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Röhl, Ursula; Norris, Richard D; Ogg, James G (2003): XRF iron (Fe) counts of ODP Hole 171-1050A and 171-1051A. PANGAEA,, Supplement to: Röhl, U et al. (2003): Cyclostratigraphy of upper Paleocene and late Eocene sediments at Blake Nose Site 1051 (western North Atlantic). In: Gingerich, P, Schmitz, B, Thomas, E, & Wing, S (eds.) Causes and Consequences of Globally Warm Climates in the Early Paleogene, Geological Society of America (GSA) Special Paper Series, 369, 567-588,

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Upper Paleocene to lower Eocene sediments drilled at Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) Site 1051 (Blake Nose, off Florida) display well-defined orbital cycles, a detailed magnetic stratigraphy, and a suite of planktonic foraminiferal datums. We derived a cyclostratigraphy by using spectral analysis of high-resolution records of elemental concentrations obtained by an X-ray fluorescence (XRF) Core Scanner. XRF counts of iron serve as a proxy for the relative amount of terrestrial material. Sliding-window spectral analysis, bandpass filtering, and direct counting of precession and obliquity cycles yield minimum durations for magnetic polarity chrons C22 to C26 (~49 to ~61 Ma), calculations of sediment accumulation rates, as well as constraints on the timing of biostratigraphic and climatological events in the vicinity of the Initial Eocene Thermal Maximum (IETM).
Durations of polarity chrons as represented in sediments drilled at Site 1051 were estimated using a conservative assignment of 41 k.y. for obliquity cycles and 21 k.y. for precession cycles. Combined polarity chrons C26r and C26n span 3.61 m.y., and chron C25r spans 1.07 m.y. Polarity chron C24r is estimated as 2.877 m.y. The interpretation of polarity chron C24n is ambiguous, but its duration is probably <1.23 m.y. Polarity chron C23r spans 0.53 m.y., chron C23n is 0.74 m.y., and chron C22r is 0.9 m.y. Spectral analysis through this interval indicates that spectral peaks shift through time and are related to changes in sedimentation rate in Site 1051. The sedimentation rates dramatically increased ~200 k.y. after the IETM and remained high for most of chron C24r.
Median Latitude: 30.076410 * Median Longitude: -76.296305 * South-bound Latitude: 30.052880 * West-bound Longitude: -76.357610 * North-bound Latitude: 30.099940 * East-bound Longitude: -76.235000
Date/Time Start: 1997-01-17T01:30:00 * Date/Time End: 1997-01-21T19:15:00
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  1. Röhl, U (2003): XRF iron (Fe) counts of ODP Hole 171-1050A.
  2. Röhl, U (2003): XRF iron (Fe) counts of ODP Hole 171-1051A.