3 Works

Digging into Eocene hothouse climate variability: Linking X-ray fluorescence (XRF) scanning and palynology of Messel sediment cores

Stefanie Kaboth-Bahr , André Bahr , Olaf Lenz , Volker Wilde , Sonja Wedmann & Jörg Pross
The late early to early middle Eocene (~48 Ma) maar lake sediments of the famous Messel fossil-pit, located near Darmstadt, SW Germany, represent a prime archive for climate dynamics operating during the geologically most recent greenhouse period of the Earth. In this study, we investigate the potential of geochemical data obtained via high-resolution XRF core scanning to decipher hydrologic variability from the Messel sediments. Such data have the potential to yield insight into the paleoenvironmental...

Current use of geological resources under the view of sustainability - examples from the UNESCO Global Geopark Harz . Braunschweiger Land . Ostfalen

Henning Zellmer & Volker Wilde
When it comes to the mining and use of local geological raw materials, a reflexive, sometimes undifferentiated social rejection arises. The ore, hydrocarbon and coal consumption have now been reduced through recycling and the use of alternative energies or have been replaced by imported products. The last open-cast lignite mine in Schöningen was closed in 2016, the last Harz ore mine in Bad Grund in 1992 and the last iron ore mining in the Salzgitter...

The influence of sea-level changes on Eocene coastal wetlands during greenhouse conditions at the southern edge of the proto-North Sea in Northern Germany

Olaf Klaus Lenz , Volker Wilde & Walter Riegel
The sedimentary succession of the Helmstedt Lignite Mining District at Schöningen in northern Germany includes the upper Paleocene to lower Eocene Schöningen Formation and the middle Eocene Helmstedt Formation. It covers the entire Paleogene greenhouse phase including the long-term Early Eocene Climatic Optimum (EECO) and short-term events such as the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM/ETM1) and its gentle demise almost continuously in an estuarine situation at the southern edge of the proto-North Sea. Due to the...

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  • Senckenberg Society for Nature Research
  • Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum Frankfurt/M
  • Heidelberg University
  • University of Potsdam
  • Technical University of Darmstadt