A 40-Million-Year Lake Record of Early Mesozoic Orbital Climatic Forcing

@article{Olsen1986A4L,
  title={A 40-Million-Year Lake Record of Early Mesozoic Orbital Climatic Forcing},
  author={Paul E. Olsen},
  journal={Science},
  year={1986},
  volume={234},
  pages={842 - 848}
}
  • P. Olsen
  • Published 14 November 1986
  • Environmental Science, Geology, Geography
  • Science
Sediments of the early Mesozoic Newark Supergroup of eastern North America consist largely of sedimentary cycles produced by the rise and fall of very large lakes that responded to periodic climate changes controlled by variations in the earth's orbit. Fourier analysis of long sections of the Late Triassic Lockatong and Passaic formations of the Newark Basin show periods in thickness of 5.9, 10.5, 25.2, 32.0, and 96.0 meters corresponding to periodicities in time of roughly 25,000, 44,000, 100… 
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