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Matthies, Dietmar; Troll, Georg (1987): Fluor and opal in surface sediment from the Bransfield Strait (Table 1) [dataset]. PANGAEA,, Supplement to: Matthies, D; Troll, G (1987): The importance of biogenic opal sediment input for the fluorine chemistry of Antarctic marine sediments (Bransfield Strait and Weddell Sea). Polarforschung, 57(1-2), 115-121, hdl:10013/epic.29586.d001

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The influence of biogenic opal sediment input (mainly diatom skeletons) on the fluorine budget of marine sediments will be shown for 24 sampling stations of the antarctic regions of Bransfield Strait, Powell Basin, South Orkney Plateau and northwestern Weddell Sea. 4 bulk samples, one from each sedimentation area, contain 9 to 28 wt.-% of biogenic opal , the clay fraction of the 24 samples investigated have 2 to 82 wt.-%. The fluorine concentration in the amorphous biogenic component is 15 ppm. 300 to 800 ppm of fluorine were measured in the clay fractions, 330 to 920 ppm in their lithogenic components. Biogenic opal causes a decrease in fluorine concentration of the sediment by a considerable amount: 6 to 56 % relative to the clay fraction, due to the proportions involved. Biogenic opal is therefore taken into account as a 'diluting' factor for the fluorine budget in marine sediments.
Fourth Framework Programme (FP4), grant/award no. MAS3970141: Silicon Cycling in the World Ocean
Median Latitude: -62.432683 * Median Longitude: -50.828539 * South-bound Latitude: -63.959999 * West-bound Longitude: -61.786700 * North-bound Latitude: -60.601700 * East-bound Longitude: -44.068298
Date/Time Start: 1983-11-26T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 1983-12-20T00:00:00
Minimum DEPTH, sediment/rock: m * Maximum DEPTH, sediment/rock: m
PS1138-4 (PS04/225) * Latitude: -62.275000 * Longitude: -57.643333 * Date/Time: 1983-11-26T00:00:00 * Elevation: -1947.0 m * Penetration: 13 m * Recovery: 12.25 m * Location: King George Island, Antarctic Peninsula * Campaign: ANT-II/3 (PS04) * Basis: Polarstern * Method/Device: Kasten corer (KAL)
PS1141-2 (PS04/228) * Latitude: -63.531700 * Longitude: -61.786700 * Date/Time: 1983-11-29T00:00:00 * Elevation: -1417.0 m * Penetration: 0.3 m * Recovery: 0.3 m * Location: Low Island * Campaign: ANT-II/3 (PS04) * Basis: Polarstern * Method/Device: Giant box corer (GKG)
PS1147-6 (PS04/234) * Latitude: -61.625000 * Longitude: -54.861667 * Date/Time: 1983-12-05T00:00:00 * Elevation: -2200.0 m * Penetration: 3.9 m * Recovery: 2.46 m * Location: Elephant Island * Campaign: ANT-II/3 (PS04) * Basis: Polarstern * Method/Device: Kasten corer (KAL)
#NameShort NameUnitPrincipal InvestigatorMethod/DeviceComment
1Event labelEvent
2DEPTH, sediment/rockDepth sedmGeocode
3Latitude of eventLatitude
4Longitude of eventLongitude
5Elevation of eventElevationm
6FluorineFmg/kgMatthies, DietmarBulk
7FluorineFmg/kgMatthies, DietmarLithogenic component
8FluorineFmg/kgMatthies, DietmarAmorphous component
9Lithogenic materialLitho%Matthies, Dietmar
10Opal, biogenic silicabSiO2%Matthies, Dietmar
11Volcanic glassVolc glass%Matthies, Dietmar
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