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Quantification of the control of sequences by tectonics and eustacy in the Dniepr-Donets Basin and on the Russian Platform during Carboniferous and Permian

Alain Izart, Yves Le Nindre, Randell Stephenson, Denis Vaslet and Sergei Stovba
Quantification of the control of sequences by tectonics and eustacy in the Dniepr-Donets Basin and on the Russian Platform during Carboniferous and Permian
Bulletin de la Societe Geologique de France (2003) 174 (1): 93-100

Abstract

A comparative quantitative analysis of late Paleozoic subsidence in the Moscow and Dniepr-Donets basins provides additional insight into the relative importance of tectonics and eustacy as sedimentation driving forces. Late Devonian rifting clearly displayed in the Dniepr-Donets Basin and underlying Precambrian East European Craton probably also affected the Moscow Basin. After this episode, however, the history of both basins diverged; rifting processes ceased in the Moscow Basin but continued in the Dniepr-Donets Basin. The Moscow Basin is an intracratonic basin that can be modelled with a lithospheric heating phase from Devonian to Bashkirian times and a subsequent cooling phase generating thermal subsidence from Moscovian to Asselian times. The Dniepr-Donets Basin is a rift basin displaying an initial rifting phase during the late Devonian, an initial phase of post-rift evolution from the Tournaisian to the base of late Visean, and a second rifting phase, seen mainly in the Donets and Donbas segments only, from late Visean to Asselian times. Subsequent subsidences ended with uplift during the Sakmarian and were overprinted by compressional tectonics during Mesozoic and Cenozoic times. A comparison of local and global second-order stratigraphic sequences, allowing an estimation of the ratio of the importance of eustatic to tectonic processes controlling subsidence in each basin, demonstrates that eustacy controlled sedimentation in the Moscow Basin and tectonics prevailed in the Dniepr Donets Basin.


ISSN: 0037-9409
EISSN: 1777-5817
Coden: #02538
Serial Title: Bulletin de la Societe Geologique de France
Serial Volume: 174
Serial Issue: 1
Title: Quantification of the control of sequences by tectonics and eustacy in the Dniepr-Donets Basin and on the Russian Platform during Carboniferous and Permian
Affiliation: Universite de Nancy I, Sciences de la Terre, Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy, France
Pages: 93-100
Published: 2003
Text Language: English
Summary Language: French
Publisher: Societe Geologique de France, Paris, France
References: 31
Accession Number: 2003-037339
Categories: StratigraphyStructural geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. strat. cols., sketch map
N46°00'00" - N52°00'00", E30°00'00" - E42°00'00"
Secondary Affiliation: BRGM, FRA, FranceVrije Universiteit, NLD, NetherlandsUkrgeofyzika, UKR, Ukraine
Country of Publication: France
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2018, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 200312
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