Articles | Volume 17, issue 5
Clim. Past, 17, 1989–2013, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-1989-2021
Clim. Past, 17, 1989–2013, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-1989-2021

Research article 01 Oct 2021

Research article | 01 Oct 2021

Rapid and sustained environmental responses to global warming: the Paleocene–Eocene Thermal Maximum in the eastern North Sea

Ella W. Stokke et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (03 May 2021) by Zhengtang Guo
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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (10 Aug 2021) by Zhengtang Guo
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ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (14 Aug 2021) by Zhengtang Guo
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (30 Aug 2021)
ED: Publish as is (30 Aug 2021) by Zhengtang Guo
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In this paper, we present new sedimentological, geochemical, and mineralogical data exploring the environmental response to climatic and volcanic impact during the Paleocene–Eocene Thermal Maximum (~55.9 Ma; PETM). Our data suggest a rise in continental weathering and a shift to anoxic–sulfidic conditions. This indicates a rapid environmental response to changes in the carbon cycle and temperatures and highlights the important role of shelf areas as carbon sinks driving the PETM recovery.