Numerical paleoceanographic study of the Early Jurassic Transcontinental Laurasian Seaway

  title={Numerical paleoceanographic study of the Early Jurassic Transcontinental Laurasian Seaway},
  author={Christian J. Bjerrum and Finn Surlyk and John H. Callomon and Rudy Slingerland},
The forces governing marine circulation of a meridional transcontinental seaway is explored with the Princeton Ocean Model. The Jurassic Laurasian Seaway, which connected the low-latitude Tethys Ocean with the Arctic Sea is modeled quantitatively. The global ocean is found to have a profound influence on seaway dynamics. A north-south density difference and hence sea level difference of the global ocean was probably the main factor in forcing the seaway flow. When the Tethys waters were the… 

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