Global chronostratigraphical correlation table for the last 2.7 million years, version 2019 QI-500
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Gibbard, P., & Cohen, K. (2019). Global chronostratigraphical correlation table for the last 2.7 million years, version 2019 QI-500. Quaternary International, 500 20-31. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2019.03.009
A substantially updated version of the correlation table showing chronostratigraphical subdivisions of late Cenozoic geological time, spanning the last 2.7 million years is presented. It provides scientists, students, professionals and the general public with a ready reference to stratigraphical terms and schemes in use in different areas for similar periods. The updates comprised the status of Quaternary chronostratigraphic subdivision, the combined age-modelled geomagnetic and isotope records from ocean drilling records, and revised regional correlation schemes, notably for eastern Europe. The paper describes the chart in its 2019 QI-500 form and contains sections on its types of usage and formal subdivision status, besides reference and description of the contents of the various columns. The paper also describes and discusses the resolution of correlations in younger and older parts of the last 2.7 Ma.
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2019.03.009
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