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author = {Matthewman, R and Cotton, LJ and Martins, Z and Sephton, MA},
doi = {10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2012.05.009},
journal = {Marine and Petroleum Geology},
pages = {41--52},
title = {Organic geochemistry of Late Jurassic paleosols (Dirt Beds) of Dorset, UK},
url = {},
volume = {37},
year = {2012}

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AB - Paleosols from the lower part of the Purbeck Limestone Group, which crops out extensively in Dorset, southern England, are shown to contain type IV kerogens. Comparisons with Mesozoic organic materials suggest that some of the paleosol kerogen is composed of fossil charcoal. The charcoal would have been produced by wildfires in the undergrowth of Purbeck gymnosperm forests. Contrasting the paleosol charcoal with laboratory produced counterparts suggest that, originally, significant amounts of functionalised organic matter should have persisted. Secondary oxidation and decay processes, therefore, must have removed all but the most resistant aromatic units in the charcoal. The importance of post-fire processes implies a strong influence on preservation from oxygen supply, water washing and host sediment type. These factors may have been related to pedogenesis, relative sea level and local fault movement in the late Jurassic.
AU - Matthewman,R
AU - Cotton,LJ
AU - Martins,Z
AU - Sephton,MA
DO - 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2012.05.009
EP - 52
PY - 2012///
SN - 0264-8172
SP - 41
TI - Organic geochemistry of Late Jurassic paleosols (Dirt Beds) of Dorset, UK
T2 - Marine and Petroleum Geology
UR -
VL - 37
ER -