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Palynology as a High-Resolution Tool for Cyclostratigraphy in Middle Eocene Lacustrine Sediments: The Outstanding Record of Messel (Germany).

Lenz, O. K. and Wilde, V. and Riegel, W. (2014):
Palynology as a High-Resolution Tool for Cyclostratigraphy in Middle Eocene Lacustrine Sediments: The Outstanding Record of Messel (Germany).
In: Strati 2013, SpringerLink, pp. 113-117, [Online-Edition: http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-04364-7_2...],
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Abstract

The annually laminated oil shale from the early middle Eocene maar lake at Messel provides unique palaeoenvironmental and climatological data for a time interval of ~640 kyr during the Palaeogene. Therefore, the research core Messel 2001 opened a unique window into ecological changes in the Palaeogene greenhouse environment, which are documented at the site by an undisturbed succession of 230 m of lacustrine sediments including >90 m of varved oil shale. For studying these sediments with respect to short-term climate variations, we applied different approaches such as high-resolution palynology and varve analysis. As a result, we have found changes in the vegetation following Milankovitch cycles in the range of precession, obliquity, and eccentricity as well as sub-Milankovitch cycles. Furthermore, ENSO signals have been detected in the varves.

Item Type: Article
Erschienen: 2014
Creators: Lenz, O. K. and Wilde, V. and Riegel, W.
Title: Palynology as a High-Resolution Tool for Cyclostratigraphy in Middle Eocene Lacustrine Sediments: The Outstanding Record of Messel (Germany).
Language: English
Abstract:

The annually laminated oil shale from the early middle Eocene maar lake at Messel provides unique palaeoenvironmental and climatological data for a time interval of ~640 kyr during the Palaeogene. Therefore, the research core Messel 2001 opened a unique window into ecological changes in the Palaeogene greenhouse environment, which are documented at the site by an undisturbed succession of 230 m of lacustrine sediments including >90 m of varved oil shale. For studying these sediments with respect to short-term climate variations, we applied different approaches such as high-resolution palynology and varve analysis. As a result, we have found changes in the vegetation following Milankovitch cycles in the range of precession, obliquity, and eccentricity as well as sub-Milankovitch cycles. Furthermore, ENSO signals have been detected in the varves.

Journal or Publication Title: Strati 2013
Publisher: SpringerLink
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: 26 Jan 2016 19:01
Official URL: http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-04364-7_2...
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