A sapropelic interlayer in quaternary sediments of the western Balearic Basin (Mediterranean Sea) and depositional environments inferred from planktonic foraminifera

A. Yu Sadekov, A. S. Alekseev, F. Martinez-Ruis, M. K. Ivanov, M. Comas

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Abstract

Upper Pleistocene sediments of the western Balearic Basin enclose a sapropelic interlayer 16 cm thick. The quantitative analysis of planktonic foraminiferal assemblages shows that the interlayer deposition was related to an episode of climatic warming and salinity decrease in surface seawater. That episode was complicated by a short-term cooling and associated elevated influx of Atlantic waters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)212-220
Number of pages9
JournalStratigraphy and Geological Correlation
Volume13
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2005
Externally publishedYes

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