Notes

NACSN Notes have been a staple of the Commission since its inception. They cover any NACSN related topics, such as changes in nomenclature, meeting minutes, and, other news.

Most Commission reports and notes have been published courtesy of the Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, including Notes submitted at irregular intervals - ranging from Note 1 to the most recent Note 67 (2015). 
At this time, the Journal of Stratigraphy is the offiical publication venue for NACSN publications.


1. Organization and objectives of the Stratigraphic Commission: AAPG Bulletin, v. 31, no. 3, p. 513-518, 1947.

2. Nature and classes of stratigraphic units: AAPG Bulletin, v. 31, no. 3, p. 519-528, 1947.

3. Moore, Raymond C., Rules of geologic nomenclature of the Geological Survey of Canada: AAPG Bulletin, v. 32, no. 3, p. 366-367, 1948.

4. Jones, Wayne V., and Raymond C. Moore, Naming of subsurface stratigraphic units: AAPG Bulletin, v. 32, no. 3, p. 367-371, 1948.

5. Flint, Richard Foster, and Raymond C. Moore, Definition and adoption of the terms stage and age: AAPG Bulletin, v. 32, no. 3, p. 372-376, 1948.

6. Moore, Raymond C., Discussion of nature and classes of stratigraphic units: AAPG Bulletin, v. 32, no. 3, p. 376-381, 1948.

7. Records of the Stratigraphic Commission for 1947-1948: AAPG Bulletin, v. 33, no. 7, p. 1271-1273, 1949.

8. Australian Code of Stratigraphical Nomenclature: AAPG Bulletin, v. 33, no. 7, p. 1273-1276, 1949.

9. The Pliocene-Pleistocene boundary: AAPG Bulletin, v. 33, no. 7, p. 1276-1280, 1949.

10. Moore, Raymond C., Should additional categories of stratigraphic units be recognized?: AAPG Bulletin, v. 34, no. 12, p. 2360-2361, 1950.

11. Moore, Raymond C., Records of the Stratigraphic Commission for 1949-1950: AAPG Bulletin, v. 35, no. 5, p. 1074-1076, 1951.

12. Moore, Raymond C., Divisions of rocks and time: AAPG Bulletin, v. 35, no. 5, p. 1076, 1951.

13. Williams, James Steele, and Aureal T. Cross, Third Congress of Carboniferous Stratigraphy and Geology: AAPG Bulletin, v. 36, no. 1, p. 169-172, 1952.

14. Official report of round table conference on stratigraphic nomenclature at Third Congress of Carboniferous Stratigraphy and Geology, Heerlen, Netherlands, June 26-28, 1951: AAPG Bulletin, v. 36, no. 10, p. 2044-2048, 1952.

15. Records of the Stratigraphic Commission for 1951-1952: AAPG Bulletin, v. 37, no. 5, p. 1078-1080, 1953.

16. Records of the Stratigraphic Commission for 1953-1954: AAPG Bulletin, v. 39, no. 9, p. 1861-1863, 1955.

17. Suppression of homonymous and obsolete stratigraphic names: AAPG Bulletin, v. 40, no. 12, p. 2953-2954, 1956.

18. Gilluly, James, Records of the Stratigraphic Commission for 1955-1956: AAPG Bulletin, v. 41, no. 1, p. 130-133, 1957.

19. Richmond, Gerald M., and John C. Frye, Status of soils in stratigraphic nomenclature: AAPG Bulletin, v. 31, no. 4, p. 758-763, 1957.

20. Frye, John C., and Gerald M. Richmond, Problems in applying standard stratigraphic practice in nonmarine Quaternary deposits: AAPG Bulletin, v. 42, no. 8, p. 1979-1983, 1958.

21. Frye, John C., Preparation of new stratigraphic code by American Commission on Stratigraphic Nomenclature: AAPG Bulletin, v. 42, no. 8, p. 1984-1986, 1958.

22. Records of the Stratigraphic Commission for 1957-1958: AAPG Bulletin, v. 43, no. 8, p. 1967-1971, 1959.

23. Rodgers, John, and Richard B. McConnell, Need for rock-stratigraphic units larger than group: AAPG Bulletin, v. 43, no. 8, p. 1971-1975, 1959.

24. Wheeler, Harry E., Unconformity-bounded units in stratigraphy: AAPG Bulletin, v. 43, no. 8, p. 1975-1977, 1959.

25. Bell, W. Charles, and others, Geochronologic and chronostratigraphic units: AAPG Bulletin, v. 45, no. 5, p. 666-670, 1961.

26. Records of the Stratigraphic Commission for 1959-1960: AAPG Bulletin, v. 45, no. 5, p. 670-673, 1961.

27. Frye, John C., and H. B. Willman, Morphostratigraphic units in Pleistocene stratigraphy: AAPG Bulletin, v. 46, no. 1, p. 112-113, 1962.

28. Shaver, Robert H., Application to American Commission on Stratigraphic Nomenclature for an amendment of Article 4f of the Code of Stratigraphic Nomenclature on informal status of named aquifers, oil sands, coal beds, and quarry layers: AAPG Bulletin, v. 46, no. 10, p. 1935, 1962.

29. Patton, John B., Records of the Stratigraphic Commission for 1961-1962: AAPG Bulletin, v. 47, no. 11, p. 1987-1991, 1963.

30. Richmond, Gerald M., and John G. Fyles, Application to American Commission on Stratigraphic Nomenclature for an amendment of Article 31, Remark (b) of the Code of Stratigraphic Nomenclature on misuse of the term "stage": AAPG Bulletin, v. 48, no. 5, p. 710-711, 1964.

31. Cohee, George V., Records of the Stratigraphic Commission for 1963-1964: AAPG Bulletin, v. 49, no. 3, pt. I of II, p. 296-300, 1965.

32. International Subcommission on Stratigraphic Terminology, Hollis D. Hedberg, ed., Definition of geologic systems: AAPG Bulletin, v. 49, no. 10, p. 1694-1703, 1965.

33. Hedberg, Hollis D., Application to American Commission on Stratigraphic Nomenclature for amendments to Articles 29, 31, and 37 to provide for recognition of erathem, substage, and chronozone as time-stratigraphic terms in the Code of Stratigraphic Nomenclature: AAPG Bulletin, v. 50, no. 3, p. 560-561, 1966.

34. Harker, Peter, Records of the Stratigraphic Commission for 1964-1966: AAPG Bulletin, v. 51, no. 9, p. 1862-1868, 1967.

35. DeFord, Ronald K., John A. Wilson, and Frederick M. Swain, Application to American Commission on Stratigraphic Nomenclature for an amendment of Article 3 and Article 13, Remarks (c) and (e), of the Code of Stratigraphic Nomenclature to disallow recognition of new stratigraphic names that appear only in abstracts, guidebooks, microfilms, newspapers, or in commercial or trade journals: AAPG Bulletin, v. 51, no. 9, p. 1868-1869, 1967.

36. Cohee, George V., Ronald K. DeFord, and H. B. Willman, Amendment of Article 5, Remarks (a) and (e) of the Code of Stratigraphic Nomenclature for treatment of geologic names in a gradational or interfingering relationship of rock-stratigraphic units: AAPG Bulletin, v. 53, no. 9, p. 2005-2006, 1969.

37. Kottlowski, Frank E., Records of the Stratigraphic Commission for 1966-1968: AAPG Bulletin, v. 53, no. 10, p. 2179-2186, 1969.

38. Andrews, J., and K. Jinghwa Hsü, A recommendation to the American Commission on Stratigraphic Nomenclature concerning nomenclatural problems of submarine formations: AAPG Bulletin, v. 54, no. 9, p. 1746-1747, 1970.

39. Wilson, John Andrew, Records of the Stratigraphic Commission for 1968-1970: AAPG Bulletin, v. 55, no. 10, p. 1866-1872, 1971.

40. James, Harold L., Subdivision of Precambrian: An interim scheme to be used by U.S. Geological Survey: AAPG Bulletin, v. 56, no. 6, p. 1128-1133, 1972.

41. Oriel, Steven S., Application for amendment of Article 8 of code, concerning smallest formal rock-stratigraphic unit: AAPG Bulletin, v. 59, no. 1, p. 134-135, 1975.

42. Oriel, Steven S., Records of Stratigraphic Commission for 1970-1972: AAPG Bulletin, v. 59, no. 1, p. 135-139, 1975.

43. Oriel, Steven S., and Virgil E. Barnes, Records of Stratigraphic Commission for 1972-1974: AAPG Bulletin, v. 59, no. 10, p. 2031-2036, 1975.

44. Oriel, Steven S., Roger W. Macqueen, John A. Wilson, and G. Brent Dalrymple, Application for addition to code concerning magnetostratigraphic units: AAPG Bulletin, v. 60, no. 2, p. 273-277, 1976.

45. Sohl, Norman F., Application for amendment concerning terminology for igneous and high-grade metamorphic rocks: AAPG Bulletin, v. 61, no. 2, p. 248-251, 1977.

46. Sohl, Norman F., Application for amendment of Articles 8 and 10 of code, concerning smallest formal rock-stratigraphic unit: AAPG Bulletin, v. 61, no. 2, p. 252, 1977.

47. Macqueen, Roger W., and Steven S. Oriel, Application for amendment of Articles 27 and 34 of stratigraphic code to introduce point-boundary stratotype concept: AAPG Bulletin, v. 61, no. 7, p. 1083-1085, 1977.

48. Sohl, Norman F., Application for amendment of Code of Stratigraphic Nomenclature to provide guidelines concerning formal terminology for oceanic rocks: AAPG Bulletin, v. 62, no. 7, p. 1185-1186, 1978.

49. Caldwell, W.G.E.., and N. F. Sohl, Records of Stratigraphic Commission for 1974-1976: AAPG Bulletin, v. 62, no. 7, p. 1187-1192, 1978.

50. Weiss, Malcolm P., Proposal to change name of commission: AAPG Bulletin, v. 63, no. 10, p. 1986, 1979.

51. Weiss, Malcolm P., and James D. Aitken, Records of Stratigraphic Commission, 1976-1978: AAPG Bulletin, v. 64, no. 1, p. 136-137, 1980.

52. Harrison, Jack E., and Zell E. Peterman, A preliminary proposal for a chronometric time scale for the Precambrian of the United States and Mexico: GSA Bulletin, pt. I, v. 91, no. 6, p. 377-380, 1980.

53. Salvador, Amos. (Editor). 1994. International Stratigraphic Guide. Second Edition. International Union of Geological Sciences and Geological Society of America.

54. George, T.N. et al. 1969. Recommendations on stratigraphical usage. Proceedings of the Geological Society of London, no. 1656, p. 139-166.

55. Klapper, G., and Johnson, J.G. 1980. Endemism and dispersal of Devonian conodonts: Journal of Paleontology, v. 54, p. 400-455.

56. Bujak, J.P., Downie, C., Eaton, G.L., and Williams, G.L., 1980, Dinoflagellate cyst zonation of the Eocene, southern England, in Bujak, J.P., Downie, C., Eaton, G.L., and Williams, G.L., Dinoflagellate cysts and acritarch from the Eocene of southern England: Special Papers in Palaeontology, no. 24, p. 15-26.

57. Fakundiny, Robert H., and Susan A. Longacre, Application for amendment of North American Stratigraphic Code to provide for exclusive informal use of morphological terms such as Batholith, Intrusion, Pluton, Stock, Plug, Dike, Sill, Diapir, and Body: AAPG Bulletin, v. 73, no. 11, p. 1452-1453, 1989.


58. Fakundiny, Robert H. and Robert F. Lundin, Records of Stratigraphic Commission, 1986-1988: AAPG Bulletin, v. 75, no. 7, p. 1275-1278, 1991.


59. Chandler, Fred W. and Robert R. Jordan, Records of Stratigraphic Commission, 1988-1990: AAPG Bulletin, v. 76, no. 12, p. 1933-1934, 1992.


60: Edwards, Lucy E. Application for amendment of North American Stratigraphic Code to clarify relation of allostratigraphic and lithostratigraphic units: AAPG Bulletin, v. 77, no. 5, p. 909-943, 1993.


61. Edwards, Lucy E., and Donald E. Owen, Records of Stratigraphic Commission, 1991-1992: AAPG Bulletin, v. 80, no. 7, p. 1156-1159, 1996.


62. Easton, R. Michael, Donald L. Baars, and Donald G. Cook, Records of Stratigraphic Commission, 1992-1994: AAPG Bulletin, v. 81, no. 8, p. 1342-1345, 1997.


63. Ferrusquia-Villafranca, Ismael, Easton, R. Michael, Edwards, Lucy E., Fakundiny, Robert H. and Jones, James O., Application for amendment of the North American Stratigraphic Code concerning consistency and updating regarding electronic publishing: AAPG Bulletin, v. 85, no. 2, p. 366-371, 2001.


64. Lenz, Alfred C., Edwards, Lucy E., and Pratt, Brian R., Application for revision of articles 48-54, biostratigraphic units, of the North American Stratigraphic Code: AAPG Bulletin, v. 85, no. 2, p. 372-375, 2001.

65. Easton, R. Michael, James O. Jones, Alfred C. Lenz, Ismael Ferrusquia-Villafranca, Ernest A. Mancini, Bruce R. Wardlaw, Lucy E. Edwards, and Brian Pratt, Records of Stratigraphic Commission, 1995-2002: AAPG Bulletin, v. 89, p. 1459-1464, 2005.

66. Easton, Robert M., Catuneanu, Octavian, Donovan, Art D., Fluegeman, Richard H., Hamblin, A.P., Harper, Howard, Lasca, Norman P., Morrow, Jared R., Orndorff,  Randall C., Sadler, Peter, Scott, Robert W., and Tew, Berry H., North American Commission on Stratigraphic Nomenclature Note 66: records of Stratigraphic Commission, 2003-2013: Stratigraphy, v. 11, no. 2, p. 143-157, 

67. Easton, Robert M., Edwards, Lucy E., Orndorff, Randall C.,  Duguet, Manuel, and Ferrusquia-Villafranca, Ismael,. NACSN, note 67--Application for revision of Articles 36 and 37, Lithodemic units of the North American stratigraphic code: Stratigraphy, v. 12, no. 1, p. 39-45,