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Stratigraphic analysis of the Priabonian and Rupelian, the-Oligocene transition, in North Belgium as a basis for correlation with the classical marine basins in the Northern Hemisphere

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Dutch title: Stratigrafische analyse van het Priaboniaan-Rupeliaan, Eo-Oligoceen transitie, in Noord-België als basis voor correlatie met de klassieke mariene sedimentatiebekkens uit het Noordelijk Halfrond
Reference no: G009301N
Period: January 2001 till December 2004
Status: Completed

Thesaurus terms: Biostratigraphy; Fossils; Geological history; Isotopes; Physical oceanography
Geographical term: ANE, North Sea, Southern Bight [Marine Regions]

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  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven; Departement Aard- en Omgevingswetenschappen; Afdeling Historische Geologie, more
  • Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen; Departement Paleontologie, more
  • Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Economie, Wetenschap en Innovatie; Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek - Vlaanderen (FWO), more, sponsor

The objective is to document the biostratigraphy, the physical stratigraphy, the stable isotope signature and the sequence stratigraphy of the Priabonian and Rupelian, and hence the Eo-Oligocene transitional strata through the analysis of the available cores and the relevant outcrops in North Belgium. This area is relevant because of the presence of the body stratotypes of the Rupelian and of the regional, time related, Tongrian stage. This analysis should form the basis for correlations with the classical marine Tertiary sedimentary basins in the northern hemisphere. The multidisciplinary approach will consist of quantitative and qualitative analyses of dinoflagellate cysts, calcareous nannofossils, planktonic foraminifera and other calcareous microfossils such as ostracodes and pteropodes of the suty of stable isotopes of oxygen (ev. carbon), of grainsize trands a/of clay minerals in the Priabonian-Rupelian strata.

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