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Sedimentary Response to Forced Regressions

Product Code: SP172
Series: GSL Special Publications - print copy
Author/Editor: Edited by D. Hunt & R. L. Gawthorpe
Publication Date: 03 April 2000
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An increasing number of studies in recent years have demonstrated that significant progradation of shallow marine systems occurs under conditions of base-level fall. These new data are forcing many sedimentary geologists to critically re-evaluate many aspects of sequence stratigraphy relating to erosion and deposition during base-level (lake- or relative sea-level) fall, and the intrinsic link made between stratal geometries and base-level change. For the first time, this volume brings together a collection of articles that focus solely on forced regressions, providing a more complete picture of the development, formation, variability and preservation of the surfaces and deposits generated during base-level fall.The results of the studies published here will be of interest to all geologists attempting to understand the relationship between changes in base-level and stratigraphy, and to all who use sequence stratigraphy as a method of stratigraphic correlation and interpretation at outcrop and in the subsurface.This volume provides a series of case studies from a wide variety of settings, using a range of datasets to address fundamental questions as to the correlation, stacking patters, chronostratigraphic development and correlation of sediments and surfaces formed during base-level fall.ReadershipSedimentologists, Stratigraphers, Petroleum Geologists, Marine geologists/stratigraphers. All geoscientists with an interest in the stratigraphic record, the relationship between sea-level changes and stratigraphy, and in the correlation of stratal surfaces and sediments.

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN: 1-86239-063-0
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-1-86239-063-8
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 400
Weight: 1.20 kg


Sedimentary responses to forced regressions: an introduction • Concepts and Models • The falling stage systems tract: recognition and importance in sequence stratigraphic analysis • Aspects of the stratal architecture of forced regressive deposits • Palaezoic-Mesozoic • Carbonate megabreccias in a sequence stratigraphic context: evidence from the Cambrian of north Greenland • Shingled, sharp-based sandstones and stepwise forced regression during sea-elevel fall in a shallow basin, Upper Tirassic Gassum Formation, Denmark • The significance of Etive Formation in the development of the Brent system: a review of the likelihood of forced regression during progradation • Forced regressions: recognition, architecture and genesis in the Campanian of the Bighorn Basin, Wyoming • Style contrast between forced regressive and lowstand/transgressive wedges in the Campian of south-central Wyoming • Forward modelling of forced regressions: evidence for the genesis of attached and detached lowstand systems • Cenozoic • Tectonically enhanced forced regressions: examples from the growth folds in extensional and compressional settings, the Miocene of the Suez rift and the Eocene of the Pyranees • Recognition of forced regressions in cyclothemic strata: a Plio-Pleistocene case study from eastern North Island, New Zealand • 2000/Response of late Pliocene-Early Pleistocene mixed carbonate-clastic temperate-water systems to forced regressions: the Calcarenite di Gravina Formation, Puglia, SE Italy • Quaternary forced-regression deposits in the Adriatic Basin and the record of composite sea-level cycles • Depositional response to Quaternary fourth-order sea-level falls in the Latium margin (Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy) • Sequence stratigraphy and architecture of the late Pleistocene Lagniappe delta complex, northeast Gulf of Mexico • Seismic stratigraphy of the Gulf of Cadiz continental shelf: a model for late Quatenary very high-resolution sequence stratigraphy and response to sea-level fall • Along-strike variability of forced regressive deposits: late Quaternary, northern Peloponnesos, Greece • Index Principal authorsA. Guy Plint, University of Western Ontario, CanadaHenry W Posamentier, ARCO AR11, USAJon Ineson, Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS), DenmarkLars Hamberg, Dansk Olie- & Naturgas A/S, DenmarkTina R Olsen, University of Bergen, NorwayRoy Fitzsimmons, Conoco Inc., USADonatella Mellere, Statoil , NorwayR. B. Ainsworth, Woodside Energy Ltd, AustraliaDouglas W. Haywick, University of South Alabama, USAMarcello Tropeano, Universita della Basilicata, ItalyFabio Trincardi, Istituto per la Geologia Marina, ItalyFrancesco L. Chiocci, University of Rome, ItalyV. Kolla, Elf Exploration Production, FranceF. J. Hernandez-Molina, Universidad de Cadiz (UCA), SpainLesley S. McMurray, BP Exploration Operating Company Ltd., UK


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