Stratal Geometries and Patterns: A New Lower-Upper Cretaceous Depositional Model of the Levant Shelf, Syria

  • Hussam GhanemEmail author
  • Hans-Joachim Kuss
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Part of the Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation book series (ASTI)


The thickening of the Aptian-Cenomanian deposits of the central part of Syria indicates that the Levant platform of Syria was subdivided into intrashelf basin settings surrounded by shallow ramps. A high resolution sequence stratigraphic model has been established for the Aptian-Cenomanian succession in the north Levant margin that allows us to demonstrate detailed facies patterns in the transition zone from inner ramp to intra-shelf basin. This comparison recommends an excellent opportunity to distinguish between the qualified control of sedimentary supply and accumulation on the depositional geometries of twelve 2nd and 3rd order Aptian to Early Turonain sequences.


Syria Intrashelf Levant Aptian-Cenomanian Sequences 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GeoscienceBremen UniversityBremenGermany

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