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[MIS17-03] Oxygen isotope stratigraphy for the Japan Sea during the last 1 Myr using shallow marine sediment at IODP Site U1427
Keywords:Japan Sea, isotope stratigraphy, glacial-interglacial cycle, Integrated Ocean Drilling Program
The 570 m long sediment core is drilled during IODP Expedition 346 from ~330 m seafloor (Site U1427) off Tottori Prefecture. The sediment at this site lacks dark-light alternation, which generally observed in sediment from deep sites, indicating that the deep sea anoxic events at glacial maxima did not affect the depth of U1427. Therefore, well preserved benthic foraminifera are continuously observed except for some intervals. Here we analyzed benthic foraminiferal isotope at 1 m intervals in order to construct isotope stratigraphy for 1 Myr. Fortunately, the bottom water at the depth of U1427 is affected by surface freshening event at glacial maxima but not affected by Tsushima Warm Current at interglacial maxima. Therefore, the lighter value of benthic oxygen isotope reflects the glacial freshening event. The interglacial maxima are recognized by occurrence of warm water species of Radiolarians. By combining with tephrochronology, we have constructed oxygen isotope stratigraphy for 1 Myr.
Benthic foraminifera as well as calcareous nannofossils and ostracods are absent at intervals of MIS12 and 16. Because diatom species that prefer low salinity water are observed in these intervals, surface water freshening at these glacials were more severe than other glacials for benthic foraminifera.