High-resolution records of the late Paleocene thermal maximum and circum-Caribbean volcanism: Is there a causal link?
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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.
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Bralower, T. J., Thomas, D. J., Zachos, J. C., Hirschmann, M. M., Röhl, U., Sigurdsson, H., Thomas, E., & Whitney, D. L.
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Bralower, TJ||Thomas, DJ||Zachos, JC||Hirschmann, MM||Röhl, U||Sigurdsson, H||Thomas, E||Whitney, DL