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UWM Fall 2020
Sed Group Meetings

Oct 5: Neoproterozoic Glaciations

Oct 5: NeoP Glaciations

Main Paper for Discussion:

Le Heron, D., Eyles, N., & Busfield, M. (2020). The Laurentian Neoproterozoic Glacial Interval: reappraising the extent and timing of glaciation, Austrian Journal of Earth Sciences, 113(1), 59-70. doi: [PDF]

Supplementary Materials:

  • The Original "Snowball Earth" Paper:

    • Hoffman, P. F., Kaufman, A. J., Halverson, G. P., & Schrag, D. P. (1998). A Neoproterozoic snowball earth. science, 281(5381), 1342-1346. [PDF]

  • Some Late 90's Discussion:

    • Jenkins, G. S., & Smith, S. R. (1999). GCM simulations of Snowball Earth conditions during the late Proterozoic. Geophysical Research Letters, 26(15), 2263-2266. [PDF]

    • Jenkins, Gregory S., and Christopher R. Scotese. (1998) "An early snowball earth?." Science 282.5394 (1998): 1643-1643.

    • Christie-Blick, N., Sohl, L. E., & Kennedy, M. J. (1999). Considering a Neoproterozoic snowball earth.[PDF]

  • Some Subsequent Papers (in no particular order):

    • Etienne, J. L., Allen, P. A., Rieu, R., Le Guerroué, E., & Hambrey, M. J. (2007). Neoproterozoic glaciated basins: a critical review of the Snowball Earth hypothesis by comparison with Phanerozoic glaciations. SPECIAL PUBLICATION-INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SEDIMENTOLOGISTS, 39, 343. [PDF]

    • Xiao, S. (2004). Neoproterozoic glaciations and the fossil record. In The extreme proterozoic: geology, geochemistry, and climate (Vol. 146, pp. 199-214). American Geophysical Union (AGU), Washington DC. [PDF]

    • Hoffman, P. F. (2005). 28th DeBeers Alex. Du Toit Memorial Lecture, 2004. On Cryogenian (Neoproterozoic) ice-sheet dynamics and the limitations of the glacial sedimentary record. South African Journal of Geology, 108(4), 557-577. [PDF]

    • Hoffman, P. F., Abbot, D. S., Ashkenazy, Y., Benn, D. I., Brocks, J. J., Cohen, P. A., ... & Fairchild, I. J. (2017). Snowball Earth climate dynamics and Cryogenian geology-geobiology. Science Advances, 3(11), e1600983. [PDF]

    • Rooney, A. D., Strauss, J. V., Brandon, A. D., & Macdonald, F. A. (2015). A Cryogenian chronology: Two long-lasting synchronous Neoproterozoic glaciations. Geology, 43(5), 459-462. [PDF]

    • Spence, G. H., Le Heron, D. P., & Fairchild, I. J. (2016). Sedimentological perspectives on climatic, atmospheric and environmental change in the Neoproterozoic Era. Sedimentology, 63(2), 253-306. [PDF]

    • Keller, C. B., Husson, J. M., Mitchell, R. N., Bottke, W. F., Gernon, T. M., Boehnke, P., ... & Peters, S. E. (2019). Neoproterozoic glacial origin of the Great Unconformity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 116(4), 1136-1145. [PDF]

    • Benn, D. I., Le Hir, G., Bao, H., Donnadieu, Y., Dumas, C., Fleming, E. J., ... & Stevenson, C. T. (2015). Orbitally forced ice sheet fluctuations during the Marinoan Snowball Earth glaciation. Nature Geoscience, 8(9), 704-707. [PDF]

  • In Popular Science:

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