I. Stratigraphic Principles, Concepts and Definitions

Dr. Paul F. Ciesielski
University of Florida 

A. Stratigraphy- Descriptive science of strata. Deals with the:

B. Stratigraphy involves:

C. Definitions


D. Catagories of Stratigraphic classification

Chronostratigraphic   Geochronologic
Eonotherm ...........................................................Eon
Erathem ...............................................................Era
System...........................................................Period
Series..............................................................Epoch
Stage...................................................................Age

Know Periods and Epochs of the Cenozoic Era and the Periods of the Mesozoic and Paleozoic Eras:
 
Recent
Quaternary Pleistocene
Pliocene
Tertiary Miocene
Oligocene
Eocene
Paleocene
 
Cretaceous
Mesozoic Jurassic
Triassic
 
Permian
Pennsylvanian
Mississippian
Paleozoic
Devonian
Silurian
Ordovician
Cambrian


E. OTHER IMPORTANT PRINCIPLES


F. LATERAL CHANGES IN UNITS: SEDIMENTARY FACIES

TRANSGRESSIONS AND REGRESSIONS AND RESULTING FACIES

TRANSGRESSIVE

REGRESSIVE


G. UNCONFORMITIES