Chapter 3. The Recognition and Stratigraphic Implications of Orbital-Forcing of Climate and Sedimentary Cycles

  1. V. Paul Wright
  1. Graham P. Weedon

Published Online: 9 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444304534.ch3

Sedimentology Review/1

Sedimentology Review/1

How to Cite

Weedon, G. P. (1993) The Recognition and Stratigraphic Implications of Orbital-Forcing of Climate and Sedimentary Cycles, in Sedimentology Review/1 (ed V. P. Wright), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444304534.ch3

Editor Information

  1. Postgraduate Research Institute for Sedimentology, University of Reading, PO Box 227, Whiteknights, Reading RG6 2AB, UK

Author Information

  1. School of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Luton College of Higher Education, Park Square, Luton, Bedfordshire LU1 3JU, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 2 FEB 1993

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632031023

Online ISBN: 9781444304534

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Keywords:

  • stratigraphic implications of orbital-forcing of climate and sedimentary cycles;
  • models linking regional or global climatic variations to sedimentary cycles;
  • cyclic sequences related to orbital-climatic cyclicity;
  • proxy-palaeoclimatic parameters;
  • parameters in time-series generation in ancient cyclic sequences;
  • organic carbon and calcium carbonate data for Belemnite Marls;
  • power- and cross-spectra for carbonate and organic carbon time series of Belemnite Marls;
  • ancient sedimentary cycles and dating;
  • cycle wavelength ratios – relating to regular sedimentary cycles and orbital cycles

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Pleistocene studies and methods

  • Ancient sedimentary cycles and orbital-climatic controls

  • Generating time series

  • Spectral analysis and its pitfalls

  • Ancient sedimentary cycles and dating

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgements

  • References