Pleistocene-Holocene Fluxes Are Not the Earth's Norm.

Hay, William W. (1994) Pleistocene-Holocene Fluxes Are Not the Earth's Norm. In: Material Fluxes on the Surface of the Earth / Board on Earth Sciences and Resources. . Studies in Geophysics . National Academy Press, Washington D.C., pp. 15-27. ISBN 978-0309047456

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Abstract

It has long been recognized that global Pleistocene-Holocene material fluxes are qualitatively distinct from those of the earlier Cenozoic and Mesozoic, but the full extent of the differences has only recently begun to emerge. Quantitative estimates of the masses of material eroded, transported, and deposited during the Pleistocene-Holocene have been difficult to obtain because of the lack of consistent information on the thicknesses and areal extent of the deposits on land and in shallow seas. Geologic maps commonly show extensive areas of Quaternary cover on older sediments, but information on the thickness of the tills, alluvium, and colluvium that make up these deposits is scattered throughout the literature and is often incomplete.

Document Type: Book chapter
Keywords: Pleistocene, Holocene, material fluxes
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB1 Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics > FB1-P-OZ Paleo-Oceanography
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Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2017 08:18
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 13:09
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/35524

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