Geochemical compositions of northeast equatorial Pacific sediments and implications for latitudinal position of the Intertropical Convergence Zone since late Miocene

Title
Geochemical compositions of northeast equatorial Pacific sediments and implications for latitudinal position of the Intertropical Convergence Zone since late Miocene
Author(s)
형기성; 김원년; 공기수; 서인아; 유찬민; 지상범
KIOST Author(s)
Hyeong, Kiseong(형기성)Kim, Wonnyon(김원년)Yoo, Chan Min(유찬민)Chi, Sang Bum(지상범)
Publication Year
2015-11-16
Abstract
A 570 cm-long sediment core retrieved from the northeast equatorial Pacific (9?570N and 131?420W, 5,080 m) were determined for elemental compositions in order to understand time-series changes in contribution of potential sedimentary end members since 10 Ma. Variations in chemical composition of bulk sediments are explained with temporal changes in dust provenance, formation rate of authigenic Fe-rich smectite, and most significantly in contribution of hydrothermal origin materials. Rare earth elements and other trace elements such as V, Ni, and Cu are mostly associated with hydrothermally-driven Mn and Fe phase. The inorganic silicate fractions younger than ?2 Ma are similar to Asian dust in composition whilethose older than ?2 Ma (to 10 Ma) show chemical affinity to South/Central American dust. Our findings suggest an increase in the supply of Asian dust to the site since 2 Ma likely due to southward shift in boreal winter-spring ITCZ range and/or aridification of central Asiambers since 10 Ma. Variations in chemical composition of bulk sediments are explained with temporal changes in dust provenance, formation rate of authigenic Fe-rich smectite, and most significantly in contribution of hydrothermal origin materials. Rare earth elements and other trace elements such as V, Ni, and Cu are mostly associated with hydrothermally-driven Mn and Fe phase. The inorganic silicate fractions younger than ?2 Ma are similar to Asian dust in composition whilethose older than ?2 Ma (to 10 Ma) show chemical affinity to South/Central American dust. Our findings suggest an increase in the supply of Asian dust to the site since 2 Ma likely due to southward shift in boreal winter-spring ITCZ range and/or aridification of central Asia
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/25045
Bibliographic Citation
EGU General Assembly 2015, pp.1, 2015
Publisher
EGU
Type
Conference
Language
English
Publisher
EGU
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Research Interests

deep sea mineral resources,deep sea sediments,심해저 광물자원,심해저 퇴적물,심해 환경

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