Clay mineralogy of surface sediments from the South Pacific Ocean


The relative clay-mineral contents (rel%) of illite, smectite, chlorite and kaolinite were determined semi-quantitatively by calculating the integrated peak areas of the clay-mineral basal reflections, weighted with the empirically determined factors after Biscaye (1964, 1965). The quartz/feldspar ratio is the ratio of the quartz peak area over the sum of the peak areas of K-feldspar and plagioclase. K-feldspar/plagioclase also represents the ratio of the respective peak areas.

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Creator Saukel, Cornelia; Lamy, Frank ORCID logo; Stuut, Jan-Berend W ORCID logo; Tiedemann, Ralf ORCID logo; Vogt, Christoph ORCID logo
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2011
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported;
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Language English
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 426 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-100.543W, -23.606S, -71.128E, 9.588N); South Pacific Ocean; Pacific Ocean; North Pacific Ocean; MANOP Site H, Pacific Ocean; Eastern Equatorial Pacific
Temporal Coverage Begin 1971-09-23T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 1989-09-29T00:00:00Z