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Strontium isotope stratigraphy

McArthur, JM; Howarth, RJ; (2005) Strontium isotope stratigraphy. In: Gradstein, FM and Ogg, JG and Smith, AG, (eds.) A Geological Timescale 2004. (pp. 96-105). Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

An international team of over forty stratigraphic experts have helped to build the most up-to-date international stratigraphic framework for the Precambrian and Phanerozoic. This successor to A Geologic Time Scale 1989 by W. Brian Harland et al. (CUP 0521 387655) begins with an introduction to the theory and methodology behind the construction of the new time scale. The main part of the book is devoted to the scale itself, systematically presenting the standard subdivisions at all levels using a variety of correlation markers. Extensive use is made of isotope geochronology, geomathematics and orbital tuning to produce a standard geologic scale of unprecedented detail and accuracy with a full error analysis. A wallchart summarising the whole time scale, with paleogeographic reconstructions throughout the Phanerozoic, is included in the back of the book. The time scale will be an invaluable reference source for academic and professional researchers and students.

Type: Book chapter
Title: Strontium isotope stratigraphy
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1017/CBO9780511536045.008
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511536045.008
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the version of record. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher's terms and conditions.
Keywords: Earth and Environmental Sciences, Earth and Environmental Science: General Interest, Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
UCL classification: UCL
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10095855
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