Correlation and dating with strontium-isotope stratigraphy
John M. McArthur, 2010. "Correlation and dating with strontium-isotope stratigraphy", Micropalaeontology, Sedimentary Environments and Stratigraphy: a Tribute to Dennis Curry (1912–2001), John E. Whittaker, Malcolm B. Hart
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Strontium-isotope stratigraphy (SIS) is a means of dating and correlating marine sediments through measurement of the 87Sr/86Sr ratio in well-preserved marine minerals contained within them. The method can also determine the duration of hiatuses, distinguish marine from non-marine environments, and provide some control of the correctness of age models derived by independent means for sedimentary sections. This chapter provides an introduction to the use of SIS and gives examples to illustrate such uses.
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Micropalaeontology, Sedimentary Environments and Stratigraphy: a Tribute to Dennis Curry (1912–2001)
Dennis Curry was a remarkable polymath and philanthropist, leading a double-life as one of the UK's most gifted amateur geologists, whilst at the same time being an extremely successful businessman (as Managing Director of Currys Ltd). This Festschrift, authored by friends and specialists from Britain and France, pays tribute to his often seminal research as well as exhibiting the wide range of his geological interest. It contains 12 chapters and covers several differing aspects of micropalaeontology (pteropods, diatoms and especially foraminifera), Strontium Isotope Stratigraphy, Hampshire Basin stratigraphy and palaeogeography, as well as major contributions on English Channel sedimentology and the great faunal turnover affecting mammals at the Eocene-Oligocene boundary. A scientific appreciation of Dennis Curry, ‘the professional amateur’, with recollections of former colleagues at University College, London (where he was Visiting Professor), together with an assessment of the valuable collections he established and donated to The Natural History Museum, are also included. Copiously illustrated, this book is a must for all geologists.