Changes in the deposition of terrestrial organic matter on the Laptev Sea shelf during the Holocene: evidence from stable carbon isotopes.

Mueller-Lupp, Thomas, Bauch, Henning A., Erlenkeuser, H., Hefter, J., Kassens, Heidemarie and Thiede, Jörn (2000) Changes in the deposition of terrestrial organic matter on the Laptev Sea shelf during the Holocene: evidence from stable carbon isotopes. International Journal of Earth Sciences, 89 (3). pp. 563-568. DOI 10.1007/s005310000128.

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Abstract

Stable carbon isotope ratios in the organic fraction of surface sediments from the Laptev Sea shelf were analyzed in order to study the modern distribution pattern of terrestrial organic matter. The delta C-13 signature of the surface sediments range from -26.6 parts per thousand near the coastal margin to -22.8 parts per thousand in the north towards the outer shelf. Characterizing the possible sources of organic matter by their delta C-13(org) signature reveals that the terrestrial influence reaches further north in the eastern than in the western Laptev Sea. Downcore records of the delta C-13(org), measured on three AMS C-14-dated cores from water depths between 46 and 77 m, specify the spatial and temporal changes in the deposition of terrestrial organic matter on the Laptev Sea shelf during the past 12.7 ka. The major depositional changes of terrestrial organic matter occurred between 11 and 7 ka and comprised the main phase of the southward retreat of the coastline and of the river depocenters due to the postglacial sea level rise.

Document Type: Article
Additional Information: WOS:000166020600012
Keywords: Stable carbon isotopes; Organic carbon; Land-shelf interaction; Holocene sediments; Laptev Sea; Siberia; Age calibtation; Arctic Ocean; Sediments; Radiocarbon; Quaternary
Research affiliation: AWI
OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB1 Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics > FB1-P-OZ Paleo-Oceanography
Kiel University
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: No
DOI etc.: 10.1007/s005310000128
ISSN: 1437-3254
Projects: System Laptev-See 2000
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2015 12:33
Last Modified: 28 May 2018 12:02
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/26932

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