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The Phanerozoic Record of Global Sea-Level Change
Long-term sea level peaked at 100 ± 50 meters during the Cretaceous, implying that ocean-crust production rates were much lower than previously inferred, and presents a new sea-level record for the past 100 million years.
Unlocking the Ice House: Oligocene‐Miocene oxygen isotopes, eustasy, and margin erosion
Oxygen isotope records and glaciomarine sediments indicate at least an intermittent presence of large continental ice sheets on Antarctica since the earliest Oligocene (circa 35 Ma). The growth and
3.3-million-year-old stone tools from Lomekwi 3, West Turkana, Kenya
The discovery of Lomekwi 3 is reported, a 3.3-million-year-old archaeological site where in situ stone artefacts occur in spatiotemporal association with Pliocene hominin fossils in a wooded palaeoenvironment and the name ‘Lomekwian’ is proposed, which predates the Oldowan by 700,000 years and marks a new beginning to the known archaeological record.
Ocean overturning since the Late Cretaceous: Inferences from a new benthic foraminiferal isotope compilation
[1] Benthic foraminiferal oxygen isotopic (d 18 O) and carbon isotopic (d 13 C) trends, constructed from compilations of data series from multiple ocean sites, provide one of the primary means of
Orbital climate forcing of δ13C excursions in the late Paleocene–early Eocene (chrons C24n–C25n)
[1] High-resolution stable carbon isotope records for upper Paleocene–lower Eocene sections at Ocean Drilling Program Sites 1051 and 690 and Deep Sea Drilling Project Sites 550 and 577 show numerous
Stepwise transition from the Eocene greenhouse to the Oligocene icehouse
The Eocene–Oligocene transition is the largest global cooling in the Cenozoic period. A comparison of three independent proxies from the continental shelf and deep ocean reveals a three-step
Early and Middle Miocene stable isotopes: Implications for Deepwater circulation and climate
The middle Miocene δ18O increase represents a fundamental change in the ocean-atmosphere system which, like late Pleistocene climates, may be related to deepwater circulation patterns. There has been
Cenozoic global sea level, sequences, and the New Jersey Transect: Results From coastal plain and continental slope drilling
The New Jersey Sea Level Transect was designed to evaluate the relationships among global sea level (eustatic) change, unconformity‐bounded sequences, and variations in subsidence, sediment supply,