In Portugal mainland Cenozoic sedimentation occurred largely but allocated to several basins. Even in the same basin, the sedimentary record shows significant lateral changes in facies and thickness. However, the main sedimentary ruptures and overall lithologic characteristics of the infilling stages are quite similar in the several basins, reflecting the geodinamic evolution of Iberia and the eustatic and climate changes during Cenozoic times. A stratigraphic framework is proposed, in order to contribute towards a less complex use of the lithostratigraphic units defined in the geological maps and literature. Some topics for future research are also suggested.
Key words: Cenozoic, lithostratigraphy, sedimentary basins, Portugal
|Title of host publication||Abstracts 6º Simposio sobre el Margen Ibérico Atlántico, MIA09|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2009|
|Event||6º Simposio sobre el Margen Ibérico Atlántico, MIA09 - |
Duration: 1 Jan 2009 → …
|Conference||6º Simposio sobre el Margen Ibérico Atlántico, MIA09|
|Period||1/01/09 → …|