Close This Window
Parameter Tree:
EARTH SCIENCE > PALEOCLIMATE > OCEAN/LAKE RECORDS > STRATIGRAPHIC SEQUENCE
Definition:
A set of deposited sedimentary beds that reflects the depositional
environment of those beds and the geologic history of a region.
A stratigraphic sequence is a chronologic succession of sedimentary rocks from
older below to younger above without interruption.
Reference:
Adapted from: Press, F. and Siever, R. 1986. Earth. W.H. Freeman and Company.
Fourth Edition. p. 645.
also:
Jackson, J.A., ed. 1997. Glossary of Geology, 4th edition. American Geological
Institute.
Close This Window