Disentangling the controls and orbital pacing of South-East Atlantic carbonate deposition since the Oligocene (30-0 Ma)

Anna Joy Drury - University College London

In this study we use XRF core scanning to approximate carbonate content at Wallis Ridge in the Southeast Atlantic. We then look at how the patterns of carbonate deposition in this region have changed over the last 30 million years, and see what this record can tell us about how climate, the cryosphere and the carbon cycle interacted since the early Oligocene.