Zhang, Yancheng; Chiessi, Cristiano Mazur; Mulitza, Stefan; Sawakuchi, André Oliveira; Häggi, Christoph; Zabel, Matthias; Portilho-Ramos, Rodrigo Costa; Schefuß, Enno; Crivellari, Stefano; Wefer, Gerold (2017): Inorganic and organic geochemistry of sediment core GeoB16224-1 and geochemical data of suspended sediment samples. PANGAEA, https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.882207, Supplement to: Zhang, Y et al. (2017): Different precipitation patterns across tropical South America during Heinrich and Dansgaard-Oeschger stadials. Quaternary Science Reviews, 177, 1-9, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2017.10.012
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Detailed knowledge about tropical South American precipitation patterns during Heinrich (H) and Dansgaard-Oeschger (DO) stadials provides relevant insights into the possible evolution of Amazonian hydroclimate under future climate change. Sediment core GeoB16224-1 (ca. 7°N), raised from a site in the continental slope off French Guiana in western equatorial Atlantic under the influence of the Amazon River discharge, documents the impacts of H and DO stadials on both inorganic (i.e., Fe/Ca record) and organic (i.e., alkenone C37 concentration and C37/C38 ratio) geochemistry between 41 and 13 ka BP. Our results show millennial-scale covariations of increased Fe/Ca values with decreased C37 concentration and C37/C38 ratios during H and DO stadials. Comparing our high temporal resolution data with previously published records from ca. 17°N to 4°S, we are able to differentiate the influence of H and DO stadials upon tropical South American precipitation. We find that records under the influence of the South American summer monsoon (e.g., western Amazon) and the northern edge of the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) (e.g., northernmost South America) exhibit strong climate shifts during both H and DO stadials, but regions under the influence of the southern edge of the ITCZ (e.g., northeastern Brazil) experience a weaker reaction during DO stadials than during H stadials.
Median Latitude: 4.604582 * Median Longitude: -53.841675 * South-bound Latitude: -14.470000 * West-bound Longitude: -73.910000 * North-bound Latitude: 6.656333 * East-bound Longitude: -51.690000
Date/Time Start: 2012-03-08T16:07:00 * Date/Time End: 2012-03-08T16:07:00
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- Zhang, Y; Chiessi, CM; Mulitza, S et al. (2017): (Table S1) Major element composition of river suspended material. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.882205
- Zhang, Y; Chiessi, CM; Mulitza, S et al. (2017): Alkenone analysis of sediment core GeoB16224-1. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.882204
- Zhang, Y; Chiessi, CM; Mulitza, S et al. (2017): EDP-XRF measurements of sediment core GeoB16224-1. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.882203
- Zhang, Y; Chiessi, CM; Mulitza, S et al. (2017): End member modeled proportions of sediment core GeoB16224-1. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.882196
- Zhang, Y; Chiessi, CM; Mulitza, S et al. (2017): Fragmentation index of sediment core GeoB16224-1. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.882206
- Zhang, Y; Chiessi, CM; Mulitza, S et al. (2017): X-ray fluorescence (XRF) scans of sediment core GeoB16224-1. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.882195