Sequence Stratigraphy and Facies Associations
Copyright © 1993 The International Association of Sedimentologists
Editor(s): Henry W. Posamentier, Colin P. Summerhayes, Bilal U. Haq, George P. Allen
Published Online: 15 APR 2009
Print ISBN: 9780632035489
Online ISBN: 9781444304015
About this Book
In recent years there has been a virtual explosion of stratigraphic studies utilizing the principles of sequence stratigraphy. Although the concept of time stratigraphy is not new, the packaging of depositional units into systems tracts and sequences is. This new approach has led to the reassessment of areas that in some cases have been the subject of intense geological scrutiny for decades. The fundamental principles upon which sequence stratigraphy is based are applicable at a broad range of temporal and physical scales. This volume arises from several sessions on sequence stratigraphy held at the Thirteenth International Sedimentological Congress, with emphasis on facies associations within a sequence stratigraphic framework.