UGA Stratigraphy Lab

The data is in the strata

Recommended Readings in Sequence Stratigraphy

Essential Principles

Catuneanu, O., 2006, Principles of Sequence Stratigraphy: New York, Elsevier, 386 p.

Emery, D., and K.J. Myers, 1996, Sequence stratigraphy: Oxford, Blackwell Science, 297 p.

Hunt, D., and M.E. Tucker, 1992, Stranded parasequences and the forced regressive wedge systems tract: deposition during base-level fall. Sedimentary Geology, v. 81, p. 1-9. [Also see the discussion and reply to this article in Sedimentary Geology, v. 95, p. 139-160].

Wilgus, C.K., B.S. Hastings, C.G.St.C. Kendall, H.W. Posamentier, C.A. Ross, J.C. Van Wagoner, eds., 1988, Sea-level changes: an integrated approach. Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists Special Publication No. 42. Tulsa, Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists, 407 p.

Posamentier, H.W., and G.P. Allen, 1993, Variability of the sequence stratigraphic model: effects of local basin factors: Sedimentary Geology, v. 86, p. 91-109.

Posamentier, H.W., G.P. Allen, D.P. James, and M. Tesson, 1992, Forced regressions in a sequence stratigraphic framework: Concepts, examples, and exploration significance: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 76, p. 1687-1709.

Posamentier, H.W., and D.P. James, 1993, An overview of sequence-stratigraphic concepts: uses and abuses, in H.W. Posamentier, C.P. Summerhayes, B.U. Haq and G.P. Allen, eds., Sequence stratigraphy and facies associations: Oxford, Blackwell, p. 3-18.

Van Wagoner, J.C., H.W. Posamentier, R.M. Mitchum, P.R. Vail, J.F. Sarg, T.S. Loutit, and J. Hardenbol, 1988, An overview of the fundamentals of sequence stratigraphy and key definitions. In C.K. Wilgus, B.S. Hastings, C.G.St.C. Kendall, H.W. Posamentier, C.A. Ross, J.C. Van Wagoner, eds., Sea-level changes: an integrated approach. Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists Special Publication No. 42, p. 39-45.

Van Wagoner, J.C., R.M. Mitchum, K.M. Campion, and V.D. Rahmanian, 1990, Siliciclastic sequence stratigraphy in well logs, cores, and outcrops: Tulsa, Oklahoma, American Association of Petroleum Geologists Methods in Exploration Series, No. 7, 55 p.

Van Wagoner, J.C., and G.T. Bertram, eds., 1995, Sequence stratigraphy of foreland basin deposits: Tulsa, Oklahoma, AAPG Memoir 64, 490 p.

Historical Background & Seismic Stratigraphy

Haq, B.U., J. Hardenbol, and P.R. Vail, 1987, Chronology of fluctuating sea levels since the Triassic: Science, v. 235, p. 1156-1167.

Vail, P.R., R.M. Mitchum, and S. Thompson, 1977, Seismic stratigraphy and global changes of sea level, part 3: Relative changes of sea level from coastal onlap, in C.E. Clayton, ed., Seismic stratigraphy - applications to hydrocarbon exploration: Tulsa, Oklahoma, American Association of Petroleum Geologists Memoir 26, p. 63-81.

Vail, P.R., J. Hardenbol, and R.G. Todd, 1984, Jurassic unconformities, chronostratigraphy, and sea-level changes from seismic stratigraphy and biostratigraphy, in J.S. Schlee, ed., Interregional unconformities and hydrocarbon accumulation: Tulsa, Oklahoma, American Association of Petroleum Geologists Memoir 36, p. 129-144.

Carbonate Sequence Stratigraphy

Elrick, M., and J.F. Read, 1991, Cyclic ramp-to-basin carbonate deposits, Lower Mississippian, Wyoming and Montana: A combined field and computer modeling study: Journal of Sedimentary Petrology, v. 61, p. 1194-1224.

Goldhammer, R.K., P.J. Lehmann, and P.A. Dunn, 1993, The origin of high-frequency platform carbonate cycles and third-order sequences (Lower Ordovician El Paso Group, west Texas): constraints from outcrop data and stratigraphic modeling: Journal of Sedimentary Petrology, v. 63, p. 318-359.

Loucks, R.G., and J.F. Sarg, ed., 1993, Carbonate sequence stratigraphy: Tulsa, Oklahoma, American Association of Petroleum Geologists Memoir 57, 545 p.

Sequence Stratigraphy and Paleontology

Armentrout, J.M., 1991, Paleontologic constraints on depositional modeling: examples of integration of biostratigraphy and seismic stratigraphy, Pliocene-Pleistocene, Gulf of Mexico, in P. Weimer and M.H. Link, eds., Seismic facies and sedimentary processes of submarine fans and turbidite systems: New York, Springer-Verlag, p. 137-170.

Armentrout, J.M., and J.F. Clement, 1991, Biostratigraphic calibration of depositional cycles: a case study in High Island - Galveston - East Breaks areas, offshore Texas, in J.M. Armentrout and B.F. Perkins, eds., Sequence stratigraphy as an exploration tool: concepts and practices: p. 21-51.

Brett, C.E., 1995, Sequence stratigraphy, biostratigraphy, and taphonomy in shallow marine environments: Palaios, v. 10, p. 597-616.

Brett, C.E., 1998, Sequence stratigraphy, paleoecology, and evolution: biotic clues and responses to sea-level fluctuations: Palaios, v. 13, p. 241-262.

Holland, S.M., 1995, The stratigraphic distribution of fossils: Paleobiology, v. 21, p. 92-109.

Holland, S.M., and M.E. Patzkowsky, 1999, Models for simulating the fossil record: Geology, v. 27, p. 491-494.

Kidwell, S.M., 1991, Condensed deposits in siliciclastic sequences: Expected and observed features, in G. Einsele, W. Ricken and A. Seilacher, eds., Cycles and Events in Stratigraphy: Berlin, Springer-Verlag, p. 682-695.

Kidwell, S.M., 1991, The stratigraphy of shell concentrations, in P.A. Allison and D.E.G. Briggs, eds., Taphonomy: releasing the data locked in the fossil record: New York, Plenum Press, p. 211-290.