Articles | Volume 17, issue 1
Clim. Past, 17, 469–490, 2021
Clim. Past, 17, 469–490, 2021

Research article 19 Feb 2021

Research article | 19 Feb 2021

Driving mechanisms of organic carbon burial in the Early Cretaceous South Atlantic Cape Basin (DSDP Site 361)

Wolf Dummann et al.


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (09 Sep 2020) by Yannick Donnadieu
AR by Wolf Dummann on behalf of the Authors (21 Nov 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (14 Dec 2020) by Yannick Donnadieu
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (04 Jan 2021)
ED: Publish as is (04 Jan 2021) by Yannick Donnadieu
Short summary
This study investigates the climatic mechanism that controlled the deposition of organic matter in the South Atlantic Cape Basin during the Early Cretaceous. The presented geochemical and climate modeling data suggest that fluctuations in riverine nutrient supply were the main driver of organic carbon burial on timescales < 1 Myr. Our results have implications for the understanding of Cretaceous atmospheric circulation patterns and climate-land-ocean interactions in emerging ocean basins.