Where is the global boundary stratotype section and point?

Agreed-upon Global Boundary Stratotype Section and Points The Precambrian-Cambrian boundary GSSP at Fortune Head, Newfoundland is a typical GSSP. It is accessible by paved road and is set aside as a nature preserve.

How many GSSPs are there?

Jurassic. The Jurassic Subcommission recognizes 11 stages organized into three series. The GSSPs of seven of these stages have been ratified, including the base of the Hettangian, which is the base of the Jurassic (Ogg et al., 2012b; von Hillebrandt et al., 2013).

What is GSSP in stratigraphy?

Global Boundary Stratotype Sections and Points (GSSPs) are reference points on stratigraphic sections of rock which define the lower boundaries of stages on the geologic timescale. Since 1977, the ICS has maintained the international GSSP register.

What is a unit stratotype?

Unit-stratotype The type section of a layered stratigraphic unit that serves as the standard of reference for the definition and characterization of the unit.

What does GSSP stand for?


Acronym Definition
GSSP Golden State Star Party
GSSP Graduate Student Support Plan (various universities)
GSSP Graphical State Space Programming (robot programming)
GSSP Gifted Student Services Plan (Kentucky Department of Education)

What is the Golden Spike for the Holocene?

The ‘Golden Spike’ for the boundary – in southern Italy, but identifiable around the world. It marks a major shift in global climate: from a relatively warm and mostly ice-free climate in the earlier Pliocene to the colder Pleistocene with repeated glacial events.

What is a type section?

A stratotype or type section is a geological term that names the physical location or outcrop of a particular reference exposure of a stratigraphic sequence or stratigraphic boundary.

What is the difference between geochronology and chronostratigraphy?

Chronostratigraphy—“The element of stratigraphy that deals with the relative time relations and ages of rock bodies.” Geochronology—“The science of dating and determining the time sequence of events in the history of the Earth.”

What is GSSP student?

The GSSP is a university-level academic program for international students who need additional support to gain entry to a U.S. university. You’ll study on a university campus and gain academic credits toward your U.S. degree.

What is the difference between Anthropocene and Holocene?

Anthropocene seems a more reasonable name than Holocene for this combined time span, whose most characteristic trait is the human pressure on the planet. Holocene could possibly be the first stage of the Anthropocene, the one characterized by a soft and spotty human impact on Earth.