Cyclic sedimentation patterns in Lower Lias mudstones of Yorkshire (GB)

F. S.P. van Buchem, I. N. McCave

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Distinct stratification patterns in Lower Liassic mudstones are due to the regular occurrence of shell beds, silty/sandy layers and concretionary horizons. The mudstones formed in four depositional environments: (1) a storm dominated shallow marine system; (2) a hemipelagic system; (3) a shallow marine system influenced by climatic changes at astronomical frequencies; and (4) a pro‐deltaic offshore transition/shallow marine system. The tectonic setting played an important role in determining the facies sequence, whereas eustatic sea‐level changes were of lesser influence. Copyright © 1989, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)461-467
Number of pages7
JournalTerra Nova
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989
Externally publishedYes

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  • Geology


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