Articles | Volume 11, issue 3
Research article
05 Mar 2015
Research article |  | 05 Mar 2015

Climate variability and ocean fertility during the Aptian Stage

C. Bottini, E. Erba, D. Tiraboschi, H. C. Jenkyns, S. Schouten, and J. S. Sinninghe Damsté

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