A new interpretation of the Corallian (Upper Jurassic) cycles of the Dorset Coast, southern England

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Authors:Sun, S. Q.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Univ. Bristol, Dep. Geol., Bristol, United Kingdom
Volume Title:Geological Journal
Source:Geological Journal, 24(2), p.139-158. Publisher: Wiley & Sons, Chichester-New York, United Kingdom. ISSN: 0072-1050
Publication Date:1989
Note:In English. 54 refs.; illus. incl. strat. cols., charts, geol. sketch maps
Summary:The Corallian group is reinterpreted as representing four regressive-transgressive cycles, each separated by a sharp erosional contact. The consistence of these cycles with the eustatic sea-level curve suggests that the sedimentary cycles of the Corallian may have been produced mainly by the eustatic sea- level changes. Sedimentary features suggest that the Corallian group of the Dorset coast may have been deposited on a storm- and tidally-influenced shallow epicontinental shelf. [R.K.H.]
Subjects:Cyclic processes; Jurassic; Kimmeridge Clay; Mesozoic; Oxford Clay; Oxfordian; Processes; Regression; Sea-level changes; Sedimentary petrology; Sedimentation; Transgression; Upper Jurassic; Dorset England; England; Europe; Great Britain; United Kingdom; Western Europe; Corallian Group
Abstract Numbers:90M/1137
Record ID:1989058630
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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