Tertiary paleoceanography of the western North Atlantic Ocean
Published:January 01, 1986
The Tertiary paleoceanography of the North Atlantic Ocean is known in greater detail than that of earlier periods because the upper part of the geologic record is more accessible to geologic sampling and geophysical observation. The Tertiary record also appears more complex, partially because of the greater data density. Nonetheless, there are large segments of this record about which we know relatively little. In particular, the Paleocene and Oligocene sedimentary records are not well represented on the shallow continental margin because erosion during sea-level low- stands removed much of the section. Equivalent records in the deep basin are poorly...
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The Western North Atlantic Region
The award-winning first volume in this 28-volume series. Complete coverage of the geology and geophysics of the western North Atlantic Ocean basin in 41 chapters, organized into 8 sections: Introduction; Present Accretion Axis; Regional Geology and Geophysics; Plate Tectonic Evolution; Surficial Sedimentation; Biofacies; Paleoceanography; and Resources and Law of the Sea. The editors received the 1986 Alan Berman Research Publication Award for this volume. Includes 11 plates, several in color.