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Sequence stratigraphic models were developed in the 1980s to predict lateral and vertical relationships among rocks derived from siliciclastic depositional paleoenvironments. The basic underlying assumption for sequence stratigraphy is that sea level fluctuates on a periodic basis as a result of a few overarching processes (tectonics, sediment supply, eustasy) and that changes in the lateral positions of the depositional paleoenvironments are expressed in the preserved stratal sequences. The original model was based upon a juxtaposed onshore terrestrial coastal plain, beach, and offshore passive margin siliciclastic basin. Subsequent studies have examined other types of coastlines, ones that differed from the...

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