Sequence Stratigraphy of Foreland Basins

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In summary, this book is an invaluable addition to the sequence stratigrapher or indeed any geologist dealing with siliciclastic successions .... it provides a tremendously detailed reference which can be 'dipped into' time and time again.' —Gary Kirby, Episodes, Dec. 1996

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A comprehensive collection of papers presenting the rapidly evolving opinions and viewpoints about sequence stratigraphy concepts and applications. Using the foreland basin setting as the common theme, the ideas presented here carry a much broader significance and can be applied to many other basin types. Also includes a glossary of sequence stratigraphy terms.

Winner of the 1997 Dott Award for best AAPG Special Publication

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This memoir, which grew out of an Exxon-led, AAPG-sponsored field trip, discusses concepts and applications of sequence stratigraphy. Following a description and historical perspective of the terminology used, 14 papers discuss topics such as models for topset play types; the sequence stratigraphic significance of trace fossils; lateral variability in the Campanian and lower Maastrichtian of the western interior seaway; facies architecture of parasequences; controls on sequence stacking; stratigraphy of Turonian-Santonian strata; sequence, parasequence, and intraparasequence architecture of the grassy member; and high-frequency sequence stratigraphy and paleogeography of the Kenilworth member. The papers are accompanied by excellent fold-out photos and diagrams<-->in b&w and color. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780891813439
  • Publisher: American Association Of Petroleum Geologists
  • Publication date: 10/1/1995
  • Series: Memoir Ser.
  • Pages: 500

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