Tectonic Controls and Signatures in Sedimentary Successions
Copyright © 1993 The International Association of Sedimentologists
Editor(s): L. E. Frostick, R. J. Steel
Published Online: 16 APR 2009
Print ISBN: 9780632037452
Online ISBN: 9781444304053
About this Book
Stratigraphers and sedimentologists who are presently describing and interpreting the infill of sedimentary basins are generally agreed that it is difficult to disentangle the signatures of tectonic processes from those of climate and eustatic sea level change in the resultant rock succession. Until better criteria are developed to distinguish between the roles played by the major variables, it is still most useful to document and interpret basin-fill architectures where we know, from independent evidence, that one of the main controls is likely to have been a major contributor. This book contains a collection of papers describing situations where the tectonic setting is fairly well established, and it can be assumed that at least the tectonic factor has contributed to the resultant signatures.