Abstract

The Meso-Cenozoic intracratonic flexural Paris Basin is a good tool to determinate the time/space-scales of the tectonic control on the sedimentary record. This study is based on basin-scale 2D sedimentary geometries of the different orders of stratigraphic cycles and on 1D/3D accommodation space measurements (space available for sediments created by subsidence and/or eustatism). Tectonic controls occur at least at three different time-scales: 230 m.y. (basin evolution), 10-40 m.y. (major stratigraphic cycles) and 1-5 m.y. (minor stratigraphic cycles). The evolution of the flexural intracratonic Paris basin can be described as the result of a long term thermal subsidence component with superimpositions of short-term tectonic components, due to intraplate deformations of 10-40 Ma and 1-5 Ma frequencies.

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