Non-biostratigraphic techniques of dating and correlation
2016. "Non-biostratigraphic techniques of dating and correlation", A revised correlation of Tertiary rocks in the British Isles and adjacent areas of NW Europe, C. King, A. S. Gale, T. L. Barry
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This chapter covers non-biostratigraphic methods of dating and correlation that have been applied in NW Europe. Details of the principles, techniques and results of these methods are given in a number of publications and are not repeated here. Thorough up-to-date summaries of most are included in Gradstein et al. (2012, chapters 4-11 and, specifically for the Tertiary, chapters 28 and 29). Here their application to NW Europe is summarized; limitations and problems in their application are emphasized. The application of dating and correlation techniques to the North Atlantic Igneous Province is discussed in Chapter 7.
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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.