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CP | Articles | Volume 14, issue 3
Clim. Past, 14, 303–319, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-14-303-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Clim. Past, 14, 303–319, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-14-303-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 08 Mar 2018

Research article | 08 Mar 2018

Synchronizing early Eocene deep-sea and continental records – cyclostratigraphic age models for the Bighorn Basin Coring Project drill cores

Thomas Westerhold et al.

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Here we present a high-resolution timescale synchronization of continental and marine deposits for one of the most pronounced global warming events, the Paleocene–Eocene Thermal Maximum, which occurred 56 million years ago. New high-resolution age models for the Bighorn Basin Coring Project (BBCP) drill cores help to improve age models for climate records from deep-sea drill cores and for the first time point to a concurrent major change in marine and terrestrial biota 54.25 million years ago.
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