Documentation of sediment cores from the Great Meteor Seamount, North Atlantic, supplement to: von Stackelberg, Ulrich; von Rad, Ulrich; Zobel, B (1976): Asymmetric distribution of displaced material in calareous oozes around Great Meteor Seamount (North Atlantic). Meteor Forschungsergebnisse, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Reihe C Geologie und Geophysik, Gebrüder Bornträger, Berlin, Stuttgart, C25, 1-46


Sedimentological and biostratigraphic investigations of 15 cores (total length: 88 m) from the vicinity of Great Meteor seamount (about 30° N, 28° W) showed that the calcareous ooze are asymmetrically distributed around the seamount and vertically differentiated into two intervals. East and west of the seampunt, the upper "A"-interval is characterized by yellowish-brown sediment colors and bioturbation; ash layers and diatoms are restricted to the eastern cores. On both seamount flanks, the sediment of the lower "B"-interval are white and very rich in CaCO3 with a major fine silt (2-16 µ) mode (mainly coccoliths). Lamination, manganese micronodules, Tertiary foraminifera and discoasters, and small limestone and basalt fragments are typical of the "B"-interval of the eastern cores only.

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Creator von Stackelberg, Ulrich;Zobel, B;von Rad, Ulrich
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Publication Year 1976
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC-BY)
Language English
Resource Type Supplementary Collection of Datasets
Format application/zip
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (29N-31N,29W-25W)
Temporal Point 1967-07-13T11:59:59Z