Chapter 2. Concepts and Principles of Sequence Stratigraphy

  1. Dominic Emery and
  2. Keith Myers
  1. K. J. Myers2 and
  2. N. J. Milton1

Published Online: 10 JUL 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444313710.ch2

Sequence Stratigraphy

Sequence Stratigraphy

How to Cite

Myers, K. J. and Milton, N. J. (1996) Concepts and Principles of Sequence Stratigraphy, in Sequence Stratigraphy (eds D. Emery and K. Myers), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444313710.ch2

Editor Information

  1. BP Exploration, Uxbridge One, 1 Harefield Road, Uxbridge, London, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    BP Norge, Forus, Stavanger, Norway

  2. 2

    BP Exploration, Uxbridge One, 1 Harefield Road, Uxbridge, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 JUL 2009
  2. Published Print: 27 AUG 1996

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632037063

Online ISBN: 9781444313710

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Keywords:

  • system tract boundary controls;
  • basin forming processes;
  • sediment supply and clastic sediment supply principles;
  • sequences and systems tracts;
  • composite sequences and systems tracts;
  • genetic stratigraphic sequences;
  • lowstand systems trans on ramp margin;
  • high-resolution sequence stratigraphy and parasequences;
  • maximum flooding surfaces

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Relative sea-level, tectonics and eustasy

  • Sediment supply

  • Sequences and systems tracts

  • High-resolution sequence stratigraphy and parasequences