A Transient Rise in Tropical Sea Surface Temperature During the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum

  title={A Transient Rise in Tropical Sea Surface Temperature During the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum},
  author={James C. Zachos and Michael Wara and Steven M. Bohaty and Margaret Lois Delaney and Maria Rose Petrizzo and Amanda Brill and Timothy J. Bralower and Isabella Premoli-Silva},
  pages={1551 - 1554}
The Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) has been attributed to a rapid rise in greenhouse gas levels. If so, warming should have occurred at all latitudes, although amplified toward the poles. Existing records reveal an increase in high-latitude sea surface temperatures (SSTs) (8° to 10°C) and in bottom water temperatures (4° to 5°C). To date, however, the character of the tropical SST response during this event remains unconstrained. Here we address this deficiency by using paired oxygen… 
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