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Subdividing the Pleistocene using the Matuyama-Brunches boundary (MBB): an Australasian perspective

Pillans, Bradley


The last major reversal of the Earth's magnetic field, the Matuyama-Brunhes boundary (MBB), dated at 0.78 Ma, is widely identified in Australian and New Zealand Pleistocene deposits. In New Zealand, the MBB is precisely located in shallow marine sediments of Wanganui Basin, where it corresponds with the base of the New Zealand Putikian Substage. A combination of marine biostratigraphy, sequence stratigraphy and tephrostratigraphy permit correlation from Wanganui Basin to other on-land sections...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Quaternary Science Reviews
DOI: 10.1016/S0277-3791(03)00078-7


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