East Pacific Rise Core PS75/059‐2: Glacial‐to‐Deglacial Stratigraphy Revisited

Thomas.Ronge [ at ] awi.de


Age control and paleoceanographic evidence of marine sediment records might be challenged if authors solely build their stratigraphy on visual correlation to apparently well‐dated records from the same ocean basin, using, for example, highly resolved X‐ray fluorescence‐based element‐count records and correlation tools such as AnalySeries. While per se perfectly reasonable, this approach bears the risk of missing stratigraphic gaps in the sedimentary record and thus might result in imprecise and/or flawed interpretations. Here we present a unique series of 14 planktic 14C ages from a 7‐cm section of East Pacific Rise core PS75/059‐2. The ages suggest a 14‐ky‐long period of low‐to‐zero deposition during Last Glacial Maximum, mainly marked by continuous redistribution of winnowed foraminifers, probably the result of enhanced bottom currents, moreover, by some bioturbational mixing. On the basis of this data we demonstrate the impact of the hiatus on a South Pacific transect of apparent benthic ventilation ages (ΔΔ14C values) and their meaning for estimates of CO2 stored in Last Glacial Maximum Pacific deep waters.

Item Type
Primary Division
Primary Topic
Publication Status
Eprint ID
DOI 10.1029/2019PA003569

Cite as
Ronge, T. , Sarnthein, M. , Roberts, J. , Lamy, F. and Tiedemann, R. (2019): East Pacific Rise Core PS75/059‐2: Glacial‐to‐Deglacial Stratigraphy Revisited , Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, 34 , pp. 432-435 . doi: 10.1029/2019PA003569

Add to AnyAdd to TwitterAdd to FacebookAdd to LinkedinAdd to PinterestAdd to Email


Geographical region

Research Platforms

ANT > XXVI > 2

Edit Item Edit Item