Beyond methane : Towards a theory for the Paleocene – Eocene Thermal Maximum

@inproceedings{Higgins2006BeyondM,
  title={Beyond methane : Towards a theory for the Paleocene – Eocene Thermal Maximum},
  author={John A. Higgins and Daniel P. Schrag},
  year={2006}
}
Extreme global warmth and an abrupt negative carbon isotope excursion during the Paleocene–Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) have been attributed to a massive release of methane hydrate from sediments on the continental slope [G.R. Dickens, J.R. O'Neil, D.K. Rea, R.M. Owen, Dissociation of oceanic methane hydrate as a cause of the carbon isotope excursion at the end of the Paleocene, Paleoceanography 10 (1995) 965–971.]. However, the magnitude of the warming (5 to 6 °C [J.C. Zachos, M.W. Wara, S… CONTINUE READING
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