epeiric

Related to epeiric: Epicontinental sea

epeiric

(ɪˈpaɪrɪk)
adj
(Geological Science) geology in, of, or relating to a continent: an epeiric sea.
[C20: from Greek ēpeiros continent + -ic]
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Bornholdt, "Limestone-marl alternations in epeiric sea settings--witnesses of environmental changes, or of rhythmic diagenesis?" in Dynamics of epeiric seas: Sedimentology, paleontological and geochemical perspectives, C.
Despite differences between areas and units, Middle Triassic carbonate systems in Spain, Muschelkalk facies, have been interpreted by all authors as representing a carbonate epeiric platform with a ramp profile (Sopena et al., 1988; Calvet et al., 1990; Lopez-Gomez et al., 2002; Perez-Valera and Perez-Lopez, 2008, Perez-Lopez and Perez-Valera, 2012; Perez-Lopez et al., 2012; Escudero-Mozo et al., 2015).
The eastern Arctic of North America is hypothesized to have been an isolated landmass during the Campanian, and it would have been almost entirely north of 60[degrees] N, separated by epeiric seaways from other areas within North America as well as from Europe.
The Arabian Gulf is an enclosed epeiric sea connected to the world oceans via the relatively narrow Strait of Hormuz.
Mollusc Shell Encrustation and Bioerosion Rates in a modern Epeiric Sea: Taphonomy Experiments in the Java Sea, Indonesia.
Facies models in modern systems are well portrayed and clearly explained for shelves, ramps, atolls, isolated oceanic islands, and epeiric seas.
According to the data collected, Graptolites lived intermittently within the shallow benthos of the epeiric sea of North America.
Marinites are deposited typically in epeiric seas such as on broad shallow marine shelves or inland seas where wave action and currents are minimal or restricted.
(This does not concern submesocycles, probably conditioned by sea-level variations!) Jeppsson (1990, 1998) explained changes in carbonate production in epeiric and marginal seas by abrupt turnovers in oceanic states (episodes) due to rearrangement of ocean water circulation.
The shallow shelf of central Texas during early Cretaceous time exhibited a cyclically transitional shoreline and shallow marine environment along an epeiric sea.