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An SMEESTERS, Philippe MUCHEZ & Luc Hance

SEQUENCE STRATIGRAPHICAL STUDY OF THE TOURNAISIAN STRATA IN BELGIUM AND SOUTHERN CHINA

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Mots-clés : Belgium, Tournaisian, KEYWORDS: Sequence stratigraphy, carbonates, Late Devonian, Southern China

Abstract

ABSTRACT. Strata of late Devonian and Tournaisian age in Belgium and Southern China were studied sedimentologically. This detailed study integrated into a biostratigraphical framework, based on foraminiferal zona-tion, allowed the construction of a sequence stratigraphical model for both areas. Based on these models a correlation on the scale of third order sequences between these two widely separated depositional environments can be made. This indicates the eustatic nature of the sea-level changes that caused the sedimentological changes during the Tournaisian.

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An SMEESTERS, Philippe MUCHEZ & Luc Hance, «SEQUENCE STRATIGRAPHICAL STUDY OF THE TOURNAISIAN STRATA IN BELGIUM AND SOUTHERN CHINA», Geologica Belgica [En ligne], volume 3 (2000), number 3-4, 285-307 URL : http://popups.ulg.ac.be/1374-8505/index.php?id=2221.

About: Luc Hance

Carmeuse Coordination Center, Bd. de Lauzelle 65, B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium (formerly Geological Sur­vey of Belgium)

About: An SMEESTERS

Fysico-Chemische geologie, K.U.Leuven, Celestijnenlaan 200C, B-3001 Heverlee, Belgium