Hovan, Steven A.; Kish, S. W.; Renyck, H. J. (2000): Late Pleistocene record of terrigenous mineral deposition along the Northern California margin (sites 1018 and 1020). Texas A & M University, Ocean Drilling Program, College Station, TX, United States, In: Lyle, Mitchell, Koizumi, Itaru, Richter, Carl, Behl, Richard J., Boden, Per, Caulet, Jean-Pierre, Delaney, Margaret L., deMenocal, Peter, Desmet, Marc, Fornaciari, Eliana, Hayashida, Akira, Heider, Franz, Hood, Julie A., Hovan, Steven A., Janecek, Thomas R., Janik, Aleksandra G., Kennett, James P., Lund, David, Machain Castillo, Maria L., Maruyama, Toshiaki, Merrill, Russell B., Mossman, David J., Pike, Jennifer, Ravelo, A. Christina, Rozo Vera, Gloria A., Stax, Rainer, Tada, Ryuji, Thurow, Juergen W., Yamamoto, Masanobu, Nessler, Susan (editor), Miller, Christine M. (editor), Peters, Lorri L. (editor), Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, scientific results, California margin; covering Leg 167 of the cruises of the drilling vessel JOIDES Resolution, Acapulco, Mexico, to San Francisco, California, sites 1010-1022, 20 April-16 June 1996, 167, 227-234, georefid:2000-080034

The terrigenous mineral fraction of sediments recovered by drilling during Ocean Drilling Program Leg 167 at Sites 1018 and 1020 is used to evaluate changes in the source and transport of fine-grained terrigenous sediment and its relation to regional climates and the paleoceanographic evolution of the California Current system during the late Pleistocene. Preliminary time scales developed by correlation of oxygen isotope stratigraphies with the global SPECMAP record show average linear sedimentation rates in excess of 100 m/m.y., Which provide an opportunity for high-resolution studies of terrigenous flux, grain size, and mineralogy. The mass flux of terrigenous minerals at Site 1018 varies from 5 to 30 g(cm2. k.y.) (super -1) and displays a general trend toward increased flux during glacials. The terrigenous record at Site 1020 shows a similar pattern of increased glacial input, but overall accumulation rates are significantly lower. Spectral analysis demonstrates that most of this variability is concentrated in frequency bands related to orbital cycles of eccentricity, tilt, and precession. Detailed grain-size analysis performed on the isolated terrigenous mineral fraction shows that sediments from Site 1018 are associated with higher energy transport and depositional regimes than those found at Site 1020. Grain-size data are remarkably uniform throughout the last 500 k.y., with no discernible difference observed between glacial and interglacial size distributions within each site. X-ray diffraction analysis of the <2-mu m clay component suggests that the deposition of minerals found at Site 1020 is consistent with transport from a southern source during intervals of increased terrigenous input.
West: -126.2604 East: -123.1634 North: 41.0003 South: 36.5922
Expedition: 167
Site: 167-1018
Site: 167-1020
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Data set link: http://sedis.iodp.org/pub-catalogue/index.php?id=10.2973/odp.proc.sr.167.207.2000 (c.f. for more detailed metadata)
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