Is there a role for sequence stratigraphy in chronostratigraphy?

Publication Type  Journal Article
Year of Publication  2007
Authors  Christie-Blick, N.; Pekar, S. F.; Madof, A. S.
Journal Title  Stratigraphy
Volume  4
Issue  2-3
Pages  217-229
ISBN Number  1547-139X
Accession Number  ISI:000250202900015
Key Words  middle castlegate formation; wedge systems tract; global sea-level; nonmarine facies architecture; offshore canterbury basin; llorenc-de-morunys; book-cliffs; new-zealand; new-jersey; marine sequences

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.


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