Terminology of geological time: Establishment of a community standard

@inproceedings{Aubry2009TerminologyOG,
  title={Terminology of geological time: Establishment of a community standard},
  author={Marie-Pierre Aubry and John A. Van Couvering and Nicholas Christie-Blick and Ed Landing and Brian R. Pratt and Donald E. Owen and Ismael Ferrusqu{\'i}a-Villafranca},
  year={2009}
}
It has been recommended that geological time be described in a single set of terms and according to metric or SI (“Système International d’Unités”) standards, to ensure “worldwide unification of measurement”. While any effort to improve communication in scientific research and writing is to be encouraged, we are also concerned that fundamental differences between date and duration, in the way that our profession expresses geological time, would be lost in such an oversimplified terminology. In… CONTINUE READING

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