Abrupt reversal in ocean overturning during the Palaeocene/Eocene warm period

  title={Abrupt reversal in ocean overturning during the Palaeocene/Eocene warm period},
  author={F. Nunes and R. Norris},
  • F. Nunes, R. Norris
  • Published 2006
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Nature
  • An exceptional analogue for the study of the causes and consequences of global warming occurs at the Palaeocene/Eocene Thermal Maximum, 55 million years ago. A rapid rise of global temperatures during this event accompanied turnovers in both marine and terrestrial biota, as well as significant changes in ocean chemistry and circulation. Here we present evidence for an abrupt shift in deep-ocean circulation using carbon isotope records from fourteen sites. These records indicate that deep-ocean… CONTINUE READING
    161 Citations

    Figures and Topics from this paper

    Explore Further: Topics Discussed in This Paper

    Constraints on ocean circulation at the Paleocene–Eocene Thermal Maximum from neodymium isotopes
    • 10
    • Highly Influenced
    • PDF
    A transient deep‐sea circulation switch during Eocene Thermal Maximum 2
    • 23
    • Highly Influenced
    • PDF
    Persistent environmental change after the Paleocene–Eocene Thermal Maximum in the eastern North Atlantic
    • 33
    Modelling the carbon cycle during the Paleocene-Eocene thermal maximum
    • Highly Influenced
    On the sensitivity of ocean circulation to arctic freshwater input during the Paleocene/Eocene Thermal Maximum
    • 14
    • Highly Influenced
    • PDF


    A humid climate state during the Palaeocene/Eocene thermal maximum
    • 282
    • PDF
    Rapid Acidification of the Ocean During the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum
    • 887
    • PDF