geologic time scale

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geologic time scale

[¦jē·ə¦läj·ik ′tīm ‚skāl]
(geology)
The relative age of various geologic periods and the absolute time intervals.
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A sizeable Anglophone literature has explored the achievements of several key figures in the development of the geological timescale and fundamental concepts of geohistory.
A proposal to formalize the Anthropocene as an epoch of the geological timescale is currently being prepared by the Anthropocene Working Group for consideration by the International Commission on Stratigraphy.
Hailed as the greatest geologist of the 20th Century, he developed a geological timescale which enabled accurate dating of the Earth - now thought to be 4.
The reference includes a geological timescale and further reading.
Appendix: The geological timescale and stratigraphic column.
Appendices cover acronyms and abbreviations, quantities and units, and the geological timescale.
In addition to many photographs and illustrations, the volume includes rock and mineral tables, a geological timescale, and a glossary.
From these and other disseminated fragments of life preserved along the geological timescale, one can build the puzzle of biosphere evolution and rising biological complexity.
The region is thought to have been volcanically active until 100-250 million years ago, relatively recent on a geological timescale.
This will give deep insights in how magmatic systems develop over geological timescales and why only some evolve into large super-volcanoes.
Among the topics are Pliocene-Pleistocene changes in arid and semi-arid regions of northern China on geological timescales, global patterns of aridity trends and time regimes in transition, tropical large-scale atmospheric interaction in association with the subtropical aridity trend, impacts of changes in land use and cover on the aridity trend, dust aerosols and aridity trends, and the impact of the aridity trend on socio-economic development and human adaptation.
Such geological timescales cannot be comprehended by politicians, technicians, or society (Gorg 2016).