By M. C. Boulter (auth.), Michael C. Boulter, Helen C. Fisher (eds.)
Fifty million years in the past, the Arctic Ocean used to be a hot sea, bounded by means of lush crops of the warm-temperate beaches of Scandinavia, Siberia, Alaska and the Northwest Territories. Wind and storms have been infrequent simply because Atlantic climate structures had no longer built yet, as this present day, polar day size further a adversarial aspect to this another way tranquil climate.
With assistance from scientists from the entire international locations with reference to the Arctic Circle, this e-book describes the palaeontology, the statistical research of vegetational positive factors, comparisons with atmospheric, marine, and geological positive aspects and a few of the 1st types of plant migration constructed from newly developed databases.
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Cenozoic tectono-magmatic events may also have affected the chemical and physical properties of the oceans and atmosphere, yielding a potential global impact. The events include: 1) Syn-rift uplift, followed by a massive, transient magmatic pulse during break-up and initial sea floor spreading. The magmatism resulted in emplacement of onshore and offshore flood basalts accompanied by regional ashfalls. There is a temporal correspondence with the terminal Paleocene deep-sea extinction event and the earliest Eocene greenhouse.
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