The influence of high-latitude flux lobes on the Holocene paleomagnetic record of IODP Site U1305 and the northern North Atlantic

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doi: 10.1002/ggge.20272
Author(s): Stoner, Joseph S.; Channell, James E. T.; Mazaud, Alain; Strano, Sarah E.; Xuan, Chuang
Author Affiliation(s): Primary:
Oregon State University, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Corvallis, OR, United States
University of Florida, United States
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France
Volume Title: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems - G<sup>3</sup>
Source: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems - G>3`, 14(10), p.4623-4646. Publisher: American Geophysical Union and The Geochemical Society, United States. ISSN: 1525-2027
Note: In English. 95 refs.; illus., incl. 3 tables, sketch map
Summary: Paleomagnetic analysis and radiocarbon dating of an expanded Holocene deep-sea sediment sequence recovered by Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) Expedition 303 from Labrador Sea Site U1305 (Lat.: 57°28.5 N, Long.: 48°31.8 W, water depth 3459 m) provides insights into mechanisms that drive both paleomagnetic secular variation (PSV) and magnetization acquisition in deep-sea sediments. Seventeen radiocarbon dates on planktonic foraminifera define postglacial (ca. 8 ka) sedimentation rates as ranging from 35 to > 90 cm/kyr. Alternating field (AF) demagnetization of u-channel samples show that these homogeneous sediments preserve a strong, stable, and consistently well-defined component magnetization. Normalized remanence records pass reliability criteria for relative paleointensity (RPI) estimates. Assuming that the age of magnetization is most accurately defined by well dated PSV records with the highest sedimentation rates, allows us to estimate and correct for temporal offsets at Site U1305 interpreted to result from postdepositional remanence acquisition at a depth of ∼20 cm. Comparisons indicate that the northern North Atlantic PSV and RPI records are more consistent with European than North American records, and the evolution of virtual geomagnetic poles (VGP) are temporally and longitudinally similar to global reconstructions, though with much larger latitudinal variation. The largest deviations from a geocentric axial dipole (GAD) are observed during times of the highest intensities, in contrast to the usual assumption. These observations are consistent with the idea that PSV in the North Atlantic and elsewhere during the Holocene results from temporal oscillations of high-latitude flux concentrations at a few recurrent locations. Abstract Copyright (2013), American Geophysical Union. All Rights Reserved.
Year of Publication: 2013
Research Program: IODP Integrated Ocean Drilling Program
ODP Ocean Drilling Program
Key Words: 24 Surficial Geology, Quaternary Geology; Age; Atlantic Ocean; C-14; Carbon; Cenozoic; Chronology; Expedition 303; Expeditions 303/306; Holocene; IODP Site U1305; Integrated Ocean Drilling Program; Isotopes; Labrador Sea; Leg 105; Magnetic intensity; Magnetization; Marine sediments; North Atlantic; Northwest Atlantic; ODP Site 646; Ocean Drilling Program; Paleomagnetism; Pole positions; Quaternary; Radioactive isotopes; Remanent magnetization; Secular variations; Sediments
Coordinates: N572800 N572900 W0483200 W0483200
Record ID: 2014071056
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