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GCAGS Transactions


Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Transactions
Vol. 51 (2001), Pages 471-475

Ages of Maximum Flooding Surfaces, Third- and Fourth-order Depositional Sequences in the Cenozoic and Mesozoic Worldwide

Walter W. Wornardt Jr.


The key to recognizing the third- and fourth-order depositional sequences is the maximum flooding surface. An age designation of this surface is extremely important in seismic sequence stratigraphic analysis. Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to identify and date the Cenozoic, Cretaceous and Jurassic maximum flooding surfaces and to assign a specific numerical age and letter designation to each of these maximum flooding surfaces from the Jurassic to Recent. These designations can be used as a standard of reference for the maximum flooding surfaces worldwide.

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