J. F. Sarg, 1988. "Carbonate Sequence Stratigraphy", Sea-Level Changes: An Integrated Approach, Cheryl K. Wilgus, Bruce S. Hastings, Henry Posamentier, John Van Wagoner, Charles A. Ross, Christopher G. St. C. Kendall
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The major controls on changes in carbonate productivity, as well as platform or bank growth and the resultant facies distribution, are interpreted here to be short-term eustatic changes superimposed on longer term tectonic changes (i.e., relative changes in sea level). Carbonate platforms associated with sea-level highstands are characterized by relatively thick aggradational-to-progra-dational geometry. They are bounded below by the top of a transgressive unit and above by a sequence boundary. Two types of highstand platform, keep-up and catch-up, are differentiated here. (1) A keep-up carbonate highstand platform is interpreted to represent a relatively rapid rate of accumulation that is...
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Sea-Level Changes: An Integrated Approach
Sea-Level Changes: An Integrated Approach - In October 1985, SEPM sponsored a four-day conference entitled ?Sea-Level Changes ? An Integrated Approach.? The purpose of the conference was to provide a forum for an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas on sea-level changes and to provide an opportunity for integrating various types of evidence in approaching unresolved issues. The conference was successful in bringing together scientists from industry, academia, and government, representing all of the major geosciences disciplines. Presentations of many new papers, plus significant releases of data that were previously held proprietary, provided fertile ground for discussion. This much-cited volume represents the best of the material presented at the conference. Includes the early ?Vail? chart.