Tada, Ryuji; Koizumi, Itaru; Cramp, Adrian; Rahman, Atiur (1992): Mineralogical, sedimentological and paleontological analyses of ODP Hole 127-797B upper Quarternary sediments. PANGAEA, https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.777278, Supplement to: Tada, R et al. (1992): Correlation of dark and light layers, and the origin of their cyclicity in the Quaternary sediments from the Japan Sea. In: Pisciotto, KA; Ingle, JCJr.; von Breymann, MT; Barron, J; et al. (eds.), Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results, College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program), 127/128(1), 577-601, https://doi.org/10.2973/odp.proc.sr.127128-1.160.1992
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Nearly continuous cores of Quaternary fine-grained sediments with distinct dark-light colored cycles were recovered from Sites 794, 795, and 797 in the basinal parts of the Japan Sea during Leg 127. A comparison of gray value (darkness) profiles supplemented by visual inspection of core photographs between sites indicated that most of the dark and light layers were correlatable between sites, and that two of the dark layers lie close to adjacent marker ash layers. These observations indicate that deposition of dark and light layers resulted from basin-wide synchronous events.
In order to understand the origin of these dark-light cycles, petrographical, mineralogical, compositional, and paleontological studies were carried out on closely spaced samples from the upper Quaternary sediments recovered from Site 797. Age model was constructed based on comparison between variation in diatom abundance and the standard oxygen isotope curve of Imbrie et al. (1984), the latter was interpolated between the five age controlled levels established at Site 797. The two curves show similar patterns which enabled us to "tune" the sediment ages to the oxygen isotope stages. We have to use variation in diatom abundance as a substitute for oxygen isotope curve since oxygen isotopic data are not available at the studied sites.
Bottom water oxygenation conditions were estimated based on two criteria: (1) the degree of lamina preservation and (2) the ratio of Corg to Stot. The surface water productivity was deduced from the Corg and biogenic silica content.
Results suggest that the bottom water oxygenation level and the surface water productivity varied significantly in response to the glacial-interglacial cycles. Glacio-eustatic sea-level changes and subsequent changes in water circulation in the Japan Sea appear to have been responsible for these variations and consequent changes in sediment composition throughout the Quaternary.
Latitude: 38.616000 * Longitude: 134.536000
Date/Time Start: 1989-07-31T20:00:00 * Date/Time End: 1989-08-04T17:00:00
127-797B * Latitude: 38.616000 * Longitude: 134.536000 * Date/Time Start: 1989-07-31T20:00:00 * Date/Time End: 1989-08-04T17:00:00 * Elevation: -2874.0 m * Penetration: 495.7 m * Recovery: 370.69 m * Location: Japan Sea * Campaign: Leg127 * Basis: Joides Resolution * Device: Drilling/drill rig (DRILL) * Comment: 53 cores; 495.7 m cored; 0 m drilled; 74.8 % recovery