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.