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The Working Group on the Anthropocene: Summary of evidence and interim recommendations

Zalasiewicz, Jan; Waters, Colin N.; Summerhayes, Colin P.; Wolfe, Alexander P.; Barnosky, Anthony D.; Cearreta, Alejandro; Crutzen, Paul; Ellis, Erle; Fairchild, Ian J.; Gałuszka, Agnieszka; Haff, Peter; Hajdas, Irka; Head, Martin J.; Ivar do Sul, Juliana A.; Jeandel, Catherine; Leinfelder, Reinhold; McNeill, John R.; Neal, Cath; Odada, Eric; Oreskes, Naomi; Steffen, Will; Syvitski, James; Vidas, Davor; Wagreich, Michael; Williams, Mark


Since 2009, the Working Group on the ‘Anthropocene’ (or, commonly, AWG for Anthropocene Working Group), has been critically analysing the case for formalization of this proposed but still informal geological time unit. The study to date has mainly involved establishing the overall nature of the Anthropocene as a potential chronostratigraphic/geochronologic unit, and exploring the stratigraphic proxies, including several that are novel in geology, that might be applied to its characterization...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Anthropocene
DOI: 10.1016/j.ancene.2017.09.001


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