Age controlled paleomagnetic records of deep-sea sediments in the Northeast equatorial Pacific

Title
Age controlled paleomagnetic records of deep-sea sediments in the Northeast equatorial Pacific
Author(s)
김원년; 형기성; 지상범; 도성재
KIOST Author(s)
Kim, Wonnyon(김원년)Hyeong, Kiseong(형기성)Chi, Sang Bum(지상범)
Publication Year
2014-12-19
Abstract
A 570 cm long sediment core was recovered from 9°57ʹ N and 131°42ʹ W at 5,080 m water depth in the Clarion-Clipperton (C-C) fracture zone of the Northeast equatorial Pacific. The sediment core recovered is composed of alternating two phases showing dark brown and yellowish brown colors, respectively. The C-C zone shows various sedimentation rates of less than several mm/kyr and a zonal sediment distribution pattern. To clarify sedimentation age and possible periodical difference in sedimentation rates, paleomagnetic measurements and 10Be age dating are made. Stable characteristic remanent magnetization (ChRM) component converging to origin is isolated from at least five AF demagnetization steps between15 and 50 mT. Notably half of measurements shows that the ChRM component is almost antipodal against low-coercivity component erased in the AF fields of <15 mT. This phenomenon becomes clear near the boundary showing the ChRM polarity change, suggesting paleomagnetic signals are buried due to low sedimentation rates. As a result, eight times of geomagnetic field reversals are identified. In the reference geologic time scale, the eight reversal events correspond to the age of about 4.5 Ma.two phases showing dark brown and yellowish brown colors, respectively. The C-C zone shows various sedimentation rates of less than several mm/kyr and a zonal sediment distribution pattern. To clarify sedimentation age and possible periodical difference in sedimentation rates, paleomagnetic measurements and 10Be age dating are made. Stable characteristic remanent magnetization (ChRM) component converging to origin is isolated from at least five AF demagnetization steps between15 and 50 mT. Notably half of measurements shows that the ChRM component is almost antipodal against low-coercivity component erased in the AF fields of <15 mT. This phenomenon becomes clear near the boundary showing the ChRM polarity change, suggesting paleomagnetic signals are buried due to low sedimentation rates. As a result, eight times of geomagnetic field reversals are identified. In the reference geologic time scale, the eight reversal events correspond to the age of about 4.5 Ma.
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/25691
Bibliographic Citation
AGU2014, pp.20772, 2014
Publisher
AGU
Type
Conference
Language
English
Publisher
AGU
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Research Interests

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

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