New grounds for reassessing palaeoclimate of the Sirius Group, Antarctica

  title={New grounds for reassessing palaeoclimate of the Sirius Group, Antarctica},
  author={G. Retallack and E. Krull and J. Bockheim},
  journal={Journal of the Geological Society},
  pages={925 - 935}
  • G. Retallack, E. Krull, J. Bockheim
  • Published 2001
  • Geology
  • Journal of the Geological Society
  • Fossil Nothofagus leaves from the Meyer Desert Formation of the Sirius Group in the central Transantarctic Mountains have been found with recycled marine diatoms indicating that they are no older than 4.1–3.1 Ma; they have been interpreted as evidence for Pliocene warming and diminution of the East Antarctic Ice Cap. In contrast, Plio-Pleistocene ice-cap stability and sustained polar palaeoclimate has been argued from landforms in Victoria Land and isotopic data from the Southern Ocean. New… CONTINUE READING
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