Nato ASI Subseries I:

The Last Deglaciation: Absolute and Radiocarbon Chronologies

Editors: Bard, Edouard, Broecker, Wallace S. (Eds.)

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Time is a major factor in Quaternary science. Without a trustworthy chronometer any interpretation of changes in proxy data of stratigraphical origin is on weak ground. In fact, any attempt at a sound reconstruction of timing and rates of past climatic change as well as the response of the biosphere can only be achieved on the basis of a reliable chronology. Moreover, all correlations and comparisons through time on a continental or global scale depend heavily on the reliability of the time-scale used. Therefore the establishment of an absolute time-scale is a fundamental goal. In this contribution we refer to the term "absolute time-scale" as a time-scale consisting of ages determined on the basis of sidereal years. Traditional stratigraphical methods of absolute dating include the Swedish glacial varve chronology, already developed early in this century by De Geer (1912) and since then continuously improved (e.g. Stromberg 1985; Cato 1987). Unfortunately, however, a spatial correlation with other stratigraphies outside Fennoscandia is difficult.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Last Deglaciation: Absolute and Radiocarbon Chronologies
Series Title
Nato ASI Subseries I:
Series Volume
2
Copyright
1992
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-76061-7
Series ISSN
1431-7125
Edition Number
1
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