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Schmidt 2009

Schmidt, G.A., 2009: Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum. In Encyclopedia of Paleoclimatology and Ancient Environments. V. Gornitz, Ed., Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series. Springer, pp. 696-700.

Approximately 55.5 Ma ago in marine and terrestrial sections all around the globe, there was an exceptionally large carbon isotope excursion which is unique in the Tertiary for its size and rapidity of its onset. This event is contemporaneous with a significant warm anomaly and thus has been named the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum. Due to the singular nature of this perturbation and the ecological, faunal and physical gradients across it, this event is now used to define the boundary of the Paleocene-Eocene transition.

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  author={Schmidt, G. A.},
  editor={Gornitz, V.},
  title={Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum},
  booktitle={Encyclopedia of Paleoclimatology and Ancient Environments},
  address={Dordrecht, the Netherlands},
  series={Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series},

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ID  - sc08300g
AU  - Schmidt, G. A.
ED  - Gornitz, V.
PY  - 2009
TI  - Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum
BT  - Encyclopedia of Paleoclimatology and Ancient Environments
T3  - Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series
SP  - 696
EP  - 700
PB  - Springer
CY  - Dordrecht, the Netherlands
ER  -

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