(Table 1) Age determimnation of sediment core MD01-2403, supplement to: Kao, Shuh-Ji; Dai, Minhan; Wei, Kuo-Yen; Blair, N E; Lyons, William B (2008): Enhanced supply of fossil organic carbon to the Okinawa Trough since the last deglaciation. Paleoceanography, 23(2), PA2207


Significantly older 14C ages by 2500-7900 years are found for sedimentary total organic carbon (TOC) when compared to ages of codeposited surface-dwelling foraminifera in the southern Okinawa Trough. This age discrepancy increases with rising sea level since the Last Glacial Maximum. A progressive shift in TOC d13C toward more negative values with rising sea level reflects an increasing fractional contribution of terrestrial organics (soil organics, plant debris, and/or fossil organics) to the buried organic pool. Organic matter previously stored on the East China Sea shelf during sea level lowstand and riverine material from Taiwan may be the sources that cause the d13CTOC to shift to more terrestrial values. During the Holocene when sea level is above -40 m, d13CTOC values stabilize within a narrow range (-22.3 to -22.8 per mil) while age discrepancies continue to increase and less chemically weathered sediments are deposited. The increase in age discrepancy between TOC and foraminifera in the Holocene may be due to a wetter climate that drove higher rates of physical weathering on Taiwan and greater transport rates of fossil organic C-bearing lithogenic sediment to the ocean. The climate impact on the relative delivery of fossil and nonfossil TOC in depositional settings influenced by fluvial sources should be considered in interpretations of sedimentary C isotope records.

DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.832389
Related Identifier https://doi.org/10.1029/2007PA001440
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Creator Kao, Shuh-Ji; Dai, Minhan; Wei, Kuo-Yen; Blair, N E; Lyons, William B
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Publication Year 2008
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported
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Language English
Resource Type Supplementary Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 128 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (123.160 LON, 25.283 LAT); Formosa Strait