epicontinental


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epicontinental

(ˌɛpɪˌkɒntɪˈnɛntəl)
adj
(Physical Geography) (esp of a sea) situated on a continental shelf or continent
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(4) the finding of the Volkhov Oil Collector siliciclastic turbidite on the tectonically stable shallow carbonate ramp suggests that tsunami-induced turbidites can take place in rare cases also in epicontinental environments.
The biostratigraphic and sedimentary facies analysis shows that epicontinental marine sedimentation took place in inner to outer shelf settings in middle Lutetian to Priabonian times, the deposition in the lower Oligocene time occurred in mid to high tidal flat settings prior to subsequent filling of the north Sulaiman Basin in upper Oligocene and Miocene time with fluvial sediments in response to the uplift associated with India-Asia collision.
The importance of ocean regression or the loss of shallow epicontinental seas in marine mass extinctions has been recognized (Ager 1976, Hallam 1989).
Two postorogenic sequences are also found in the vicinity of the synform: the freshwater Upper Carboniferous sequence is dominated by coarse grained conglomerates and sandstones with subordinate fluvial and lacustrine clays while the Cretaceous sequence is characterised by sandy and clayey lacustrine sediments together with glauconitic sandstones and calcareous siltstones deposited in shallow epicontinental seas.
Ictiofauna Epicontinental de Colombia en el contexto global Neotropical y su estado actual: una revision bibliografica.
REED, SHORE & SEA BOUNDARIES 18 (1962), https://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/hsd/docs/CSEJibrary_ shalowitz_voll_intro.pdf [hltps://perma.cc/ZL2M-QRQU] ("The continental shelf should not be confused with the waters overlying it--one is a land mass, submerged it is true, but land nevertheless; the other is a water area, sometimes called the epicontinental sea.").
Con esta microalga epicontinental del grupo de las clorofitas, se realizaron pruebas estaticas de 96 horas, manteniendose temperaturas entre 21 [+ o -] 1 [grados]C, entre 4 000 a 4 500 lux, con un fotoperiodo de 24 horas de luz.
The oil shale deposits are regionally and genetically connected with the synchronous economic phosphorite deposits on the shallow marine epicontinental platform, however, separately accumulated in tectonic depression and swell facies settings, respectively [8, 10, 11].
(1997): Lower Jurassic epicontinental carbonates and mudstones from England and Wales: chemostrati-graphic signals and the early Toarcian anoxic event.