High-resolution records of the late Paleocene thermal maximum and circum-Caribbean volcanism; is there a causal link?

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doi: 10.1130/0091-7613(1997)025<0963:HRROTL>2.3.CO;2
Author(s): Bralower, T. J.; Thomas, D. J.; Zachos, J. C.; Hirschmann, M. M.; Röhl, U.; Sigurdsson, H.; Thomas, E.; Whitney, D. L.
Author Affiliation(s): Primary:
University of North Carolina, Department of Geology, Chapel Hill, NC, United States
University of California at Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, United States
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, United States
Bremen University, Bremen, Federal Republic of Germany
University of Rhode Island, Narragansett, RI, United States
Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, United States
Volume Title: Geology (Boulder)
Source: Geology (Boulder), 25(11), p.963-966. Publisher: Geological Society of America (GSA), Boulder, CO, United States. ISSN: 0091-7613 CODEN: GLGYBA
Note: In English. With GSA Data Repository Item 9760; illus., incl. sketch map
Summary: Two recently drilled Caribbean sites contain expanded sedimentary records of the late Paleocene thermal maximum, a dramatic global warming event that occurred at ca. 55 Ma. The records document significant environmental changes, including deep-water oxygen deficiency and a mass extinction of deep-sea fauna, intertwined with evidence for a major episode of explosive volcanism. We postulate that this volcanism initiated a reordering of ocean circulation that resulted in rapid global warming and dramatic changes in the Earth's environment.
Year of Publication: 1997
Research Program: ODP Ocean Drilling Program
Key Words: 12 Stratigraphy, Historical Geology and Paleoecology; Atlantic Ocean; Caribbean Sea; Cenozoic; Clastic rocks; Claystone; Global change; Global warming; High-resolution methods; Leg 165; North Atlantic; ODP Site 1001; ODP Site 999; Ocean Drilling Program; Paleo-oceanography; Paleocene; Paleocirculation; Paleoclimatology; Paleogene; Paleotemperature; Sedimentary rocks; Tertiary; Upper Paleocene; Volcaniclastics; Volcanism
Coordinates: N154524 N154524 W0745436 W0745436
N124437 N124437 W0784422 W0784422
Record ID: 1997072417
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