Tectonic forcings of Maastrichtian ocean-climate evolution

  title={Tectonic forcings of Maastrichtian ocean-climate evolution},
  author={Tracy D. Frank and Michael A. Arthur},
  • T. FrankM. Arthur
  • Published 1 April 1999
  • Environmental Science, Geography
  • Paleoceanography
A global compilation of deep-sea isotopic records suggests that Maastrichtian ocean-climate evolution tvas tectonically driven. During the early Maastrichtian the Atlantic intermediate-deep ocean was isolated from the Pacific, Indian, and Southern Oceans; deep water formed in the high-latitude North Atlantic and North Pacific. At the early/late Maastrichtian boundary a major reorganization of oceanic circulation patterns occurred, resulting in the development of a thermohaline circulation… 

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