Advertisement

Facies Architecture in Carbonate Ramps: Learned Lessons from Jurassic Cases Studies in the Iberian Basin

  • Beatriz BádenasEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation book series (ASTI)

Abstract

High-frequency sequences (HFSs) recorded in shallow platform carbonates represent key “building blocks” to decipher how and where carbonate sediments were created and accumulated in response to internal and external mechanisms. This keynote illustrated the usefulness of the HFSs to improve understanding of the facies heterogeneities in shallow-water carbonate ramp successions. Learned lessons in this topic from the analysis of three distinct Jurassic carbonate ramps in the Iberian Basin (NE Spain) will be explained. The studied ramps illustrate the facies heterogeneities generated by the interaction of distinct depositional facies arrangements (facies mosaic vs. facies belts) to changing internal and external factors.

Keywords

High-frequency Sequences Facies heterogeneities Carbonate ramp Jurassic 

References

  1. 1.
    Bádenas, B., Aurell, M., Bosence, D.: Continuity and facies heterogeneities of shallow carbonate ramp cycles (Sinemurian, Lower Jurassic, NE Spain). Sedimentology 57(4), 1021–1048 (2010)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Aurell, M., Bádenas, B.: Análisiscomparado de secuencias de alta frecuencia en plataformas carbonatadas con subsidencia diferencial (Sinemuriense, Cordillera Ibérica). Revista de la Sociedad Geológica de España 28(1), 77–90 (2015)Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Aurell, M., Bádenas, B.: Facies architecture of a microbial-siliceous sponge-dominated carbonate platform: the Bajocian of Moscardon (Middle Jurassic, Spain). Geol. Soc. Spec. Publ. 418, 155–174 (2015)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Bádenas, B., Aurell, M.: Facies models of a shallow-water carbonate ramp based on the distribution of non-skeletal grains. Facies 56(1), 89–110 (2010)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Alnazghah, M.H., Bádenas, B., Pomar, L., Aurell, M., Morsilli, M.: Facies heterogeneity at interwell-scale in a carbonate ramp, Upper Jurassic. NE Spain. Mar. Pet. Geol. 44, 140–163 (2013)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    San Miguel, G., Aurell, M., Bádenas, B.: Occurrence of high-diversity metazoan- to microbial-dominated bioconstructions in a shallow Kimmeridgian carbonate ramp (Jabaloyas, Spain). Facies 63(3), 13 (2017)CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Earth SciencesUniversity of ZaragozaZaragozaSpain

Personalised recommendations