Stratigraphic Correlation

  • Andrew D. Miall
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Abstract

Whether the geologist is dealing with roadside outcrops, subsurface data from a petroleum play, or regional seismic lines, one of the first problems to be encountered is that of stratigraphic correlation. In order to reconstruct depositional environments and paleogeography or to trace a unit of economic interest, the geologist must be able to define a stratigraphy and trace it from one location to another. The procedures for carrying this out are the subject of this chapter.

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Petroleum Drilling Pleistocene Monites Pliocene 

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