David T. King; Upper Cretaceous marl-limestone sequences of Alabama: Possible products of sea-level change, not climate forcing. Geology ; 18 (1): 19–22. doi: https://doi.org/10.1130/0091-7613(1990)018<0019:UCMLSO>2.3.CO;2
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Marl-limestone sequences in the Arcola Limestone Member (Campanian) of Alabama have been cited as key examples of climate-forced sedimentation resulting from cycles of production and dilution. However, sedimentologic and stratigraphic data from the Arcola presented herein suggest a more probable link between short-term sea-level changes and marl-limestone sequence genesis. Either relative sea-level change caused by intraplate deformation or short-term eustatic sea-level change is suggested as the causative mechanism for deposition of the marl-limestone sequences.