Reconstructing middle Miocene tectonic boundary conditions. Nicholas Herold, Seton, M., Müller , R. D. and You., J. University of Cambridge 11 th August, 2008. This talk. Part 1. Reconstructing the oceans Part 2. Reconstructing topography
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Reconstructing middle Miocene tectonic boundary conditions
Nicholas Herold, Seton, M., Müller, R. D. and You., J.
University of Cambridge
11th August, 2008
Part 1. Reconstructing the oceans
Part 2. Reconstructing topography
Part 3. Reconstructing middle Miocene palaeogeography – is it worth it?
Part 4. Combining palaeogeography with other model boundary conditions
Miocene Climatic Optimum (MCO)
Zachos et al. (2001)
Global modern sediment thickness:
With surrounding seafloor
Without surrounding seafloor
Age converted depth
Mean discrepancy: -1.7°C
Mean discrepancy: -172 mm/year
Kearey and Vine, 1996