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Stratigraphic and Earth System approaches to defining the Anthropocene

Steffen, Will; Leinfelder, Reinhold; Zalasiewicz, J; Waters, Colin; Williams, Mark; Summerhayes, Colin; Barnosky, Anthony D.; Cearreta, Alejandro; Crutzen, Paul J; Edgeworth, Matt; Ellis, Erle C.


Stratigraphy provides insights into the evolution and dynamics of the Earth System over its long history. With recent developments in Earth System science, changes in Earth System dynamics can now be observed directly and projected into the near future. An integration of the two approaches provides powerful insights into the nature and significance of contemporary changes to Earth. From both perspectives, the Earth has been pushed out of the Holocene Epoch by human activities, with the mid-20th...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Earth's Future
DOI: 10.1002/2016EF000379
Access Rights: Open Access


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