Mohtadi, Mahyar; Hebbeln, Dierk; Marchant, Margarita (2005): Spatial distribution of isotopic compositions of Globigerina bulloides and Neogloboquadrina pachyderma (dex.) and the faunal assemblages of planktic foraminifera in surface sediment samples along the Chilean continental slope between 23°S and 44°S. PANGAEA, https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.726861, Supplement to: Mohtadi, M et al. (2005): Upwelling and productivity along the Peru-Chile current derived from faunal and isotopic compositions of planktic foraminifera in surface sediments. Marine Geology, 216(3), 107-126, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.margeo.2005.01.008
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We report on the spatial distribution of isotopic compositions of the two planktic foraminifera species Globigerina bulloides and Neogloboquadrina pachyderma (dex.), and the faunal assemblages of planktic foraminifera in 91 surface sediment samples along the Chilean continental slope between 23°S and 44°S. Both d13C and d18O data of N. pachyderma (dex.) show little variability in the study area. North of 39°S, the isotopic values of N. pachyderma (dex.) are heavier than those of G. bulloides, whereas south of 39°S, this relation inverses. This is indicative for a change from a well-mixed, deep thermocline caused by coastal upwelling north of 39°S to well-stratified water masses in a non-upwelling environment south of 39°S. In addition, the faunal composition of planktic foraminifera marks this change by transition from an upwelling assemblage north of 39°S to a high-nutrient-non-upwelling assemblage south of 39°S, which is characterized by decreased contributions of upwelling indicators such as G. bulloides, N. pachyderma (sin.), and Globigerinita glutinata. In general, we can conclude that food and light rather than temperature are the primary control of the planktic foraminiferal assemblage between 23°S and 44°S off Chile. Our data point to higher marine productivity at upwelling centers north of 25°S and at 30-33°S. South of 39°S, significant supply of nutrients by fluvial input most likely boosts the productivity.
Median Latitude: -33.917146 * Median Longitude: -73.139634 * South-bound Latitude: -44.284160 * West-bound Longitude: -75.864660 * North-bound Latitude: -22.800330 * East-bound Longitude: -70.489830
Date/Time Start: 2001-04-02T09:26:00 * Date/Time End: 2001-05-12T11:05:00
GeoB7103-4 * Latitude: -22.867160 * Longitude: -70.542160 * Date/Time: 2001-04-02T09:26:00 * Elevation: -890.0 m * Recovery: 0.31 m * Location: off Chile * Campaign: SO156/1 (PUCK) * Basis: Sonne * Method/Device: MultiCorer (MUC) * Comment: core recovery 8/8, 4/4
GeoB7104-5 * Latitude: -22.867160 * Longitude: -70.489830 * Date/Time: 2001-04-02T21:38:00 * Elevation: -312.0 m * Recovery: 0.3 m * Location: off Chile * Campaign: SO156/1 (PUCK) * Basis: Sonne * Method/Device: MultiCorer (MUC) * Comment: core recovery 8/8, 4/4
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- Mohtadi, M; Hebbeln, D; Marchant, M (2005): Surface sediment samples from the Chilean continental slope between 23°S and 44°S with the stable isotopic data of Neogloboquadrina pachyderma dextral and Globigerina bulloides. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.351144
- Mohtadi, M; Hebbeln, D; Marchant, M (2005): Faunal distribution of the most important planktic foraminiferal species in the investigated surface sediment samples from the Chilean continental slope between 23°S and 44°S. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.351143