An Appalachian Amazon ? Magnetofossil evidence for the development of a tropical river-like system in the mid-Atlantic United States during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum

@inproceedings{Kopp2009AnAA,
  title={An Appalachian Amazon ? Magnetofossil evidence for the development of a tropical river-like system in the mid-Atlantic United States during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum},
  author={Robert E. Kopp and Dirk Schumann and Timothy D. Raub and David S. Powars and Linda V. Godfrey and Nicholas L. Swanson-Hysell and Adam C Maloof and Hojatollah Vali},
  year={2009}
}
On the mid-Atlantic Coastal Plain of the United States, Paleocene sands and silts are replaced during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) by the kaolinite-rich Marlboro Clay. The clay preserves abundant magnetite produced by magnetotactic bacteria and novel, presumptively eukaryotic, iron-biomineralizing microorganisms. Using ferromagnetic resonance spectroscopy and electron microscopy, we map the magnetofossil distribution in the context of stratigraphy and carbon isotope data and… CONTINUE READING
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