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Barash, Max S; Matul, Alexander G; Kazarina, Galina Kh; Khusid, Tatyana A; Abelmann, Andrea; Biebow, Nicole; Nürnberg, Dirk; Tiedemann, Ralf (2006): (Table 1) Content of sand fraction components in sediments of the interglacial MIS 7 optimum from Core LV28-42-4. PANGAEA,, Supplement to: Barash, MS et al. (2006): Paleoceanography of the central Sea of Okhotsk during the Middle Pleistocene (350-190 ka) as inferred from micropaleontological data. Oceanology, 46(4), 501-512,

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Distribution of diatoms, radiolarians, planktonic and benthic foraminifers, and sediment components in fraction >0.125 mm was analyzed in a core obtained from the central Sea of Okhotsk within frameworks of the Russian-German KOMEX Project. The core section characterizes the period 190-350 ka, which corresponds to marine-isotopic stages (MIS) 7 to 10. During glacial MIS 10 and MIS 8, the basin accumulated terrigenous material lacking microfossils or containing them in low abundance, which reflects, along with their composition, heavy sea-ice conditions, suppressed bioproductivity, and bottom environment aggressive toward calcium carbonate. Interglacial MIS 9 was characterized by elevated bioproductivity with accumulation of diatomaceous ooze during the climatic optimum (328 to 320 ka). Water exchange with the Pacific was maximal from 328 to 324 ka ago. Environment became moderate and close to the present-day one at the end of the optimum exhibiting possible existence of a dichothermal layer with substantial amounts of surface Pacific water still flowing into the basin. Similar to interglacial MIS 5e and MIS 1, ''old'' Pacific water determined near-bottom environment in the central Sea of Okhotsk during that period, although influx of terrigenous material was higher, probably reflecting more humid climate of the region. Slight warming marked the terminal MIS 8 (approximately 260 ka ago). Paleoceanographic situation during the interglacial MIS 7 was highly variable: from warm-water to almost glacial. The main climatic optimum of MIS 7 occurred within 220-210 ka, when subsurface stratification increased and the dichothermal layer developed. Bottom environment during the studied time interval, except for the optimum of interglacial MIS 9, resembled those characteristic of glacial periods: actively formed ''young'' Okhotsk water displaced ''old'' Pacific deep water.
Latitude: 51.714767 * Longitude: 150.985417
Date/Time Start: 1998-08-22T10:33:00 * Date/Time End: 1998-08-22T10:33:00
Minimum DEPTH, sediment/rock: 6.56 m * Maximum DEPTH, sediment/rock: 7.21 m
LV28-42-4 * Latitude: 51.714767 * Longitude: 150.985417 * Date/Time: 1998-08-22T10:33:00 * Elevation: -1041.0 m * Recovery: 10.84 m * Location: Sea of Okhotsk * Campaign: LV28 (KOMEX I) * Basis: Akademik M.A. Lavrentyev * Device: Gravity corer (GC) * Comment: East/West Transect cont./1084 cm/
#NameShort NameUnitPrincipal InvestigatorMethodComment
1AGEAgeka BPGeocode
2DEPTH, sediment/rockDepthmGeocode
3TerrigenousTerr%Barash, Max SMicroscopy
4Tephra/volcanic ashTephra%Barash, Max SMicroscopy
5PlanktonPlankt%Barash, Max SMicroscopysiliceous
6Foraminifera, plankticForam plankt%Barash, Max SMicroscopy
7Foraminifera, benthicForam bent%Barash, Max SMicroscopy
8Sample commentSample commentBarash, Max S
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