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A Jurassic Time Scale

By
J. E. van Hinte
J. E. van Hinte
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Published:
January 01, 1978

Abstract

Application of geologic ages expressed in numeric time (millions of years) is a recent but rapidly expanding factor in petroleum exploration (rates of tectonic movements; basin models; geohistory analysis; prediction of reservoir quality, source potential, and HC maturation; correlation of geophysics with geologic events, etc.). This paper proposes an emendation of published versions of the Jurassic time scale. The standard geochronologic subdivision is combined with a linear-numeric scale, with a biostratigraphic scheme (ammonites, calcareous nannofossils), and with the geomagnetic-reversal time scale. To this purpose, basement ages at some Deep Sea Drilling Project sites are evaluated and related to the geomagnetic-reversal scale. The numeric scale certainly cannot be regarded as precisely and firmly determined throughout the Jurassic, but it seems adequate as a broad framework.

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AAPG Studies in Geology

Contributions to the Geologic Time Scale

George V. Cohee
George V. Cohee
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Martin F. Glaessner
Martin F. Glaessner
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Hollis D. Hedberg
Hollis D. Hedberg
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Volume
6
ISBN electronic:
9781629812007
Publication date:
January 01, 1978

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