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Actvity Summary: This Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) core is from the Walvis Ridge in the South Atlantic.


This core shows two time periods when a warming climate initiated a rapid release of carbon resulting in extreme ocean acidification.


  • Standard E: Earth and space science
  • Standard G: Science in personal and social perspectives

  • Patterns
  • Cause and effect
  • Stability and change

  • Developing and using models
  • Analyzing and interpreting data

  • ESS1. C The history of the planet Earth
  • ESS2. D Weather and climate
  • ESS3.B Natural Hazards
  • ESS3.D Global climate change