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High temperatures in the Late Cretaceous Arctic Ocean.

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To understand the climate dynamics of the warm, equable greenhouse world of the Late Cretaceous period, it is important to determine polar palaeotemperatures. The early palaeoceanographic history of the Arctic Ocean has, however, remained largely unknown, because the sea floor and underlying deposits are usually inaccessible beneath a cover of floating ice. A shallow piston core taken from a drifting ice island in 1970 fortuitously retrieved unconsolidated Upper Cretaceous organic-rich sedime...

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10.1038/nature03143

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Earth Sciences
Forster, A More by this author
Schouten, S More by this author
Sinninghe Damsté, JS More by this author
Journal:
Nature
Volume:
432
Issue:
7019
Pages:
888-892
Publication date:
2004-12-05
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EISSN:
1476-4687
ISSN:
0028-0836
URN:
uuid:afca917d-7082-4caf-b4e1-ddd7c43ba422
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82035
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pubs:82035

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