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Latitudinal distribution of paleotemperature on land and sea from early Cretaceous to middle Miocene

Frakes, Larry A. and Probst, Jean-Luc and Ludwig, Wolfgang Latitudinal distribution of paleotemperature on land and sea from early Cretaceous to middle Miocene. (1994) Sciences de la terre et des planètes (Comptes rendus de l'Académie des sciences) , vol. 318 . pp. 1209-1218. ISSN 1250-8050

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Abstract

Paleotemperature data from the of oceans and the continents are summarized for the interval from the early Cretaceous through the middle Miocene. The data are contoured on diagrams of age vs latitude after adjustments for the known occurrences of seasonal ice and for estimated ice volumes. Separate plots for oceans and continents indicate the warmest times for the oceans were the late Paleocene and the late Eocene and the coolest were the early Oligocene and the early Cretaceous. Continents were warmest in the late Cretaceous and the late Eocene and coolest during the early Oligocene and the late Maastrichtian. Oceans were characterized by cooler tropics and warmer higher latitudes than present and continents by strikingly higher temperatures than present over all latitudes

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Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS
Other partners > Université Louis Pasteur-Strasbourg I - ULP (FRANCE)
Other partners > University of Adelaïde (AUSTRALIA)
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Deposited By: Florence Amor

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