Magnetostratigraphy of the Pliocene deposits in Black Sea, Caspian regions and adjacent areas


en Geodiversitas 19 (2) - Pages 471-495

Published on 24 June 1997

This article is a part of the thematic issue Peri-Tethy: stratigraphic correlations 1

The results are summarized of paleomagnetic studies of the Pliocene deposits from Kerch Peninsula, western Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenia, the North Cis-Caspian and Lower Volga regions. Information from a number of researchers was used alongside with the authors data obtained earlier and in the course of research within the framework of the Peri-Tethys Programme. Composite paleomagnetic sections from the areas listed were correlated and related to A. Cox (Harland et al. 1982) magnetochronologic scale and to the paleomagnetic scheme of the Neogene deposits from the Mediterranean region. On the basis of the paleomagnetic data, the views on chronologic relationships among some local stratigraphic units were correcred; main development stages of mollusk and ostracod faunas from the Black Sea and Caspian regions were analyzed.


magnetosratigraphy, magnetozone, polarity, paleomagnetism, remanent magnetisation, Para-Tethys, Pliocene

Download full article in PDF format Order a reprint