Is there a role for sequence stratigraphy in chronostratigraphy?

Author(s): Christie-Blick, Nicholas; Pekar, Stephen F.; Madof, Andrew S.
Author Affiliation(s): Primary:
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Palisades, NY, United States
Queens College, United States
Volume Title: Beyond the GSSP; new developments in chronostratigraphy
Volume Author(s): McGowran, Brian, editor
Source: Stratigraphy, 4(2-3), p.217-229; Chronostratigraphy: beyond the GSSP, Leibnitz, Austria, June 3-9, 2006, edited by Brian McGowran. Publisher: Micropaleontology Press, New York, NY, United States. ISSN: 1547-139X
Note: In English. 170 refs.
Summary: Sequence stratigraphy revolutionized the field of stratigraphy in the late 1970s and 1980s by providing an interpretive depositional framework for integrating diverse stratigraphic data at the scale of sedimentary basins. However, a lack of consensus on criteria for recognizing, mapping and hence dating sequence boundaries, interpretations of uneven quality, and doubts about the universal eustatic origin and global synchrony of unconformity-related sequences limit the usefulness of sequence stratigraphy in chronostratigraphy.
Year of Publication: 2007
Research Program: ODP Ocean Drilling Program
Key Words: 12 Stratigraphy, Historical Geology and Paleoecology; Chronostratigraphy; Discontinuities; Interpretation; Lowstands; Mapping; Ocean Drilling Program; Sea-level changes; Sequence stratigraphy; Unconformities
Record ID: 2008106434
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