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Rate and synchronicity of environmental changes on a shallow carbonate platform (Late Oxfordian, Swiss Jura Mountains)

Strasser, André ; Védrine, Stéphanie ; Stienne, Noémie

In: Sedimentology, 2012, vol. 59, no. 1, p. 185–211

Recent global change occurs within decades and leaves a significant imprint on shallow carbonate platforms. To what extent can rate and synchronicity of environmental changes in the past be evaluated in order to allow comparisons with the processes and products of today? Sections of a carbonate-dominated platform of Late Oxfordian age have been logged in detail in the Swiss Jura Mountains. The...

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High-frequency palaeoenvironmental changes on a shallow carbonate platform during a marine transgression (Late Oxfordian, Swiss Jura Mountains)

Védrine, Stéphanie ; Strasser, André

In: Swiss Journal of Geosciences, 2009, vol. 102, no. 2, p. 247–270

Based on a well-established bio- and sequence-stratigraphic framework, a narrow time window in the Bimammatum ammonite zone (Late Oxfordian) is investigated in six Swiss Jura sections representing a shallow-water carbonate platform. From the detailed facies and microfacies analysis of oncoid-rich (Hauptmumienbank Member) and ooid-rich (Steinebach Member) limestones, a microfacies classification...

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Controls on facies mosaics of carbonate platforms: a case study from the Oxfordian of the Swiss Jura

Strasser, André ; Védrine, Stéphanie

In: Special publication of the International Association of Sedimentologists, 2009, vol. 41, p. 199–213

Modern shallow-water carbonate systems commonly display a complex pattern of juxtaposed depositional environments with a patchy facies distribution (facies mo saics). On ancient carbonate platforms, the reconstruction of lateral facies distribution is often hampered not only by discontinuous outcrop but also by lack of suffi ciently high time resolution. This case study from the Oxfordian (Late...

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Astronomical time scale for the middle Oxfordian to late Kimmeridgian in the Swiss and French Jura mountains

Strasser, André

In: Swiss Journal of Geosciences, 2007, vol. 100, no. 3, p. 407-429

Detailed investigation of facies and sedimentary structures reveals that, during the Middle Oxfordian to Late Kimmeridgian, the shallow carbonate platform of the Swiss and French Jura Mountains recorded high-frequency sea-level fluctuations quite faithfully. The cyclostratigraphic analysis within the established biostratigraphic and sequence-chronostratigraphic framework implies that the...

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Quantification of high-frequency sea-level fluctuations in shallow-water carbonates: an example from the Berriasian–Valanginian (French Jura)

Hillgärtner, Heiko ; Strasser, André

In: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 2003, vol. 200(1-4), p. 43

When quantifying sedimentary processes on shallow carbonate platforms, it is important to know the high-frequency accommodation changes through time. Accommodation changes in cyclic successions are often analysed by simply converting cycle thickness to Fischer plots. This approach is not satisfactory, because it does not account for differential compaction, possible erosion, sea-level fall below...

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Carbonate Sedimentation Rates Today and in the Past: Holocene of Florida Bay, Bahamas, and Bermuda vs. Upper Jurassic and Lower Cretaceous of the Jura Mountains (Switzerland and France)

Strasser, André ; Samankassou, Elias

In: Geologia Croatica, 2003, vol. 56, no. 1, p. 1-18

Lagoonal to intertidal sediments from the Holocene in Florida Bay, on the Bahamas, and in Bermuda are compared to similar facies in the Kimmeridgian and Berriasian of the Swiss and French Jura Mountains. Dating by 14C permits the estimation of sediment accumulation rates in the Holocene. In the ancient outcrops, the timing is given by cyclostratigraphic analysis. Elementary depositional sequences...