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Paleoseawater density reconstruction and its implication for cold-water coral carbonate mounds in the northeast Atlantic through time

Rüggeberg, Andres ; Flögel, Sascha ; Dullo, Wolf-Christian ; Raddatz, Jacek ; Liebetrau, Volker

In: Paleoceanography, 2016, vol. 31, no. 3, p. 2015PA002859

Carbonate buildups and mounds are impressive biogenic structures throughout Earth history. In the recent NE Atlantic, cold-water coral (CWC) reefs form giant carbonate mounds of up to 300 m of elevation. The expansion of these coral carbonate mounds is paced by climatic changes during the past 2.7 Myr. Environmental control on their development is directly linked to controls on its main...