Powell, Ross; Krissek, Lawrence A; van der Meer, Jaap (2000): Environmental analysis on sediment core CRP-2 from the Ross Sea, Antarctica. PANGAEA, https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.510752, Supplement to: Powell, R et al. (2000): Preliminary depositional environmental analysis of CRP-2/2A, Victoria Land Basin, Antarctica: palaeoglaciological and palaeoclimatic inferences. Terra Antartica, 7(3), 313-322, hdl:10013/epic.28273.d001
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Cape Roberts Project drill core 2/2A was obtained from Roberts Ridge, a sea-floor high located at 77° S, 16 km offshore from Cape Roberts in western McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. The recovered core is about 624 m long and includes strata dated as being Quaternary, Pliocene, Miocene and Oligocene in age. The core includes twelve facies commonly occurring in associations that are repeated in particular sequences throughout the core and which are interpreted as representing different depositional environments through time. Depositional systems inferred to be represented in the succession include: outer shelf with minor iceberg influence, outer shelf-inner shelf-nearshore to shoreface under iceberg influence, deltaic and/or grounding-line fan, and ice proximal-ice marginal-subglacial (mass flow/rainout diamictite/subglacial till) singly or in combination. Changes in palaeoenvironmental interpretations up the core are used to estimate relative glacial proximity to the site through time. These inferred glacial fluctuations are then compared with the global eustatic sea level and d18O curves to evaluate the potential of glacial fluctuations on Antarctica influencing these records of global change. Although the comparisons are tentative at present, the records do have similarities, but there are also some differences especially in possible number (and perhaps magnitude) of glacial fluctuations that require further evaluation.
Latitude: -77.005981 * Longitude: 163.719450
Date/Time Start: 1998-10-01T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 1998-11-25T14:20:00
CRP-2 (14.2 km at 096° true from Cape Roberts) * Latitude: -77.005983 * Longitude: 163.719450 * Date/Time: 1998-10-01T00:00:00 * Elevation: -177.9 m * Recovery: 57.42 m * Location: off Cape Roberts, Ross Sea, Antarctica * Campaign: CRP-2 * Basis: Sampling/drilling from ice * Device: Core wireline system (CWS) * Comment: 921 m at 284° from CRP-1. Sea-ice thickness: 2.0 m (1 Oct) to 2.2 m (23 Nov). Sea riser embedded to 13.03 mbsf. Lateral ice movement: 9.87 m to east from 17 Oct to 23 Nov. HQ core to 199.31 mbsf. NQ core to 624.15 mbsf
CRP-2A (14.2 km at 096° true from Cape Roberts) * Latitude: -77.005980 * Longitude: 163.719450 * Date/Time Start: 1998-10-16T07:30:00 * Date/Time End: 1998-11-25T14:20:00 * Elevation: -177.9 m * Recovery: 624 m * Location: off Cape Roberts, Ross Sea, Antarctica * Campaign: CRP-2 * Basis: Sampling/drilling from ice * Device: Core wireline system (CWS) * Comment: 921 m at 284° from CRP-1. Sea-ice thickness: 2.0 m (1 Oct) to 2.2 m (23 Nov). Sea riser embedded to 13.03 mbsf. Lateral ice movement: 9.87 m to east from 17 Oct to 23 Nov. HQ core to 199.31 mbsf. NQ core to 624.15 mbsf. 13.03 to 45.97 mbsf, 11.29 m (34%) partially following CRP-2. 45.07 to 624.15 mbsf, 548.67 m (95%) new hole. Deepest core-lithology: hard sandy siltstone. Deepest core-age: earliest Oligocene (ca. 33 Ma on diatoms, nannofossils and dinoflagellates)
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- Powell, R; Krissek, LA; van der Meer, J (2000): (Table 1) Facies characteristics and their interpretations of sediment cores CRP-2/2A. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.451667
- Powell, R; Krissek, LA; van der Meer, J (2000): (Table 2) Percentages of lithofacies through sediment cores CRP-2/2A devided into time periods (Table 2). https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.451778