Pillans, B. and Gibbard, P. (2012) The Quaternary Period. In: The Geologic Time Scale 2012. The Geological Time Scale, 2 . Elsevier, pp. 979-1010. ISBN 9780444594259Full text not available from this repository.
The Quaternary Period, comprising the Holocene and Pleistocene Epochs, encompasses the last ~2.6 Ma during which time Earth’s climate was strongly inﬂuenced by bi- polar glaciation and the genus Homo ﬁrst appeared and evolved. The base of the Quaternary System/Period and Pleistocene Series/Epoch is deﬁned by the GSSP for the Gelasian Stage at Monte San Nicola section in Italy. The base of the Holocene Series/Epoch is deﬁned at a depth of 1492.45 m in the NGRIP ice core from Greenland, with an age based on annual layer counting, of 11 700 years b2k (before AD2000), with a 2s uncertainty of 99 years; it is the ﬁrst and only GSSP to be deﬁned in an ice core.
|Item Type:||Book Section|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||2012AREP; IA64;|
|Subjects:||01 - Climate Change and Earth-Ocean Atmosphere Systems
99 - Other
|Divisions:||01 - Climate Change and Earth-Ocean Atmosphere Systems|
|Page Range:||pp. 979-1010|
|Depositing User:||Sarah Humbert|
|Date Deposited:||27 Oct 2012 09:54|
|Last Modified:||23 Jul 2013 10:04|
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