Sedimentary cyclicity in the marine Pliocene-Pleistocene of the Wanganui basin (New Zealand): Sequence stratigraphic motifs characteristic of the past 2.5 m.y.

@article{Saul1999SedimentaryCI,
  title={Sedimentary cyclicity in the marine Pliocene-Pleistocene of the Wanganui basin (New Zealand): Sequence stratigraphic motifs characteristic of the past 2.5 m.y.},
  author={G. Saul and Tim R. Naish and Stephen T. Abbott and Robert M. Carter},
  journal={Geological Society of America Bulletin},
  year={1999},
  volume={111},
  pages={524-537}
}
  • G. Saul, Tim R. Naish, +1 author Robert M. Carter
  • Published 1999
  • Geology
  • Geological Society of America Bulletin
  • Earth’s climatic history since 2.5 Ma has been controlled by Milankovitch variations in the planetary orbit, comprising alternate periods of glaciation and interglaciation with a dominant frequency of 41 000 yr. Concomitantly, eustatic sea level has fluctuated 70 to 130 m, causing rapid transgressions and regressions of the shoreline across the world’s continental shelves. The resulting sedimentary record is cyclothemic, each cyclothem corresponding to a single climate and sea-level cycle. The… CONTINUE READING

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