Not logged in
Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science

Shemesh, Aldo; Burckle, Lloyd H; Hays, James D (1995): Late Pleistocene oxygen isotope record of biognic silica. PANGAEA,, Supplement to: Shemesh, A et al. (1995): Late Pleistocene oxygen isotope records of biogenic silica from the Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean. Paleoceanography, 10(2), 179-196,

Always quote above citation when using data! You can download the citation in several formats below.

RIS CitationBibTeX CitationShow MapGoogle Earth

We determined the isotopic composition of oxygen in marine diatoms in eight deep-sea cores recovered from the Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean. The analytical reproducibility and core-to-core consistency of the isotopic signal suggests that diatom delta18O can be used as a new paleocenographic tool to reconstruct past variations in surface water characteristics and to generate 18O -isotope-based stratigraphy for the Southern Ocean. The data indicate that diatom delta18O reflects sea surface temperature and seawater isotopic composition and that diatoms retain their isotopic signal on timescales of a least 430 ka. The delta18O analyses of different diatom assemblages reveal that the isotopic signal is free of species effects and that the common Antarctic species have the same water-opal fractionation. The transition from the last glacial maximum (LGM) to the Holocene is fully recorded in high sedimentation rate cores. An 18O enrichment during the LGM, a post-LGM meltwater spike and an input of meltwater during the late Holocene are the main isotopic features observed in down core records. The origin of this meltwater was very likely melting icebergs and/or continental ice or by melting sea ice that had accumulated snow. The most pronounced meltwater effects are recorded in cores that are associated with the Weddel gyre. Our results provide the basis for extending isotope studies to oceanic regions devoid of carbonate; further, isotopic stratigraphies may be constructed for records and regions where they were previously not possible.
Median Latitude: -52.558333 * Median Longitude: -8.434500 * South-bound Latitude: -54.380000 * West-bound Longitude: -22.130000 * North-bound Latitude: -50.540000 * East-bound Longitude: 2.895000
Date/Time Start: 1967-02-17T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 1970-12-29T00:00:00
RC11-76 * Latitude: -54.380000 * Longitude: -22.130000 * Date/Time: 1967-02-17T00:00:00 * Elevation: -5229.0 m * Recovery: 10.26 m * Campaign: RC11 (RC1112) * Basis: Robert Conrad * Device: Piston corer (PC)
RC11-77 * Latitude: -53.050000 * Longitude: -16.450000 * Date/Time: 1967-02-18T00:00:00 * Elevation: -4098.0 m * Recovery: 8.25 m * Campaign: RC11 (RC1112) * Basis: Robert Conrad * Device: Piston corer (PC)
RC11-78 * Latitude: -50.870000 * Longitude: -9.867000 * Date/Time: 1967-02-19T00:00:00 * Elevation: -3115.0 m * Recovery: 10.63 m * Campaign: RC11 (RC1112) * Basis: Robert Conrad * Device: Piston corer (PC)
6 datasets

Download Data

Download ZIP file containing all datasets as tab-delimited text (use the following character encoding: )