Cretaceous Carbonate Platforms
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Determine rates of sediment production, rates of aggradation and large-scale facies patterns of Cretaceous platforms and evaluate the differences between platforms of the Cretaceous greenhouse Earth and those of the present-day icehouse Earth.
Construct at least parts of a sea level curve solely from the record of carbonate platforms to avoid the problems of sequence boundaries caused by the change-over from siliciclastics to carbonates or evaporites and vice versa.
Examine the repeated global crises of platforms in the Cretaceous, in particular the puzzling coincidence of world-wide drowning and oceanic anoxia.
Compare early diagenesis and compaction of Cretaceous platforms and their recent counterparts, again with particular emphasis on the effects of the greenhouse Earth.
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