(Figure 2) Planktonic foraminifera abundance in DSDP Hole 93-603C, supplement to: Maalouleh, Kayed; Moullade, Michel (1987): Biostratigraphic and paleoenvironmental study of Neogene and Quaternary planktonic foraminifers from the lower continental eise of the New Jersey Margin (western North Atlantic), Deep Sea Drilling Project Leg 93, Site 603. In: van Hinte, JE; Wise, SW Jr; et al. (eds.), Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project, Washington (U.S. Govt. Printing Office), 93, 481-491

Three holes were drilled at Site 603 on the continental rise off the U.S. east coast during DSDP Leg 93. A thick Pliocene section and a few meters of lowermost Quaternary sediments were recovered in Hole 603C. A detailed biostratigraphic analysis, based on planktonic foraminiferal distribution, allowed us to delineate precisely all the Pliocene zones (sensu Berggren, 1977). The Quaternary sequence was eroded beyond Ericson's Zone P. The calculated sediment accumulation rate remained relatively high during most of the Pliocene, reaching a maximum of 150 m/Ma in Zone PL4. Quantitative micropaleontological methods enabled us to delineate several paleoclimatic and paleoceanographic events, including those at 4.3 and 3.4 Ma.

Species abundance: A = abundant (>10 %); C = common (5-10 %), F = few (3-5 %), R = rare (1-2 %), VR = very rare (0-1 %), - = absent.

DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.250508
PID http://hdl.handle.net/10013/epic.32352.d001
Related Identifier https://doi.org/10.2973/dsdp.proc.93.107.1987
Metadata Access https://ws.pangaea.de/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite4&identifier=oai:pangaea.de:doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.250508
Creator Maalouleh, Kayed; Moullade, Michel
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Publication Year 1987
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported
OpenAccess true
Language English
Resource Type Supplementary Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 4556 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-70.031 LON, 35.496 LAT)