Plio-Pleistocene cyclothems from Wanganui Basin, New Zealand: type locality for an astrochronologic time-scale, or template for recognizing ancient glacio-eustacy?

  title={Plio-Pleistocene cyclothems from Wanganui Basin, New Zealand: type locality for an astrochronologic time-scale, or template for recognizing ancient glacio-eustacy?},
  author={Robert M. Carter and Stephen T. Abbott and Tim Naish},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences},
  pages={1861 - 1872}
  • R. M. Carter, S. Abbott, T. Naish
  • Published 15 July 1999
  • Geology
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Wanganui Basin is a 200 by 200 sq. [] Key Result The magnetostratigraphic boundaries and abundant tephra which occur within the section allow accurate international correlation. The 47 Wanganui cyclothems which correspond to the last 2.4 Ma (oxygen isotope stages 100 to 1) each correlate with the highstand part only of each glacial–interglacial isotope stage couplet, i.e. with odd–numbered isotope stages. Even–numbered glacial stages are represented by the unconformities which separate stratigraphically…

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