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Global Boundary Stratotype Section and Point (GSSP) for the Anthropocene Series: Where and how to look for potential candidates

Waters, Colin N.; Zalasiewicz, Jan; Summerhayes, Colin; Fairchild, Ian J.; Rose, Neil L.; Loader, Neil J.; Shotyk, William; Cearreta, Alejandro; Head, Martin J.; Syvitski, James P.M.; Williams, Mark; Wagreich, Michael; Barnosky, Anthony D.; Zhisheng, An; Leinfelder, Reinhold; Jeandel, Catherine; Gałuszka, Agnieszka; Ivar do Sul, Juliana A.; Gradstein, Felix; Steffen, Will; McNeill, John R.; Wing, Scott; Poirier, Clément; Edgeworth, Matt

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The Anthropocene as a potential new unit of the International Chronostratigraphic Chart (which serves as the basis of the Geological Time Scale) is assessed in terms of the stratigraphic markers and approximate boundary levels available to define the base of the unit. The task of assessing and selecting potential Global Boundary Stratotype Section and Point (GSSP) candidate sections, a required part of the process in seeking formalisation of the term, is now being actively pursued. Here, we...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/139080
Source: Earth-Science Reviews
DOI: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2017.12.016

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