Stable carbon isotope development and sea-level changes during the Late Ludlow (Silurian) of the Łysogóry region (Rzepin section, Holy Cross Mountains, Poland)

Journal article
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Publication Details

Author(s): Kozłowski W, Munnecke A
Journal: Facies
Publication year: 2010
Volume: 56
Journal issue: 4
Pages range: 615-633
ISSN: 0172-9179
Language: English


Abstract


The Ludlow deposits of the Winnica Formation in the Rzepin section (Holy Cross Mountains, Poland) have been studied with respect to their facies evolution and stable carbon isotope ratios from whole-rock samples. The C-isotope curve of the Rzepin section records a distinct positive excursion with maximal values of +8.9‰. A Late Ludlow positive isotope excursion is known from different paleocontinents and thus is regarded as a global isotope event. The presence of the event allows for a chemostratigraphic correlation of the Rzepin profile with the classical, biostratigraphically well-dated Gotland section. The Ludlow deposits of the Holy Cross Mountains are interpreted in terms of sea-level changes during the isotope excursion. Because the Rzepin and Gotland sections are positioned on the opposite sides of the same foreland basin, a comparison of their sequence stratigraphy allows to test the regularities of the sea-level changes on the shelf of Baltica. In the present paper, a modified view of the recently published sequence stratigraphy of the Gotland succession is presented. Our results indicate that the positive Ludlow δC excursion is connected with prolonged low-stand conditions with small, internal transgressive pulses. © 2010 Springer-Verlag.


FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Munnecke, Axel Prof. Dr.
Professur für Paläontologie (Schwerpunkt Faziesanalyse)


External institutions
University of Warsaw / Uniwersytet Warszawski


How to cite

APA:
Kozłowski, W., & Munnecke, A. (2010). Stable carbon isotope development and sea-level changes during the Late Ludlow (Silurian) of the Łysogóry region (Rzepin section, Holy Cross Mountains, Poland). Facies, 56(4), 615-633. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10347-010-0220-6

MLA:
Kozłowski, Wojciech, and Axel Munnecke. "Stable carbon isotope development and sea-level changes during the Late Ludlow (Silurian) of the Łysogóry region (Rzepin section, Holy Cross Mountains, Poland)." Facies 56.4 (2010): 615-633.

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