Rock magnetic cyclostratigraphy merges environmental magnetism,in which rock magnetic measurements are used to detect pastenvironmental change, and cyclostratigraphy, in which cyclicvariations of lithology or a sedimentary rock's physicalproperties are related to astronomically-forced paleoclimatechange. In addition to providing paleoclimate data,cyclostratigraphy can establish high-resolution chronostratigraphyfor a sequence of sedimentary rocks, even at distant times inEarth's history. This book provides an overview of conceptsunderlying these two techniques, recipes for the time seriesanalysis of cyclostratigraphy, and case studies to illustrate thevariety and breadth of problems addressed by rock magneticcyclostratigraphy.
New Analytical Methods in Earth and EnvironmentalScience
Because of the plethora of analytical techniques now available, andthe acceleration of technological advance, many earth scientistsfind it difficult to know where to turn for reliable information onthe latest tools at their disposal, and may lack the expertise toassess the relative strengths or limitations of a particulartechnique. This new series will address these difficulties byproviding accessible introductions to important new techniques, laband field protocols, suggestions for data handling andinterpretation, and useful case studies. The series represents aninvaluable and trusted source of information for researchers,advanced students and applied earth scientists wishing tofamiliarise themselves with emerging techniques in theirfield.
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