Современное состояние четвертичных отложений океанов. Recent condition of the stratigraphy of the Quaternary ocean deposits.
The paper discusses possibilities and limitations of basic recent stratigraphic methods applied for Quaternary oceanic sediments: paleomagnetic, climatostratigraphic (oxygen-isotope, micropaleontological - "paleoclimatic" and paleotemperature methods) and biostratigraphic ones. Precision of stratigraphic estimations depends on sediments age: from hundreds of thousands of years for Eopleistocene to the first thousands and hundreds of years for the Holocene. Application of any single method may produce errors. To achieve higher temporal resolution, further studies of natural processes and integrated application of different methods are required.