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Sequence stratigraphy: methodology and nomenclature

Catuneanu, Octavian ; Galloway, William E. ; Kendall, Christopher G. St. C. ; Miall, Andrew D. ; Posamentier, Henry W. ; Strasser, André ; Tucker, Maurice E.

In: Newsletters on Stratigraphy, 2011, vol. 44, no. 3, p. 173-245

The recurrence of the same types of sequence stratigraphic surface through geologic time defines cycles of change in accommodation or sediment supply, which correspond to sequences in the rock record. These cycles may be symmetrical or asymmetrical, and may or may not include all types of systems tracts that may be expected within a fully developed sequence. Depending on the scale of observation,...

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Towards the standardization of sequence stratigraphy

Catuneanu, O. ; Abreu, V. ; Bhattacharya, J.P. ; Blum, M.D. ; Dalrymple, R.W. ; Eriksson, P.G. ; Fielding, C.R. ; Fisher, W.L. ; Galloway, W.E. ; Gibling, M.R. ; Giles, K.A. ; Holbrook, J.M. ; Jordan, R. ; Kendall, C.G.St.C. ; Macurda, B. ; Martinsen, O.J. ; Miall, A.D. ; Neal, J.E. ; Nummedal, D. ; Pomar, L. ; Posamentier, H.W. ; Pratt, B.R. ; Sarg, J.F. ; Shanley, K.W. ; Steel, R.J. ; Strasser, André ; Tucker, M.E. ; Winker, C.

In: Earth-Science Reviews, 2009, vol. 92, no. 1-2, p. 1-33

Sequence stratigraphy emphasizes facies relationships and stratal architecture within a chronological framework. Despite its wide use, sequence stratigraphy has yet to be included in any stratigraphic code or guide. This lack of standardization reflects the existence of competing approaches (or models) and confusing or even conflicting terminology. Standardization of sequence stratigraphy...