STRATI 2013 pp 837-839 | Cite as

Isotopic Events Preceding the Badenian Salinity Crisis in the Central Paratethys, Middle Miocene, Poland

  • Krzysztof BukowskiEmail author
  • Arjan de Leeuw
  • Małgorzata Gonera
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Part of the Springer Geology book series (SPRINGERGEOL)


Middle Miocene foraminifera from the Upper Silesian Basin (Poland) have been analysed. The stable oxygen and carbon isotope signatures in Uvigerina, Globigerina bulloides, and Globigerinoides quadrilobatus show a consistent tendency of directional changes. There is an abrupt, strong increase in the proportion of heavy isotopes of δ18O recorded about 10 m below the Badenian evaporites.


Middle Miocene Paratethys Foraminifera Stable isotopes 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Krzysztof Bukowski
    • 1
    Email author
  • Arjan de Leeuw
    • 2
  • Małgorzata Gonera
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Geology, Geophysics and Environment ProtectionAGH University of Science and TechnologyKrakowPoland
  2. 2.CASPCambridgeUK
  3. 3.Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Nature ConservationKrakowPoland

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