Biochronologic and magnetochronologic synthesis of Leg 119 sediments from the Kerguelen Plateau and Prydz Bay, Antarctica

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doi: 10.2973/
Author(s): Barron, John A.; Barrera, Enriqueta; Caulet, Jean-Pierre; Huber, Brian T.; Keating, Barbara H.; Lazarus, David B.; Sakai, Hideo; Thierstein, Hans R.; Wei, Wuchang
Author Affiliation(s): Primary:
U. S. Geol. Surv., Menlo Park, CA, United States
Tech. Univ. Denmark, Denmark
Ocean Drill. Program, United States
CPRG, France
Tex. A&M Univ., United States
Mus. Hist. Nat., France
Stanford Univ., United States
Bedford Inst. Oceanogr., Canada
Hawaii Inst. Geophys., United States
Alfred Wegener Inst. Polar and Mar. Res., Federal Republic of Germany
Cambridge Univ., United Kingdom
Ohio State Univ., United States
Univ. Sydney, Australia
Ruhr Univ. Bochum, Federal Republic of Germany
Lamont-Doherty Geol. Obs., United States
Toyama Univ., Japan
Dalhousie Univ., Canada
Norw. Polar Res. Inst., Norway
Univ. Tex. at Port Aransas, United States
Eidg. Tech. Hochsch., Federal Republic of Germany
Plymouth Polytech., United Kingdom
Univ. Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Fla. State Univ., United States
Univ. Mich. at Ann Arbor, United States
Lab. Geol. Mus. Paris, France
Smithson. Inst., United States
Univ. Hawaii, United States
ETH-Zent., Switzerland
Volume Title: Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Kerguelen Plateau-Prydz Basin; covering Leg 119 of the cruises of the drilling vessel JOIDES Resolution, Port Louis, Mauritius to Fremantle, Australia, sites 736-746, 14 December 1987-20 February 1988
Volume Author(s): Barron, John A.; Larsen, Birger; Baldauf, Jack G.; Alibert, Chantal; Berkowitz, Stephen; Caulet, Jean-Pierre; Chambers, Stephen R.; Cooper, Alan K.; Cranston, Ray E.; Dorn, Wolfgang U.; Ehrmann, Werner U.; Fox, Richard D.; Fryxell, Greta A.; Hambrey, Michael J.; Huber, Brian T.; Jenkins, Christopher J.; Kang, Sung-Ho; Keating, Barbara H.; Mehl, Klaus W.; Noh, Il; Ollier, Gilles; Pittenger, Alan; Sakai, Hideo; Schroder, Claudia J.; Solheim, Anders; Stockwell, Dean A.; Thierstein, Hans R.; Tocher, Bruce; Turner, Brian R.; Wei, Wuchang; Mazzullo, Elsa Kapitan; Stewart, Norman J.
Source: Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Kerguelen Plateau-Prydz Basin; covering Leg 119 of the cruises of the drilling vessel JOIDES Resolution, Port Louis, Mauritius to Fremantle, Australia, sites 736-746, 14 December 1987-20 February 1988, John A. Barron, Birger Larsen, Jack G. Baldauf, Chantal Alibert, Stephen Berkowitz, Jean-Pierre Caulet, Stephen R. Chambers, Alan K. Cooper, Ray E. Cranston, Wolfgang U. Dorn, Werner U. Ehrmann, Richard D. Fox, Greta A. Fryxell, Michael J. Hambrey, Brian T. Huber, Christopher J. Jenkins, Sung-Ho Kang, Barbara H. Keating, Klaus W. Mehl, Il Noh, Gilles Ollier, Alan Pittenger, Hideo Sakai, Claudia J. Schroder, Anders Solheim, Dean A. Stockwell, Hans R. Thierstein, Bruce Tocher, Brian R. Turner, Wuchang Wei, Elsa Kapitan Mazzullo and Norman J. Stewart. Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results, Vol.119, p.813-847. Publisher: Texas A & M University, Ocean Drilling Program, College Station, TX, United States. ISSN: 0884-5891
Note: In English. 47 refs.; illus. incl. sketch map
Summary: This paper summarizes the biostratigraphy and magnetostratigraphy of the 11 sites drilled on the Kerguelen Plateau and in Prydz Bay during ODP Leg 119. Excellent magnetobiochronologic reference sections were obtained at deep-water Sites 745 and 746 (0-10 Ma) and at intermediate depth Site 744 (0-39 Ma) on the southern Kerguelen Plateau. Site 738, an intermediate depth companion site for Site 744, contains a nearly complete lowermost Oligocene to Turonian carbonate section including a continuous sequence across the Cretaceous/Tertiary boundary. Northern Kerguelen Sites 736 and 737 (ca. 600 m water depth) constitute a composite Middle Eocene to Quaternary reference section near the present-day Antarctic Polar Front. Biostratigraphic control is limited in Prydz Bay Sites 739-743. Glacial sequences cored on the continental shelf at Sites 739 and 742 appear to form a composite record, possibly from the uppermost Middle Eocene to the Quaternary; the entire Upper Oligocene and most of the Miocene, however, are removed at an unconformity. Preglacial sediments at Site 741 contain Early Cretaceous pollen and spores, but the red beds cored at Site 740 are unfossiliferous. Poorly-fossiliferous glacial sediments of probable Quaternary age were sampled on the upper slope at Site 743. (Auth.)
Year of Publication: 1991
Research Program: ODP Ocean Drilling Program
Key Words: 12 Stratigraphy, Historical Geology and Paleoecology; Algae; Antarctic Ocean; Antarctica; Biostratigraphy; Cenozoic; Cretaceous; Diatoms; Foraminifera; Indian Ocean; Invertebrata; K-T boundary; Kerguelen Plateau; Leg 119; Lower Paleocene; Magnetobiochromatography; Magnetostratigraphy; Mesozoic; Methods; Microfossils; Neogene; Ocean Drilling Program; Paleocene; Paleogene; Paleomagnetism; Plantae; Protista; Prydz Bay; Radiolaria; Southern Ocean; Stratigraphic boundary; Stratigraphy; Tertiary; Thallophytes; Upper Cretaceous
Coordinates: S682310 S593249 E0855147 E0744125
Record ID: 1991059056
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