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May, 2020

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Modern sea-level rise linked to human activities, Rutgers research reaffirms

Surprising glacial and nearly ice-free periods in last 66 million years

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY

New research by Rutgers scientists reaffirms that modern sea-level rise is linked to human activities and not to changes in Earth's orbit.

Surprisingly, the Earth had nearly ice-free conditions with carbon dioxide levels not much higher than today and had glacial periods in times previously believed to be ice-free over the last 66 million years, according to a paper published in the journal Science Advances.

"Our team showed that the Earth's history of glaciation was more complex than previously thought," said lead author Kenneth G. Miller, a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences in the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. "Although carbon dioxide levels had an important influence on ice-free periods, minor variations in the Earth's orbit were the dominant factor in terms of ice volume and sea-level changes - until modern times."

Sea-level rise, which has accelerated in recent decades, threatens to permanently inundate densely populated coastal cities and communities, other low-lying lands and costly infrastructure by 2100. It also poses a grave threat to many ecosystems and economies.

The paper reconstructed the history of sea levels and glaciation since the age of the dinosaurs ended. Scientists compared estimates of the global average sea level, based on deep-sea geochemistry data, with continental margin records. Continental margins, which include the relatively shallow ocean waters over a continental shelf, can extend hundreds of miles from the coast.

The study showed that periods of nearly ice-free conditions, such as 17 million to 13 million years ago, occurred when the concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide - a key greenhouse gas driving climate change - was not much higher than today. However, glacial periods occurred when the Earth was previously thought to be ice-free, such as from 48 million to 34 million years ago.

"We demonstrate that although atmospheric carbon dioxide had an important influence on ice-free periods on Earth, ice volume and sea-level changes prior to human influences were linked primarily to minor variations in the Earth's orbit and distance from the sun," Miller said.

The largest sea-level decline took place during the last glacial period about 20,000 years ago, when the water level dropped by about 400 feet. That was followed by a foot per decade rise in sea level - a rapid pace that slowed from 10,000 to 2,000 years ago. Sea-level rise was then at a standstill until around 1900, when rates began rising as human activities began influencing the climate.

Future work reconstructing the history of sea-level changes before 48 million years ago is needed to determine the times when the Earth was entirely ice-free, the role of atmospheric carbon dioxide in glaciation and the cause of the natural fall in atmospheric carbon dioxide before humans.

Rutgers coauthors include James V. Browning, doctoral student W. John Schmelz and professors Robert E. Kopp, Gregory S. Mountain and James D. Wright, the senior author of the study.

New Class

In keeping with other Big 10 Academic Alliance programs and to streamline the major requirements in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Browning and Miller (with the help of Professor Emeritus Gail Ashley) have developed and taught a combined Sedimentary Geology class that combines the best of Sedimentology and Stratigraphy. The class as currently taught intends to teach undergraduates how to “look at rocks.” We bring rocks, cores, and sediments into the classroom and take the students into the field. In the fall of 2019 our coastal plain field trip took us to Shingle Run, a site Rutgers students have not visited in at least 20 years.

Shingle run Miller    Shingle run fossils     Shingle run crop

Drilling in 2016

2016 August 22 to 26, we completed coring for the Medford Auger Project. In all we cored 10 holes at six sites, targeting the PETM in the Marlboro Formation. 359 ft of section were successfully cored with excellent recovery (328.65 ft; 91.5% recovery). We had an overall recovery of 72.6 ft of Marlboro Formation. Site 6 stands out with the thickest Marlboro Formation (10.5 ft) that was double cored. Seven students worked the sites, with the study of these cores constituting part of Luca Podrecca’s Master’s thesis. Study onsite provided an excellent introduction to the geology of the coastal plain for 3 incoming students (Alexandra Adams, Luca Podrecca, and Mark Yu).

 
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Since 2016 these students have received their degrees:
2020, Sophie Benaroya, B.S. with Senior Honors
2020, Mariya Galochkina, B.S. with Senior Honors
2020, Oliver McLellan, M.S.

2019, Christopher Johnson, Ph.D.

2019, Alexandra Adams, M.S.

2019, Leslie Jordan, M.S.

2018, Maria Makarova, Ph.D.

2018, Stephen Graham, M.S.

2018, Luca Podrecca, M.S.

2017, Christopher Lombardi, Ph.D.

2017, Gabriel Gallegos, M.S.

2016, Jesse Thornburg, Ph.D.

Since 2016 members of our group have been involved in publishing these papers:

2020

  • Miller, K.G., Browning, J.V., Schmelz, W.J., Kopp, R.E., Mountain, G.S., Wright, J.D., in press, Cenozoic sea-level and cryospheric evolution from deep-sea geochemical and continental margin records: Science Advances.
  • Schmelz, W.J., Miller, K.G., Mountain, G.S., Browning, J.V., and Baldwin, K.E., 2020, Onshore-offshore correlations of Cretaceous fluvial-deltaic sequences, southern Baltimore Canyon Trough: AAPG

2019

  • Miller, K.G., Raymo, M.E., Browning, J.V., Rosenthal, Y. and Wright, J.D., 2019, Peak sea level during the warm Pliocene: Errors, limitations, and constraints: PAGES Magazine
  • Thornburg, J.D., Miller, K.G., Browning, J.V., and Wright, J.D., 2019, Mid-Cretaceous Paleopedology and Landscape Reconstruction of the Mid-Atlantic U.S. Coastal Plain: JSR.
  • Fung, M.K., Katz, M.E., Miller, K.G., Browning, J.V., and Rosenthal, Y., 2019, Sequence stratigraphy, micropaleontology, and foraminiferal geochemistry, Bass River, New Jersey paleoshelf, USA: Implications for Eocene ice-volume changes: Geosphere.

2018

  • Miller, K.G., Lombardi, C., Browning, J.V., Schmelz, W.J., Gallegos, G., Mountain, G.S., and Baldwin, K.E., 2018, Back to basics of sequence stratigraphy: Early Miocene and Mid Cretaceous examples from the New Jersey paleoshelf: JSR.
  • Miller, K.G., Sugarman, P.J., Stanford, S.D., Browning, J.V., et al., 2017, Sandy Hook Sites, ODP, Initial reports.
  • Hodgson, D.M., Browning, J.V., Miller, K.G., Hesselbo, S., Poyatos-More, M., Mountain, G.S., and Proust, J.-N., 2018, Sedimentology, stratigraphic context, and implication of coarse-grained bottomset deposits, offshore New Jersey: Geosphere.
  • Johnson, C.S., Miller, K.G., Browning, J.V., et al., 2018, The role of sediment compaction and groundwater withdrawal in local sea-level rise, Sandy Hook, New Jersey, USA: QSR.
  • Katz, M.E., Miller, K.G., Kaminski, M.A., and Browning, J.V., 2018, Neogene benthic foraminiferal biofacies, paleobathymetry, and paleoenvironments of a Gulf of Mexico transect: JFR.

2017

  • Miller, K.G., Baluyot, R., Wright, J.D, Kopp, R.E., and Browning, J.V., 2017, Closing an early Miocene astronomical gap with Southern Ocean δ18O and δ13C records: Implications for sea level change: Paleoceanography.
  • Miller, K.G., Browning, J.V., Sugarman, P.J., Monteverde, D., Andreasen, D.C., Lombardi, C., Thornburg, J., Reinfelder, Y., and Kopp, R.E., 2017, Lower to mid-Cretaceous sequence stratigraphy and characterization of CO2 storage potential in the Mid-Atlantic U.S. Coastal Plain: JSR.
  • Miller, K.G., and Wright, J.D., 2017, Success and failure in Paleogene-Neogene global correlations using golden spikes: Episodes.
  • Miller, K.G., Browning, J.V., et al., 2017, Wilson Lake B Site, ODProgram, Initial reports.
  • Esmeray-Senlet, S., Miller, K.G., Sherrell, R.M., Senlet, T., Vellekoop, J., 2017, Iridium profiles and delivery across the Cretaceous/Paleogene boundary: EPSL.
  • Head, M.J., Aubry, M.-P., Walker, M., Miller, K.G., and Pratt, B.R., 2017, A case for formalizing subseries (subepochs) of the Cenozoic Era: Episodes.
  • Makarova, M., Wright, J.D., Miller, K.G., Babila, T., Rosenthal, Y., and Park, J.I., 2017, Hydrographic and ecologic implications of foraminiferal stable isotopic response across the U.S. mid-Atlantic continental shelf during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum: Paleoceanography.
  • McHugh, C.M., Fulthorpe, C.S., Hoyanagi, K., Blum, P., Mountain, G.S., and Miller, K.G., 2017, The sedimentary imprint of Pleistocene glacio-eustasy: Implications for global correlations of seismic sequences: Geosphere.

2016

  • Babila, T.L., Rosenthal, Y., Wright, J.D., and Miller, K.G., 2016, A continental shelf perspective of ocean acidification and temperature evolution during the Paleocene-Eocene thermal maximum: Geology.
  • Kominz, M.A., Miller, K.G., Browning, J.V., Katz, M.E., and Mountain, G.S., 2016, Miocene relative sea level on the New Jersey shallow continental shelf and coastal plain derived from one-dimensional backstripping analysis: A case for both eustasy and epeirogeny: Geosphere.
  • Vellekoop, J., Esmeray-Senlet, S., Miller, K.G., Browning, J.V., Sluijs, A., van de Schootbrugge, B., Sinninghe-Damsté, J., Brinkhuis, H., 2016, Evidence for Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary bolide “impact winter” conditions from New Jersey, USA: Geology.

 

Since 2106 members of our group have presented the following papers:

AGU Annual Meeting 2019

  • Adams, A.C., Graham, S.J., Miller, K.G., Browning, J.V., and Mountain, G.S., 2019, Seismic Stratigraphy of the Georges Bank Basin: Implications for Carbon Sequestration.
  • Schmelz, W., Miller, K.G., Mountain, G.S., Baldwin, K., Jordan, L., and Browning, J.V., 2019, Cretaceous sequence stratigraphy of the Baltimore Canyon trough: Implications for evaluating the distribution of offshore carbon storage reservoirs.
  • Stanley, J.N., Walling, S., Taylor, C., Coughenour, C., Miller, K.G., and Browning, J.V., 2019, Investigating Shallow Sub-Surface Features Within the Maya Lowlands of Belize Using Geophysical Applications.
  • Miller, K.G., Browning, J.V., Kopp, R.E., Mountain, G.S., Schmelz, J.W., and Wright, J., 2019, Global Mean Sea-level and Cryospheric Evolution from Deep-sea δ18O and Continental Margin Records: Hothouse, Cool Greenhouse, and Icehouse Worlds.

GSA 2019 papers presented by our group:

  • Bellino, L., Makarova, M., Miller, K.G., Rosenthal, Y., Zhou, X., Browning, J.V., and Wright, J.D., 2019, North Atlantic subtropical sea surface temperatures during the Miocene.
  • Miller, K.G., Browning, J.V., Mountain, G.S., Schmelz, W.J., Kopp, R.E., and Wright, J.D., 2019, IODP reveals the Cenozoic history of sea-level, climate, and CO2 changes.
  • Makarova, M., Miller, K.G., Podrecca, L.G., Mortlock, R.A., Browning, J.V., And Wright, J.D., 2019, Beyond the thermal trigger: Insights on causes and effects of the PETM from new high resolution, submillennial records from the New Jersey coastal plain.
  • Browning, J.V., Miller, K.G., Makarova, M., Sugarman, P.J., Podrecca, L.G., and Wright, J.D., 2019, The enigmatic Marlboro Clay, PETM, and proposed coring transects on the U.S. mid-Atlantic margin.
  • Podrecca, L.G., Makarova, M., Miller, K.G., Browning, J.V., and Wright, J.D., 2019, Expanded record of the Paleocene-Eocene thermal maximum onset in the Appalachian Amazon.
  • Jordan, L.M., Miller, K.G. and Browning, J.V., 2018, Quantitative biostratigraphic analysis of middle cretaceous sequences in Baltimore Canyon Trough, offshore mid Atlantic U.S. margin.
  • Meier, C.L., Knight, M.D., Browning, J.V., Wing, S.L., and Them, T.R., II, 2019, Ocean, atmosphere, land: assessing the source(s) of mercury to sediments across the Paleocene-Eocene thermal maximum.
  • Knight, M.D., Meier, C.L., Browning, J.V., Johansson, S., Lindskog, A, and Them, T.R., II, 2019, Assessing the chemostratigraphic record of sedimentary mercury concentrations across the end-Cretaceous mass extinction event.

AGU Annual Meeting 2018

  • Makarova, M., Galochkina, M., Benaroya, S., Bellino, L., Fircha, J., Miller, K.G., Rosenthal, Y., Browning, J.V., and Wright, J.D., 2018, Evolution of Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation and meridional thermal gradients during the Miocene from legacy DSDP and ODP sites.
  • Galochkina, M., Miller, K.G, Makarova., M., Browning, J.V., and Wright, J.D., 2018, Miocene North Atlantic sea surface and thermocline temperature variations (20-8 Ma).

GSA 2018 papers presented by our group:

  • Miller, K.G., Browning, J.V., and Wright, J.D., 2018, Sea-level changes during Cretaceous to Cenozoic hothouse, cool greenhouse and icehouse worlds.
  • Bellino, L., Miller, K.G., Makarova, M., Rosenthal, Y., Zhou, X., Browning, J.V., Fircha, J., and Wright, J.D., 2018, North Atlantic Ocean sea surface temperatures during the Middle to Late Miocene, 18-8 million years ago.
  • Benaroya, S., Miller, K.G., Makarova, M., Browning, J.V., and Wright, J.D., 2018, Miocene planktonic foraminiferal stable isotopes and sea surface temperatures at North Atlantic Site 608.

AGU Annual Meeting 2017

  • Mountain, G.S., Browning, J.V., and Bova, S.C., 2017, Late Pleistocene shallow water sand transported to the slope at IODP Sites U1484 and U1485 off the north coast of Papua New Guinea: how, when and why?
  • Podrecca, L.G., Miller, K.G., Wright, J.D., Browning, J.V., and Emge, T.J., 2017, Clear as Mud: Changes in Paleoshelf Environments and Deposition Rates at Medford, New Jersey during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum.
  • Johnson, C.S., Fan, Y., Miller, K.G., and Browning, J.V., 2017, Are we sinking Sandy Hook? Possible impacts of groundwater extraction to sea-level change.
  • Makarova, M., Miller, K.G., and Wright, J.D., 2017, Reconstruction of the PETM onset from single specimen analyses of foraminiferal stable isotopes at Medford, NJ.

GSA 2017 papers presented by our group:

  • Hodgson, D.M., Browning, J.V., Miller, K.G., Hesselbo, S.P., Poyatos-More, M., Mountain, G.S., and Proust, J.-N., 2017, Sedimentology, stratigraphic context, and implications of Miocene intrashelf bottomset deposits, offshore New Jersey.
  • Miller, K.G., Wright, J.D., and Browning, J.V., 2017, Changes in global mean sea level determined from deep-sea benthic foraminiferal δ18O and Mg/Ca records over the past 40 myr: implications for margin and platform deposition.
  • Miller, K.G., Lombardi, C., Browning, J.V., Schmelz, W.J., Gallegos, G., Mountain, G.S., and Baldwin, K., 2017, Back to basics of sequence stratigraphy: Early Miocene and Mid-Cretaceous examples from the New Jersey paleoshelf.
  • Podrecca, L.G., Miller, K.G., Wright, J.D., Browning, J.V., and Emge, T.J., 2017, Clear as mud: changes in paleoshelf environments and deposition rates at Medford, New Jersey during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum.
  • Gallegos, G., Miller, K.G., Browning, J.V., Monteverde, D.H., and Mountain, G.S., 2017, Lower Miocene (ca. 20-18 Ma) New Jersey sequence stratigraphy: architecture and onshore-offshore correlations.
  • Galochkina, M., Miller, K.G., Makarova, M., Browning, J.V., and Wright, J.D., 2017, North Atlantic sea surface and thermocline temperature variations during the Middle-Late Miocene (16-8 Ma).
  • Schmelz, W.J., Miller, K.G., Mountain, G.S., and Browning, J.V., 2017, Sequence stratigraphic analysis of Cretaceous strata in the southern Baltimore Canyon Trough: an integration of geological and geophysical data.
  • Schmelz, W.J., Miller, K.G., Mountain, G.S., and Browning, J.V., 2017, Cretaceous Sedimentation Patterns in the Southern Baltimore Canyon Trough: Correlating the Maryland Coastal Plain to the Continental Rise.
  • Baldwin, K.E., Miller, K.G., and Mountain, G.S., 2017, Delineating Mid-Cretaceous seismic and well-log sequences to assess carbon storage potential in the northern Baltimore Canyon trough.
  • Dinterman, P.A., Moore, J.P., Lewis, J.E., Greb, S.F., and Miller, K.G., 2017, Cross-sections from the Midwest Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership: visualizing subsurface carbon storage opportunities across the central and eastern United States.

AGU Annual Meeting 2016

  • Makarova, M., Miller, K.G., Wright, J.D., Rosenthal, Y., Babila, T.L., 2016, Evidence for an enhanced hydrologic cycle during the Paleocene-Eocene thermal maximum from salinity variations on the New Jersey paleoshelf.
  • Wright, J.D., and Miller, K.G., 2016, Foraminiferal stable isotope record at Millville, NJ: Implications for the onset of the PETM.
  • Park, J., Makarova, M., Miller, K.G., Browning, J.V., Wright, J.D., 2016, Changes in bottom water conditions on the New Jersey paleoshelf during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (56 million years ago).

GSA 2016 papers presented by our group:

  • Browning, J.V., Miller, K.G., Hinnov, L.A., and Williford, K.H., Early Jurassic earth system and timescale (JET): Mochras (Wales) corehole.
  • Johnson, C.S., Miller, K.G., Browning, J.V., Kopp, R.E., Horton, B.P., Khan, N.S., Fan, Y., and Stanford, S.D., 2016, Regional and local sources of relative sea-level change at Sandy Hook, NJ.
  • McLaughlin, P.P., Jr., Miller, K.G., Browning, J.V., and Sugarman, P.J., 2016, Palynological constraints on the stratigraphy of the Magothy Formation (Cretaceous), New Jersey and Delaware, and implications for interstate aquifer correlation.
  • Miller, K.G., Makarova, M., Wright, J.D., Aubry, M.-P., Harris, A.D., Esmeray-Senlet, S., Si, W., Browning, J.V., and Park, J.I., 2016, Unraveling δ13C bulk changes across the PETM and K/Pg boundaries: Seawater or artifact?
  • Poirier, R.K., Cronin, T.M., Katz, M.E., Willard, D.A., Schaller, M.F., Miller, K.G., Browning, J.V., and Wehmiller, .F., 2016, Late Quaternary sea-level highstands of the mid-Atlantic US coastal plain and sub-orbital variability with implications for ice sheet sensitivity.
  • Thornburg, J.D., Miller, K.G., and Browning, J.V., 2016, Sequence stratigraphic framework of the mid-Cretaceous nonmarine Potomac Formation in New Jersey and Delaware.

November, 2016

Early Jurassic Earth System and Timescale (JET) Mochras Team did a site visit on 9 Nov. 2016 to Shell Island next to the hamlet of Llanbedr on Cardigan Bay, Wales. The JET team met at the British Geological Survey (BGS) on 10-12 Nov 2016. New data from the Toaracian to Pleinsbachian were presented and the team spent the Nov. 11 examining cores from Hole A.

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Beach at Morfa Dyffryn, Shell Island (Mochras), Wales          Beach at Morfa Dyffryn, Shell Island (Mochras), Wales

 

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            View of Shell Island (Mochras), Wales                                    View on Shell Island

  November, 2016

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Professors Greg Mountain and Yair Rosenthal with post doc Samantha Bova and former student Tali Babilia on deck of D/V JOIDES Resolution in the Western Pacific, International Ocean Discovery Program Expedition 363

 

the co chiefs and the core

      co-chiefs Ann Holbourn and Yair Rosenthal

January, 2016

Ken Miller and Greg Mountain received an award "Mid-Atlantic Offshore Carbon Storage Resource Assessment Project” from the Department of Energy through Battelle for $486,037 (9/1/2015-8/31/2018). This grant will support Stephen Graham to work on the seismic and well log correlations of the eastern George's Bank Basin and two (unnamed) students to work on core material from the GBB and Baltimore Canyon Trough. Congratulations Ken and Greg!

December, 2015
Our lab presented 6 papers at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, 14-18 December, San Francisco, CA:
  • Baldwin, K., Mountain, G.S., and Rosenthal, Y., 2015, Sediment Waves Beneath the West Pacific Warm Pool on Eauripik Rise: A Direct Indicator of Long-Term Bottom Current Flow.
  • Bhatnagar, T. and Mountain, G.S., 2015, Morphology, origin and evolution of Pleistocene submarine canyons, New Jersey continental slope.
  • Makarova, M., Miller, K.G., Wright, J.D., Rosenthal, Y., and Babila, T.L. 2015, Temperature and salinity changes associated with the Paleocene-Eocene Carbon Isotope Excursion along the mid Atlantic margin.
  • Miller, K.G., Browning, J.V., and Wright, J.D., 2015, Sea-level Change during Hothouse, Cool Greenhouse, and Icehouse Worlds.
  • Mountain, G.S., Kucuk, H., Nedimovic, M., Austin, J., Fulthorpe, C., Newton, A., Baldwin, K., Johnson, C., Stanley, S., and Bhatnagar, T., 2015, Sea Level History in 3D: Early results of an ultra-high resolution MCS survey across IODP Expedition 313 drillsites.
  • Nedimovic, M., Mountain, G.S., Austin, J., Fulthorpe, C., Aali, M., Baldwin, K., Bhatnagar, T., Johnson, C., Kucuk, H.M., Newton, A., and Stanley J., 2015, Sea level history in 3D: Data acquisition and processing for an ultra-high resolution MCS survey across IODP Expedition 313 drillsite.
 

November, 2015

Kimberly Baldwin and Lindsey Lugrin successfully defended their Masters theses, "A 2D High-Resolution Seismic Study in the West Pacific Warm Pool on Eauripik Rise: Sediment Waves as a Direct Indicator of Long-Term Bottom Current Flow and Delta Progradation" (Baldwin) and "Channel Drainage Systems from the Early Miocene to the Present Day between Barnegat and Manasquan Inlets, New Jersey" (Lugrin). Currently, Kim works at the University of New Hampshire and Lindsey works at NJGWS. Congratulations Kim and Lindsey!

 

Our lab presented 9 papers at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, 1-4 November, Baltimore, MD:
  • Browning, J.V.Miller, K.G., Hodgson, D.M., Katz, M.E., and Mountain, G.S., 2015, Constraining clinothems from top to bottom: Ground truthing models with seismic, logs, and cores from New Jersey Expedition 313: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs.
  • Fung, M.K., Katz, M.E., Browning, J.V.Miller, K.G., and Wright, J.D., 2015, Exploring Early Eocene hyperthermals from an onshore corehole on the New Jersey paleo-continental shelf (ODP 174AX): Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs.
  • Gallegos, G.E.Miller, K.G.Browning, J.V., Iscimen, T., Monteverde, D.H., and Sugarman, P.J., 2015, Correlation and implications of early Miocene onshore and offshore sequences, New Jersey coastal plain (Legs 150X and 174AX) and shelf (Expedition 313): Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs.
  • Johnson, C.S.Miller, K.G.Browning, J.V., Kopp, R.E., Khan, N.S., and Stanford, S.D., 2015, Why does Sandy Hook have that sinking feeling?: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs.
  • Lombardi, C.J.Miller, K.G.Mountain, G.S.Monteverde, D.H., and McLaughlin, P.J., 2015, Mid-Cretaceous Sequences of the New Jersey Offshore: Implications for Carbon Sequestration: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs.
  • Makarova, M.Miller K.G., and Wright, J.D., 2015, Stable isotopic response of planktonic foraminifera from the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum, New Jersey paleoshelf: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs.
  • Miller, K.G., Kominz, M.A., Browning, J.V., Wright, J.D., and Kopp, R.E., 2015, Atlantic passive-aggressive continental margin architecture: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs.
  • Miller, K.G., Mountain, G.S.Browning, J.V., and Katz, M.E., 2015, Sequence stratigraphy back to basics: Sea-level and climate influences on sequence architecture: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs.
  • Sugarman, P.J.Miller, K.G.Browning, J.V., and McLaughlin Jr., P.P., 2015, Deciphering complex deltaic and nearshore facies using integrative sequence stratigraphy, Magothy Formation (Upper Turonian-Campanian), New Jersey and Delaware: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs.
May, 2015
Our lab presented 2 papers at AGU Joint Assembly meeting, 3-7 May 2015, Montreal, Canada:
  • Lugrin, L., Mountain, G.S., and Offshore Resources Exploration Team at NJGWS, 2015, Seismic Stratigraphy Since the Late Miocene of the Near Shore New Jersey Margin Between Barnegat and Manasquan Inlets, New Jersey.
  • Miller, K.G., Mountain, G.S., Kominz, M.A., Browning, J.V., Wright, J.D., and Kopp, R.E., 2015, Integrating IODP-ICDP Drilling on the Mid-Atlantic U.S. Margin with Deep Sea Isotopic Records: Tectonics or Eustasy?