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Changes in carbon dioxide during an oceanic anoxic event linked to intrusion into Gondwana coals.

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The marine sedimentary record exhibits evidence for episodes of enhanced organic carbon burial known as 'oceanic anoxic events' (OAEs). They are characterized by carbon-isotope excursions in marine and terrestrial reservoirs and mass extinction of marine faunas. Causal mechanisms for the enhancement of organic carbon burial during OAEs are still debated, but it is thought that such events should draw down significant quantities of atmospheric carbon dioxide. In the case of the Toarcian OAE (a...

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10.1038/nature03618

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Earth Sciences
Role:
Author
Journal:
Nature
Volume:
435
Issue:
7041
Pages:
479-482
Publication date:
2005-05-01
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EISSN:
1476-4687
ISSN:
0028-0836
Source identifiers:
81990
Language:
English
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pubs:81990
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uuid:cb779c35-9461-4999-97d6-6644713da27e
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pubs:81990
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2012-12-19

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