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Time-Series Analysis and Cyclostratigraphy


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Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Constructing time series in cyclostratigraphy; 3. Spectral estimation; 4. Additional methods of time-series analysis; 5. Practical considerations; 6. Environmental cycles recorded stratigraphically; Appendix. Published algorithms for time-series analysis; References.

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An essential reference for researchers, and suitable for senior undergraduate and graduate courses in environmental science, palaeoceanography and geology.

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Graham Weedon is Senior Lecturer in Geology at the University of Luton. His current research involves studying records of annual cycles in cave calcite, ENSO cycles in varved sediment and Milankovitch cycles in ancient deep-sea sediments. He received a D.Phil from Oxford University in 1987, and has participated in Ocean Drilling Program cruises, off Oman (1987), Brazil (1994) and New Zealand (1998). In 1999 he co-convened a Royal Society Meeting entitled 'Astronomical Calibration of the Geological Time Scale'.


'... very useful and well illustrated ... well-organized and clearly written ... The table of Contents allows easy search for sections cross-referenced in the text. The author has included an index at the end of the book which also makes for easy searching. ... Both the author and the editors are to be commended on production of a remarkably well-edited book.' Peter S.Giles, Natural Resources Canada Geological Survey of Canada Atlantic '... highly recommended to goescientists interested in time series analysis.' Computers and Geosciences '... I sincerely believe that the book will motivate new research in the field.' Journal of Sedimentary Research '... an excellent textbook and good value for money. It is particularly useful for geoscientists dealing with cyclostatigraphy but lacking in a firm mathematical background, because they can also get an insight into the sophisticated mathematical basis of time-series analysis without the burdening details of equations. I would also recommend it to anyone who has future ambitions to become familiar with the mathematical treatment of time-series analysis.' Quaternary Science Reviews '... highly recommended to anyone who uses time-series analyses to interpret cycles in sediments climatic or astronomical data sets. Its methodological synthesis of current literature on the Quaternary as well as the deeper geological record makes it a valuable resource for specialists working within this emerging research specialisation's. At the same time, the book's clear language and wide range of topical focus makes it suitable for advanced students in the Earth sciences, including those reading geology, environmental science, oceanography, palaeontology and climatology courses.' The Holocene '... a book that deserves attention by any researchers in Earth's climate history. ... A time-series novice will learn enough from it to explore the technical literature. A time-series veteran will gain perspective on several controversial research topics.' International Geology Review

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