The Geological Record of Neoproterozoic Glaciations

Arnaud, Emmanuelle, Halverson, Galen P., and Shields-Zhou, Graham (2011) The Geological Record of Neoproterozoic Glaciations. Geological Society, London, Memoirs, 36 . Geological Society of London, London, UK.

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Abstract

In recent years, interest in Neoproterozoic glaciations has grown as their pivotal role in Earth system evolution has become increasingly clear. One of the main goals of the IGCP Project No. 512 was to produce a synthesis of newly available information on Neoproterozoic successions worldwide similar in format to Hambrey & Harland's (1981) Earth's pre-Pleistocene Glacial Record. This Memoir therefore consists of a series of overview chapters followed by site-specific chapters. The overview chapters cover key topics including the history of research on Neoproterozoic glaciations, identification of glacial deposits, chemostratigraphic techniques and datasets, palaeomagnetism, biostratigraphy, geochronology and climate modelling. The site specific chapters for 60 successions worldwide include reviews of the history of research on these rocks and up-to-date syntheses of the structural framework, tectonic setting, palaeomagnetic and geochronological constraints, physical, biological, and chemical stratigraphy, and descriptions of the glaciogenic and associated strata, including economic deposits.

Item ID: 21041
Item Type: Book (Edited)
ISBN: 978-1-86239-334-9
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2012 02:02
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