A Sequence Stratigraphic Framework for the Middle to Late Jurassic of the Sundance Seaway, Wyoming: Implications for Correlation, Basin Evolution, and Climate Change

  title={A Sequence Stratigraphic Framework for the Middle to Late Jurassic of the Sundance Seaway, Wyoming: Implications for Correlation, Basin Evolution, and Climate Change},
  author={Silvia Danise and Steven M. Holland},
  journal={The Journal of Geology},
  pages={371 - 405}
  • S. DaniseS. Holland
  • Published 18 May 2018
  • Environmental Science, Geography
  • The Journal of Geology
Well-exposed Middle to Upper Jurassic (Bajocian to Oxfordian; ∼170–155 Ma) strata of the Gypsum Spring and Sundance Formations in Wyoming and South Dakota, United States, preserve seven third-order depositional sequences on the distal flank of a retroarc foreland basin. Some of these depositional sequence boundaries can be correlated with previously recognized regional unconformities, but other correlations are ambiguous, and some of these sequence boundaries are not recognized in previous… 

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