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The Sedimentary record of sea-level change

Coe, Angela L.; Bosence, Dam W.J.; Church, Kevin D.; Flint, Stephen S.; Howell, John A. and Wilson, R. Chris L. (2003). The Sedimentary record of sea-level change. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press and the Open University.

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Abstract

A textbook describing how past changes in sea-level can be detected through the analysis of the sedimentary record. In particular, it concentrates on the theory of sequence stratigraphy, which provides a framework for how entire sedimentary systems evolve through geological time. Sequence stratigraphy is a model for dividing the sedimentary record into discrete, sedimentary packages on a range of length- and time-scales, where each package represents a cyclic change in sea-level and/or sediment supply. This techniques is widely used to understand the genesis of the sedimentary record, to examine the global synchronicicty of sedimentary cycels and in the exploration for hydrocarbon reserves.

Item Type: Authored Book
ISBN: 0-521-53842-4, 978-0-521-53842-8
Extra Information: DOI: 10.2277/0521831113
Keywords: sea-level; sequence stratigraphy; sedimentary record
Academic Unit/Department: Science > Environment, Earth and Ecosystems
Science
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
Item ID: 5900
Depositing User: Angela Coe
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2006
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:55
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/5900
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