New paper in Geology: sea level changes and carbon isotopes

Sebastien Castelltort, Louis Honegger and colleagues from Lausanne, Austin and Barcelona found that carbon isotopes on the continental slope of the Eocene Pyrenean foreland basin are in remarkable correlation with eustatic sea level signals recorded independently on the New Jersey margin. This reveals that most turbiditic sand packages deposited every ~1My in the Ainsa basin at this time (ca 50 Ma ago) are linked with eustatic lowstands, excepted one, which corresponds to a massive influx of sand associated with a tectonic pulse.

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Press release link: https://www.unige.ch/communication/communiques/en/2017/cdp180517/

Geology link: http://m.geology.gsapubs.org/content/early/2017/05/19/G39068.1

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May 23, 2017

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