(Table 2) Oxygen and carbon isotope composition of planktonic foraminiferal species from DSDP Holes 93-603B and 93-604, and one benthic species from Hole 93-604

  • Gerald M Ganssen (Contributor)



Abstract: Holes 603C and 604 of DSDP Leg 93 were drilled on the western Atlantic continental rise at water depths of 4633 m and 2364 m, respectively. In Hole 603C, a nearly continuous, undisturbed, and complete section of Pliocene and lower Pleistocene sediments was recovered by hydraulic piston coring; in Hole 604, a section of uppermost Miocene to Pleistocene sediments was incompletely recovered by rotary coring.
In order to reconstruct the Pliocene and Pleistocene history of isotopic variations, 139 oxygen and carbon isotope values were determined for planktonic and monospecific benthic foraminifer samples from these holes. Large parts of the Pleistocene history could not, however, be documented because sample intervals were large and sediments at Site 604 were redeposited. Time correlation is based on magnetostratigraphic (Hole 603C) and micropaleontologic (Hole 603C, Site 604) interpretation.
Stable isotope analyses were carried out on the planktonic foraminiferal species Globigerinoides ruber, G. obliquus, and Globorotalia inflata from Hole 603C (48 analyses) and from Site 604 (48 analyses); at Site 604, the benthic foraminifer Uvigerina peregrina (43 analyses) was also studied through the section. Age calibration for Hole 603C is based on the magnetostratigraphy of Canninga et al. (1987; doi:10.2973/dsdp.proc.93.130.1987), which uses the time scale of Lowrie and Alvarez (1981).

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Source: Supplement to: Ganssen, Gerald M (1987): Late Cenozoic stable isotopic stratigraphy, Deep Sea Drilling Project Sites 603 and 604, Northeast American continental rise. In: van Hinte, JE; Wise, SW Jr; et al. (eds.), Initial Reports of the Deep Sea Drilling Project, Washington (U.S. Govt. Printing Office), 93, 997-1002, https://doi.org/10.2973/dsdp.proc.93.139.1987

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Coverage: EVENT LABEL: 93-603B * LATITUDE: 35.495200 * LONGITUDE: -70.028500 * DATE/TIME: 1983-05-05T00:00:00 * ELEVATION: -4633.0 m * Penetration: 1576.2 m * Recovery: 485.6 m * CAMPAIGN: Leg93 * BASIS: Glomar Challenger * METHOD/DEVICE: Drilling/drill rig
EVENT LABEL: 93-604 * LATITUDE: 38.713200 * LONGITUDE: -72.549200 * DATE/TIME: 1983-06-08T00:00:00 * ELEVATION: -2361.0 m * Penetration: 294.5 m * Recovery: 118.6 m * LOCATION: North Atlantic/CONT RISE * CAMPAIGN: Leg93 * BASIS: Glomar Challenger * METHOD/DEVICE: Drilling/drill rig
Date made available24 Sept 1987
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