By James R. Ehleringer, Thure Cerling, M. Denise Dearing
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2‰) for associated organic matter. In order to derive paleoclimatic information from the stable isotopic composition of paleosol carbonate and organic matter, it is necessary to establish that the samples have not undergone any postdepositional alteration. The ﬁnegrained fabric in the samples and the dominance of pedogenic micrite along with general absence of sparry calcite rule out major recrystallization subsequent 22 Prosenjit Ghosh et al. 7. Plot of δ18O versus δ13C values of the pedogenic carbonates from the Motur, Denwa, Tiki, Bagra, and Lameta formations.
We have, therefore, chosen 20ЊC as the temperature of soil carbonate precipitation for the Motur Formation and 25ЊC for the Denwa, Tiki, and Bagra formations. Estimation Based on Oxygen Isotope Ratios. An independent estimate of surface temperature can be obtained based on δ18O values of the carbonates and composition of the ancient soil water in these locations. Soil water is derived from precipitation the composition of which depends on the latitude and the composition of the ocean water. The average δ18O values of the present-day rainfall 26 Prosenjit Ghosh et al.
This horizon passes gradually to an underlying horizon of numerous isolated pebblesized globules, small (2–7 cm long) calcareous rhizocretions and pale yellowgray mottles. The larger inclined features of the overlying horizon, however, cut across the lower horizon. The discordant relationship between the horizons and the large inclined features along with their sandy ﬁlls suggest that these are possibly desiccation cracks. The smaller inclined features can possibly be equated with the pedogenic slickensides noted in the upper part of the modern day vertisols (Soil Survey Staff 1975).