Paleoceanography Insights Using the Carbonate System

Session ID#: 23532

Session Description:
The carbonate system with shallow-water carbonate platforms and surrounding deep-water areas is a very sensitive and valuable recorder of paleoceanographical and paleoclimatological changes. Variations of the water masses bathing the platforms govern composition of the carbonate factories, fluctuations of ocean currents, wind regime, and sea level changes dictate the platform growth. Integrated analyses for reconstructing such interactions are an important and somewhat neglected approach in paleo-environmental studies. The carbonate system adds important knowledge of past environmental changes, e.g. in areas with poor pelagic sedimentary records. Understanding the reaction of the carbonate system to climate extremes, such as episodes of warm climates (Miocene Climate Optimum, Pliocene Warm Period), provides insights regarding the response of carbonate systems to future climate change. We seek contributions from the fields of geology, marine geology, geophysics, geochemistry, and paleontology which discuss examples and processes of such paleoceanographic controls of carbonate systems in the Mesozoic and Cenozoic.
Primary Convener:  Christian Betzler, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Conveners:  Gregor Paul Eberli, University of Miami, Miami, FL, United States and Peter K Swart, University of Miami, Department of Marine Geosciences - RSMAS, Miami, FL, United States
Co-Organized with:
Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, Biogeosciences, Earth and Planetary Surface Processes, Global Environmental Change, and Ocean Sciences

  • B - Biogeosciences
  • EP - Earth and Planetary Surface Processes
  • GC - Global Environmental Change
  • OS - Ocean Sciences
Index Terms:

4273 Physical and biogeochemical interactions [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Rinat I Gabitov1, Chiara Borrelli2, Jacob Buettner2, Maurice Testa3, Brittany Garner4, Jeremy Weremeichik5, Jay B Thomas6,7, Mahnaz Wahidi3, Rooban Venkatesh K.G. Thirumalai3, Brenda L Kirkland3 and Adam D Skarke3, (1)Mississippi State University, Geosciences, Mississippi State, MS, United States, (2)University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, United States, (3)Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS, United States, (4)Mississippi State University, Department of Geosciences, Starkville, MS, United States, (5)Chadron State College, Chadron, NE, United States, (6)Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, United States, (7)Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst, Troy, NY, United States
Magda Mandic, Thermo Fisher Scientific San Jose, San Jose, CA, United States, Nils Stöbener, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Bremen, Germany, Danijela Smajgl, Thermo Fisher Scientific, IRIS and IRMS, Bremen, Germany and Smajgl, Danijela, smajgl.danijela@thermofisher.com
Yogaraj Banerjee1, Prosenjit Ghosh1, Kalyan Halder2, N. Malarkodi3 and Poushali Pathak1, (1)Indian Institute of Science, Centre for Earth Sciences, Bangalore, India, (2)Presidency University, Department of Geology, Kolkata, India, (3)Bangalore University, Department of Geology, Bangalore, India
Siyao Mark Yu, Rutgers University New Brunswick, New Brunswick, NJ, United States and James Wright, Rutgers University New Brunswick, EPS, New Brunswick, NJ, United States
Charles Kerans, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States, Chris Zahm, Jackson School of Geosciences, Bureau of Economic Geology, Austin, TX, United States, Steve Bachtel, Jackson School of Geosciences, Dept of Geological Sciences, Austin, TX, United States, Paul Hearty, Consultant, Department of Geological Sciences, Austin, TX, United States and Hai Cheng, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Institute of Global Environmental Change, Xi’an, China
John W Counts, Stephan Jorry and Gwenael Jouet, IFREMER, Plouzané, France