Rapid identification of dolomite using a Fourier transform infrared spectrophotometer (FTIR); a fast method for identifying Heinrich events in IODP Site U1308

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doi: 10.1016/j.margeo.2008.11.007
Author(s): Ji Junfeng; Ge Yun; Balsam, William; Damuth, John E.; Chen Jun
Author Affiliation(s): Primary:
Nanjing University, Institute of Surficial Geochemistry, Nanjing, China
University of Texas at Arlington, United States
Volume Title: Marine Geology
Source: Marine Geology, 258(1-4), p.60-68. Publisher: Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands. ISSN: 0025-3227 CODEN: MAGEA6
Note: In English. 33 refs.; illus., incl. sketch map
Summary: This study demonstrates that Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrophotometry (FTIR) provides a quick and relatively inexpensive method for identifying and quantifying dolomite in deep marine sediments. FTIR is used to determine concentrations of dolomite in the top 29 m of sediments recovered at IODP Site U1308. Some of these dolomite peaks can be reliably correlated with Heinrich Events H1 through H6, thus FTIR appears to provide a fast and reliable method for identifying Heinrich Events in deep-sea sediments. Abstract Copyright (2009) Elsevier, B.V.
Year of Publication: 2009
Research Program: IODP Integrated Ocean Drilling Program
ODP Ocean Drilling Program
Key Words: 02 Geochemistry; 24 Surficial Geology, Quaternary Geology; Atlantic Ocean; Atomic absorption spectra; Calcite; Carbonates; Cores; Correlation; Depositional environment; Dolomite; Event stratigraphy; Expedition 303; FTIR spectra; Glacial environment; Heinrich events; IODP Site U1308; Infrared spectra; Integrated Ocean Drilling Program; Interglacial environment; Isotope ratios; Isotopes; Leg 162; Mid-Atlantic Ridge; Mineral composition; North Atlantic; Northeast Atlantic; O-18/O-16; ODP Site 980; Ocean Drilling Program; Oxygen; Paleoenvironment; Paleotemperature; Regression analysis; Rockall Bank; Spectra; Stable isotopes; Statistical analysis; Variations; X-ray diffraction data
Coordinates: N495300 N495300 W0241400 W0241400
N552906 N552906 W0144208 W0144208
Record ID: 2009052501
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