Geochemistry of rare earth elements in two-color core sediments from the Korea Deep Ocean Study (KODOS)-90 site, NE equatorial Pacific SCIE SCOPUS

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Title
Geochemistry of rare earth elements in two-color core sediments from the Korea Deep Ocean Study (KODOS)-90 site, NE equatorial Pacific
Author(s)
Jung, HS; Choi, MS; Kim, DS; Cha, HJ; Lee, KY
KIOST Author(s)
Jung, Hoi Soo(정회수)Kim, Dongseon(김동선)
Publication Year
1998
Abstract
Major factors controlling the variation of rare earth element (REE) contents in deep-sea sediments were identified using box-core sediments from the Korea Deep Ocean Study (KODOS)-90 site in the western part between the Clarion-Clipperton fracture zones, northeast equatorial Pacific. Four of ten core columns can be divided into two layers by a sharp color boundary; an upper pale brown layer (Unit A) and a lower dark brown layer (Unit B). Trivalent REEs (3 + REEs) as well as micronodules, smectite, smectite aggregate, and fish remains (spicules and spines) are highly enriched in Unit B compared to Unit A. 3 + REEs in micronodule, smectite, and smectite aggregate are not significantly concentrated compared to those in bulk Unit B sediments. 3 + REE contents in coarse-grained fish remains (>25 mu m), which is likely biogenic apatite, are about seven and two times higher, respectively, than the contents in Units A and B. Contents of fish remains in bulk Unit B sediments, however, are too low to explain the enrichment of 3 + REEs in Unit B. Based on the results of phosphorus speciation and linear relationships in two pair diagrams (La contents vs. total inorganic phosphorus and 1/(Ce/Ce*) vs, total inorganic phosphorous), it can be inferred that 3 + REEs are dominantly enriched in apatite in fine sediments (<25 mu m) with strong negative Ce anomaly and convex-type distribution pattern of REEs normalized with NASC. It is suggested that apatite grains, supplied abundantly from surface water during the time of Unit B formation with high paleo-productivity, had incorporated and concentrated 3 + REEs.
ISSN
0016-7002
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/6286
DOI
10.2343/geochemj.32.281
Bibliographic Citation
GEOCHEMICAL JOURNAL, v.32, no.5, pp.281 - 299, 1998
Publisher
GEOCHEMICAL SOC JAPAN
Subject
FERROMANGANESE NODULES; NORTH PACIFIC; MANGANESE NODULES; PELAGIC SEDIMENTS; MARINE-SEDIMENTS; SEA SEDIMENTS; DOMES SITE; MINERALOGY; APATITE; RATES
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
GEOCHEMICAL SOC JAPAN
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Research Interests

Biogeochemistry,Carbon cycle,Ocean acidification,생지화학,탄소순환,해양산성화

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