Cenozoic Deep-sea Circulation : Evidence from Deep-sea Benthic Foraminifera

@inproceedings{Thomas2009CenozoicDC,
  title={Cenozoic Deep-sea Circulation : Evidence from Deep-sea Benthic Foraminifera},
  author={Ellen Thomas},
  year={2009}
}
Deep-sea benthic foraminiferal faunas reflect the deep oceanic environment, the character of which is determined by interaction of deepwater circulation patterns, physicochemical parameters of the surface waters in the deepwater source areas, and nutrient influx from primary productivity in overlying surface waters. Three periods of turnover in deep-sea benthic foraminiferal assemblages can be recognized in Cenozoic sequences: (1) rapid (<10 4 yr), global extinction in the latest Paleocene… CONTINUE READING
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