Sediment deposition in the late Holocene abyssal Black Sea with climatic and chronological implications

B. J. Hay, M. A. Arthur, W. E. Dean, E. D. Neff, S. Honjo

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Abstract

The temporal sedimentary patterns in the Late Holocene central eastern and western Black Sea are very similar. The sedimentary history was most visibly affected by the coccolithophorid species Emiliania huxleyi which briefly invaded the Black Sea for the first time ("First Invasion Period'), nearly disappeared again shortly afterwards ("Transition Sapropel'), but returned permanently several centuries later ("Final Invasion Period'). The temporary near-disappearance of E. huxleyi was probably caused by a temporary drop in salinity. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S1211-S1235
JournalDeep-Sea Research, Part A
Volume38
Issue numberSuppl. 2A
DOIs
StatePublished - 1991

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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