Vegetation and climate development on the North American Atlantic Coastal Plain from 33 to 13 million years ago (IODP Expedition 313)

U. Kotthoff, D. R. Greenwood, F. M. G. McCarthy, K. Müller-Navarra, S. P. Hesselbo
2013 Climate of the Past Discussions  
We have investigated the palynology of sediment cores from Sites M0027 and M0029 of IODP Expedition 313 on the New Jersey shallow shelf, east coast of North America, spanning an age range of 33 to 13 million years before present. Additionally, a pollen assemblage from the Pleistocene was examined. The palynological results were 25 forest taxa and a decrease in swamp forest taxa. Pollen-based annual temperature reconstructions show average annual temperatures of ∼ 14 • C during the Mid-Miocene
more » ... g the Mid-Miocene climatic optimum. We conclude that vegetation and regional climate in the hinterland 6553
doi:10.5194/cpd-9-6551-2013 fatcat:kghs357a3ndy3apcfjsxdmurw4