M-sequence reversals recorded in DSDP sediment cores from the western Mid-Pacific Mountains and Magellan Rise

J. A. Tarduno, W. V. Sliter, Timothy Bralower, M. McWilliams, I. Premoli-Silva, J. G. Ogg

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Abstract

New paleomagnetic and paleontologic data from Pacific DSDP Sites 463 and 167 define the magnetic reversals that predate the Cretaceous Normal Polarity Superchron (K-N). Data from Mid-Pacific Mountain Site 463 provide the first definition of polarity chron M0 in the Pacific deep-sea sedimentary record. Foraminiferal biostratigraphy suggests that polarity chron M0 is contained entirely within the lower Aptian Hedbergella similis Zone, in agreement with foraminiferal data from the Italian Southern Alps and Atlantic Ocean. Nannofossil assemblages also suggest an early Aptian age for polarity chron M0, contrary to results from the Italian Umbrian Apennines and Southern Alps, which place polarity chron M0 on the Barremian-Aptian boundary. At Magellan Rise Site 167, five reversed polarity zones are recorded in Hauterivian to Aptian sediments. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1306-1316
Number of pages11
JournalGeological Society of America Bulletin
Volume101
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

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  • Geology

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