The local signature of sea-level changes.

G. R. McGhee, U. Bayer

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Black shales and iron-stones, often considered as the signatures of regressions and transgressions, are described by examples from the Devonian and the Jurassic. Sea level changes cause local changes in sedimentation rates -- an example is the South German Jurassic which indicates an average periodicity of 4 Myr; a periodicity which also appears likely for a Devonian example. There is no one-to-one correspondence between global sea-level changes and local transgressive-regressive cycles. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)98-112
Number of pages15
JournalUnknown Journal
StatePublished - 1985

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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