Definition of chronostratigraphy in English:

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chronostratigraphy

Pronunciation: /ˌkränəˌstrəˈtiɡrəfē/ /ˌkrōnəˌstrəˈtiɡrəfē/

noun

The branch of geology concerned with establishing the absolute ages of strata.
Example sentences
  • This unique succession of ammonoid assemblages allows unequivocal recognition of European substage-level chronostratigraphy across the mid-Carboniferous boundary interval in North America for the first time.
  • Stratigraphy, then, was originally concerned with rocks, that is, lithostratigraphy; it soon afterwards included the ranges of fossils throughout the successions, biostratigraphy; and the more abstract chronostratigraphy.
  • A tentative correlation with a Tethyan reference carbon-isotope curve allows the provisional application of stage-level chronostratigraphy to the Wealden Group.

Derivatives

chronostratigraphic

Pronunciation: /-ˌstratəˈɡrafik/
adjective
Example sentences
  • The division of the Phanerozoic into chronostratigraphic divisions - eras, periods, epochs and ages - has itself evolved over a period of about 200 years.
  • Marine tephra layers form important chronostratigraphic markers and may also provide information on eruption dynamics and chronology.
  • Spectral gamma-ray logs provide additional data on lithological composition that can aid identification of chronostratigraphic surfaces in a high-resolution sequence stratigraphic correlation framework.

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Syllabification: chron·o·stra·tig·ra·phy

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