Information - SSP24/MPRG6 EARTHTIME: Calibrating Earth's History via astronomic, magneto-biostratigraphic and geochronologic timescales (co-listed in CL) (including Petrus Peregrinus Medal Lecture)
This session is planned to bring together stratigraphers, paleontologists and geochronologists interested in quantitative calibration of Earth history. We seek contributions on the application and integration of precise and accurate dating techniques (astronomical, biostratigraphic, paleomagnetic and radioisotopic) for solving problems in earth history. The session is affiliated with EARTHTIME, an international, community-based scientific initiative aimed at sequencing Earth history through the integration of high-precision geochronology and quantitative chronostratigraphy. The goals of EARTHTIME are: the development and integration of the geochronological techniques necessary to produce radioisotopic dates with uncertainties approaching 0.1 percent and the application of these constraints to understanding biological, climatic, and tectonic events/processes in Earth history. For more information see http://www.earth-time.org
Preliminary List of Solicited Speakers
Dan Condon (NERC Isotope Geosciences Laboratory, British Geological Survey, Keyworth): High-precision U-Pb geochronology and the EARTHTIME Initiative: progress and potential
Norman McLeod (The Natural History Museum, London: Timely Fossils: The Present (and Future) Role of Biostratigraphy in Constructing Time Scales
Frits J. Hilgen (Institute of Paleoenvironments and Paleoclimate Utrecht): Astronomical calibration of geological time
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