Architecture of carbonate platforms in Egypt
DFG-Graduierten Kolleg Stoff-Flüsse in marinen Geosystemen
In this simulation the chosen parameter is the lithology. The first part is characterised by small fluctuations of sea level, low subsidence rates and low carbonate input resulting into very low sedimentation. The second part starting from 59,25 Ma is characterised by high sea-level fluctuations, resulting in alternating sedimentation and erosion.
In this simulation the chosen parameter is the paleobathymetry. In the first part of the simulation aggradation dominates, due to high subsidence and sea-level rise. In the second part the sea-level falls and the sequences are prograding (66,9 Ma). The third part of the simulation is again characterised by rising sea level, resulting first in an aggradation followed by retrogradation after a more rapid sea-level rise (66.0 Ma). The last part is characterised by progradation due to a stable sea level and low subsidence-rates (65.5 Ma).