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Marcantonio, Franco; Thomas, Deborah J; Woodard, Stella C; McGee, David; Winckler, Gisela (2009): (Table 1) Helium isotope ratio of ODP Site 198-1209 sediments. PANGAEA,, Supplement to: Marcantonio, F et al. (2009): Extraterrestrial 3He in Paleocene sediments from Shatsky Rise: Constraints on sedimentation rate variability. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 287(1-2), 24-30,

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We attempt to constrain the variability of the flux of extraterrestrial 3He in the Paleocene by studying sediments from Shatsky Rise (Ocean Drilling Program, ODP Leg 198) that have tight orbital age control. 3He concentrations in Shatsky Rise sediments vary periodically at high frequency by about a factor of 6 over the 800-ka record analyzed. Virtually all of the sedimentary 3He (> 99.98%) is of extraterrestrial origin. The total helium in the sediments can be explained as a binary mixture of terrestrial and extraterrestrial components. We calculate an average 3He/4He ratio for the extraterrestrial endmember of 2.41 ± 0.29 * 10**-4, which is, remarkably, equal to that measured in present-day interplanetary dust particles. We determine a constant extraterrestrial 3He flux of 5.9 ± 0.9 * 10**-13 cm**3STP/cm**2/ ka for our 800-ka Paleocene record at ~ 58 Ma. This value is identical within error to those for the late Paleocene in sediments from the northern Pacific and the Weddell Sea. Bulk sediment MARs (derived using a constant extraterrestrial 3He flux) respond to climate-forced carbonate preservation cycles and changes in eolian flux over the late Paleocene. This is the first direct evidence for significant changes in dust accumulation in response to eccentricity forcing during a greenhouse climate interval.
Latitude: 32.651700 * Longitude: 158.505983
Date/Time Start: 2001-09-18T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 2001-09-23T00:00:00
Minimum DEPTH, sediment/rock: 229.93 m * Maximum DEPTH, sediment/rock: 233.99 m
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
Sediment depth is given in rcmd.
#NameShort NameUnitPrincipal InvestigatorMethodComment
1DEPTH, sediment/rockDepthmGeocode
2FractionFractionMarcantonio, FrancoDetrital (non-dissolvable) fraction
3Helium-44He10-9 cm3/gMarcantonio, FrancoMass spectrometer, noble gas, MAP215-50
4Helium-33He10-10 cm3/gMarcantonio, FrancoMass spectrometer, noble gas, MAP215-50
5Helium-3/Helium-43He/4He10-4Marcantonio, FrancoMass spectrometer, noble gas, MAP215-50
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