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Organic matter in sediment samples from three ODP sites (Ocean Drilling Program Leg 167) that form a south-north transect was investigated to reconstruct the paleoclimatic and oceanographic conditions on the California continental margin during the last 160 kyr. Alkenone-derived paleosea surface temperatures (SST) are 3 to 6°C colder in glacial stages and reveal a clear relationship with global climate changes; the differences are greater in the north. Latitudinal SST comparison exhibits water mixing of the colder California Current with warmer waters from the south, particularly in the southern central California borderland area. Organic matter accumulation on the California continental margin indicates an interplay between climatic and atmospheric glacial-interglacial variations and spatially and temporally changing nutrient availability along the California coastline. Climatic and atmospheric dependent circulations apparently caused variations in the intensity of coastal upwelling along the southern central California margin and this suggests, due to the close connection of the California Current to the local wind patterns, that the California Current was weaker during glacial and stronger during interglacial periods.
Median Latitude: 38.034227 * Median Longitude: -123.036337 * South-bound Latitude: 34.534883 * West-bound Longitude: -124.932000 * North-bound Latitude: 41.682900 * East-bound Longitude: -121.106000
Date/Time Start: 1996-05-26T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 1996-06-06T18:45:00
167-1017 * Latitude: 34.534883 * Longitude: -121.106800 * Date/Time Start: 1996-05-26T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 1996-05-28T00:00:00 * Elevation: -955.5 m * Penetration: 521.1 m * Recovery: 478.7 m * Location: North Pacific Ocean * Campaign: Leg167 * Basis: Joides Resolution * Device: Composite Core (COMPCORE) * Comment: 58 cores; 521.1 m cored; 0 m drilled; 91.9% recovery
167-1017B * Latitude: 34.534900 * Longitude: -121.106000 * Date/Time Start: 1996-05-26T09:30:00 * Date/Time End: 1996-05-27T00:00:00 * Elevation: -955.1 m * Penetration: 204.2 m * Recovery: 188.74 m * Location: North Pacific Ocean * Campaign: Leg167 * Basis: Joides Resolution * Device: Drilling/drill rig (DRILL) * Comment: 23 cores; 204.2 m cored; 0 m drilled; 92.4 % recovery
167-1018 * Latitude: 36.989433 * Longitude: -123.275500 * Date/Time Start: 1996-05-29T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 1996-06-03T00:00:00 * Elevation: -2476.5 m * Penetration: 875.3 m * Recovery: 875.1 m * Location: North Pacific Ocean * Campaign: Leg167 * Basis: Joides Resolution * Device: Composite Core (COMPCORE) * Comment: 93 cores; 875.3 m cored; 0 m drilled; 100% recovery