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Broecker, Wallace S; Klas, Mieczyslawa; Clark, Elizabeth; Bonani, Georges; Ivy, Susan; Wolfli, Willy (1991): Sedimentation rates calculated on surface sediment samples from different site of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans (Table 1) [dataset]. PANGAEA,, Supplement to: Broecker, WS et al. (1991): The influence of CaCO3 dissolution on core top radiocarbon ages for deep-sea sediments. Paleoceanography, 6(5), 593-608,

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Radiocarbon ages on CaCO3 from deep-sea cores offer constraints on the nature of the CaCO3 dissolution process. The idea is that the toll taken by dissolution on grains within the core top bioturbation zone should be in proportion to their time of residence in this zone. If so, dissolution would shift the mass distribution in favor of younger grains, thereby reducing the mean radiocarbon age for the grain ensemble. We have searched in vain for evidence supporting the existence of such an age reduction. Instead, we find that for water depths of more than 4 km in the tropical Pacific the radiocarbon age increases with the extent of dissolution. We can find no satisfactory steady state explanation and are forced to conclude that this increase must be the result of chemical erosion. The idea is that during the Holocene the rate of dissolution of CaCO3 has exceeded the rain rate of CaCO3. In this circumstance, bioturbation exhumes CaCO3 from the underlying glacial sediment and mixes it with CaCO3 raining from the sea surface.
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Fourth Framework Programme (FP4), grant/award no. MAS3980185: Quaternary Environment of the Eurasian North
Median Latitude: 6.121568 * Median Longitude: 0.624315 * South-bound Latitude: -17.638000 * West-bound Longitude: -174.702833 * North-bound Latitude: 78.225000 * East-bound Longitude: 163.707000
Date/Time Start: 1963-08-15T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 1985-08-01T00:00:00
Minimum DEPTH, sediment/rock: 0.01 m * Maximum DEPTH, sediment/rock: 0.34 m
A180-74 * Latitude: -0.050000 * Longitude: -24.166667 * Elevation: -3329.0 m * Recovery: 4.8 m * Campaign: A150/180 * Method/Device: Piston corer (PC)
CH73-013 * Elevation Start: -2209.0 m * Elevation End: 0.0 m * Campaign: CH7X * Basis: Jean Charcot * Method/Device: Piston corer (PC) * Comment: Position not given
CH182-36 * Latitude: 26.200000 * Longitude: -77.600000 * Elevation: -650.0 m * Location: North Atlantic * Method/Device: Piston corer (PC)
depth is the apparent mixing depth, as determined by a downcore series of radiocarbon age
#NameShort NameUnitPrincipal InvestigatorMethod/DeviceComment
1Event labelEvent
2Latitude of eventLatitude
3Longitude of eventLongitude
4Elevation of eventElevationm
5DEPTH, sediment/rockDepth sedmGeocode
6Age, datedAge datedkaBroecker, Wallace SAge, 14C conventional
7Sedimentation rateSRcm/kaBroecker, Wallace SCalculatedsedimentation rates are based on radiocarbon dating
8Reference/sourceReferenceBroecker, Wallace S
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