Mesozoic Oceanic Anoxic Events and the Associated Black Shale Deposits as a Potential Source of Energy


"Oceanic anoxic events (OAEs) are considered as periods of oxygen deficiency in many oceans; accompanied by accumulation of organic-rich black shales. Mesozoic anoxic events were recognized based on the presence of black shales that are rich in organic matter. The most significant anoxic events during the Mesozoic are the Early Toarcian, the Early Aptian, and the Cenomanian–Turonian. The less significant events are the Valanginian-Hauterivian, the Hauterivian-Barremian, the Aptian-Albian, the Late Albian, the Albian-Cenomanian, and the Coniacian-Santonian. [...]".


Source: Springer Nature
Authors: Tarek Anan & Adam El-Shahat 

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