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Paleocene/Eocene carbon feedbacks triggered by volcanic activity

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The Paleocene–Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) was a period of geologically-rapid carbon release and global warming ~56 million years ago. Although modelling, outcrop and proxy records suggest volcanic carbon release occurred, it has not yet been possible to identify the PETM trigger, or if multiple reservoirs of carbon were involved. Here we report elevated levels of mercury relative to organic carbon—a proxy for volcanism—directly preceding and within the early PETM from two North Sea sediment...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1038/s41467-021-25536-0

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
EARTH SCIENCES
Sub department:
Earth Sciences
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ORCID:
0000-0003-4259-7303
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European Commission
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818717
Publisher:
Springer Nature
Journal:
Nature Communications More from this journal
Volume:
12
Article number:
5186
Publication date:
2021-08-31
Acceptance date:
2021-08-11
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EISSN:
2041-1723
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English
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1182645
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pubs:1182645
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2021-06-18

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