Accumation rates of manganese in pelagic sediments using Brunnes-Matuyama magnetic reversal boundary


For 27 pelagic sediment cores, the Brunnes-Matuyama magnetic reversal boundary (700 000 yr) was used to establish the mean sedimentation rate between this level and the core top. If the tops of these cores were lost, calculated sedimentation rates would be a few percent less than the true rates. Because CaCO3 is a Mn-free diluent, the Mn concentration results and the sediment accumulation rate results are given on a carbonate-free basis. CaCO3 content of cores raised from below the carbonate compensation level is taken as zero. The in situ density of water-free deep-sea cores was assumed to be 0.7 g/cm³ , this could lead in some cases to an error.

From 1983 until 1989 NOAA-NCEI compiled the NOAA-MMS Marine Minerals Geochemical Database from journal articles, technical reports and unpublished sources from other institutions. At the time it was the most extended data compilation on ferromanganese deposits world wide. Initially published in a proprietary format incompatible with present day standards it was jointly decided by AWI and NOAA to transcribe this legacy data into PANGAEA. This transfer is augmented by a careful checking of the original sources when available and the encoding of ancillary information (sample description, method of analysis...) not present in the NOAA-MMS database.This dataset represents the digitized Table 1 - Part 1, pp. 144 of the related publication.

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Creator Bender, Michael L; Ku, Teh-Lung; Broecker, Wallace S ORCID logo
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2022
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
OpenAccess true
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 191 data points
Discipline Chemistry; Natural Sciences
Spatial Coverage (-4.767W, -61.930S, 17.933E, 45.617N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 1959-12-08T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 1972-04-15T00:00:00Z