The Geology of Stratigraphic Sequences

  • Andrew D. Miall

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. The Emergence of Modern Concepts

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  3. The Stratigraphic Framework

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  4. Mechanisms

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  5. Chronostratigraphy and Correlation: An Assessment of the Current Status of “Global Eustasy”

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About this book

Introduction

It has been more than a decade since the appearance of the First Edition of this book. Much progress has been made, but some controversies remain. The original ideas of Sloss and of Vail (building on the early work of Blackwelder, Grabau, Ulrich, Levorsen and others) that the stratigraphic record could be subdivided into sequences, and that these sequences store essential information about basin-forming and subsidence processes, remains as powerful an idea as when it was first formulated. The definition and mapping of sequences has become a standard part of the basin analysis process. The main purpose of this book remains the same as it was for the first edition, that is, to situate sequences within the broader context of geological processes, and to answer the question: why do sequences form? Geoscientists might thereby be better equipped to extract the maximum information from the record of sequences in a given basin or region. Tectonic, climatic and other mechanisms are the generating mechanisms for sequences ranging over a wide range of times scales, from hundreds of millions of years to the high-frequency sequences formed by cyclic processes lasting a few tens of thousands of years

Keywords

Chronostratigraphy Forearc Neogen Sediment Sedimentation Stratigraphy lacustrine

Authors and affiliations

  • Andrew D. Miall
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  1. 1.Dept. GeologyUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-05027-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-05026-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-05027-5
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