Rhythmic bedding in Mesozoic- Cenozoic pelagic carbonate sequences: the primary and diagenetic origin of Milankovitch-like cycles.

M. A. Arthur, W. E. Dean, D. Bottjer, P. A. Scholle

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Abstract

Rhythmicity is a pronounced characteristic of nearly all Cretaceous and Cenozoic pelagic carbonate sequences whether deposited in shallow or deep-water environments. Proposes that periodic changes in insolation, evaporation, wind stress, and/or rainfall in a wide variety of environments caused changes in input of terrigenous detritus, water mass stratification, surface productivity, deepwater oxygen content, and rates of carbonate dissolution. A number of lines of evidence, including stable isotope and geochemical profiles across individual cycles support these inferences. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)191-222
Number of pages32
JournalUnknown Journal
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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