Late Cenozoic carbonate accumulation and the history of the carbonate compensation depth in the western equatorial Indian Ocean

Larry C Peterson, J. Backman

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Abstract

Sediments were recovered from a closely spaced depth transect (1541-4428 m) of five sites (Sites 707 through 711) from on and around the Mascarene Plateau that record the last 50 my of pelagic deposition. More than 2200 measurements of carbonate content are combined here with bio- and magnetostratigraphy to produce the first detailed compilation of bulk, carbonate, and noncarbonate mass accumulation rates (MARs) from the Indian Ocean. These results allow us to recognize three major depositional intervals, each characterized by a distinct depth-dependent pattern of carbonate accumulation: 1) the Paleogene; 2) the early and middle Miocene; and 3) the late Miocene to Holocene. The fundamentally different character of the carbonate system during each of these intervals must represent a regional response to the complex evolution of late Cenozoic oceans and climate. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProc., scientific results, ODP, Leg 115, Mascarene Plateau
EditorsR.A. Duncan, J. Backman, L.C. Peterson
PublisherODP, Texas A&M University, College Station; UK distributors, IPOD Committee, NERC, Swindon
Pages467-507
Number of pages41
StatePublished - 1990

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history
Miocene
carbonate system
magnetostratigraphy
accumulation rate
Paleogene
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Holocene
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climate
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Indian Ocean

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Peterson, L. C., & Backman, J. (1990). Late Cenozoic carbonate accumulation and the history of the carbonate compensation depth in the western equatorial Indian Ocean. In R. A. Duncan, J. Backman, & L. C. Peterson (Eds.), Proc., scientific results, ODP, Leg 115, Mascarene Plateau (pp. 467-507). ODP, Texas A&M University, College Station; UK distributors, IPOD Committee, NERC, Swindon.

Late Cenozoic carbonate accumulation and the history of the carbonate compensation depth in the western equatorial Indian Ocean. / Peterson, Larry C; Backman, J.

Proc., scientific results, ODP, Leg 115, Mascarene Plateau. ed. / R.A. Duncan; J. Backman; L.C. Peterson. ODP, Texas A&M University, College Station; UK distributors, IPOD Committee, NERC, Swindon, 1990. p. 467-507.

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Peterson, LC & Backman, J 1990, Late Cenozoic carbonate accumulation and the history of the carbonate compensation depth in the western equatorial Indian Ocean. in RA Duncan, J Backman & LC Peterson (eds), Proc., scientific results, ODP, Leg 115, Mascarene Plateau. ODP, Texas A&M University, College Station; UK distributors, IPOD Committee, NERC, Swindon, pp. 467-507.
Peterson LC, Backman J. Late Cenozoic carbonate accumulation and the history of the carbonate compensation depth in the western equatorial Indian Ocean. In Duncan RA, Backman J, Peterson LC, editors, Proc., scientific results, ODP, Leg 115, Mascarene Plateau. ODP, Texas A&M University, College Station; UK distributors, IPOD Committee, NERC, Swindon. 1990. p. 467-507
Peterson, Larry C ; Backman, J. / Late Cenozoic carbonate accumulation and the history of the carbonate compensation depth in the western equatorial Indian Ocean. Proc., scientific results, ODP, Leg 115, Mascarene Plateau. editor / R.A. Duncan ; J. Backman ; L.C. Peterson. ODP, Texas A&M University, College Station; UK distributors, IPOD Committee, NERC, Swindon, 1990. pp. 467-507
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