Atlantic

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Representation and status

Index
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CMYK Color
N/A
RGB color
R: 245 G: 255 B: 245
Rank
climato/palynostratigraphy
Validity
Unit is in Use
Status
informal term
SCS note
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SCS date
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Comment
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Nomenclature

German
Atlantikum
French
Atlantique
Italian
Atlantico
English
Atlantic
Origin of the Name
Warm and moist climatic phase originally based on the study of Danish peat bogs.
Historical Variants
Atlantic plants = Bergen coast-plants (Blytt 1876), Atlantikum = mittelholozänes Wärmeoptimum (Burga & Perret 1998)
Nomenclatorial Remarks
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Synonyms

Synonyms
Non-synonyms
Possible confusion

Description

Description
optimum climatique
Geomorphology
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Thickness
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Components

Lithological content
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Mineral content
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Fossil content
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Hierarchy and succession

Superordinate unit
Subordinate units
Units at roof
Units at floor
Boreal
Lateral equivalents
Upper boundary
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Lower boundary
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Stratigraphic discussion
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Age

Age at top
Holocene
Note about top
4700 BP = 5750-5500 calBP = 4800-3550 BC
Age at base
Holocene
Note about base
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Dating method
7270-3710 av. J.C.

Geography

Geographical extent
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Type area
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Type locality
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Type profile
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Reference profiles
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Point of interest
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Paleogeography and tectonic

Paleogeography
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Kind of protolith
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Conditions of formation
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Sequence
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Tectonic Unit (resp. main category)
Quaternary :
Quaternary Deposits
  • Unconsolidated Deposits
  • Niederterrasse
  • Hochterrasse
  • Deckenschotter
  • Tiefere Deckenschotter
  • Höhere Deckenschotter
  • Glaciostratigraphy
  • Pliocene
Metamorphism
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Metamorphic facies
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Note on metamorphism
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References

Definition
Blytt Axel Gudbrandt (1876): Essay on the immigration of the Norwegian flora during alternating rainy and dry periods. , Christiania, 89 pages

p.64: Atlantic, or Bergen coast-plants, which have their greatest distribution, or occur exclusively in the lower coast regions near the open sea from Stavanger to Christianssund.
Revision
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Important publications
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Material and varia

Applications
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