Bulk organic-carbon geochemistry, major and trace element concentrations, and microfossil abundances in Cenomanian-Turonian sediments from IODP Site 342-U1407, Southeast Newfoundland Ridge


We collected pelagic sediments from Holes A and B of IODP Site 342-U1407 that accumulated on the Southeast Newfoundland Ridge that spanned the Early Cenomanian to Early Turonian. In this study, we reconstruct the paleoceanographic changes before, during, and after Oceanic Anoxic Event 2 (OAE2) to isolate the triggers behind the widespread deposition of organic matter (OM) during this time. We combined the stable isotopes of bulk organic carbon, total organic carbon, total inorganic carbon, major and trace elements, and abundances of microfossils (benthic foraminiferal, biserial heterohelicid foraminifera, and radiolarians) to characterize the sediments. Biomarker indices were also calculated to determine the source and thermal maturity of the OM.

DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.938139
Related Identifier IsSupplementTo https://doi.org/10.1016/j.margeo.2021.106699
Metadata Access https://ws.pangaea.de/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite4&identifier=oai:pangaea.de:doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.938139
Creator Londoño, Vanessa ORCID logo; Collins, Laurel S
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2021
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International; https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
OpenAccess true
Resource Type Bundled Publication of Datasets; Collection
Format application/zip
Size 4 datasets
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-49.813 LON, 41.425 LAT)