Summary Model

1. Topography Building and Drape during Sea-Level Rise

2. Topography Filling During Sea-Level Fall

3. Topography Filled Resulting in Nearly Equal-Thickness Sequences

4. Erosion (Lowstand) Re-initiates Variable Paleotopography Prior to Deposition of Next Sequence

5. Initiation of Next Build-and-Fill Sequence

Factors that Could Prevent Build-and-Fill Sequences

Some Subsurface Examples with Build-and-Fill Characteristics

Building Relief

Filling Relief

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