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Potential of palynostratigraphic resolution in a homogeneous lacustrine succession: the Middle Eocene Messel Formation

Lenz, Olaf K. and Wilde, Volker and Riegel, Walter (2009):
Potential of palynostratigraphic resolution in a homogeneous lacustrine succession: the Middle Eocene Messel Formation.
In: Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Abhandlungen, pp. 285-301, 251, (3), [Article]

Abstract

Palynologieal results from two cores of the Middle Eocene Messel oil shale (Germany)are compared and tested for their reliability in stratigraphic correlation and suitability for time series analysis. The studied section of 139 m respectively 126.5 m mainly of annually laminated oil shale represents a time interval of less than I my during the Eocene greenhouse phase. Frequency curves and running means are shown for examples of restricted distribution (Restionaceae, Pinaceae pollen), rare (Labrapollis labraferus, Pentapollenites spp.), common (various pollen of Juglandaceae) and dominat occurrence (Plicatopollis spp., Tricolpopollenites liblarensis /Tricolporopollenites cingulum group). They show good correspondence between the two cores even in minor quantitative changes and thus confirm the fidelity by which vegetation changes in the vicinity are reflected in the homogeneous sediments of a lacustrine basin.

Item Type: Article
Erschienen: 2009
Creators: Lenz, Olaf K. and Wilde, Volker and Riegel, Walter
Title: Potential of palynostratigraphic resolution in a homogeneous lacustrine succession: the Middle Eocene Messel Formation
Language: English
Abstract:

Palynologieal results from two cores of the Middle Eocene Messel oil shale (Germany)are compared and tested for their reliability in stratigraphic correlation and suitability for time series analysis. The studied section of 139 m respectively 126.5 m mainly of annually laminated oil shale represents a time interval of less than I my during the Eocene greenhouse phase. Frequency curves and running means are shown for examples of restricted distribution (Restionaceae, Pinaceae pollen), rare (Labrapollis labraferus, Pentapollenites spp.), common (various pollen of Juglandaceae) and dominat occurrence (Plicatopollis spp., Tricolpopollenites liblarensis /Tricolporopollenites cingulum group). They show good correspondence between the two cores even in minor quantitative changes and thus confirm the fidelity by which vegetation changes in the vicinity are reflected in the homogeneous sediments of a lacustrine basin.

Journal or Publication Title: Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Abhandlungen
Volume: 251
Number: 3
Uncontrolled Keywords: Germany, Middle Eocene, Messel Formation, maar lake, lacustrine sediments, oil shale, palynology, palynostratigraphy
Divisions: 11 Department of Materials and Earth Sciences
11 Department of Materials and Earth Sciences > Earth Science
11 Department of Materials and Earth Sciences > Earth Science > Applied Sedimentary Geology
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2009 08:30
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