What is a Build-and-Fill Sequence

  1. An entire sequence - either all carbonate, or mixed siliciclastic-carbonate
  2. Laterally extensive in its distribution, but thin and of even thickness
  3. Sequence is thin compared to amplitude of sea level change
  4. Sequence tends to drape paleotopography when examined as an entire unit
  5. Sequence is capped by a surface of subaerial exposure
  6. There is a topographic relief building phase
  7. There is a topographic relief filling phase

Build-and-Fill Zone

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