The stable carbon isotopic composition of organic material in platform derived sediments : implications for reconstructing the global carbon cycle

@inproceedings{Oehlert2011TheSC,
  title={The stable carbon isotopic composition of organic material in platform derived sediments : implications for reconstructing the global carbon cycle},
  author={Amanda M Oehlert and KATHRYN A. LAMB-WOZNIAK and QUINN B. DEVLIN and G. J. Mackenzie and John J. G. Reijmer and Peter K. Swart},
  year={2011}
}
In pelagic carbonate sediments, the degree to which the dC values of inorganic and organic fractions co-vary has been used to interpret rates of production, burial and decomposition of organic carbon. This relationship is relatively consistent through time, permitting estimates of organic carbon production and preservation. However, as the majority of pelagic sediments older than 200 Myr have been subducted, carbonate sediments deposited in epeiric seas and platforms are often substituted for… CONTINUE READING