Depositional environment in the southern Ulleung Basin, East Sea (Sea of Japan), during the last 48 000 years SCIE SCOPUS

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Title
Depositional environment in the southern Ulleung Basin, East Sea (Sea of Japan), during the last 48 000 years
Author(s)
Liu Yanguang; Sha Longbin; Shi Xuefa; Suk Bong-Chool; Li Chaoxin; Wang Kunshan; Li Xiaoyan
Publication Year
2010-09
Abstract
The present study is based on the sedimentological data from a piston core KCES1 off the southern Ulleung Basin margin, the East Sea (Sea of Japan). The data include sediment color (L*), X-ray radiographs; grain size distribution and AMS(14)C date. Four kinds of sediments (homogeneous, laminated, crudely laminated and hybrid sediments) are identified according to the characters of the sedimentary structures that were considered to reflect changes in bottom-water oxygenation. Alternations of dark laminated/crudely laminated sediments and light homogeneous sediments represent millennial-scale variations that are possibly associated with the high-resolution changes in the East Asian monsoon (EAM). The relative contributions of the East China Sea Coastal Water (ECSCW) and the Tsushima Warm Current (TWC) were likely the main reasons for the repetition of the anoxic and oxic depositional conditions in the East Sea since the last 48 ka BP. During the interstadial, the strengthen summer EAM was attributed to the expansion of the ECSCW because of more humid climate in central Asia, and then more strongly low-salinity, nutrient-enriched water was introduced into the East Sea. The ventilation of deep water was restricted and therefore the dark laminated layer deposited under the anoxic bottom water condition. During the lowest stand of sea level in the last glacial maximum (LGM), the isolated East Sea dominated by stratified water masses and the euxinic depositional environment formed. The homogenous sediments have been predominating since 17.5 ka BP indicating that the TWC has intruded into the East Sea gradually with the stepwise rise of sea level and the bottom water oxygen level was high. During the late Younger Dryas (YD) period, the last dark laminated layer deposited because the ventilation of bottom water was restricted by stronger summer EAM. The TWC strengthened and the bottom water became oxic again from 10.5 ka BP.
ISSN
0253-505X
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/4043
DOI
10.1007/s13131-010-0063-6
Bibliographic Citation
ACTA OCEANOLOGICA SINICA, v.29, no.5, pp.52 - 64, 2010
Publisher
SPRINGER
Subject
TSUSHIMA WARM CURRENT; LATE QUATERNARY; PALEOENVIRONMENTAL CHANGES; MILLENNIAL-SCALE; LATE PLEISTOCENE; GLACIAL MAXIMUM; ORBITAL-SCALE; PALEOCEANOGRAPHIC EVOLUTION; PLANKTONIC-FORAMINIFERA; INTERSTADIAL EVENTS
Keywords
East Sea; depositional environment; East Asian monsoon; Tsushima Warm Current
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
SPRINGER
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