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Discrete Biochronological Time Scales

  • Jean Guex
  • Federico Galster
  • Øyvind Hammer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Jean Guex, Federico Galster, Øyvind Hammer
    Pages 1-7
  3. Jean Guex, Federico Galster, Øyvind Hammer
    Pages 9-20
  4. Jean Guex, Federico Galster, Øyvind Hammer
    Pages 21-26
  5. Jean Guex, Federico Galster, Øyvind Hammer
    Pages 27-50
  6. Jean Guex, Federico Galster, Øyvind Hammer
    Pages 51-55
  7. Jean Guex, Federico Galster, Øyvind Hammer
    Pages 57-78
  8. Jean Guex, Federico Galster, Øyvind Hammer
    Pages 79-86
  9. Jean Guex, Federico Galster, Øyvind Hammer
    Pages 87-100
  10. Jean Guex, Federico Galster, Øyvind Hammer
    Pages 101-103
  11. Jean Guex, Federico Galster, Øyvind Hammer
    Pages 105-115
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 117-160

About this book

Introduction

The object of this book is to explain how to create a synthesis of complex biostratigraphic data, and how to extract from such a synthesis a relative time scale based exclusively on the fossil content of sedimentary rocks. Such a time scale can be used to attribute relative ages to isolated fossil-bearing samples. The book is composed of 10 chapters together with several appendices. It is a totally revised version of “Biochronological Correlations” published in 1991 and includes various new chapters. The book offers a solution for the theoretical problem of how fossils can be used to make reliable quantitative stratigraphic correlations in sedimentary geology. It also describes the use of highly efficient software along with several examples. The authors compare their theoretical model with 2 other relevant studies: probabilistic stratigraphy and constrained optimization (CONOP).

Keywords

Biochronological Correlations Biochronology CONOP Computer Program UAgraph Graph Theory Quantitative Stratigraphic Correlations Quantitative Stratigraphy Sedimentay Geology Correlations

Authors and affiliations

  • Jean Guex
    • 1
  • Federico Galster
    • 2
  • Øyvind Hammer
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of GeologyUniversity of Lausanne - SWISS NSFLausanneSwitzerland
  2. 2.University of Lausanne - SWISS NSFLausanneSwitzerland
  3. 3.Natural History MuseumUniversity of OsloOsloNorway

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