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Oxygen-Isotope and Paleomagnetic Stratigraphy of Pacific Core V28-239 Late Pliocene to Latest Pleistocene

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N. J. Shackleton
N. J. Shackleton
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N. D. Opdyke
N. D. Opdyke
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Published:
January 01, 1976

V28-239 core from cruise 28 of R/V Vema preserves a detailed oxygen-isotope and paleomagnetic record for all of the Pleistocene Epoch. The entire 21-m-long core has been analyzed at 5-cm intervals. Glacial stage 22, above the Jaramillo magnetic event, may represent the first major Northern Hemisphere continental glaciation of middle Pleistocene character. Prior to this, higher frequency glacial events extend to near the level of the Olduvai magnetic event. Glacial events of less regular frequency extend to the bottom of the core, which represents late Pliocene time. Fluctuations in carbonate dissolution intensity occur throughout the core with a similar frequency to the oxygen-isotope fluctuations.

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GSA Memoirs

Investigation of Late Quaternary Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology

R. M. Cune
R. M. Cune
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J. D. Hays
J. D. Hays
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Geological Society of America
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145
ISBN print:
9780813711454
Publication date:
January 01, 1976

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