The Cretaceous/Paleogene transition on the East Tasman Plateau, southwestern Pacific

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doi: 10.1029/151GM07
Author(s): Schellenberg, Stephen A.; Brinkhuis, Henk; Stickley, Catherine E.; Fuller, Michael; Kyte, Frank T.; Williams, Graham L.
Author Affiliation(s): Primary:
San Diego State University, Department of Geological Sciences, San Diego, CA, United States
University of California at Santa Barbara, United States
Texas A&M University, United States
Utrecht University, Netherlands
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, United States
University of Hawaii at Honolulu, United States
University of California at Los Angeles, United States
Geological Survey of Canada, Canada
Volume Title: Cenozoic Southern Ocean; tectonics, sedimentation, and climate change between Australia and Antarctica
Volume Author(s): Exon, Neville F., editor; Kennett, James P.; Malone, Mitchell
Source: The Cenozoic Southern Ocean; tectonics, sedimentation, and climate change between Australia and Antarctica, edited by Neville F. Exon, James P. Kennett and Mitchell Malone. Geophysical Monograph, Vol.151, p.93-112. Publisher: American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC, United States. ISSN: 0065-8448. ISBN: 978-1-118-66621-0 CODEN: GPMGAD
Note: In English with English summary. 46 refs.; illus., incl. 4 tables, sketch map
Summary: rd-order sequence stratigraphic cycles. Microfloral assemblages indicate generally shallow paleodepths, restricted circulation, and eutrophic conditions through the section. Paleodepths progressively shallow through the late Maastrichtian, while more oceanic and warmer conditions dominate the early Danian. The Site 1172 KPB section is broadly comparable to other southern highlatitude sections in Antarctica and New Zealand, but appears to record a shallower and more restricted environment that permitted a eustatically-driven hiatus across the KPB mass extinction event.
Year of Publication: 2004
Research Program: ODP Ocean Drilling Program
Key Words: 12 Stratigraphy, Historical Geology and Paleoecology; Acritarchs; Algae; Biostratigraphy; Cenozoic; Cretaceous; Danian; Diatoms; Dinoflagellata; East Tasman Plateau; Glauconite; Iridium; K-T boundary; Leg 189; Lower Paleocene; Maestrichtian; Marine environment; Mesozoic; Metals; Mica group; Microfossils; ODP Site 1172; Ocean Drilling Program; Pacific Ocean; Paleocene; Paleoenvironment; Paleogene; Paleomagnetism; Palynomorphs; Plantae; Platinum group; Sea-level changes; Senonian; Sequence stratigraphy; Sheet silicates; Silicates; South Pacific; Southwest Pacific; Spores; Stratigraphic boundary; Tasman Sea; Tertiary; Transgression; Upper Cretaceous; West Pacific
Coordinates: S435800 S435700 E1495600 E1495500
Record ID: 2005035026
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