The local signature of sea-level changes.

G. R. McGhee, U. Bayer

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Black shales and iron-stones, often considered as the signatures of regressions and transgressions, are described by examples from the Devonian and the Jurassic. Sea level changes cause local changes in sedimentation rates -- an example is the South German Jurassic which indicates an average periodicity of 4 Myr; a periodicity which also appears likely for a Devonian example. There is no one-to-one correspondence between global sea-level changes and local transgressive-regressive cycles. -from Authors

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)98-112
Number of pages15
JournalUnknown Journal
StatePublished - 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Environmental Science
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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