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The Geology of Stratigraphic Sequences

  • Andrew D. Miall

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Review of Current Concepts

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  3. The Stratigraphic Framework

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  4. Mechanisms

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  5. Chronostratigraphy and Correlation: Why the Global Cycle Chart Should Be Abandoned

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  6. Approaches to a Modern Sequence-Stratigraphic Framework

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  7. Discussion and Conclusions

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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 397-435

About this book

Introduction

Sequence stratigraphy represents a new paradigm in geology. The principal hypothesis is that stratigraphie successions may be subdivided into discrete sequences bounded by widespread unconformities. There are two parts to this hypothesis. First, it suggests that the driving forces which generate sequences and their bounding unconformities also generate predietable three-dimensional stratigraphies. In re cent years stratigraphie research guided by sequence models has brought about fundamental im­ provements in our understanding of stratigraphie processes and the controls of basin architecture. Sequence models have provided a powerful framework for mapping and numerieal modeling, enabling the science of stratigraphy to advance with rapid strides. This research has demonstrated the importance of a wide range of processes for the generation of cyclie sequences, including eustasy, tectonics, and orbital forcing of climate change. The main objective of this book is to document the sequence record and to discuss our current state of knowledge about sequence-generating processes.

Keywords

Basin Analysis Eustacy Sediment geology global cycle chart modelling orbital forcing petroleum geology sedimentology sequence stratigraphy stratigraphy tectonic control

Authors and affiliations

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-03380-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-08215-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-03380-7
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