Impact Origin of Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) ?
Glass bits, charcoal hint at 56-million-year-old space rock Impact. Timing coincides with period of rapid warming perhaps sparked by comet, Thomas Summer, Science News.
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Fung, M.K., and others, 2016, Widespread wildfires at the Paleocene Eocene boundary: Evidence from abundant charcoal preserved in the thick Marlboro Clay. Geological Society of America annual meeting, Denver, September 27, 2016. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 48, No. 7
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