High-resolution stratigraphic framework for Mediterranean sapropel S5; defining temporal relationships between records of Eemian climate variability

Author(s): Cane, Tim; Rohling, Eelco J.; Kemp, Alan E. S.; Cooke, S.; Pearce, Richard B.
Author Affiliation(s): Primary:
Southampton Oceanography Centre, School of Ocean and Earth Science, Southampton, United Kingdom
Volume Title: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology
Source: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 183(1-2), p.87-101. Publisher: Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands. ISSN: 0031-0182 CODEN: PPPYAB
Note: In English; illus., incl. strat. cols., 3 tables, sketch maps
Summary: A high-resolution stratigraphic framework is presented for sapropel S5, which represents the low-mid latitude climate optimum of the previous interglacial period (Eemian). The framework is based on three sites along a transect from west to east through the eastern Mediterranean, and is further validated using a fourth site. This method allows expression of S5-based proxy records of Eemian climate variability along a standardised depth scale that offers unprecedented possibilities for assessment of spatial gradients and signal leads and lags in an interval where high-resolution (radiocarbon-style) dating cannot be performed. Our lateral comparison of S5 sapropels suggests that the onset of S5 in ODP site 967C (Eratosthenes seamount) was 1-6 centuries delayed relative to the onsets in more westerly sites. Abstract Copyright (2002) Elsevier, B.V.
Year of Publication: 2002
Research Program: ODP Ocean Drilling Program
Key Words: 24 Surficial Geology, Quaternary Geology; Biogeography; Cenozoic; Climate change; Correlation; East Mediterranean; Eemian; Eratosthenes Seamount; High-resolution methods; Interglacial environment; Leg 160; Marine sediments; Mediterranean Sea; Mediterranean region; ODP Site 967; ODP Site 971; Ocean Drilling Program; Organic compounds; Paleo-oceanography; Paleoclimatology; Paleoecology; Paleoenvironment; Pleistocene; Quaternary; Sapropel; Sediments; Upper Pleistocene
Coordinates: N334249 N334249 E0244205 E0244205
N340411 N340411 E0324331 E0324331
Record ID: 2002057972
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