Correlating Miocene Sequences in Onshore New-Jersey Boreholes (Odp Leg 150x) with Global Delta-O-18 and Maryland Outcrops

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1995
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Geology
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Aug
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23
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8
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747-750
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0091-7613
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ISI:A1995RM68200019
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Recent onshore New Jersey drilling (Ocean Drilling Program Leg 150X) provided excellent recovery of lower to middle Miocene sequences that we dated with Sr isotopic stratigraphy. Sequence boundaries correlate with deep-sea delta(18)O increases (inferred glacioeustatic lowerings), indicating a primary control by global sea-level change. Maryland Miocene outcrops appear to correlate with New Jersey sequences and the delta(18)O record, although diagenesis and intense bioturbation limit Sr isotopic age resolution in Maryland. The early Miocene is not well represented in Maryland due to regional tectonics; in contrast, early Miocene accommodation in New Jersey was provided by flexural effects due to sediment loading.

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