New chronology for the late Paleocene thermal maximum and its environmental implications

@article{Rhl2000NewCF,
  title={New chronology for the late Paleocene thermal maximum and its environmental implications},
  author={Ursula R{\"o}hl and Timothy J. Bralower and Richard D. Norris and Gerold Wefer},
  journal={Geology},
  year={2000},
  volume={28},
  pages={927-930}
}
The late Paleocene thermal maximum (LPTM) is associated with a brief, but intense, interval of global warming and a massive perturbation of the global carbon cycle. We have developed a new orbital chronology for Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) Site 690 (Weddell Sea, Southern Ocean) by using spectral analysis of high-resolution geochemical records. The LPTM interval spans 11 precessional cycles yielding a duration of 210 to 220 k.y. The δ 13 C anomaly associated with the LPTM has a magnitude of… 
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