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Late Cenozoic Arctic Ocean sea ice and terrestrial paleoclimate.

Geology

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Abstract

Sea otter remains found in deposits of two marine transgressions (Bigbendian and Fishcreekian) of the Alaskan Arctic Coastal Plain which occurred between 2.4 and 3 Ma suggest that during these two events the southern limit of seasonal sea ice was at least 1600 km farther north than at present in Alaskan waters. Perennial sea ice must have been severely restricted or absent, and winters were warmer than at present during these two sea-level highstands. Paleomagnetic, faunal, and palynological data indicate that the later transgression (Fishcreekian) occurred during the early part of the Matuyama Reversed-Polarity Chron. -from Authors

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Late Cenozoic Arctic Ocean sea ice and terrestrial paleoclimate.
Series title:
Geology
Volume
14
Issue:
8
Year Published:
1986
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Geology
First page:
675
Last page:
678