Is the architecture of upper Paleocene-lower Eocene stratigraphic sequences on the North Atlantic margins a record of tectonic history?

Author(s): Aubry, Marie-Pierre
Author Affiliation(s): Primary:
Université de Montpellier, Montpellier, France
Volume Title: American Association of Petroleum Geologists 1998 annual meeting
Source: Annual Meeting Expanded Abstracts - American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Vol.1998; American Association of Petroleum Geologists 1998 annual meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, May 17-20, 1998. Publisher: American Association of Petroleum Geologists and Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists, Tulsa, OK, United States. ISSN: 0094-0038 CODEN: APGAB2
Note: In English. Extended abstracts available on CD
Summary: The upper Paleocene-lower Eocene stratigraphic record is currently one of the best suited for deciphering synsedimentary tectonic control on the architecture of stratigraphic sequences. In an effort to understand the drastic evolutionary, paleoceanographic and climatic events that occurred during Magnetochron C24r (from ∼ 56 to ∼ 53.5 Ma) a fine chronologic framework based on magnetic, paleontologic, isotopic and volcanic events has been constructed through the detailed analysis of numerous deep sea, epicontinental and terrestrial sections. This chronologic framework in turn has allowed the temporal interpretation of the sections, upon which truly temporal correlations have been established. This means that it has been possible to assess the temporal completeness of sections, particularly in the deep sea, to date precisely the surfaces associated with sequence boundaries in marginal settings, and with stratigraphic gaps in the deep sea, and to determine the corresponding hiatuses (in m.y.).
Year of Publication: 1998
Research Program: DSDP Deep Sea Drilling Project
IPOD International Phase of Ocean Drilling
Key Words: 12 Stratigraphy, Historical Geology and Paleoecology; Atlantic Ocean; Cenozoic; DSDP Site 550; Deep Sea Drilling Project; Eocene; IPOD; Lambeth Group; Leg 80; London Clay; Lower Eocene; Magnetostratigraphy; North Atlantic; Paleo-oceanography; Paleocene; Paleoclimatology; Paleogene; Sea-level changes; Sedimentation; Sequence stratigraphy; Tertiary; Transgression; Unconformities; Upper Paleocene; Ypresian
Coordinates: N483054 N483055 W0132622 W0132623
Record ID: 1999009253
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