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Quantifying the isotopic composition of oxygen and carbon with increasing depth in core GC11, located in the Capricorn Channel

A gravity core (GC11) was collected from a depth of 502 mbsl within the Capricorn Channel, southern Great Barrier Reef (GBR). The data from stable isotopes of Globigerinoides ruber were analysed to allow a preliminary understanding of the hemipelagic sedimentary environment over the last glacial / interglacial cycle. The results suggest that the core reaches the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM) at ~30cm depth. From matching the 18O G. ruber curve with Martinson et al. (1987), 4 glacial cycles can be determined, incorporating Marine Isotope Stage (MIS) 1 through to MIS 11. Isotopically heavier 18O values at ~460cm, ~345cm, 150cm, and 30cm correspond respectively to MIS 10, MIS 8, MIS 6 and the LGM. The d13C shows a trough lagging behind the 18O high during the glacial, although there are considerable fluctuations between MIS 8 and 6.

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Title Quantifying the isotopic composition of oxygen and carbon with increasing depth in core GC11, located in the Capricorn Channel
Type Dataset
Language English
Licence Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia
Data Status inactive
Update Frequency notPlanned
Landing Page https://data.gov.au/dataset/18d5a94c-966d-40a6-bec1-a0154c676047
Date Published 2017-06-24
Date Updated 2017-06-24
Contact Point
National Institute of Water and Atmosphere (NIWA)
h.bostock@niwa.co.nz
Geospatial Coverage {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[151.5, -24.5], [153.0, -24.5], [153.0, -23.0], [151.5, -23.0], [151.5, -24.5]]]}
Jurisdiction Commonwealth of Australia
Data Portal Australian Oceans Data Network CSW Harvester
Publisher/Agency National Institute of Water and Atmosphere (NIWA)
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