Widespread Miocene deep-sea hiatuses: coincidence with periods of global cooling.

J. A. Barron, G. Keller

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High-resolution biostratigraphic analyses of Miocene deep-sea cores reveal eight intervals of widespread hiatuses in the world ocean. In complete sections these hiatuses correspond to intervals of cool faunal and floral assemblages, rapid enrichment of delta 18 O, and sea-level regressions. These factors suggest that Miocene deep-sea hiatuses result from an increased intensity of circulation and corrosiveness of bottom currents during periods of increased polar refrigeration.-Authors

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)577-581
Number of pages5
Issue number11
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982
Externally publishedYes

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  • Geology


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