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Correlation and dating with strontium-isotope stratigraphy

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John M. McArthur
John M. McArthur
Department of Earth Sciences, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK (email: j.mcarthur@ucl.ac.uk
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Published:
January 01, 2010

Abstract

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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The Micropalaeontological Society, Special Publications

Micropalaeontology, Sedimentary Environments and Stratigraphy: a Tribute to Dennis Curry (1912–2001)

Geological Society of London
Volume
4
ISBN electronic:
9781862396227
Publication date:
January 01, 2010

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