Fall 2012: The Cenozoic Ocean

Instructors: Delia Oppo and Olivier Marchal

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Review paper: McInerney and Wing, 2011.

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Recent changes to the Gulf Stream causing widespread gas hydrate destabilization. Nature, 527, 2012

September 6, 10:30-12:00, Clark 237

Zachos J., Pagani M., Sloan L., Thomas E., and Billups K., Trends, rhythms, and aberrations in global climate 65 Ma to present, Science, 292, 686-693, 2001 pdf

September 13, 10:30-12:00, Clark 237

Kennett J. P. and Stott L. D., Abrupt deep-sea warming, palaeoceanographic changes and benthic extinctions at the end of the Paleocene, Nature, 353, 225-229, 1991 pdf

Koch P. L., Zachos J. C., and Gingerichn P. D., Correlation between isotope records in marine and continental carbon reservoirs near the Paleocene/Eocene boundary, Nature, 358, 319-322, 1992 pdf (supplementary reading)

September 20, 10:30-12:00, Clark 237

Dickens G., O'Neil J., Rea D., and Owen R., Dissociation of oceanic methane hydrtae as a cause of the carbon isotope excursion at the end of the Paleocene, Paleoceanography, 10, 965-971, 1995 pdf

September 27, 10:30-12:00, Clark 237

Svensen H., Planke S., Malthe-Sorenssen A., Jamtveit B., Myklebust R., Eidem T., and Rey S., Release of methane from a volcanic basin as a mechanism for initial Eocene global warming, Nature, 429, 542-545, 2004 pdf

Dickens G., Hydrocarbon-driven warming, Nature, 429, 513-515, 2004 pdf

Svensen H., Planke S., and Corfu F., Zircon dating ties NE Atlantic sill emplacement to initial Eocene global warning, Journal of the Geological Society, London, 167, 433-436, 2010 pdf (supplementary reading)

October 4, 10:30-12:00, Clark 237

Katz M., Cramer B., Mountain G., Katz S., and Miller K., Uncorking the bottle: What triggered the Paleocene/Eocene thermal maximum methane release? Paleoceanography, 16, 549-562, 2001 pdf

Katz M., Pak D., Dickens G., and Miller K., The source and fate of massive carbon input during the latest Paleocene thermal maximum, Science, 286, 1531-1533, 1999 pdf (supplementary reading)

October 11, 10:30-12:00, Clark 237

Zachos J. et al., Rapid acidification of the ocean during the Paleocene-Eocene thermal maximum, Science, 308, 1611-1615, 2005 pdf

Sarmiento J. and Gruber N., Ocean biogeochemical dynamics, chapter 9.5: Calcium carbonate compensation, pp. 384-388, Princeton University Press, 2005 pdf (supplementary reading)

Broecker W. and Peng T.-H., Tracers in the Sea, pages 66-67 and 511-514, Eldigio Press, Columbia University, 1982 pdf (supplementary reading)

October 18, 10:30-12:00, Clark 237

Ravizza G., Norris R., Blusztajn J., and Aubry M.-P., An osmium isotope excursion associated with the Late Paleocene thermal maximum: Evidence of intensified chemical weathering, Paleoceanography, 16, 155-163, 2001 pdf

Peucker-Ehrenbrink B. and Ravizza G., The marine osmium isotope record, Terra Nova, 12, 205-219, 2000 pdf (supplementary reading)

October 25, 10:30-12:00, Clark 237

Galeotti, S. et al. Orbital chronology of Early Eocene hyperthermals from the Contessa Road section,
central Italy (2010) Earth Planet. Sci Letts. 290 192-200. pdf

Laskar, J., Robutel, P., Joutel, F., Gastineau, M., Correia, A.C.M., Levrard, B. : 2004,
A long term numerical solution for the insolation quantities of the Earth. J. Astronomy and Atrophysics 428, 261-285 (2004), DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361:20041335 pdf

Laskar, A.  Fienga, M.  Gastineau, H.  Manche,(2011) La2010: a new orbital solution for the long-term motion  of the Earth, J. Astronomy and Atrophysics, 532 A89 DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201116836 pdf

Nov 1, 10:30-12:00, Clark 237

DeConto et al. (2012) Past extreme warming events linked to massive carbon release
from thawing permafrost, Nature,484, 87-91.pdf

Nov 8, 10:30-12:00, Clark 237

Tripati, A. and Elderfield, H., 2005, Deep-Sea Temperature and Circulation Changes at the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum, Science, 308(5729), p. 1894-1898 pdf SOM pdf

November 15, 10:30-12:00pm, Clark 237

Higgins J. and Schrag D., Beyond methane: Towards a theory for the Paleocene-Eocene thermal maximum, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 245, 523-537, 2006 pdf

November 29, 10:30-12:00pm, Clark 237

Dickens G. R., Down the rabbit hole: Toward appropriate discussion of methane release from gas hydrate systems during the Paleocene-Eocene thermal maximum and other past hyperthermal events, Climates of the Past, 7, 831-846, 2011 pdf

December 6, 10:30-12:00, Clark 237

Zachos J., Dickens G., and Zeebe R., An early Cenozoic perspective on greenhouse warming and carbon-cycle dynamics, Nature, 451, 279-283, 2008 pdf

Jansen et al. (15 co-authors), Paleoclimate, in Climate Change 2007: The physical basis. Contribution of working group I to the 4th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Solomon et al. (eds.), Cambridge University Press, 2007 pdf (Supplementary reading)


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