aggradational parasequence set


progradational parasequence set

retrogradational parasequence set


Clastic Movie

Two-sided Clastic and Carbonate Fill of a Sedimentary Basin

The movement of coastline land-ward in response to a transgression. This can occur during a sea-level rise with low sediment flux. retrogradational stacking patterns of parasequences refer to patterns in which facies become progressively more distal when traced upward vertically (Posamantier, 1988; Wilgus, 1988; Emery, and Meyers, 1996).

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