An assessment of the suitability of individual rhythmic carbonate successions for astrochronological application

Journal article
(Review article)


Publication Details

Author(s): Westphal H, Hilgen F, Munnecke A
Journal: Earth-Science Reviews
Publication year: 2010
Volume: 99
Pages range: 19-30
ISSN: 0012-8252
Language: English


Abstract


A manual is presented to assist in assessing the suitability of individual calcareous rhythmites for high-resolution stratigraphic applications and orbital dating. While the astrochronological approach offers an unprecedented high temporal resolution for stratigraphy, caution is required to carefully choose suitable rhythmites for the analysis. Diagenesis is known to distort or mimic primary signals in particular in carbonate rhythmites. To keep orbital dating a reliable method, the choice of sedimentary successions has to be undertaken with utmost scrutiny. Here, we review and evaluate the methods that have been used for assessing the record of primary signals in calcareous rhythmites. The goal is to provide the orbital stratigrapher with tools for a straightforward and systematic assessment of such successions. © 2010 Elsevier B.V.


FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Munnecke, Axel Prof. Dr.
Professur für Paläontologie (Schwerpunkt Faziesanalyse)


External institutions
Universität Bremen
Universiteit Utrecht (UU) / Utrecht University


How to cite

APA:
Westphal, H., Hilgen, F., & Munnecke, A. (2010). An assessment of the suitability of individual rhythmic carbonate successions for astrochronological application. Earth-Science Reviews, 99, 19-30. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2010.02.001

MLA:
Westphal, Hildegard, Frits Hilgen, and Axel Munnecke. "An assessment of the suitability of individual rhythmic carbonate successions for astrochronological application." Earth-Science Reviews 99 (2010): 19-30.

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