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Episodes 1999; 22(4): 255-271

Published online December 1, 1999


Copyright © International Union of Geological Sciences.

International Stratigraphic Guide — An abridged version

Michael A. Murphy1, Amos Salvador2

1Geology Department, University of California, Davis, California 95616, USA.
2Department of Geological Sciences, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712, USA; e-mail: amos.salvador@mail.utexas.edu

This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


International Subcommission on Stratigraphic Classification of IUGS
International Commission on Stratigraphy

Effective communication in science requires accurate and precise internationally acceptable terminology and procedures. The Abridged Version of the International Stratigraphic Guide, like the Guide itself, was developed to promote international agreement on principles of stratigraphic classification and to develop an internationally acceptable stratigraphic terminology and rules of procedure in the interest of improved accuracy and precision in international communication, coordination, and understanding. It is not a revision of the Guide but a short version that omits history, explanatory text, and exemplification, the glossaries and the bibliography.