Published:January 01, 2016
In this and the following chapter, the correlation techniques applied in NW Europe (particularly in the North Sea Basin) are summarized, emphasizing their relative applicability (Fig. 8) and the history of their use. The latter aspect (pre-1978) was summarized in more detail by Curry et al. (1978, pp. 12-16). More general aspects of Tertiary biostratigraphy were discussed in some detail by Lourens et al. (2004a), Luterbacher et al. (2004), Hilgen et al. (2012) and Vandenberghe (2012).
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A revised correlation of Tertiary rocks in the British Isles and adjacent areas of NW Europe
This Special Report comprehensively describes the stratigraphy and correlation of the Tertiary (Paleogene-Neogene) rocks of NW Europe and the adjacent Atlantic Ocean and is the summation of fifty years of research on Tertiary sediments by Chris King. His book is essential reading for all geologists who deal with Tertiary rocks across NW Europe, including those in the petroleum industry and geotechnical services as well as academic stratigraphers and palaeontologists.
Introductory sections on chronostratigraphy, biostratigraphy and other methods of dating and correlation are followed by a regional summary of Tertiary sedimentary basins and their framework and an introduction to Tertiary igneous rocks. The third and largest segment comprises the regional stratigraphic summaries. Regions covered are the North Sea Basin, on shore areas of southern England and the eastern English Channel area, the North Atlantic margins (including non-marine basins in the Irish Sea and elsewhere) and the Paleogene igneous rocks of Scotland.