The Silurian climatic transition recorded in the epicontinental Baltica Sea

  title={The Silurian climatic transition recorded in the epicontinental Baltica Sea},
  author={G. Gambacorta and Elena Menichetti and Elena Trincianti and Stefano Torricelli},
  journal={Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology},

Dynamics of Silurian Plants as Response to Climate Changes

This work attempts to correlate Silurian floral development with environmental dynamics based on data from the Prague Basin, but also to compile known data on a global scale to indicate highly terrestrialized, advancedSilurian land-plant assemblage/flora types with obviously great ability to resist different dry-land stress conditions.



The climatic significance of Late Ordovician-early Silurian black shales

The Ordovician-Silurian transition (approximate to 455-430Ma) is characterized by repeated climatic perturbations, concomitant with major changes in the global oceanic redox state best exemplified by

An oceanic model for lithological and faunal changes tested on the Silurian record

  • L. Jeppsson
  • Environmental Science, Geography
    Journal of the Geological Society
  • 1990
A model for oceanic cycles is presented. The cycles are expressed as changes between more humid low latitude and cooler high latitude climates (P episodes), and dryer low latitude and warmer high

Environmental changes in the Late Ordovician–early Silurian: Review and new insights from black shales and nitrogen isotopes

The Late Ordovician (Katian-Hirnantian) through earliest Silurian (Rhuddanian) interval was a time of varying climate and sea level, marked by a peak glacial episode in the early-mid-Hirnantian.

Were transgressive black shales a negative feedback modulating glacioeustasy in the Early Palaeozoic Icehouse

The Early Palaeozoic Icehouse (Late Ordovician–Early Silurian, c. 455–425 Ma) was a remarkable event in the Earth’s climatic history, marked by extensive glaciations occurring at a time of elevated

Early Silurian oceanic episodes and events

Biotic cycles in the early Silurian correlate broadly with postulated sea-level changes, but are better explained by a model that involves episodic changes in oceanic state. Primo episodes were

Modern and ancient epeiric seas and the super-estuarine circulation model of marine anoxia

The boundary conditions and environmental characteristics conducive to widespread benthic anoxia in ancient epeiric seas are not well understood, in part due to a paucity of modern analogues. Three


Abstract The graptolitic Early Ordovician succession of the Mount Hunneberg locality, southern Sweden, shows the response of graptolite faunas to sea-level changes. The exposed interval consists of