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Cenozoic Era: Geomagnetic polarity time-scale

Kent, Dennis V.

A new geomagnetic polarity time-scale for the late Cretaceous and Cenozoic (Cande and Kent, 1992: CK92) was based on an analysis of magnetic anomaly profiles from the world's ocean basins. It is the first time since Heirtzler et al. (1968) published their time-scale that the relative widths of the magnetic polarity intervals for this entire interval have been systematically determined from magnetic profiles.

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Title
Mesozoic and Cenozoic Sequence Stratigraphy of European Basins
Publisher
Society for Sedimentary Geology
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2110/pec.98.60

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Academic Units
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Biology and Paleo Environment
Series
SEPM Special Publication, 60
Published Here
January 19, 2012

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Appendix to J. Hardenbol et al., "Mesozoic and Cenozoic Sequence Chronostratigraphic Framework of European Basins."
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