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Oncoid growth and distribution controlled by sea-level fluctuations and climate (Late Oxfordian, Swiss Jura Mountains)

Védrine, Stéphanie ; Strasser, André ; Hug, Wolfgang

In: Facies, 2007, vol. 53, no. 4, p. 535-552

Abundant lagoonal oncoids occur in the Late Oxfordian Hauptmumienbank Member of the Swiss Jura Mountains. Four oncoid types are observed in the studied sections and classified according to the oncoid surface morphology, the structure and composition of the cortex, and the texture and fauna of the encasing sediment. Micrite-dominated oncoids (types 1 and 2) have a smooth surface. Type 1 has a...

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Third-order depositional sequences reflecting Milankovitch cyclicity

Strasser, André ; Hillgärtner, Heiko ; Hug, Wolfgang ; Pittet, Bernard

In: Terra Nova, 2000, vol. 12(6), p. 303

The origin of third-order depositional sequences remains debatable, and in many cases it is not clear whether they were controlled by tectonic activity and/or by eustatic sea-level changes. In Oxfordian and Berriasian-Valanginian carbonate-dominated sections of Switzerland, France, Germany and Spain, high-resolution sequence-stratigraphic and cyclostratigraphic analyses show that the sedimentary...