Low-latitude seasonality of Cretaceous temperatures in warm and cold episodes

  title={Low-latitude seasonality of Cretaceous temperatures in warm and cold episodes},
  author={Thomas Steuber and Markus Rauch and Jean-Pierre Masse and Joris Graaf and Matthias Malko{\vc}},
The Cretaceous period is generally considered to have been a time of warm climate. Evidence for cooler episodes exists, particularly in the early Cretaceous period, but the timing and significance of these cool episodes are not well constrained. The seasonality of temperatures is important for constraining equator-to-pole temperature gradients and may indicate the presence of polar ice sheets; however, reconstructions of Cretaceous sea surface temperatures are predominantly based on the oxygen… CONTINUE READING
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