Late Paleozoic Transgressive-Regressive Deposition
Published:January 01, 1988
Charles A. Ross, June R.P. Ross, 1988. "Late Paleozoic Transgressive-Regressive Deposition", 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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Approximately sixty transgressive-regressive depositional sequences are present in Carboniferous and Permian shallow-marine successions on the world's stable cratonic shelves. These sequences were synchronous depositional events that resulted from eustatic sea-level changes. Based on currently available age correlations of rapidly evolved late Paleozoic tropical, subtropical, and temperate shelf faunas, the sequences on different cratonic shelves were time equivalent. These transgressive-regressive sequences averaged about 2 million years and ranged from 1.2 to 4.0 million years in duration.
Local depositional conditions are important in controlling sedimentary patterns on different cratonic shelves. These conditions are affected by changes in sea level, strandline position,...
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