Reappraisal of the K-T boundary succession at Stevns Klint, Denmark

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doi: 10.1144/0016-764903-071
Authors:Hart, Malcolm B.; Feist, Sean E.; Price, Gregory D.; Leng, Melanie J.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
University of Plymouth, School of Earth, Ocean and Environmental Sciences, Plymouth, United Kingdom
British Geological Survey, United Kingdom
Volume Title:Journal of the Geological Society of London
Source:Journal of the Geological Society of London, Vol.161(Part 5), p.885-892. Publisher: Geological Society of London, London, United Kingdom. ISSN: 0016-7649
Publication Date:2004
Note:In English. 52 refs.; illus., incl. sketch map
Summary:We present stratigraphical and stable isotope data (δ13C, δ18O) for two successions selected from the K-T boundary succession seen in the cliff sections of Stevns Klint (Denmark). Although the succession at Hojerup is well known from other studies, that at Kulstirenden has not been described before. It contains an exceptionally thick (c. 40 cm) development of the boundary clay (or Fish Clay), which includes the "red layer" just above its base. There is clear evidence of shallowing in the latest Maastrichtian in advance of the K-T boundary, together with fluctuations in sea-water temperature. The detailed δ13C record at Kulstirenden provides a record of the environmental changes within the boundary interval with a resolution better than many other successions described in the literature.
Sections:Geochemistry; Meteorites and tektites
Subsections:Sedimentary rocks
Subjects:Assemblages; Biostratigraphy; C-13/C-12; Carbon; Cenozoic; Chronostratigraphy; Cretaceous; Foraminifera; Geochemistry; Isotope ratios; Isotopes; Lower Paleocene; Maestrichtian; Mesozoic; Microfossils; O-18/O-16; Oxygen; Paleocene; Paleogene; Sedimentary rocks; Sedimentation; Senonian; Stable isotopes; Stratigraphic boundary; Tertiary; Upper Cretaceous; Denmark; Europe; Scandinavia; Stevns Klint; Western Europe; Fish Clay; Hojerup Denmark; Invertebrata; K-T boundary; Kulstirenden Denmark; Protista
Coordinates:N551500 N552500 E0123000 E0122000
Abstract Numbers:04M/3498
Record ID:2004076613
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from The Geological Society, London, London, United Kingdom
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