GS SP 172 - Sedimentary Response to Forced Regression

Edited by D. Hunt and R. L. Gawthorpe


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.

Geological Society of London Special Publication 172

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