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Cyclostratigraphic calibration of cretaceous magnetic polarity events (Cismon, Southern Alps, Italy)

Mathematical Geology

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DOI: 10.1007/BF02083117

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Abstract

In an introductory section the problems of constructing a geologic time scale and the role of magnetic reversals and Milankovitch cycles in geochronology are outlined. Results of a detailed cyclostratigraphic and magnetostratigraphic study of the Valanginian/Hauterivian part of the pelagic limestone section at Cismon in the Southern Alps are presented and used in conjunction to estimate the duration of magnetic subchrons between CM10N and CM8. The new estimates are shorter than in most published time scales by a factor of two to three. More research along these lines may make a revision of the Early Cretaceous time scale necessary. ?? 1994 International Association for Mathematical Geology.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Cyclostratigraphic calibration of cretaceous magnetic polarity events (Cismon, Southern Alps, Italy)
Series title:
Mathematical Geology
DOI:
10.1007/BF02083117
Volume
26
Issue:
7
Year Published:
1994
Language:
English
Publisher location:
Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Mathematical Geology
First page:
783
Last page:
798