Re: What are the Prospects for a career in Sequence Straigra
That's a very interesting suggestion!
I have not come across papers that address sequences produced by glaciers and specifically recognize sequences based on the relation between sedimentation and accommodation. Theoretically it would be possible but would probably touch more on fluvial sequence strat where the interplay between supply and discharge (energy level) will define sequence characteristics. That is, in mountainous regions, where I believe only the sedimentary succession of recent times remain.
Where glaciers hit the ocean, eustatic baselevel will probably start affecting deposition and this may lead to a very interesting sedimentary successions. These successions will probably look most like gilbert type delta's with generally coarse clasts, but the delta top may show unusual erosional patterns due to glacial expansion.
On a larger scale glaciations can be tied to mayor sequences based on cycles in run-off, sediment supply and base-level change being temporally related. For example, the Mediterranean is believed to have higher sediment input during glacial lowstands in response to higher seasonality during that time (Collier et al.; if I remember correctly). I believe Leeder et al. has also modeled this relationship, but also noticed that during glacial maxima (lowstands), in the Great-Basin and south-western USA, precipitation was higher and caused downhill spread of forests reducing catchment erodability (and thus sediment supply). These are just two examples of how glaciations influence sediment supply and eustatic base-level in an opposite manner. A lot of work can still be done in this field as impacts of glacial cyclicity has been recognized in many era's of world history and is thus likely to have affected sedimentary sequences.
It remains a topic that I feel still raises a lot questions and can be a very rewarding field of study.