from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of or pertaining to the arrangement of stratigraphy or strata
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to, or depended upon, the order or arrangement of strata.
- adj. See stratographic.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having to do with the order of succession, mode of occurrence, and general geological character of the series of stratified rocks of which the earth's crust is largely composed.
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The problem is that we only have direct measurement data from the late 19th century forward; prior to that, the data is inferential, deduced from ice cores, tree rings, sedimentation, and other techniques, which are largely stratigraphic, and which do not render precise thermography data.
There are scientists actively trying to persuade their peers that this isn't just an esoteric notion, the stuff of environmental conferences, but a stratigraphic fact, a real geological divider every bit as real as the Permian-Triassic boundary or anything else in the record.
There are scientists actively trying to persuade their peers that the Anthropocene is a stratigraphic fact, as real as the Permian-Triassic boundary.
The sinuous patterns that you see on the sides of these modeled landscape correspond to actual stratigraphic markings in the real world — earth's own hieroglyphs that can be read and interpreted, allowing one to piece together a biography.
Since a few cites identify the original quote-tablet as "Babylonian" instead, I suspect that this one was mixed in from a much later stratigraphic layer from the 6th century BC.
"If you could stand there, you would see this beautiful formation of Martian sediments laid down in the past, a stratigraphic section that's more than twice the height of the Grand Canyon, though not as steep," said Bradley Thomson of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Md.
Whether to formalize the Anthropocene or not is a question that will be decided on geological, and, more precisely, stratigraphic grounds.
However, a general lack of precise absolute timescales and regionally-to - globally synchronous stratigraphic markers makes long-distance correlation between sites problematic, and inferred terrestrial changes are difficult to place within the temporal framework of changes in ice volume and sea level .
Given the inherent errors in dating techniques, gaps in the stratigraphic record, and the varying rates of response of different biological proxy indicators, there is considerable uncertainty about the timing of specific events and whether climate changes were truly synchronous in different regions.
The response of aquatic ecosystems to the climate induced changes during the Holocene has been inferred from lake-sediment and peat stratigraphic records.