By Steven M. Holland (auth.), Bilal U. Haq (eds.)
Sequence stratigraphy has complex significantly because the early functions of the thoughts on seismic facts. It makes an attempt to determine the migration of facies re sulting from adjustments in a mixture of things similar to, sea point, tectonics, weather and sediment flux, and integrates it with a significant chronostratigraphy. The stratigraphic list is estimated as a framework of repetitive applications of genetically-related strata, shaped in keeping with the transferring base point, within which the locus of deposition of varied sediment kinds might be expected. This characteristic is swiftly selling series stratigraphy as an critical software for prediction of facies in exploration and construction geology. In hydrocarbon exploration the appliance of series stratigraphy has ranged from looking ahead to reservoir- and source-rock distribution to predicting carbonate diagenesis, porosity and permeability. the aptitude to expect vertical and lateral distribution of facies and reservoir sands within the basinal, shoreface, incised valley-fill and regressive settings on my own has been an excellent asset for exploration. In frontier components, the place info are frequently restricted to seismic strains, sequence-stratigraphic method has helped confirm the timing and of varieties of unconformities and count on transgressive- and regressive-prone durations. In construction it truly is helping in box improvement through supplying enhanced resource and seal predictions for secondary oil restoration. A popularity of stratigraphic reasons of bad restoration via better realizing of inner stratal structure may end up in new good recompletions and superior exploitation in current fields. The sequence-stratigraphic self-discipline is in a country of speedy expansion.
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S. Much of the dolomite appears to have formed nearly concurrently with the phosphorite (Baker and Allen, 1990; Compton and others, 1994). Unaltered phosphorite and dolostone records the Sr-isotopic signature of the ambient pore-water at the time of their formation (McArthur, 1985; McArthur and others, 1990). hosphogenesis and dolomitization using the established Neogene seawater 87 Sr/8 Sr record (DePaolo and Ingram, 1985; Hess and others, 1986; Hodell and others, 1991). The 87 Sr/86 Sr ages provide a record of rising sea level and highstand and may be used to constrain the depositional age of various associated lithofacies.
The phosphorite has a Sr-derived age of 8-6 Ma. Bar scale = 2cm. with bioclastic debris. In areas with minor topographic relief, the sequence boundary and transgressive surface are coincident with thin to no lowstand deposits separating them. The sands of the LST may indicate lowstand to transgressive deposition in an incised fluvial valley, in which case the gravel lag is deposited at the base of the thalweg. These sand bodies can be predicted to occur along preexisting paleotopographic lows on the depositional surface.
Study of the Florida Platform is complicated by a general absence of outcrops due to the low relief of Florida, a paucity of biochronostratigraphic control, and inadequate seismic data. Consequently, we rely primarily on Sr-derived ages and core analysis for sequence stratigraphic interpretations. 2. Geologic Setting The Florida Platform is an extensive (2 x 105 km 2 ), tectonically stable carbonate platform bordered to the west by the Gulf of Mexico, to the east by the Atlantic 27 Sequence Stratigraphy of the Florida Platform Area (Fig.
Sequence Stratigraphy and Depositional Response to Eustatic, Tectonic and Climatic Forcing by Steven M. Holland (auth.), Bilal U. Haq (eds.)