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STRATI 2013 pp 539-541 | Cite as

The Devonian Stratigraphic Succession and Evolution of the Baltic Sedimentary Basin

  • Ervīns LukševičsEmail author
  • Ģirts Stinkulis
  • Tomas Saks
  • Konrāds Popovs
  • Jānis Jātnieks
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Geology book series (SPRINGERGEOL)

Abstract

Facies analysis, biostratigraphic and taphonomic studies, a re-evaluation of signatures of worldwide events, and a new mathematical model of the Baltic sedimentary basin (BSB) have together enabled a better understanding to be gained of the development of the Devonian basins in the Baltic area. We have established four stages of basin evolution: (a) remnant basin stage (Lochkovian); (b) shallow epeiric basin stage, with mainly siliciclastic sedimentation (Pragian–early Frasnian); (c) shallow epeiric basin stage, with mainly carbonate sedimentation (Frasnian); and (d) infilling stage of the progressively narrowing shallow epeiric basin, with mixed sedimentation (Famennian).

Keywords

East European Craton Lithostratigraphy Basin modelling Sea-level changes Shallow epeiric sea Siliciclastic and carbonate sedimentation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ervīns Lukševičs
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ģirts Stinkulis
    • 1
  • Tomas Saks
    • 1
  • Konrāds Popovs
    • 1
  • Jānis Jātnieks
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GeologyUniversity of LatviaRīgaLatvia

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