Geochemistry of rare earth elements in the mid-late Quaternary sediments of the western Philippine Sea and their paleoenvironmental significance SCIE SCOPUS

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Title
Geochemistry of rare earth elements in the mid-late Quaternary sediments of the western Philippine Sea and their paleoenvironmental significance
Author(s)
Xu ZhaoKai; Li TieGang; Wan ShiMing; Yin XueBo; Jiang FuQing; Sun HanJie; Choi, JinYong; Lim, DhongIl
KIOST Author(s)
Lim, Dhong Il(임동일)
Publication Year
2014-04
Abstract
Based on a delta O-18 chronology, rare earth elements (REE) and other typical elements in sediments from core MD06-3047 in the western Philippine Sea were analyzed to constrain the provenances of the sediments and investigate quantitative changes in the Asian eolian input to the study area over the last 700 ka. Among the competing processes that might affect REE compositions, sediment provenance is the most important one. Provenance analysis suggests that the study sediments have two provenance end-members; local volcanic sources are dominant, and eolian dust from the Asian continent has a smaller contribution. During glacial periods, eolian input to the western Philippine Sea was enhanced. In contrast, material supply from local volcanics increased during interglacial periods. Changes in eolian input to the study area were probably related to the strength of the East Asian winter monsoon (EAWM) as well as aridity in the Asian continent on an orbital time scale, and were partly influenced by local control factors on shorter time scales. Therefore, we propose that the present study expands the application of the REE-based method for quantitatively estimating the eolian component from the mid-latitude northern Pacific to the low-latitude western Pacific. Additionally, the study preliminarily confirms the influence of EAWM-transported eolian material on sedimentation in the western Philippine Sea since 700 ka.
ISSN
1674-7313
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/2844
DOI
10.1007/s11430-013-4786-z
Bibliographic Citation
SCIENCE CHINA-EARTH SCIENCES, v.57, no.4, pp.802 - 812, 2014
Publisher
SCIENCE PRESS
Subject
SOUTH CHINA SEA; CLASTIC SEDIMENTS; NORTH PACIFIC; AEOLIAN FLUX; DUST SOURCE; DEEP-SEA; PROVENANCE; LOESS; ND; PRODUCTIVITY
Keywords
eolian dust; sediment provenance; rare earth elements; East Asian winter monsoon; glacial/interglacial cycle; western Philippine Sea
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
SCIENCE PRESS
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