Chronology and extent of late Cenozoic ice sheets in North America: a magnetostratigraphical assessment

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2011
Authors
Barendregt, René W.
Duk-Rodkin, Alejandra
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Elsevier
Abstract
This paper summarises the advances which have been made in the magnetostratigraphic assessment of glacial and interglacial events of the past 3.0 million years, to facilitate the assignment of sediments to the Chrons and subchrons of the geomagnetic polarity timescale. In the absence of absolute dating tools, magnetostratigraphy affords a valuable means of assigning terrestrial ice age deposits to the geologic timescale, and most importantly, allows a correlation to be made with the more complete marine sedimentary record, where oxygen isotopic data also provide a robust paleotemperature record.
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Accepted author manuscript
Keywords
Cenozoic era , Magnetostratigraphical assessment , Glacial events , Interglacial events
Citation
Barendregt, R. W., & Duk-Rodkin, A. (2011). Chronology and extent of late Cenozoic ice sheets in North America: A magnetostratigraphical assessment. In. J. Ehlers, P. L. Gibbard & P. D. Hughes (Eds.), Quaternary glaciations: Extent and chronology (pp. 419-426). Elsevier.
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