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PhBP Po10BP

The hottest hyperthermal in the Cenozoic Eon. May have been precipitated by release of carbon into environment by melting glaciers. Occurred in sever 1.2 MY cycle where the earth is both eccentric and tilted, causing maximum direct sunlight at Earth's circumpolar regions.

Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum Web Pages[]

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Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum In the News[]

New understanding of Hyperthermal events

Thawing permafrost may have released carbon causing thermal maximum

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