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Stein, Ruediger; Boucsein, Bettina; Fahl, Kirsten; Garcia de Oteyza, T; Knies, Jochen; Niessen, Frank (2001): Accumulation of particulate organic carbon at the Eurasian continental margin during late Quaternary times. PANGAEA, https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.728243, Supplement to: Stein, R et al. (2001): Accumulation of particulate organic carbon at the Eurasian continental margin during late Quaternary times: Controlling mechanisms and paleoenvironmental significance. Global and Planetary Change, 31(1-4), 87-104, https://doi.org/10.1016/S0921-8181(01)00114-X

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Abstract:
Data on the amount and composition of organic carbon were determined in sediment cores from the Kara and Laptev Sea continental margin, representing oxygen isotope stages 1-6. The characterization of organic matter is based on hydrogen index (HI) values, n-alkanes and maceral composition, indicating the predominance of terrigenous organic matter through space and time. The variations in the amount and composition of organic carbon are mainly influenced by changes in fluvial sediment supply, Atlantic water inflow, and continental ice sheets. During oxygen isotope stage (OIS) 6, high organic carbon contents in sediments from the Laptev Sea and western East Siberian Sea continental margin were probably caused by the increased glacial erosion and further transport in the eastward-flowing boundary current along the continental margin. During OIS 5 and early OIS 3, some increased amounts of marine organic matter were preserved in sediments east of the Lomonosov Ridge, suggesting an influence of nutrient-rich Pacific waters. During OIS 2, terrigenous organic carbon supply was increased along the Barents and western Kara Sea continental margin caused by extended continental ice sheets in the Barents Sea (Svalbard to Franz Josef Land) area and increased glacial erosion. Along the Laptev Sea continental margin, on the other hand, the supply of terrigenous (organic) matter was significantly reduced due to the lack of major ice sheets and reduced river discharge. Towards the Holocene, the amount of total organic carbon (TOC) increased along the Kara and Laptev Sea continental margin, reaching average values of up to 0.5 g C/cm**2/ky. Between about 8 and 10 ka (9 and 11 Cal ka), i.e., during times when the inner shallow Kara and Laptev seas became largely flooded for the first time after the Last Glacial Maximum, maximum supply of terrigenous organic carbon occurred, which is related to an increase in coastal erosion and Siberian river discharge. During the last 8000 years, the increased amount of marine organic carbon preserved in the sediments from the Kara and Laptev Sea continental margin is interpreted as a result of the intensification of Atlantic water inflow along the Eurasian continental margin.
Coverage:
Median Latitude: 79.542432 * Median Longitude: 118.995271 * South-bound Latitude: 76.994783 * West-bound Longitude: 67.456967 * North-bound Latitude: 81.771433 * East-bound Longitude: 150.483300
Date/Time Start: 1993-09-13T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 1995-08-31T00:00:00
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PL94-08 * Latitude: 81.771433 * Longitude: 67.456967 * Date/Time: 1994-08-13T00:00:00 * Elevation: -617.0 m * Recovery: 1.8 m * Location: Kara Sea/St. Anna Trough * Campaign: PL-1994 * Basis: Professor Logachev * Method/Device: Gravity corer (Russian type) (RGC)
PL94-60 * Latitude: 76.994783 * Longitude: 70.062800 * Date/Time: 1994-08-29T00:00:00 * Elevation: -572.0 m * Recovery: 3.82 m * Location: Kara Sea/St. Anna Trough * Campaign: PL-1994 * Basis: Professor Logachev * Method/Device: Gravity corer (Russian type) (RGC)
PL94-64 * Latitude: 77.733500 * Longitude: 67.902983 * Date/Time: 1994-08-31T00:00:00 * Elevation: -484.0 m * Recovery: 3.7 m * Location: Kara Sea/St. Anna Trough * Campaign: PL-1994 * Basis: Professor Logachev * Method/Device: Gravity corer (Russian type) (RGC)
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  1. Stein, R; Boucsein, B; Fahl, K et al. (2001): Total organic carbon and n-alkanes of sediment core PS2719-1. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.137032
  2. Stein, R; Boucsein, B; Fahl, K et al. (2001): Total organic carbon and n-alkanes of sediment core PS2767-4. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.137031
  3. Stein, R; Boucsein, B; Fahl, K et al. (2001): Total organic carbon of sediment core PL94-08. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.137035
  4. Stein, R; Boucsein, B; Fahl, K et al. (2001): Total organic carbon of sediment core PL94-60. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.137036
  5. Stein, R; Boucsein, B; Fahl, K et al. (2001): Total organic carbon of sediment core PL94-64. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.137037
  6. Stein, R; Boucsein, B; Fahl, K et al. (2001): Total organic carbon of sediment core PS2476-4. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.137038
  7. Stein, R; Boucsein, B; Fahl, K et al. (2001): Total organic carbon of sediment core PS2742-5. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.137039
  8. Stein, R; Boucsein, B; Fahl, K et al. (2001): Total organic carbon of sediment core PS2761-10. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.137040
  9. Stein, R; Boucsein, B; Fahl, K et al. (2001): Total organic carbon of sediment core PS2763-7. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.137041
  10. Stein, R; Boucsein, B; Fahl, K et al. (2001): Total organic carbon, nitrogen and calcium carbonate of sediment core PS2471-3. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.137043
  11. Stein, R; Boucsein, B; Fahl, K et al. (2001): Total organic carbon, nitrogen and calcium carbonate of sediment core PS2471-4. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.137051
  12. Stein, R; Boucsein, B; Fahl, K et al. (2001): Total organic carbon, nitrogen and calcium carbonate of sediment core PS2474-2. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.137044
  13. Stein, R; Boucsein, B; Fahl, K et al. (2001): Total organic carbon, nitrogen and calcium carbonate of sediment core PS2474-3. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.137045
  14. Stein, R; Boucsein, B; Fahl, K et al. (2001): Total organic carbon, nitrogen and calcium carbonate of sediment core PS2742-5. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.137046
  15. Stein, R; Boucsein, B; Fahl, K et al. (2001): Total organic carbon, nitrogen and calcium carbonate of sediment core PS2757-8. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.137047
  16. Stein, R; Boucsein, B; Fahl, K et al. (2001): Total organic carbon, nitrogen and calcium carbonate of sediment core PS2761-10. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.137048
  17. Stein, R; Boucsein, B; Fahl, K et al. (2001): Total organic carbon, nitrogen and calcium carbonate of sediment core PS2761-6. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.137049
  18. Stein, R; Boucsein, B; Fahl, K et al. (2001): Total organic carbon, nitrogen and calcium carbonate of sediment core PS2763-7. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.137050