SCIENCE CHINA Earth Sciences, Volume 60 , Issue 1 : 1-4(2017) https://doi.org/10.1007/s11430-016-0278-3

Special Topic: Cretaceous greenhouse palaeoclimate and sea-level changes


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We would like to thank the editor Prof. Fuyuan Wu for handling the papers for reviewing and publishing. We also appreciated the time and effort from the reviewers including Xi Chen (Beijing, China), David Batten (Manchester, UK), Andy Gale (Portsmouth, UK), Yuan Gao (Beijing, China), David J. Horne (London, UK), Jianguo Li (Nanjing, China), Xianghui Li (Nanjing, China), Yongxiang Li (Nanjing, China), Florentin Maurrasse (Miami, USA), Relu-Dumitru Roban (Bucharest, Romania), Stuart Robinson (Oxford, UK), Dmitry Ruban (Rostov-na-Donu, Russia), Marina Suarez (San Antonio, USA), Pujun Wang (Changchun, China). The first author acknowledges the financial support from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) for Distinguished Young Scholar (Grant No. 41525007). This is an contribution to the IGCP609. This paper is a contribution of IGCP Project 609 “Climate-environmental deteriorations during greenhouse phases: Causes and consequences of short-term Cretaceous sea-level changes”.


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