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Introduction and scope of report

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R. A. Fortey
R. A. Fortey
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January 01, 2000

Abstract

Lapworth (1879) founded the Ordovician System on the basis of British successions, the correlation of which has continued to be of importance in the global understanding of some 45 Ma of Earth history. The Geological Society Special Report on the correlation of the Ordovician (Williams et al. 1972) was the third in the series of Special Reports, and is now out of print. This provided the first comprehensive account of the correlation of the British Ordovician and its Irish counterpart both nationally and internationally, and provided a standard reference for the system which has been widely followed. For the reader concerned with the origin and history of British stratigraphic names Williams et al. (1972) will remain the necessary reference. In the last 25 years, however, there has been much new work on the type Ordovician and related successions in Britain and Ireland, and the time has come for a revision of its correlation (Whittington et al. 1984; Fortey et al. 1991, 1995). This has proved a major undertaking, not least because the Ordovician is probably the most complex System in the British Phanerozoic.

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Geological Society, London, Special Publications

A revised correlation of Ordovician Rocks in the British Isles

R. A. Fortey
R. A. Fortey
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D. A. T. Harpe
D. A. T. Harpe
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J. K. Ingham
J. K. Ingham
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A. W Owen
A. W Owen
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M. A. Parkes
M. A. Parkes
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A. W. A. Rushton
A. W. A. Rushton
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N. H. Woodcock
N. H. Woodcock
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Geological Society of London
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24
ISBN electronic:
9781862396920
Publication date:
January 01, 2000

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