Drilling at five ODP sites (998 to 1002) in the Caribbean Sea has provided an excellent marine record representing nearly 80 m.y. of Earth history. Regional and global events can be analyzed: the mid-Campanian to lower Eocene section includes unique records of the K/T boundary and the 'late Paleocene thermal maximum'; the spectacular record of Eocene and Miocene explosive volcanism is unmatched in its magnitude and chronostratigraphic resolution; the spatial distribution of a middle/late Miocene minimum in carbonate accumulation ('carbonate crash') was extended from a regional anomaly in the Pacific to an interbasinal tropical phenomenon.
|Translated title of the contribution||Sedimentary record of post-Mesozoic global events in the Caribbean Sea: Preliminary results of ODP Leg 165|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Comptes Rendus de l'Academie de Sciences - Serie IIa: Sciences de la Terre et des Planetes|
|State||Published - Oct 1997|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
- Ocean Engineering