Articles | Volume 17, issue 1
Clim. Past, 17, 229–239, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-229-2021
Clim. Past, 17, 229–239, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-229-2021

Research article 18 Jan 2021

Research article | 18 Jan 2021

Exploring a link between the Middle Eocene Climatic Optimum and Neotethys continental arc flare-up

Annique van der Boon et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (25 Jun 2020) by Zhengtang Guo
AR by Annique van der Boon on behalf of the Authors (06 Jul 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (20 Jul 2020) by Zhengtang Guo
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (27 Jul 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (08 Aug 2020)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (31 Aug 2020) by Zhengtang Guo
AR by Annique van der Boon on behalf of the Authors (08 Oct 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (11 Oct 2020) by Zhengtang Guo
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (16 Oct 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (25 Oct 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (27 Oct 2020) by Zhengtang Guo
AR by Annique van der Boon on behalf of the Authors (04 Nov 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (21 Nov 2020) by Zhengtang Guo
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Short summary
40.5 million years ago, Earth's climate warmed, but it is unknown why. Enhanced volcanism has been suggested, but this has not yet been tied to a specific region. We explore an increase in volcanism in Iran. We dated igneous rocks and compiled ages from the literature. We estimated the volume of igneous rocks in Iran in order to calculate the amount of CO2 that could have been released due to enhanced volcanism. We conclude that an increase in volcanism in Iran is a plausible cause of warming.