PETM Core Model (IODP 208)

Summary:

This Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) core from the Walvis Ridge in the South Atlantic.
Topic: 
Cores
Topic: 
Climate Change
Activity Type: 
Kits and Loan Items
Grade level: 
5-8
Grade level: 
9-12
Grade level: 
Informal

This Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) core from the Walvis Ridge in the South Atlantic shows the distinct boundary between two time periods when a warming climate initiated a rapid release of carbon resulting in extreme ocean acidification.

How to use the core model with students:

  1.     Review the core background information and other resources provided with the kit.
  2.     Use What You See Is What You Get< with the core model instead of or along with the core photos referenced in the activity.
  3.     Use the model with these more in depth activities and resources from the PETM theme page<.
  •         Abrupt Events of the Past 70 million years-Evidence from Scientific Ocean Drilling
  •         Introductory Activity: Oxygen Isotopes, Milankovitch and Climate
  •         Paleocene- Eocence Thermal Maximum

                             A)   Part 1: ship-board data and analysi

                              B)  Part 2: Shore-based data and analysis

  •         PETM in Review
  •         Global Change Today and Lessons from the PETM