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Sager, William W (2002): Paleomagnetic of basalts from ODP Site 145-883 on Detroit Seamount. PANGAEA,, Supplement to: Sager, WW (2002): Basalt core paleomagnetic data from Ocean Drilling Program Site 883 on Detroit Seamount, northern Emperor Seamount chain, and implications for the paleolatitude of the Hawaiian hotspot. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 199(3-4), 347-358,

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Paleomagnetic data were measured from basaltic flows cored by the Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) at Site 883 on the summit of Detroit Seamount, located in the northernmost Emperor seamounts. These data are important because they reflect the paleolatitude of Hawaiian volcanism for the Late Cretaceous and bear upon geodynamic models of hotspot drift. A total of 143 samples were measured, from cores acquired at two ~20-30 m apart. Most samples gave apparently reliable magnetic directions that were analyzed in a tiered fashion to compute a composite inclination vs. depth curve. One hole gave 13 distinct inclination groups, the other 10, and the two were combined into nine groups thought to represent independent measurements of paleofield direction. These data indicate normal magnetic polarity and give a mean inclination of 61.5+10.6°/-6.4° and paleolatitude of 42.8+13.2°/-7.6° (95% confidence limits). This paleolatitude is 6.2° higher than results from another ODP site (884) drilled on the lower flank of the same seamount. The difference is thought to result partly from an age difference (1-3 Myr) and partly from incomplete averaging of paleosecular variation at both drill sites. Together, the data from the two sites reinforce the conclusion that the northern Emperor seamounts were formed far north of the present-day hotspot latitude (~19.5°N) and suggest prior estimates of the amount and rate of southward drift may have been low. This analysis also illustrates uncertainties in determining paleolatitude from a small number of lava flow units from a single drill site.
Median Latitude: 51.198500 * Median Longitude: 167.768200 * South-bound Latitude: 51.198400 * West-bound Longitude: 167.768100 * North-bound Latitude: 51.198600 * East-bound Longitude: 167.768300
Date/Time Start: 1992-08-13T21:30:00 * Date/Time End: 1992-08-20T04:30:00
145-883E * Latitude: 51.198600 * Longitude: 167.768300 * Date/Time Start: 1992-08-13T21:30:00 * Date/Time End: 1992-08-16T18:45:00 * Elevation: -2397.0 m * Penetration: 856.5 m * Recovery: 116.56 m * Location: North Pacific Ocean * Campaign: Leg145 * Basis: Joides Resolution * Device: Drilling/drill rig (DRILL) * Comment: 23 cores; 226 m cored; 0 m drilled; 51.6 % recovery
145-883F * Latitude: 51.198400 * Longitude: 167.768100 * Date/Time Start: 1992-08-16T18:45:00 * Date/Time End: 1992-08-20T04:30:00 * Elevation: -2397.0 m * Penetration: 849.4 m * Recovery: 13.58 m * Location: North Pacific Ocean * Campaign: Leg145 * Basis: Joides Resolution * Device: Drilling/drill rig (DRILL) * Comment: 3 cores; 29.4 m cored; 0 m drilled; 46.2 % recovery
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