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Magnetostratigraphic correlation of Paleogene sediments in the Hampshire and London basins, southern UK

H. A. Townsend and E. A. Hailwood
Magnetostratigraphic correlation of Paleogene sediments in the Hampshire and London basins, southern UK
Journal of the Geological Society of London (November 1985) 142, Part 6: 957-982

Abstract

Eight discrete normal polarity magnetozones have been identified within the predominantly reverse polarity period of deposition of these sediments which extend from the Thanet formation to the top of the Bracklesham group. Magnetozone boundaries are here equated with absolute time planes and may be used for correlation and for studying sedimentation patterns. Results show that events in the London Clay were virtually instantaneous, whereas the Bracklesham cycles are diachronous, occurring earlier in the E. An associated paper (Aubry, Hailwood & Townsend, submitted for publication) discusses the correlation of magnetozones with the geomagnetic polarity reversal time scale based on marine magnetic anomaly patterns, and contributes towards the fitting of UK sections into a world-wide Palaeogene chronostratigraphic framework.


ISSN: 0016-7649
EISSN: 2041-479X
Coden: JGSLAS
Serial Title: Journal of the Geological Society of London
Serial Volume: 142, Part 6
Title: Magnetostratigraphic correlation of Paleogene sediments in the Hampshire and London basins, southern UK
Affiliation: Southampton Univ., Oceanogr. Dep., Southampton, United Kingdom
Pages: 957-982
Published: 198511
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of London, London, United Kingdom
References: 38
Accession Number: 1986-066982
Categories: Stratigraphy
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. sketch map
N50°30'00" - N52°00'00", W02°00'00" - E01°30'00"
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2018, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
Update Code: 1986
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