Pacific - Atlantic Mollusc Migration
Pliocene Inter-Ocean Gateway Archives on Tjörnes, North Iceland

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Herausgegeben von: Jón Eiríksson
Herausgegeben von: Leifur A. Símonarson
Verlag: Springer International Publishing
Format: Hardcover
Genre: Geowissenschaften/Paläontologie
Umfang: 882 Seiten
Erscheinungsdatum: 18.02.2021

Kurzbeschreibung des Verlags:

This volume sheds new light on the marine fauna and geological setting of the Tjörnes Sequence, North Iceland, which is a classic site for the Pliocene and Pleistocene stratigraphy of the North Atlantic region. Readers will discover descriptions of new data collected by the editors over a period of over three decades on marine faunal assemblages and sedimentology available for palaeoenvironmental reconstructions, as well as the tectonic and stratigraphical relationships on Tjörnes Peninsula. The book includes a comprehensive account of all the collections of marine fossil invertebrate macrofossils and foraminifera known to the editors from the Tjörnes Sequence. It is expected to elucidate sedimentological and faunal changes from relatively stable Pliocene conditions to highly variable and periodically harsh climatic conditions of recurring Quaternary glaciations. The distribution, recent or fossil, of various species is recorded and pertinent ecological and biological features are also discussed. The Tjörnes Sequence records the Neogene migration of Pacific species into the North Atlantic. Researchers in geology, climate science, environmental science and earth science will find this book particularly valuable.

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