Figure F39. Total reflectance (L*) records for the Paleocene/Eocene boundary interval at four sites (Holes 1209C, 1210A, 1212A, and 1211A) in a depth transect across Shatsky Rise. Reflectance (L*) is a rough indicator of CaCO3 content as demonstrated in the Hole 1210A plot where CaCO3 is plotted as well. The abrupt decrease in L* denoted between the ages of 58.95 and 54.83 Ma represents an hypothesized shoaling of the lysocline associated with the LPTM event. Water depths are indicated at the bottom of each plot.
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