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

Citations

Publications citing this paper.

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
SHOWING 1-10 OF 16 REFERENCES

Symbols units and nomenclature in physics

P. Fleury, J. de Boer
  • 1962
VIEW 5 EXCERPTS
HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL

Convention on the use of units for time in Earth and Planetary Sciences (IUPAC-IUGS Recommendations 200X)

N. E. HOLDEN, P. DE BIÈVRE, P. R. RENNE, I. M. VILLA
  • Pure and Applied Chemistry,
  • 2009
VIEW 2 EXCERPTS
HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL

2001-2009. Table of isotopes

N. E. HOLDEN
  • CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics
  • 2009

Chemistry and Physics, section 2: Scientific abbreviations and symbols

D. R. LIDE, Ed
  • 2008

Editorial. Quaternary Science Reviews

J. ROSE
  • GSA Today,
  • 2007
VIEW 1 EXCERPT

Response to “ GSA should conform to the Sisteme International ( SI ) , GSA - Today , 14 : 62 . ” GSA Today

F. M. Gradstein, J. Ogg, A. Smith
  • 2005

Response to “GSA should conform to the Sisteme International (SI), GSAToday, 14: 62.

D. J. MILTON
  • GSA Today,
  • 2005
VIEW 1 EXCERPT

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…