Heat flow measurements in the Weddell Sea, supplement to: Nagao, Toshiyasu (1990): Heat flow measurements in the Weddell Sea, Antarctica: ODP Leg 113. In: Barker, PF; Kennett, JP; et al. (eds.), Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results, College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program), 113


From January to March 1987, heat flow measurements were tried at four sites (Sites 689, 690, 695, and 696) during ODP Leg 113, in the Weddell Sea, Antarctica. At Site 690 (Maud Rise), a convex upward shaped temperature vs. depth profile was observed. This profile cannot be explained by steady-state conduction through solid materials only. We conclude that the minimum heat flow value at Site 690 is 45 mW/m2. A prominent bottom simulating reflector (BSR) was observed at 600 mbsf at Site 695. However, the observed temperature is too high to explain the BSR as a gas hydrate. The origin of the BSR remains unknown, although it is probably of biogenic origin as observed in the Bering Sea during DSDP Leg 19. After correcting for the effects of sedimentation, heat flow values at Sites 695 and 696 are 69 and 63 mW/m2, respectively. Furthermore, we compiled heat flow data south of 50°S. In the Weddell Sea region, the eastern part shows relatively low heat flow in comparison with the western part, with the boundary between them at about 15°W longitude.

DOI http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.726376
Metadata Access http://ws.pangaea.de/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite3&identifier=oai:pangaea.de:doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.726376
Creator Nagao, Toshiyasu
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Publication Year 1990
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 (65S-62S,43W-3 E)
Temporal Point 1987-01-16T11:59:59Z