Orbital pacing of carbon fluxes by a ∼9-My eccentricity cycle during the Mesozoic.

@article{Martinez2015OrbitalPO,
  title={Orbital pacing of carbon fluxes by a ∼9-My eccentricity cycle during the Mesozoic.},
  author={Mathieu Martinez and Guillaume Dera},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2015},
  volume={112 41},
  pages={12604-9}
}
Eccentricity, obliquity, and precession are cyclic parameters of the Earth's orbit whose climatic implications have been widely demonstrated on recent and short time intervals. Amplitude modulations of these parameters on million-year time scales induce "grand orbital cycles," but the behavior and the paleoenvironmental consequences of these cycles remain debated for the Mesozoic owing to the chaotic diffusion of the solar system in the past. Here, we test for these cycles from the Jurassic to… CONTINUE READING