Orbitally paced climate oscillations across the Oligocene/Miocene boundary

  title={Orbitally paced climate oscillations across the Oligocene/Miocene boundary},
  author={James C. Zachos and Benjamin P. Flower and Hilary A. Paul},
The late Oligocene and early Miocene periods, some 21 to 27 million years ago, have generally been viewed as times of moderate global warmth and ice-free conditions. Yet several lines of evidence suggest that this interval was punctuated by at least one, and possibly several, episodes of high-latitude cooling and continental glaciation. Here, we present stable-isotope and per cent coarse-fraction data from an equatorial, western Atlantic deep-sea-sediment core that provide high-resolution… CONTINUE READING


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