Westerhold, Thomas; Röhl, Ursula; Donner, Barbara; McCarren, Heather K; Zachos, James C (2011): Stable carbon and oxygen isotope compositions of benthic foraminifera N. truempyi samples and coarse fraction analyses from ODP Site 198-1209. PANGAEA, https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.758023, Supplement to: Westerhold, T et al. (2011): A complete high-resolution Paleocene benthic stable isotope record for the central Pacific (ODP Site 1209). Paleoceanography, 26, PA2216, https://doi.org/10.1029/2010PA002092
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We have compiled the first stratigraphically continuous high-resolution benthic foraminiferal stable isotope record for the Paleocene from a single site utilizing cores recovered at Pacific ODP Site 1209. The long-term trend in the benthic isotope record suggests a close coupling of volcanic CO2 input and deep sea warming. Over the short-term the record is characterized by slow excursions with a pronounced periodic beat related to the short (100-kyr) and long (405-kyr) eccentricity cycle. The phase relationship between the benthic isotope record and eccentricity is similar to patterns documented for the Oligocene and Miocene confirming the role of orbital forcing as the pace maker for paleoclimatic variability on Milankovitch time scales. In addition, the record documents an unusual transient warming of 2°C coeval with a 0.6 per mil carbon isotope excursion and a decrease in carbonate content at 61.75 Ma. This event, which bears some resemblance to Eocene hyperthermals, marks the onset of a long-term decline in d13C. The timing indicates it might be related to the initiation of volcanism along Greenland margin.
Latitude: 32.651700 * Longitude: 158.505983
Date/Time Start: 2001-09-18T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 2001-09-23T00:00:00
198-1209 * Latitude: 32.651700 * Longitude: 158.505983 * Date/Time Start: 2001-09-18T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 2001-09-23T00:00:00 * Elevation: -2387.3 m * Penetration: 865.1 m * Recovery: 766 m * Location: North Pacific Ocean * Campaign: Leg198 * Basis: Joides Resolution * Device: Composite Core (COMPCORE) * Comment: 83 cores; 759.4 m cored; 105.7 m drilled; 100.9% recovery