Quaternary stable oxygen isotope record of planktonic foraminifera from ODP Site 806 on the Ontong Java Plateau, supplement to: Berger, Wolfgang H; Bickert, Torsten; Schmidt, Heike; Wefer, Gerold (1993): Quaternary oxygen isotope record of pelagic foraminifers: Site 806, Ontong Java Plateau. In: Berger, WH; Kroenke, LW; Mayer, LA; et al. (eds.), Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results, College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program), 130, 381-395


We present an oxygen isotope record that can serve as a new standard for Quaternary chronology in the western Pacific. The record is not entirely without problems. A coring gap misses Isotope Stage 19, which contains the Brunhes/Matuyama boundary. We bridged the gap by importing the corresponding portion of the record from adjacent Hole 805C. By counting the cycles related to obliquity, within the completed delta18O record, we date the Brunhes/Matuyama boundary at 792 ka (+/-10 k.y.), in excellent agreement with previous estimates based on tuning to astronomical signals and with recent radiometric determinations. Thus, the conventional age of 730 ka for this boundary should be abandoned.

DOI http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.696434
Metadata Access http://ws.pangaea.de/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite3&identifier=oai:pangaea.de:doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.696434
Creator Schmidt, Heike;Wefer, Gerold;Berger, Wolfgang H;Bickert, Torsten
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Publication Year 1993
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 (0 N,159E)
Temporal Point 1990-02-18T11:59:59Z