Articles | Volume 11, issue 1
Clim. Past, 11, 95–104, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-11-95-2015
Clim. Past, 11, 95–104, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-11-95-2015
Research article
16 Jan 2015
Research article | 16 Jan 2015

Drilling disturbance and constraints on the onset of the Paleocene–Eocene boundary carbon isotope excursion in New Jersey

P. N. Pearson and E. Thomas

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The Paleocene-to-Eocene thermal maximum was a period of extreme global warming caused by perturbation to the global carbon cycle 56Mya. Evidence from marine sediment cores has been used to suggest that the onset of the event was very rapid, over just 11 years of annually resolved sedimentation. However, we argue that the supposed annual layers are an artifact caused by drilling disturbance, and that the microfossil content of the cores shows the onset took in the order of thousands of years.