Post-Mesozoic Rapid Increase of Seawater Mg/Ca due to Enhanced Mantle-Seawater Interaction

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Ligi, Marco ; Bonatti, Enrico ; Cuffaro, Marco ; Brunelli, Daniele (2013)
  • Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
  • Journal: Scientific Reports, volume 3 (issn: 2045-2322, eissn: 2045-2322)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC3783036, doi: 10.1038/srep02752
  • Subject: Article

The seawater Mg/Ca ratio increased significantly from ~ 80 Ma to present, as suggested by studies of carbonate veins in oceanic basalts and of fluid inclusions in halite. We show here that reactions of mantle-derived peridotites with seawater along slow spreading mid-oc... View more
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