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Middle Miocene closure of the Central American Seaway

Overview of attention for article published in Science, April 2015
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4 blogs
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147 tweeters
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14 Facebook pages
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9 Wikipedia pages
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1 Google+ user

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Title
Middle Miocene closure of the Central American Seaway
Published in
Science, April 2015
DOI 10.1126/science.aaa2815
Pubmed ID
Authors

C. Montes, A. Cardona, C. Jaramillo, A. Pardo, J. C. Silva, V. Valencia, C. Ayala, L. C. Pérez-Angel, L. A. Rodriguez-Parra, V. Ramirez, H. Niño

Abstract

Uranium-lead geochronology in detrital zircons and provenance analyses in eight boreholes and two surface stratigraphic sections in the northern Andes provide insight into the time of closure of the Central American Seaway. The timing of this closure has been correlated with Plio-Pleistocene global oceanographic, atmospheric, and biotic events. We found that a uniquely Panamanian Eocene detrital zircon fingerprint is pronounced in middle Miocene fluvial and shallow marine strata cropping out in the northern Andes but is absent in underlying lower Miocene and Oligocene strata. We contend that this fingerprint demonstrates a fluvial connection, and therefore the absence of an intervening seaway, between the Panama arc and South America in middle Miocene times; the Central American Seaway had vanished by that time.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 12 2%
Brazil 8 1%
Colombia 6 <1%
United Kingdom 3 <1%
Japan 2 <1%
Mexico 2 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Chile 1 <1%
Costa Rica 1 <1%
Other 4 <1%
Unknown 675 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 137 19%
Researcher 119 17%
Student > Master 112 16%
Student > Bachelor 110 15%
Student > Doctoral Student 50 7%
Other 110 15%
Unknown 77 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 249 35%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 244 34%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 37 5%
Environmental Science 35 5%
Engineering 12 2%
Other 22 3%
Unknown 116 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 325. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 October 2021.
All research outputs
#64,275
of 19,545,556 outputs
Outputs from Science
#2,630
of 74,337 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#830
of 237,812 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science
#67
of 1,227 outputs
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