(Table 1) Grain size, sedimentation rates and accumulation rates of ODP Hole 152-919A coarse-sand ice-rafted debris, supplement to: Krissek, Lawrence A (1999): Data Report: Mass accumulation rates and composition of Neogene ice-rafted debris, Site 919, Irminger Basin. In: Larsen, HC; Duncan, RA; Allan, JF; Brooks, K (eds.) Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results, College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program), 163, 1-5


At mid- to high-latitude marine sites, ice-rafted debris (IRD) is commonly recognized as anomalously coarse-grained terrigenous material contained within a fine-grained hemipelagic or pelagic matrix (e.g., Conolly and Ewing, 1970; Ruddiman, 1977, doi:10.1130/0016-7606(1977)882.0.CO;2; Krissek, 1989, doi:10.2973/odp.proc.sr.104.114.1989; Jansen et al., 1990; Bond et al., doi:10.1038/360245a0, 1992; Krissek, 1995, doi:10.2973/odp.proc.sr.145.118.1995). The presence of such ice-rafted material is a valuable indicator of the presence of glacial ice at sea level on an adjacent continent, whereas the composition of the IRD can often be used to identify the location of the source area (e.g., Goldschmidt, 1995, doi:10.1016/0025-3227(95)00098-J).Because the amount of core recovered during Leg 163 was very limited, this shore-based, postcruise study focuses on materials recovered at a nearby site during Leg 152. In particular, this study examines sediments recovered at Site 919; these sediments were described as containing a significant ice-rafted component in the Leg 152 Initial Reports volume (Larsen, Saunders, Clift, et al., 1994, doi:10.2973/odp.proc.ir.152.1994). In this study, the sedimentary section from Site 919 has been examined with the goal of providing a detailed history of glaciations on Greenland and other landmasses adjacent to the Norwegian-Greenland Sea; this history ultimately will be calibrated using an oxygen isotope stratigraphy (Flower, 1998, doi:10.2973/odp.proc.sr.152.219.1998), although that calibration has not been completed at this time. Because ice-core studies of the Greenland Ice Sheet (GIS) have shown that the GIS changed dramatically, and in some cases extremely rapidly, during at least the last interglacial stage (GRIP Members, 1993, doi:10.1038/364203a0), a detailed IRD record from the Southeast Greenland margin should provide insight into the longer term behavior of this sensitive component of the Northern Hemisphere climate system.

DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.804819
Related Identifier https://doi.org/10.2973/odp.proc.sr.163.118.1999
Metadata Access https://ws.pangaea.de/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite4&identifier=oai:pangaea.de:doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.804819
Creator Krissek, Lawrence A
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Publication Year 1999
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported; https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
OpenAccess true
Language English
Resource Type Supplementary Dataset; Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 5129 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-37.460 LON, 62.670 LAT); Greenland Sea
Temporal Coverage Begin 1993-11-13T09:14:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 1993-11-14T05:45:00Z