Nd, Pb and Sr isotopes in sediment cores from the Gulf of Cadiz and the Portuguese margin, supplement to: Stumpf, Roland; Frank, Martin; Schönfeld, Joachim; Haley, Brian A (2010): Late Quaternary variability of Mediterranean Outflow Water from radiogenic Nd and Pb isotopes. Quaternary Science Reviews, 29(19-20), 2462-2472


Mediterranean Outflow Water (MOW) is characterised by higher temperatures and salinities than other ambient water masses. MOW spreads at water depths between 500 and 1500 m in the eastern North Atlantic and has been a source of salinity for the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation in the North Atlantic. We used high-resolution Nd and Pb isotope records of past ambient seawater obtained from authigenic ferromanganese coatings of sediments in three gravity cores at 577, 1745 and 1974 m water depth in the Gulf of Cadiz and along the Portuguese margin complemented by a selection of surface sediments to reconstruct the extent and pathways of MOWover the past 23 000 years. The surface and downcore Nd isotope data from all water depths exhibit only a very small variability close to the present day composition of MOW but do not reflect the present day Nd isotopic stratification of the water column as determined from a nearby open ocean hydrographic station. In contrast, the Pb isotope records show significant and systematic variations, which provide evidence for a significantly different pattern of the MOW pathways between 20 000 and 12 000 years ago compared with the subsequent period of time.

DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.774216
Related Identifier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2010.06.021
Metadata Access https://ws.pangaea.de/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite4&identifier=oai:pangaea.de:doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.774216
Creator Stumpf, Roland; Frank, Martin; Schönfeld, Joachim; Haley, Brian A
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Publication Year 2010
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported
OpenAccess true
Language English
Resource Type Supplementary Collection of Datasets
Format application/zip
Size 3 datasets
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-10.680W, 35.289S, -6.619E, 41.291N); Gulf of Cádiz; Portuguese Margin
Temporal Coverage Begin 1997-01-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2006-05-15T09:32:00Z