Friday, April 1, 2016

Highlights—Sequence Stratigraphy Review

Following up on his recent magnum opus that considered universal sequence stratigraphy, Burgess explores the depth of “what we really know” about the fundamental controls on sequence stratigraphy in his most recent contribution.  Wasting no words, with nary a flaw in style or content, he lucidly and simply describes his perspective on this question, and in doing so, illuminates gaps in understanding. His unusually succinct style carefully avoids the jargon common in sequence stratigraphy, so even beginners can grasp his points. [Ed. Note: We appreciate Dr. Burgess’ brief abstract, shorter than even many physics articles, which are notoriously curt.  Even though it is a review paper, it is the early favorite to win the Outstanding Paper Award.]