18. Early Cretaceous: Rifting and Sedimentation before the Flood

  1. Nigel Woodcock2 and
  2. Rob Strachan3
  1. A. S. Gale

Published Online: 12 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118274064.ch18

Geological History of Britain and Ireland, Second Edition

Geological History of Britain and Ireland, Second Edition

How to Cite

Gale, A. S. (2012) Early Cretaceous: Rifting and Sedimentation before the Flood, in Geological History of Britain and Ireland, Second Edition (eds N. Woodcock and R. Strachan), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118274064.ch18

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

  2. 3

    School of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK

Author Information

  1. School of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Portsmouth, Burnaby Road, Portsmouth, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 4 MAY 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405193825

Online ISBN: 9781118274064

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Keywords:

  • Early Cretaceous, rifting, sedimentation;
  • Cretaceous, time of greenhouse climate;
  • lower Cretaceous Palaeogeography;
  • correlation and stratigraphical framework;
  • Palaeozoic massifs, Jurassic sedimentation control;
  • rivers, lakes and soils, the Wealden facies;
  • transgressive cycles and tidal influences;
  • gault and upper greensand, before the flood;
  • sedimentation in the Boreal sea

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Cretaceous Earth

  • Lower Cretaceous Palaeogeography and General Setting

  • Correlation and Stratigraphical Framework

  • Early Cretaceous Tectonic Framework

  • Rivers, Lakes and Soils: The Wealden Facies

  • Transgressive Cycles and Tidal Influences: The Lower Greensand

  • Before the Flood: Gault and Upper Greensand

  • Sedimentation in the Boreal Sea: The East Midlands Shelf, Cleveland and Spilsby Basins and the Southern North Sea

  • Summary

  • References