Sedimentation, Tectonics and Eustasy: Sea-Level Changes at Active Margins

Sedimentation, Tectonics and Eustasy: Sea-Level Changes at Active Margins

Editor(s): David I. M. Macdonald

Published Online: 14 APR 2009

Print ISBN: 9780632030170

Online ISBN: 9781444303896

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303896

About this Book

Over the last ten years, seismic and sequence stratigraphic studies have emphasized the role of worldwide fluctuations in sea level in controlling patterns of sedimentation. Widely recognized cycles of coastal onlap are thought to have been caused by such global changes. This postgraduate and reference text contains contributions from an international team of specialists. The book is based upon an IAS meeting which focused attention on the situation at active plate margins, covering three major themes: the underlying mechanics and rates of relative sea-level change at active plate margins; the interaction of eustatic and tectonic processes at modern margins; recognition of the products in the sedimentary record and possible criteria for distinguishing global eustatic from local tectonic effects. This book is intended for those studying and working in sedimentology, basin analysis, exploration geophysics and petroleum geology.

Table of contents

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  1. Models and Tests of Sea-Level Change

  2. Rates, Magnitudes and Processes of Sea-Level Change

  3. Neogene–Recent Margins

  4. Ancient Arc and Transform Margins

    1. Anatomy of an Evolving Island Arc: Tectonic and Eustatic Control in the South Central American Fore-Arc Area (pages 217–240)

      Hartmut Seyfried, Allan Astorga, Hubert Amann, Claudio Calvo, Wolfgang Kolb, Hannelore Schmidt and Jutta Winsemann

  5. Foreland, Foredeep and Cratonic Basins

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