• A. G. Fischer
  • I. Premoli Silva
  • P. L. de Boer
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 304)


The sedimentary record of orbitally-forced variations in climate has the potential to provide high-resolution dating to levels of a few hundred thousand years of less. Easily-measured, bed-to-bed variations in various components give the basic data for defining these rhythms. The Cretaceous is a particularly appropriate period for testing both the validity and the application of cyclostratigraphy.

Recommended specific short range objectives are: detailed comparative studies of time slices, in order to recognize the effect of orbital influences in different sedimentary environments, and to map the paleogeographic distributions of obliquity-dominated patterns versus precession-eccentricity dominated ones. This approach should illuminate Cretaceous climates and oceanography, and the pathways along which sedimentary systems were forced.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. G. Fischer
    • 1
  • I. Premoli Silva
    • 2
  • P. L. de Boer
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Geological SciencesUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Departmento de Scienze della TerraMilanItaly
  3. 3.Comparative SedimentologyInst. of Earth SciencesUtrechtThe Netherlands

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