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Paleocene Thermal Maximum Data, Bass River, NJ
Entry ID: NOAA_NCDC_PALEO_1999-007

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Summary
Abstract: A thick, apparently continuous section recording events of the latest
Paleocene thermal maximum in a neritic setting was drilled at Bass River State
Forest, New Jersey as part of ODP Leg 174AX (Miller, Sugarman, Browning, et
al., 1998). Integrated nannofossil and magneto-stratigraphy provides a firm
chronology supplemented by planktonic foraminiferal biostratigraphy. These
chronologic studies indicate that this neritic section rivals the best
deep-sea sections in providing a complete record of late Paleocene climatic
events. Carbon and oxygen isotopes measured on benthic foraminifera show a
major (4.0a in carbon, 2.3a in oxygen) negative shift correlative with the
global latest Paleocene carbon isotope excursion (CIE). A sharp increase in
kaolinite content coincides with the isotope shift in the Bass River section,
analogous to increases found in several other records. Carbon and oxygen
isotopes remain low and kaolinite content remains high for at least 300-500
k.y. after the CIE. We interpret these data as indicative of an abrupt shift
to a warmer and wetter climate along the North American mid-Atlantic coast,
in concert with global events associated with the CIE.

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 39.61 S: 39.61  E: -74.44  W: -74.44
 Max Altitude: 8.53W

Data Set Citation
Dataset Creator: Benjamin S. Cramer
Dataset Title: Paleocene Thermal Maximum Data, Bass River, NJ
Dataset Series Name: IGBP PAGES/WDCA CONTRIBUTION SERIES NUMBER: 1999-007
Dataset Release Date: 2/99
Dataset Release Place: Bouldrer,CO
Dataset Publisher: IGBP PAGES/World Data Center-A for Paleoclimatology
Issue Identification: 1999-007
Online Resource: ftp://ftp.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/paleo/paleocean/by_contributor/cra...


Paleo_Temporal_Coverage
Paleo Start Date: 56 Ma
Paleo Stop Date: 55 Ma
Chrono Unit:


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NEW JERSEY


Science Keywords
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >ISOTOPES >STABLE ISOTOPES    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >LAND RECORDS >ISOTOPES    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >LAND RECORDS >MICROFOSSILS    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >LAND RECORDS >PALEOMAGNETIC DATA    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >LAND RECORDS >SEDIMENTS    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >LAND RECORDS >STRATIGRAPHIC SEQUENCE    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOCHEMISTRY >GEOCHEMICAL PROPERTIES >ISOTOPES    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOMAGNETISM >PALEOMAGNETISM    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION


Project
PAGES >Past Global Changes, IGBP    [Information]


Keywords
Carbon isotopes
Oxygen isotopes
Stable Isotopes
paleomagnetic data
clay assemblage
d18O
carbon isotope excursion
Bass River, NJ


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
NOAA/NCDC


Data Center
World Data Center for Paleoclimatology, Boulder    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/

Data Center Personnel
Name: WDC/PALEOCLIMATOLOGY, BOULDER
Phone: +1 (303) 497-6160
Fax: +1 (303) 497-6513
Email: paleo at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
World Data Center for Paleoclimatology
NOAA/NCDC Code E/GCx3
325 Broadway
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80303
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: ftp
Distribution_Format: text
Fees: none


Personnel
BENJAMIN S. CRAMER
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
Rutgers University
Province or State: NJ
Country: USA


Publications/References
Cramer, B.S., Aubry, M.-P., Miller, K.G., Olsson, R.K., Wright, J.D., Kent,
D.V., 1999: An exceptional chronologic, isotopic, and clay mineralogic record
of the late Paleocene thermal maximum, Bass River, NJ, ODP 174AX. Bulletin
de la Societe Geologique de France, in press.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-11-08
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-04-26



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