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Cretaceous Climate Events and Short-Term Sea-Level Changes

Product Code: SP498
Series: GSL Special Publications - print copy
Author/Editor: Edited by M. Wagreich, M. B. Hart, B. Sames, I. O. Yilmaz
Publication Date: 07 July 2020
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Special Publication 498

Published online 14/04/2020. Print copies available from 07/07/2020.

Sea-level constitutes a critical planetary boundary for geological processes and human life. Sea-level fluctuations during major greenhouse phases are still enigmatic and strongly discussed in terms of changing climate systems. The geological record of the Cretaceous greenhouse period provides a deep-time view on greenhouse-phase Earthsystem processes that facilitates a much better understanding of the causes and consequences of global, geologically short-term, sea-level changes. In particular
, Cretaceous hothouse periods can serve as a laboratory to better understand a near-future greenhouse Earth. This volume presents high-resolution sea-level records from globally distributed sedimentary archives of the Cretaceous involving a large group of scientists from the International Geoscience Programme IGCP 609. Marine to non-marine sedimentary successions were analysed for revised age constraints, the correlation of global palaeoclimate shifts and sea-level changes, tested for climate-driven cyclicities, and correlated within a high-resolution stratigraphic framework of the Geological Timescale. For hothouse periods, the hypothesis of significant global groundwater-related sea-level change, i.e. aquifer-eustasy as a major process, is reviewed and substantiated.

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Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN:
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 9781786204745
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 266
Weight: 0.8 kg


Wagreich, M., Sames, B., Hart, M. and Yilmaz, I. O. An introduction to causes and consequences of Cretaceous sea-level changes (IGCP 609) 


Sames, B., Wagreich, M., Conrad, C. P. and Iqbal, S. Aquifer-eustasy as the main driver of short-term sea-level fluctuations during Cretaceous hothouse climate phases 


Wagreich, M. and Koukal, V. The pelagic archive of short-term sea-level change in the Cretaceous: a review of proxies linked to orbital forcing 


Ross, J. B., Ludvigson, G. A., Schröder-Adams, C. J. and Suarez, M. B. High latitude meteoric  δ18O compositions from the Cenomanian Bastion Ridge Formation, Axel Heiberg Island, Canadian Arctic Archipelago: a palaeoclimate proxy from the Sverdrup Basin 


Joeckel, R. M., Ludvigson, G. A., Möller, A., Hotton, C. L., Suarez, M. B., Suarez, C. A., Sames, B., Kirkland, J. I. and Hendrix, B. Chronostratigraphy and terrestrial palaeoclimatology of Berriasian–Hauterivian strata of the Cedar Mountain Formation, Utah, USA 


Zakharov, Y. D., Seltser, V. B., Kakabadze, M. V., Smyshlyaeva, O. P. and Safronov, P. P. Oxygen–carbon isotope composition of Middle Jurassic–Cretaceous molluscs from the Saratov–Samara Volga region and main climate trends in the Russian Platform–Caucasus 


Wolfgring, E., Wagreich, M., Yilmaz, I. O., Shasha, L. and Boehm, K. Late Cretaceous stratigraphy in the Mudurnu–Göynük Basin (Turkey) and inferences on sea-level change in the Late Campanian to Early Maastrichtian 


Hart, M. B. and Fox, L. R. Micropalaeontology and stratigraphical setting of the Cambridge Greensand 


Vishnevskaya, V. S. and Kopaevich, L. F. Microfossil assemblages as key to reconstruct sea-level fluctuations, cooling episodes and palaeogeography: The Albian to Maastrichtian of Boreal and Peri-Tethyan Russia 


Mulayim, O., Yilmaz, O. I., Sarı, B., Tasli, K. and Wagreich, M. Cenomanian–Turonian drowning of the Arabian Carbonate Platform, the İnişdere section, Adıyaman, SE Turkey 


Xu, Y., Hu, X., BouDagher-Fadel, M. K., Sun, G., Lai, W., Li, J. and Zhang, S. The major Late Albian transgressive event recorded in the epeiric platform of the Langshan Formation in central Tibet 


Gebhardt, H., Akande, S. O. and Adekeye, O. A. Cenomanian to Coniacian sea-level changes in the Lower Benue Trough (Nkalagu Area, Nigeria) and the Eastern Dahomey Basin: palaeontological and sedimentological evidence for eustasy and tectonism 




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