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Monien, P et al. (2011): Geochemistry on sediment profile PS69/335. doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.759993,
Supplement to: Monien, Patrick; Schnetger, Bernhard; Brumsack, Hans-Jürgen; Hass, H Christian; Kuhn, Gerhard (2011): A geochemical record of late Holocene paleoenvironmental changes at King George Island (maritime Antarctica). Antarctic Science, 23(3), 255-267, doi:10.1017/S095410201100006X
Abstract:
During RV Polarstern cruise ANT-XXIII/4 in 2006, a gravity core (PS69/335-2) and a giant box core (PS69/335-1) were retrieved from Maxwell Bay off King George Island (KGI). Comprehensive geochemical (bulk parameters, quantitative XRF, Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry) and radiometric dating analyses (14C, 210Pb) were performed on both cores. A comparison with geochemical data from local bedrock demonstrates a mostly detrital origin for the sediments, but also points to an overprint from changing bioproductivity in the overlying water column in addition to early diagenetic processes. Furthermore, ten tephra layers that were most probably derived from volcanic activity on Deception Island were identified. Variations in the vertical distribution of selected elements in Maxwell Bay sediments further indicate a shift in source rock provenance as a result of changing glacier extents during the past c. 1750 years that may be linked to the Little Ice Age and the Medieval Warm Period. Whereas no evidence for a significant increase in chemical weathering rates was found, 210Pb data revealed that mass accumulation rates in Maxwell Bay have almost tripled since the 1940s (0.66 g cm-2 yr-1 in AD 2006), which is probably linked to rapid glacier retreat in this region due to recent warming.
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Median Latitude: -62.258450 * Median Longitude: -58.772800 * South-bound Latitude: -62.258500 * West-bound Longitude: -58.773200 * North-bound Latitude: -62.258400 * East-bound Longitude: -58.772400
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PS69/335-1 * * Latitude: -62.258500 * Longitude: -58.773200 * Date/Time: 2006-04-06T10:19:00 * Elevation: -462.0 m * Recovery: 0.60 m * Location: Potter Cove, King George Island, Antarctic Peninsula * * Campaign: ANT-XXIII/4 (PS69) * * Basis: Polarstern * * Device: Giant box corer * * Comment: 1 surface sample sedimentology; 1 surface sample archive; 2 subcores (0-60 cmbsf; 0-60 cmbsf), 1 frozen subcore; 1-cm slices from two subcores 0-44.5 cmbsf and 0-44.5 cmbsf
PS69/335-2 * * Latitude: -62.258400 * Longitude: -58.772400 * Date/Time: 2006-04-06T11:00:00 * Elevation: -461.0 m * Recovery: 9.43 m * Location: Potter Cove, King George Island, Antarctic Peninsula * * Campaign: ANT-XXIII/4 (PS69) * * Basis: Polarstern * * Device: Gravity corer * * Comment: 13 core sections (0-35 cmbsf; 35-129 cmbsf; 129-228 cmbsf; 228-328 cmbsf; 328-428 cmbsf; 428-528 cmbsf; 528-628 cmbsf; 628-728 cmbsf; 728-828 cmbsf; 828-929 cmbsf; 929-932 cmbsf; 932-940 cmbsf; 940-943 cmbsf)
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