Molina-Kescher, Mario; Frank, Martin; Tapia, Raúl; Ronge, Thomas A; Nürnberg, Dirk; Tiedemann, Ralf (2016): Radiogenic neodymium, strontium and lead isotopes of authigenic and detrital sedimentary phases and stable oxygen and carbon isotopes of benthic foraminifera from gravity cores SO213-59-2 and SO213-60-1 (central South Pacific). PANGAEA, https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.861362, Supplement to: Molina-Kescher, M et al. (2016): Reduced admixture of North Atlantic Deep Water to the deep central South Pacific during the last two glacial periods. Paleoceanography, https://doi.org/10.1002/2015PA002863
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The South Pacific is a sensitive location for the variability of the global oceanic thermohaline circulation given that deep waters from the Atlantic Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and the Pacific Basin are exchanged. Here we reconstruct the deep water circulation of the central South Pacific for the last two glacial cycles (from 240,000 years ago to the Holocene) based on radiogenic neodymium (Nd) and lead (Pb) isotope records complemented by benthic stable carbon data obtained from two sediment cores located on the flanks of the East Pacific Rise. The records show small but consistent glacial/interglacial changes in all three isotopic systems with interglacial average values of -5.8 and 18.757 for epsilon Nd and 206Pb/204Pb, respectively,
whereas glacial averages are -5.3 and 18.744. Comparison of this variability of Circumpolar Deep Water (CDW) to previously published records along the pathway of the global thermohaline circulation is consistent with reduced admixture of North Atlantic Deep Water to CDW during cold stages. The absolute values and amplitudes of the benthic delta13C variations are essentially indistinguishable from other records of the Southern Hemisphere and confirm that the low central South Pacific sedimentation rates did not result in a significant reduction of the amplitude of any of the measured proxies. In addition, the combined detrital Nd and strontium (87Sr/86Sr) isotope signatures imply that Australian and New Zealand dust has remained the principal contributor of lithogenic material to the central South Pacific.
Median Latitude: -45.396390 * Median Longitude: -118.215265 * South-bound Latitude: -45.828930 * West-bound Longitude: -119.551180 * North-bound Latitude: -44.963850 * East-bound Longitude: -116.879350
Date/Time Start: 2011-02-07T18:15:00 * Date/Time End: 2011-02-10T02:54:00
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- Molina-Kescher, M; Frank, M; Tapia, R et al. (2016): Radiogenic neodymium, strontium and lead isotopes of authigenic and detrital sedimentary phases and stable oxygen and carbon isotopes of benthic foraminifera from gravity core SO213/2_59-2 (central South Pacific). https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.861359
- Molina-Kescher, M; Frank, M; Tapia, R et al. (2016): Radiogenic neodymium, strontium and lead isotopes of authigenic and detrital sedimentary phases and stable oxygen and carbon isotopes of benthic foraminifera from gravity core SO213/2_60-1 (central South Pacific). https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.861360