An oceanic model for lithological and faunal changes tested on the Silurian record

  title={An oceanic model for lithological and faunal changes tested on the Silurian record},
  author={Lennart Jeppsson},
  journal={Journal of the Geological Society},
  pages={663 - 674}
  • L. Jeppsson
  • Published 1 July 1990
  • Environmental Science, Geography
  • Journal of the Geological Society
A model for oceanic cycles is presented. The cycles are expressed as changes between more humid low latitude and cooler high latitude climates (P episodes), and dryer low latitude and warmer high latitude climates (S episodes). The cyclicity may be self-regulating through changes in the CO2 storage capacity of the deep ocean due to temperature changes and through changes in the oceanic input and output of dissolved carbonate. The model permits over 30 predictions regarding observable changes in… 

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