Platform deposition in the West Siberian Plate: A kinematic model

V. B. Belozerov, I. A. Ivanov

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The architecture of the sedimentary cover of the West Siberian Plate is analyzed within the limits of a kinematic model implying tectonically-controlled cyclicity of deposition. The model accounts for the formation mechanism of large- and smaller-scale lithostratigraphic units (formations, members, sand beds). The vertical distribution of sedimentary units and markers in the section is controlled by the dominant 18 myr periodicity of tectonism. The paleogeography of the region is reconstructed for different periods in the context of an oscillatory process. Correlation of the theoretical lithostratigraphic units with the actual sedimentary section shows that the proposed kinematic model may provide a basis for detailed stratigraphic division of the platform cover of the West Siberian Plate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)781-795
Number of pages15
JournalGeologiya i Geofizika
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2003


  • Cyclicity
  • Marker
  • Mesocycle
  • Periodicity
  • Rhythm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)

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