OCEAN CORES

Ocean sediment studies have revolutionized late Quaternary climatic chronology, and have provide a detailed chronology of environmental change. BEGINNING OF THE PLEISTOCENE:
HISTORY OF OCEAN-CORE STUDY:
PALEO-OCEANOGRAPHY: STUDY OF OCEAN SEDIMENT FIG
CLIMATE INDICATORS IN OCEAN CORES
METHODS FOR DATING CORES: the AGE MODEL
STRATIGRAPHIC CORRELATION BETWEEN CORES

OXYGEN ISOTOPE CHRONOLOGY

"MIS" Marine oxygen Isotope Stages

Nomenclature all follows Emiliani (1955) TYPE CORE: V28-238, raised May 1971, in the equatorial Pacific, Depth 3120 m, 6.35 cm diameter, 16.2 m long (Kukla, 1977)

STAGES TERMINATIONS GLACIAL CYCLES

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