Special Issue "Reconstitutions of Paleoenvironments and Paleoclimates using Stable Isotope Geochemistry"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2018)
Prof. Dr. Christophe Lécuyer
The aim of this Special Issue is to collect high quality, original and innovative research papers devoted to the reconstruction of paleoenvironments and paleoclimates based on geochemical proxies. Contributors are invited to submit studies that refer to data and interpretations having a high capacity for improving our knowledge of past-Earth climates at the global significance level. Those contributions will be especially appreciated as they will relate to their impact on ore deposits and water resources, as well as on temporal and spatial changes in either marine or terrestrial biomass and biodiversity. Case studies leading to scientific outcomes of regional significance are not encouraged, except if they involve sedimentary deposits bearing an exceptionally well-preserved faunal or floral content. Emerging techniques (imaging, spectroscopy, spectrometry) and methods (modelling, proxies, experimentation) that allow significant progress to be achieved in paleoclimatology are also warmly welcomed.
In the oceanic domain will be concerned the reconstruction of sea surface temperatures (SST) and salinity (SSS) either with depth or latitude, their seasonal variations, changes in seawater pH, variations in the d18O of seawater related to ice volume effects, and evolution of the oceanic circulation patterns depending on the greenhouse versus icehouse climate state of the Earth.
In the terrestrial domain (continents, islands) will be concerned the reconstruction of mean annual temperatures (MAT), mean annual precipitations (MAP), their long-term (104 to 106 years) and short-term (100 to 103 years) variations, prevailing winds and relative humidity. In relation to the dynamics of climate change, the sedimentary record of atmospheric chemistry (O2, CO2, CH4, SO2) will be given particular attention through the study of redox-sensitive elements (C, Cr, Cu, Fe, I, Mo, Mn, Re, S, Se, U, V, Zn), stable isotope compositions of fossil plant remain, and fluid inclusions trapped in evaporites.
Research topics will be especially considered for publication according to the keywords presented at the bottom of this page. Authors are invited to send to the Guest Editor a title, list of authors and abstract of the manuscript they would like to submit to this Special Issue of Geosciences.Prof. Dr. Christophe Lécuyer
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- Mesozoic climates and vegetation
- Paleozoic climates and atmospheric chemistry
- Permian-Triassic boundary
- Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary
- Late Ordovician glaciation
- Oceanic Anoxic Events
- Greenhouse oceanic circulation
- Southern Hemisphere
- Stable Isotope Geochemistry
- Trace element geochemistry