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Organic control on shoreface stacking patterns: bogged down in the mire

Geology

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Abstract

In ever-wet climates, raised mires that are elevated several metres above flood levels can cover significant portions of coastal plains. Because peat accumulation may keep pace with moderate rates of base-level rise, the development of raised mires may reduce the areal extent of marine transgressions. Thick, low-ash coals are present immediately landward of many vertically stacked shoreface parasequences in Cretaceous strata of the Western Interior of North America. We suggest that these coals formed in raised mires that stabilized shorelines for long periods of time. -from Authors

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Organic control on shoreface stacking patterns: bogged down in the mire
Series title:
Geology
Volume
20
Issue:
8
Year Published:
1992
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Geology
First page:
741
Last page:
744
Number of Pages:
4