Neogene calcareous nannofossil biostratigraphy and the Coccolithus pelagicus abundance of ODP Leg 186 cores from the Japan Trench

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doi: 10.2973/odp.proc.sr.186.101.2003
Author(s): Li, Jingfen
Ocean Drilling Program, Leg 186, Shipboard Scientific Party, College Station, TX
Author Affiliation(s): Primary:
Florida State University, Department of Geology, Tallahassee, FL, United States
Other:
Carnegie Institution of Washington, United States
Ocean Drilling Program, United States
University of Tokyo, Japan
Stockholm University, Sweden
Hokkaido University, Japan
Pukyong National University, South Korea
Florida State University, United States
Indiana State University, United States
University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Shizuoka University, Japan
Universität Freiburg, Federal Republic of Germany
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, United States
Volume Title: Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, scientific results, Western Pacific geophysical observatories; covering Leg 186 of the cruises of drilling vessel JOIDES Resolution; Yokohama, Japan, to Yokohama, Japan; sites 1150 and 1151, 14 June-14 August 1999
Volume Author(s): Suyehiro, Kiyoshi; Sacks, I. Selwyn; Acton, Gary D.; Acierno, Michael J.; Araki, Eiichiro; Ask, Maria V. S.; Ikeda, Akihiro; Kanamatsu, Toshiya; Kim, Gil Young; Li, Jingfen; Linde, Alan T.; McWhorter, Paul N.; Mora, Germán; Najman, Yanina M. R.; Niitsuma, Nobuaki; Pandit, Benoy K.; Roller, Sybille; Saito, Saneatsu; Sakamoto, Tatsuhiko; Shinohara, Masanao; Sun, Yue-Feng
Source: Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, scientific results, Western Pacific geophysical observatories; covering Leg 186 of the cruises of drilling vessel JOIDES Resolution; Yokohama, Japan, to Yokohama, Japan; sites 1150 and 1151, 14 June-14 August 1999, Kiyoshi Suyehiro, I. Selwyn Sacks, Gary D. Acton, Michael J. Acierno, Eiichiro Araki, Maria V. S. Ask, Akihiro Ikeda, Toshiya Kanamatsu, Gil Young Kim, Jingfen Li, Alan T. Linde, Paul N. McWhorter, Germán Mora, Yanina M. R. Najman, Nobuaki Niitsuma, Benoy K. Pandit, Sybille Roller, Saneatsu Saito, Tatsuhiko Sakamoto, Masanao Shinohara and Yue-Feng Sun; Ocean Drilling Program, Leg 186, Shipboard Scientific Party, College Station, TX. Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results (CD ROM), Vol.186, 31p. Publisher: Texas A&M University, Ocean Drilling Program, College Station, TX, United States. ISSN: 1096-2514
Note: In English. Available only on CD-ROM in PDF format and on the Web in PDF or HTML. 35 refs.CD-ROM format, ISSN 1096-2514; WWW format, ISSN 1096-7451; illus., incl. 8 tables, sketch maps
Summary: Calcareous nannofossil assemblages were studied from Ocean Drilling Program Holes 1150A, 1150B, 1151A, 1151C, and 1151D in order to estimate the age of sediments drilled in the Japan Trench of the western Pacific Ocean. The abundance and species diversity of nannofossil flora are generally low but are sufficient to show that the sedimentary sequences range from Quaternary to Miocene in age (nannofossil Zones CN15-CN3). The abundance of Coccolithus pelagicus, a cold-water indicator, was studied from sediments younger than 3.83 Ma from both Holes 1150A and 1151A in order to elucidate past climate conditions. Between 3.83 and 2.82 Ma, the abundance of C. pelagicus was generally low, but abundance increased significantly after 2.82 Ma. In agreement with previous studies, this increase appears to be related to a change in the current system around the western Pacific Ocean and eastern Atlantic Ocean that occurred in response to the final elevation of the Isthmus of Panama.
Year of Publication: 2003
Research Program: ODP Ocean Drilling Program
Key Words: 12 Stratigraphy, Historical Geology and Paleoecology; Algae; Biostratigraphy; Biozones; Calcareous composition; Cenozoic; Coccolithophoraceae; Coccolithus; Coccolithus pelagicus; Cores; Japan Trench; Leg 186; Marine environment; Marine sediments; Microfossils; Nannofossils; Neogene; North Pacific; Northwest Pacific; ODP Site 1150; ODP Site 1151; Ocean Drilling Program; Pacific Ocean; Paleo-oceanography; Paleoclimatology; Paleoecology; Plantae; Reconstruction; Sediments; Tertiary; West Pacific
Coordinates: N384500 N384500 E1432000 E1432000
N391100 N391100 E1432000 E1432000
Record ID: 2004011514
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