Late Eocene-early Oligocene carbonate sedimentation in the deep sea.

Journal Article

Calcium carbonate accumulation rate patterns for the late Eocene-early Oligocene interval in 12 DSDP sites show inter- and intra-basin variations. In general, the observed changes in carbonate accumulation rates follow the patterns established for fluctuations in the position of the CCD across the Eocene/Oligocene boundary. Variability may best be explained by changes in surface water productivity and bottom water circulation patterns. -from Authors

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Thunell, RC; Corliss, BH

Published Date

  • 1986

Published In

  • Terminal Eocene Events

Start / End Page

  • 363 - 380