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Western North Atlantic Palaeogene & Cretaceous Palaeoceanography

Product Code: SP183
Series: GSL Special Publications
Author/Editor: Edited by D. Kroon, R. D. Norristion & A. Klaus
Publication Date: 26 March 2001
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Palaeogene and Cretaceous palaeoceaongraphy has been the focus of intense international interest in the last few years, spurred by deep ocean drilling at Blake Nose in the North Atlantic as well as the need to use past climate change as input for modelling future climate change. This book brings together a number of review papers that describe ancient oceans and unique events in the Earth’s climatic history and evolution of biota. The papers show evidence of periods characterised by exceptional global warmth such as Late Palaeocene Thermal Maximum and Cretaceous anoxic events. Geochemical records and modelling will make the reader aware that these periods were forced by greenhouse gases. This information is essential for understanding the response of the ocean-climate system to the current input of fossil fuels. In this sense, the book contributes to the understanding of fundamental aspects of Earth’s climate, the carbon cycle, and marine ecosystems. A number of papers describe massive mass wasting deposits resulting from energy released by the bolide impact at the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary as well as the geochemistry of the boundary itself. Additional papers cover aspects of cyclostratigraphy and biostratigraphy of Palaeogene and Cretaceous records. Readership:Earth Scientists interested in Palaeogene-Cretaceous palaeoceanography, extreme climate modelling, Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary, Late Palaeocene Thermal Maximum, Cretaceous anoxic events, as well as those specifically interested in radiolarian, dinoflagellate and coccolithophorid stratigraphy.

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN: 1-86239-078-9
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-1-86239-078-2
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 328
Weight: 1.00 kg

Contents

Cretaceous-Palaeogene ocean and climate change in the subtropical North Atlantic • Middle Eocene Deep Water, the Late Palaeocene Thermal Maximum and Continental Slope Mass Wasting during the Cretaceous-Palaeocene Impact • Deposition of Sedimentary Organic Matter in Black Shale Facies Indicated by the Geochemistry and Petrography of High-Resolution Samples, Blake Nose, Western North Atlantic • No extinctions during Oceanic Anoxic Event 1b: The Aptian-Albian benthic foraminiferal record of ODP Leg 171 • Biostratigraphic subdivision and correlation of Upper Maastrichtian sediments from the Atlantic Coastal Plain and Blake Nose, Western Atlantic • The Maastrichtian record at Blake Nose (western Atlantic) and implications for global palaeoceanographic and biotic changes • Geochemistry of the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary at Blake Nose (ODP Leg 171B) • K/T boundary spherules from Blake Nose (ODP Leg 171B) as a record of the Chicxulub ejecta deposits • Astronomical calibration of the Danian time scale • Biostratigraphic implications of mid-latitude Palaeocene-Eocene radiolarian faunas from Hole 1051A, Ocean Drilling Program Leg 171B, Blake Nose, western North Atlantic • Middle to Late Eocene organic-walled dinoflagellate cysts from ODP Leg 171B, offshore Florida • North Atlantic Climate Variability in the early Palaeogene: A Climate Modelling Sensitivity Study • Orbitally forced climate change in the late middle Eocene at Blake Nose (Leg 171B): Evidence from stable isotopes in foraminifera • Carbon addition and removal during the Late Palaeocene Thermal Maximum: Basic theory with a preliminary treatment of the isotope record at Ocean Drilling Program Site 1051, Blake Nose • Palaeoenvironmental implications of palygorskite clays in Eocene deep-water sediments from the western Central Atlantic •

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