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dc.contributor.authorBostock, Helen C.en_NZ
dc.contributor.authorLowe, David J.en_NZ
dc.contributor.authorNewnham, Rewi M.en_NZ
dc.contributor.authorAlmond, Peter C.en_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-26T02:37:27Z
dc.date.available2012en_NZ
dc.date.available2016-04-26T02:37:27Z
dc.date.issued2012en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationBostock, H. C., Lowe, D. J., Newnham, R. M., & Almond, P. C. (2012). Quaternary research in New Zealand since 2000: an overview. Quaternary AUSTRALASIA, 29(2), 30–36.en
dc.identifier.issn0811-0433en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/10131
dc.description.abstractWith the AQUA milestone of 30 years it seems an appropriate time to review the progress and achievements of Quaternary research in New Zealand. This article highlights some of the major achievements since the formal review of New Zealand’s Quaternary record by Newnham et al. (1999). The focus here is on paleoclimate and geochronology and is by no means a comprehensive review. We encourage members to write future articles for Quaternary Australasia (QA) about their exciting projects to keep the wider Australasian community informed. One of the main differences between Australian and New Zealand Quaternary science is the wide use of tephrochronology to correlate and date deposits and events across the landscape, helping to link terrestrial and marine records, especially in the North Island. There have been significant advances using glass-based fission-track dating, corrected for annealing, and the use of the electron microprobe and laser ablation inductively-coupled plasma mass spectrometry for obtaining major- and trace-element analyses, respectively, to chemically fingerprint individual glass shards in tephras to aid their correlation (Shane, 2000; Lowe, 2011). Also the identification and analysis of cryptotephras (concentrations of glass shards not visible as a layer) have greatly expanded the geographic range of many tephras, allowing the application of tephrochronology as a stratigraphic and dating tool across much wider areas than previously possible (Gehrels et al., 2008).
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherAustralasian Quaternary Associationen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://www.aqua.org.au/en_NZ
dc.rights© 2012 Australasian Quaternary Association. Used with permission.
dc.titleQuaternary research in New Zealand since 2000: an overviewen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.relation.isPartOfQuaternary AUSTRALASIAen_NZ
pubs.begin-page30
pubs.elements-id38215
pubs.end-page36
pubs.issue2en_NZ
pubs.volume29en_NZ


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