5–3 m.y.) sea-level changes of Paleocene and younger sequences were generally less than 30 m and were superimposed on a long-term (= 100 m.y. duration) sea-level fall from a maximum early Eocene value of approximately 100 to 140 m.

You do not currently have access to this article.

Figures & Tables

Contents

GCSSEPM

Sequence Stratigraphic Models for Exploration and Production: Evolving Methodology, Emerging Models and Application Histories

John M. Armentrout
John M. Armentrout
Houston, Texas
Search for other works by this author on:
Norman C. Rosen
Norman C. Rosen
Houston, Texas
Search for other works by this author on:
SEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology
Volume
22
ISBN electronic:
978-0-9836096-8-1
Publication date:
December 01, 2002

GeoRef

References

Related

Citing Books via

Close Modal
This Feature Is Available To Subscribers Only

Sign In or Create an Account

Close Modal
Close Modal