Evidence for Oligocene–Middle Miocene abyssal circulation changes in the western North Atlantic

@article{Miller1983EvidenceFO,
  title={Evidence for Oligocene–Middle Miocene abyssal circulation changes in the western North Atlantic},
  author={Kenneth G. Miller and Richard G. Fairbanks},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1983},
  volume={306},
  pages={250-253}
}
Previous studies of benthic foraminiferal isotopic composition have demonstrated that a latest Eocene–earliest Oligocene benthic foraminiferal δ18O increase occurred in the Pacific, Southern and Atlantic Oceans1–9. A Middle Miocene δ18O increase has been noted in the Pacific, Southern and South Atlantic Oceans1–3,7,10,11 and tentatively identified in the North Atlantic12,13. Due to the incomplete nature of the North Atlantic stratigraphical record14,15, however, the Oligocene to Middle Miocene… CONTINUE READING