High-resolution sequence stratigraphic correlation in the Upper Jurassic (Kimmeridgian)-Upper Cretaceous (Cenomanian) peritidal carbonate deposits (Western Taurides, Turkey)

Altiner D., Yilmaz I., Ozgul N., Akcar N., Bayazitoglu M., Gaziulusoy Z.

GEOLOGICAL JOURNAL, vol.34, pp.139-158, 1999 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.139-158
  • Keywords: Western Taurides, biostratigraphy, Kimmeridgian-Cenomanian, peritidal carbonates, metre-scale cycle, sequence, parasequence, eustatic sea level, orbital eccentricity cycle, correlation, STACKING PATTERNS, CYCLES, PLATFORM, CYCLOSTRATIGRAPHY, HIERARCHY, CYCLICITY, EVOLUTION, BASIN, MUD
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Upper Jurassic (Kimmeridgian)- Upper Cretaceous (Cenomanian) inner platform carbonates in the Western Taurides are composed of metre-scale upward-shallowing cyclic deposits (parasequences) and important karstic surfaces capping some of the cycles. Peritidal cycles (shallow subtidal facies capped by tidal-Aat laminites or fenestrate limestones) are regressive- and transgressive-prone (upward-deepening followed by upward-shallowing facies trends). Subtidal cycles are of two types and indicate incomplete shallowing. Submerged subtidal cycles are composed of deeper subtidal facies overlain by shallow subtidal facies. Exposed subtidal cycles consist of deeper subtidal facies overlain by shallow subtidal facies that are capped by features indicative of prolonged subaerial exposure. Subtidal facies occur characteristically in the Jurassic, while peritidal cycles are typical for the Lower Cretaceous of the region.