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Houston Geological Society Bulletin


Houston Geological Society Bulletin, Volume 36, No. 5, January 1994. Pages 19-19.

Abstract: Environmental Geology and Cyclostratigraphy of the Pleistocene in the Northern Gulf of Mexico Region


Peter K. Trabant

High-resolution seismic records from the northern Gulf of Mexico reveal the fine-scale details of the seismic stratigraphy at the shelf edge and within deep water depositional environments. The high frequency records, commonly used for offshore engineering studies, provide an excellent tool towards understanding the detailed relationship between climate, sea level and the resulting seismic stratigraphy. Applications include: paleo-environmental studies, reservoir engineering, petroleum exploration and the assessment of sea floor engineering properties. Quality high-resolution seismic records permit the correlation between small scale climatic changes and the 3-D configuration of sedimentary deposits, including systems tracts and short term events such as slumping and diapiric movements.

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