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Chivas, Allan R; Garcia, Adriana; van der Kaars, Sander; Couapel, Martine JJ; Holt, Sabine; Reeves, Jessica M; Wheeler, David J; Switzer, Adam D; Murray-Wallace, Colin V; Banerjee, Debabrata; Price, David M; Wang, Sue X; Pearson, Grant; Edgar, N Terry; Beaufort, Luc; De Deckker, Patrick; Lawson, Ewan; Cecil, C Blaine (2001): Palaeoenvironment records of six sediment cores collected in the Gulf of Carpentaria. PANGAEA, https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.728550, Supplement to: Chivas, AR et al. (2001): Sea-level and environmental changes since the last interglacial in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia: an overview. Quaternary International, 83-85, 19-46, https://doi.org/10.1016/S1040-6182(01)00029-5

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Abstract:
The Gulf of Carpentaria is an epicontinental sea (maximum depth 70 m) between Australia and New Guinea, bordered to the east by Torres Strait (currently 12 m deep) and to the west by the Arafura Sill (53 m below present sea level). Throughout the Quaternary, during times of low sea-level, the Gulf was separated from the open waters of the Indian and Pacific Oceans, forming Lake Carpentaria, an isolation basin, perched above contemporaneous sea-level with outlet channels to the Arafura Sea. A preliminary interpretation is presented of the palaeoenvironments recorded in six sediment cores collected by the IMAGES program in the Gulf of Carpentaria. The longest core (approx. 15 m) spans the past 130 ka and includes a record of sea-level/lake-level changes, with particular complexity between 80 and 40 ka when sea-level repeatedly breached and withdrew from Gulf/Lake Carpentaria. Evidence from biotic remains (foraminifers, ostracods, pollen), sedimentology and geochemistry clearly identifies a final marine transgression at about 9.7 ka (radiocarbon years). Before this transgression, Lake Carpentaria was surrounded by grassland, was near full, and may have had a surface area approaching 600 km-300 km and a depth of about 15 m. The earlier rise in sea-level which accompanied the Marine Isotopic Stage 6/5 transgression at about 130 ka is constrained by sedimentological and biotic evidence and dated by optical- and thermoluminescence and amino acid racemisation methods.
Project(s):
International Marine Global Change Study (IMAGES)
Coverage:
Median Latitude: -11.807194 * Median Longitude: 139.263677 * South-bound Latitude: -12.392000 * West-bound Longitude: 138.718000 * North-bound Latitude: -10.789000 * East-bound Longitude: 140.338000
Event(s):
MD97-2128 (MD972128) * Latitude: -11.190000 * Longitude: 139.958000 * Recovery: 4.18 m * Campaign: MD106 (IMAGES III - IPHIS) * Basis: Marion Dufresne * Device: Calypso Corer (CALYPSO)
MD97-2129 (MD972129) * Latitude: -10.789000 * Longitude: 138.718000 * Recovery: 6.24 m * Campaign: MD106 (IMAGES III - IPHIS) * Basis: Marion Dufresne * Device: Calypso Corer (CALYPSO)
MD97-2130 (MD972130) * Latitude: -12.266000 * Longitude: 138.748000 * Recovery: 8.05 m * Campaign: MD106 (IMAGES III - IPHIS) * Basis: Marion Dufresne * Device: Calypso Corer (CALYPSO)
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  1. Chivas, AR; Garcia, A; van der Kaars, S et al. (2001): Fig. 11: Benthic foraminifera assemblage of sediment core MD97-2128. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.114704
  2. Chivas, AR; Garcia, A; van der Kaars, S et al. (2001): Fig. 11: Benthic foraminifera assemblage of sediment core MD97-2131. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.114705
  3. Chivas, AR; Garcia, A; van der Kaars, S et al. (2001): Fig. 12: Pollen analysis on sediment core MD97-2128. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.130964
  4. Chivas, AR; Garcia, A; van der Kaars, S et al. (2001): Fig. 13: Pollen analysis on sediment core MD97-2129. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.130965
  5. Chivas, AR; Garcia, A; van der Kaars, S et al. (2001): Fig. 14: Pollen analysis on sediment core MD97-2130. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.130966
  6. Chivas, AR; Garcia, A; van der Kaars, S et al. (2001): Fig. 15: Pollen analysis on sediment core MD97-2131. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.130967
  7. Chivas, AR; Garcia, A; van der Kaars, S et al. (2001): Fig. 16: Pollen analysis on sediment core MD97-2133. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.130968
  8. Chivas, AR; Garcia, A; van der Kaars, S et al. (2001): Fig. 17: Geochemistry of sediment core MD97-2128. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.120913
  9. Chivas, AR; Garcia, A; van der Kaars, S et al. (2001): Fig. 17: Geochemistry of sediment core MD97-2129. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.120914
  10. Chivas, AR; Garcia, A; van der Kaars, S et al. (2001): Fig. 17: Geochemistry of sediment core MD97-2130. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.120915
  11. Chivas, AR; Garcia, A; van der Kaars, S et al. (2001): Fig. 17: Geochemistry of sediment core MD97-2131. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.120916
  12. Chivas, AR; Garcia, A; van der Kaars, S et al. (2001): Fig. 17: Geochemistry of sediment core MD97-2132. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.120917
  13. Chivas, AR; Garcia, A; van der Kaars, S et al. (2001): Fig. 17: Geochemistry of sediment core MD97-2133. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.120918
  14. Chivas, AR; Garcia, A; van der Kaars, S et al. (2001): Fig. 4: Lithology, photography and granulometry of sediment core MD97-2128. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.130958
  15. Chivas, AR; Garcia, A; van der Kaars, S et al. (2001): Fig. 5: Lithology, photography and granulometry of sediment core MD97-2129. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.130959
  16. Chivas, AR; Garcia, A; van der Kaars, S et al. (2001): Fig. 6: Lithology, photography and granulometry of sediment core MD97-2130. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.130960
  17. Chivas, AR; Garcia, A; van der Kaars, S et al. (2001): Fig. 7: Lithology, photography and granulometry of sediment core MD97-2131. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.130961
  18. Chivas, AR; Garcia, A; van der Kaars, S et al. (2001): Fig. 8: Lithology, photography and granulometry of sediment core MD97-2132. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.130962
  19. Chivas, AR; Garcia, A; van der Kaars, S et al. (2001): Fig. 9: Lithology, photography and granulometry of sediment core MD97-2133. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.130963
  20. Chivas, AR; Garcia, A; van der Kaars, S et al. (2001): Grain-size analysis and water content of sediment core MD97-2128. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.124166
  21. Chivas, AR; Garcia, A; van der Kaars, S et al. (2001): Grain-size analysis and water content of sediment core MD97-2129. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.124167
  22. Chivas, AR; Garcia, A; van der Kaars, S et al. (2001): Grain-size analysis and water content of sediment core MD97-2130. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.124168
  23. Chivas, AR; Garcia, A; van der Kaars, S et al. (2001): Grain-size analysis and water content of sediment core MD97-2131. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.124169
  24. Chivas, AR; Garcia, A; van der Kaars, S et al. (2001): Grain-size analysis and water content of sediment core MD97-2132. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.124179
  25. Chivas, AR; Garcia, A; van der Kaars, S et al. (2001): Grain-size analysis and water content of sediment core MD97-2133. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.124195
  26. Chivas, AR; Garcia, A; van der Kaars, S et al. (2001): Table 2: AMS radiocarbon ages from carbonate microfossils of sediment core MD97-2128. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.728576
  27. Chivas, AR; Garcia, A; van der Kaars, S et al. (2001): Table 2: AMS radiocarbon ages from carbonate microfossils of sediment core MD97-2129. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.728577
  28. Chivas, AR; Garcia, A; van der Kaars, S et al. (2001): Table 2: AMS radiocarbon ages from carbonate microfossils of sediment core MD97-2130. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.728578
  29. Chivas, AR; Garcia, A; van der Kaars, S et al. (2001): Table 2: AMS radiocarbon ages from carbonate microfossils of sediment core MD97-2131. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.728579
  30. Chivas, AR; Garcia, A; van der Kaars, S et al. (2001): Table 2: AMS radiocarbon ages from carbonate microfossils of sediment core MD97-2133. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.728580
  31. Chivas, AR; Garcia, A; van der Kaars, S et al. (2001): Table 3: Extent of amino acid racemisation (total acid hydrolysate) in marine molluscs from Gulf of Carpentaria core MD97-2132. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.728636