chronostratigraphy


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chronostratigraphy

[‚krän·ə·strə′tig·rə·fē]
(geology)
A division of stratigraphy that uses age determination and time sequence of rock strata to develop an interpretation of the earth's geologic history.
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A revised Cenozoic geochronology and chronostratigraphy. In: Berggren, W.A., Kent, D.V., Aubry, M.
Brachiopod assemblages have been used to characterize rock units, most notably Cooper's (1956) benchmark study of the Ordovician brachiopods of the mid-Continent and margins of eastern North America; that pioneer study developed the value of an assemblagebased approach but lacked the scaffold of a precise chronostratigraphy. The present study, however, tests the importance of brachiopods in identifying larger, stratigraphic units with precise time constraints and clarifying if, within a regional context, stages, subseries and series can be recognized on the basis of their brachiopod-dominated benthos.
Depositional environments and cyclo- and chronostratigraphy of uppermost Carboniferous-Lower Triassic fluvial-lacustrine deposits, southern Bogda Mountains, NW China - A terrestrial paleoclimatic record of midlatitude NE Pangea.
Ibanez-Mejia, "Revised chronostratigraphy and biostratigraphy of the early-middle Miocene Railroad Canyon section of Central-Eastern Idaho, USA," GSA Bulletin, vol.
Diagram showing generalized chronostratigraphy of the Chukchi Shelf, Alaska.
Competition was strong for bragging rights over the interpretation of the chronostratigraphy of the western territories.
Citing high-resolution chronostratigraphy using rock magnetic cyclostratigraphy as potentially a transformative chronostratigraphic technique for the earth sciences, Kodama and Hinnov provide an overview and the pratical ohow too for a relatively new technique that can yield high-resolution chronostratigraphy for sequences of sedimentary rocks and provide paleoclimate data.
Chronostratigraphy of Upper Miocene-Quaternary volcanism in Northern Costa Rica.