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Jian, Zhimin; Wang, Pinxian; Chen, Min-Te; Li, Bill; Zhao, Q H; Bühring, Christian; Laj, Carlo E; Lin, Hui-Ling; Pflaumann, Uwe; Bian, Y; Wang, Rujian; Cheng, Xinrong (2000): Benthic and planktonic foraminifera of sediment core GIK17957-2. PANGAEA,, Supplement to: Jian, Z et al. (2000): Foraminiferal responses to major Pleistocene paleoceanographic changes in the southern South China Sea. Paleoceanography, 15(2), 229-243,

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A detailed age model for core 17957-2 of the southern South China Sea was developed based on delta18O, coarse fraction, magnetostratigraphy, and biostratigraphy for the last 1500 kyr. The delta18O record has clear ~100-kyr cycles after the Mid-Pleistocene Revolution (MPR) at the entrance of marine isotopic stage (MIS) 22. Planktonic foraminifera responded to the MPR immediately, showing the increased sea surface temperature (SST) and dissolution after the MPR. Benthic foraminifera did not respond to it until the Brunhes/Matuyama boundary. Since the MPR, the depth of thermocline gradually became shallower until MISs 6-5. This major change within MISs 6-5 was also reflected in the decreased SSTs and increased productivity and Deep Water Mass. Thus two major Pleistocene paleoceanographic changes were found: One was around the MPR; the other occurred within MISs 6-5, which speculatively might be ascribed to the reorganization of surface and deep circulation, possibly induced by tectonic forces.
Latitude: 10.898333 * Longitude: 115.305000
Date/Time Start: 1994-05-29T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 1994-05-29T00:00:00
GIK17957-2 * Latitude: 10.898333 * Longitude: 115.305000 * Date/Time: 1994-05-29T00:00:00 * Elevation: -2195.0 m * Penetration: 14.4 m * Location: South China Sea * Campaign: SO95 (MONITOR MONSUN) * Basis: Sonne * Method/Device: Gravity corer (Kiel type) (SL)
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